This capelet is the perfect accessory to throw over your shoulders and go.

By Victoria Reggio

Capelet in one size


Dream by Moda Dea/Coats & Clark, 13/4oz/50g balls, each approx 93yd/85m (nylon/acrylic)

  • 5 balls #3705 blush
  • One pair size 10 (6mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • Size 10 (6mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long
  • Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

Finished Measurements

  • Around bottom of cape approx 54"/137cm
  • Length from shoulder to bottom edge approx 14"/35.5cm


14 sts and 20 rows over St st using size 10 (6mm) needles.


Note: Capelet is worked in one piece from bottom edge to shoulder.


With circular needle, cast on 186 sts. Work in St st for 5"/12.5cm, end with a RS row.

Next row (WS) P13, [pm, p23] 3 times, pm, p22, [pm, p23] 3 times, pm, p13.

Collar and Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS) K 1, inc 1 purlwise for beg of collar shaping, *k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, k2tog; rep from * 7 times more, k to 2 sts before end of row, inc 1 purlwise for beg of opposite collar shaping, k1—16 dec and 2 inc made—172 sts.

Row 2 K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3 K1, p2, k to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Row 4 Rep row 2.

Row 5 K1, inc 1 purlwise, p1, k to last 3 sts, p1, inc 1 purlwise, k1—174 sts.

Row 6 K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 7 (dec row) K1, p3, *k to 2 sts before first marker, ssk, sl marker, k2tog; rep from * 7 times more, k to 4 sts before end of row, p3, k1—16 sts dec—158 sts.

Rep dec row every 6th row 5 times more, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st (purlwise on RS rows, knitwise on WS rows) after first st and before last st on every 4th row 5 times more, every 3rd row 3 times and every other row 6 times, end with a WS row—106 sts.

Final dec row (RS) K1, p17, [k to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sl marker] 4 times, [k to next marker, sl marker, k2tog] 4 times, p17, k1—98 sts (1 edge st, 17 collar sts, 62 back neck sts, 17 collar sts, 1 edge st).

Next row Change to straight needles and work across edge st and collar sts as established, join new ball of yarn, bind off center 62 sts, work across collar sts and edge st.

Work each side separately on straight needles in pat as established until collar pieces are long enough to meet at center back neck, slightly stretched. Bind off.


Sew collar seam; sew collar to back neck of capelet.

Edging: With crochet hook and knit side of capelet facing, join yarn with sl st at beg of collar shaping on left front; working toward bottom of capelet, work *(sc, ch 8, sc) in next st or row, ch 8; rep from * along left front, bottom edge and right front to beg of collar. Fasten off. With knit side of collar facing, join yarn with sl st at beg of collar shaping on left front and work same edging around outside edge of collar. Fasten off.

Ties (make 2): With crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn held tog, ch 66. Cut 1 strand, leaving a 3"/7.5cm end.

Flower: Cont with single strand, work sc into last 2-strand ch made, (ch 8, sc) 5 times in same ch, (ch 8, sc) twice in next 2-strand ch st, ch 8, (sc, ch 8, sc) in opposite side of same 2-strand ch as first sc of flower, ch 8, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Sew beg end of 2-strand chain to backside of flower to form a lp. Weave in yarn end.

Join tie to capelet: Insert hook from WS to RS of cape just below beg of collar shaping, pick up lp end of tie and pull to WS, insert flower end through lp and pull flower end to tighten. Join rem tie in same way to opposite side of collar.