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Shell Stitch Capelet

Copywrite 2005, Carrie Viskozki. This pattern is provided for your personal use only. Please do not copy to another web site without permission.

Materials: Lion Brand Microspun Yarn 6 skeins. Size E or F hook (according to how tightly you crochet).

Size: The first two rows will measure approximately 23 across. Capelet will fit most plus sizes. To adjust starting chain, measure length needed. Chain in multiples of 4, plus 1 chain at end for size needed.

Pattern Stitch: The pattern will call for graduating sizes of shells (2DC, 3DC, 4DC) and increasing number of chains between shells, so be careful in following each row instruction.

2DC 2 dc in indicated stitch, ch 1, 2 dc in same stitch.

3DC 3 dc in indicated stitch, ch 1, 3 dc in same stitch.

3-2DC 3 dc in indicated stitch, ch 2, 3 dc in same stitch.

4-2DC 4 dc in indicated stitch, ch 2, 4 dc in same stitch.

4-3DC 4 dc in indicated stitch, ch 3, 4 dc in same stitch.

5-3DC 5 dc in indicated stitch, ch 3, 5 dc in same stitch.

Row 1: Chain 113. Hdc in second ch from hook and in every ch across to end. Chain 3, turn. (112 hdc).

Row 2: Dc in each hdc across. Chain 3, turn. (112 dc).

Row 3: 2DC in first dc. (Skip 3 dc, 2DC in next shell). Repeat to end of row, 2DC in last dc. Chain 3, turn. (29 2DC shells).

Row 4: 2DC, ch 1 in each shell across to last shell. 2DC in shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 - 2DC shells).

Row 5: 3DC in first shell, ch 1. (3DC in next shell, ch 1) across to last shell. 3DC in shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 3DC shells).

Row 6: 3DC in first shell, ch 2. (3DC in next shell, ch 2) across to last shell. 3DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 3 DC shells).

Row 7: 3DC in first shell, ch 3. (3DC in next shell, ch 3) across to last shell. 3DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 3DC shells).

Row 8: 3-2DC in first shell, ch 4. (3-2DC in next shell, ch 4) across to last shell. 3-2DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 3-2DC shells).

Row 9: 4-2DC in first shell, ch 4. (4-2DC in next shell, ch 4) across to last shell. 4-2DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 4-2DC shells).

Row 10: Repeat Row 9. (29 4-2DC shells).

Row 11: 4-3DC in first shell, ch 5. (4-3DC in next shell, ch 5) across to last shell. 4-3DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 4-3DC shells).

Row 12: 5-3DC in first shell, ch 5. (5-3DC in next shell, ch 5) across to last shell. 5-3DC in last shell. Chain 3, turn. (29 5-3DC shells).

Row 13: Repeat Row 12. (29 5-3DC shells).

Repeat Row 13 for desired length. I chose to make mine about 32 rows in length. It ends just below the elbow, leaving the rest of the arm free.

A decorative pin or button finishes this off nicely and holds the cape in place at the neck opening.

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