Paris in the Fall Cape

Crochet World - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Lori Baker

FIN­ISHED SIZE

One size fits most.

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

281/2 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Bou­tique Un­for­get­table medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/ 270 yds/100g per ball):

4 balls #3956 polo • Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Sewing nee­dle • Match­ing sewing thread • 28mm but­ton • Stitch mark­ers: 2

GAUGE

7 dc = 2 inches; 3 dc rows = 21/4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated. Chain-4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less other­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated. On Cape, Rows 24–34 form the Armhole open­ings.

CAPE

Row 1 (WS): Start­ing at neck­line, ch 50, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (49 sc) Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each of next 5 sc, 3 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 6 sc, 3 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 21 sc, 3 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 6 sc, 3 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 6 sc, turn. (57 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc to cen­ter dc of 3-dc group, *3 dc in cen­ter dc**, dc in each dc to cen­ter dc of next 3-dc group, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, dc in each rem dc across, turn. (65 dc)

Row 4: Rep row 3. (73 dc) Row 5: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk next dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc**, rep from * to cen­ter dc of 3-dc group, 3 dc in cen­ter dc, dc in next dc, rep from * to ** to next 3-dc group, dc in next dc, 3 dc in cen­ter dc, dc in next dc, rep from * to ** to cen­ter dc of 3-dc group, 3 dc in cen­ter dc, dc in next dc, rep from * to ** to 3-dc group, dc in next dc, 3 dc in cen­ter dc, dc in next dc, rep from * to ** across, turn. (81 sts) Row 6: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and each dc across, work­ing 3 dc in cen­ter dc of each 3-dc group, turn. (89 dc) Rows 7 & 8: Rep row 3. (105 sts) Rows 9–20: [Rep rows 5–8 con­sec­u­tively] 3 times. (201 sts) Rows 21–23: Rep rows 5–7. (225 sts)

LEFT FRONT

Row 24: Ch 3, dc in each st to first 3-dc group, dc in next st, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (28 dc)

Row 25: Ch 4, sk next dc, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] across to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc in each dc across, turn. Rows 27 & 28: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. Rows 29–32: Rep rows 25–28 con­sec­u­tively. Rows 33 & 34: Rep rows 25 and 26. At the end of row 34, fas­ten off.

BACK

Row 24: Sk next st on row 23,

join (see Pat­tern Notes) in next st, ch 3, [dc in each st to cen­ter dc of 3-dc group, 3 dc in cen­ter dc] twice, dc in each st to next 3-dc group, dc in next st, turn. (172 dc)

Row 25: Ch 4, sk next st, dc in next st, *[ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] across to cen­ter dc of 3-dc group, 3 dc in cen­ter dc, dc in next st, rep from * once, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st] across, turn.

Row 26: Ch 3, dc in each dc and each ch-1 sp across, work­ing 3 dc in cen­ter dc of each 3-dc group, turn. Rows 27 & 28: Ch 3, dc in each st across, work­ing 3 dc in cen­ter dc of each 3-dc group, turn. Rows 29–32: Rep rows 25–28 con­sec­u­tively. Rows 33 & 34: Rep rows 25 and 26. At the end of row 34, fas­ten off.

RIGHT FRONT

Row 24: Sk next st on row 23, join in next st, ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. (28 dc) Rows 25–34: Rep rows 25–34 of Left Front. At the end of row 34, do not fas­ten off, turn.

JOIN­ING

Row 35: Ch 3, dc in next 28 dc across Right Front, dc in first st of Back, place stitch marker be­tween last st on Right Front and first st on Back, dc across, work­ing 3 dc in cen­ter dc of 3-dc groups, work dc in st on Left Front, place stitch marker be­tween last st on back and first

st on Left Front, dc in each rem st across, turn.

Row 36: Ch 3, dc in each st across to marker, work 3 dc in marked st, dc in next st across work­ing 3 dc in cen­ter dc of each 3-dc group across to next marker, work 3 dc in marked st, dc in each rem st across, turn, re­move mark­ers.

Rows 37–40: Rep rows 5–8. At the end of row 40, fas­ten off.

CAPE EDG­ING

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join yarn at cen­ter back neck, sc across to left neck edge, 3 sc in cor­ner, sc evenly down Left Front to bot­tom left cor­ner, work 3 sc in cor­ner, sc across bot­tom, work­ing 3 sc in cen­ter dc of each 3-dc group to right cor­ner, work 3 sc in cor­ner, sc evenly up Right Front to right neck edge, work 3 sc in cor­ner, sc across back of neck, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc in each sc to cen­ter sc of cor­ner, 3 sc in cor­ner] twice, sc across bot­tom edge, 3 sc in cen­ter sc of 3-sc group in cor­ner, sc up Right Front to 2 sc be­fore cen­ter cor­ner sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc (but­ton­hole made), 3 sc in cen­ter cor­ner st, sc in each rem sc across, join in beg sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in each sc to cen­ter cor­ner sc, 3 sc in cen­ter cor­ner sc] around un­til ch-3 sp of but­ton­hole, work 4 sc in ch-3 sp of but­ton­hole, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in each rem sc, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. Sew but­ton to Left Front of Cape op­po­site but­ton­hole.

ARMHOLE EDG­ING

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join yarn in side edge of row 34 of open­ing, ch 1, work 54 sc evenly sp around Armhole open­ing, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. Rep rnd 1 on rem Armhole open­ing.

Show off self-strip­ing yarns to their best ad­van­tage with this dra­matic cape!

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