Chanson En Crochet

May 16, 2007
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Designer: Mari Lynn Patrick
Published: May 17, 2007
Technique: Crochet
Skill Level: Intermediate

Mari Lynn Patrick begins this capelet with a simple crocheted chain for the neck edge. Then she has fun by working unusual crochet stitches in bands of lacy texture that fall gracefully over the shoulders. Don’t be intimidated by the changing stitches—each one is clearly explained. The increases that shape the capelet are worked as an integral part of each stitch pattern, so the circumference grows with each pattern band. A row of picots around the neck and lower edgings, and a showy vintage button, add the finishing touches.

Finished Size: 54" (138.5 cm) circumference at lower edge, 26" (66 cm) circumference at neck, and 12" (30.5 cm) long, including edging picots.

Yarn: About 412 yd (377 m) of worsted-weight (Medium #4) yarn. We used: Tahki New Tweed (70% merino wool, 15% silk, 11% cotton, 4% viscose; 103 yd [94 m]/50 g): #018 blue tweed, 4 balls.

Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; one 1" (2.5-cm) button.

Gauge: 13 sc = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet.

Skill level: Intermediate.


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on Dec 27, 2011 7:07 AM
I was fine until about row 9 & 10. I'm about ready to frog the whole thing.
on Dec 27, 2011 7:06 AM
I was fine until about row 9 & 10. I'm about ready to frog the whole thing.
VEGANSWIMMER wrote
on Aug 20, 2009 9:22 PM

Was this pattern tested???

This has pattern has enough problems to be your average vogue pattern, I don't bother with vogue anymore.

This is a lovely looking shawl and even though I am a knitter, I thought I would try it as a present, since crochet, when the pattern is written correctly is so much faster then knitting and I don't have so much time.

It is pretty in the photo.

addie B)

 

VEGANSWIMMER wrote
on Aug 20, 2009 9:14 PM
Barbara@190 wrote
on Jul 30, 2009 5:37 AM

Could someone tell me how to do row 4?  I keep ending up with extra sts at end of row.  I understand the Dc2tog.  It is the repeats that are confusing as though the asterick is in the wrong places.  Beautiful pattern.

LillianC wrote
on Apr 13, 2009 6:50 AM
Lillian re:ChansonEn Crochet I started Oct.2008 of course I did not pick up until last week. Jenn, where did you get cluster 2? I am nore confused now than when I started.
on Feb 17, 2009 1:52 PM
thank you for th initial pattern selection. certainly it will be most useful we buy interweave crochet at the store when available, and will probably subscribe as soon as the snail mail situation is resolved. thak you. kb
on Feb 17, 2009 1:51 PM
can't get blog comments to print completely - what good is that. help. thank you. kb
Jenn wrote
on Dec 15, 2008 4:33 PM
I have made two of these, one in black Nashua alpaca blend for myself, and one in moss-green Patons SWS with a smaller hook for my college-age daughter. Both are show-stoppers, very versatile and get a lot of compliments, and they were quick and fun to make. I am hoping to make another in white cotton or bamboo, for summer weather. I also had to work through some things I didn't like in Rows 14-17. My corrected version follows: Row 14: Ch 3, work cluster-2 (see Stitch Guide) in second ch of ch-5 at end of Row 13, *ch 3, work another cluster-2 in the top of the cluster-2 just completed, dc in dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space at center of double cluster-3, ch 3, dc in dc, ch 3, work cluster-2 in first ch of ch-3 just completed, work cluster-3 in fourth ch of ch-5, skip the next [ch-1 , sc, ch-1 ] group of sts, work cluster-3 in second ch of next ch-5; rep from * to end, omitting the final skip [ch-1 , sc, ch-1 ] of last rep, dc in sc at end, turn. Row 15: Ch 3, work cluster-2 in top of cluster-3, *ch 3, dc in dc, ch 5, sc in sc, ch 5, dc in dc, ch 3, double cluster-3 in center of paired cluster-3 of Row 14; rep from * 6 more times, ch 3, dc in dc, ch 5, sc in sc, ch 5, dc in dc, ch 3, cluster-3 in top of cluster-3, turn. Row 16: *Ch 6, dc in dc, ch 3, cluster-2 in first ch of ch-3 just completed, work cluster-3 in fourth ch of ch-5, skip [ch-1 , sc, ch-1 ], work cluster-3 in second ch of next ch- 5, ch 3, work cluster-2 in first ch of ch-3 just completed, dc in dc, ch 3, sc in top of double cluster-3 of Row 15; rep from * 7 more times, ending last rep with sc in top of cluster-3 instead of dc2tog, turn. Row 17: Ch 1, sc in sc, *ch 5, dc in dc, ch 3, double cluster-3 in center of paired cluster-3 of Row 16, ch 3, dc in dc, ch 5, sc in sc; rep from * 7 times, ending last rep by working sc into last st, turn.
Ginger@3 wrote
on Nov 25, 2008 7:13 AM
I love this pattern. I completed it in a day while taking care of the kids, cooking dinner, doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, and running to the bank. Probably only a total of about 4 hours though when you figure out all that other stuff I was doing. I was stumped about the (ch1, sc, ch1) but really it should just say to skip the next three sts or skip next ch, sc, and first ch of next ch5...The other problem is in row 17 it says sc in next sc, but there is no sc in row 16. I figued it tomean to sc in top of dc2tog. Once you overcome those two glitches, it's a piece of cake and gorgeous! I did mine in a pretty red. Oh, and I found it only required about 388 yards of yarn. I used two skeins of Bernat Berella "4" Afghan yarn (195 yards each). I thought I would be short, but I actually had about 2 yards left over.
Cheri@3 wrote
on Nov 20, 2008 7:09 AM
Absolutely the most fun and prettiest project I've made in a long while. It was challenging eough without being daunting and the finished product after three nights is gorgeous. My sister's going to love this gift! Thanks for the free pattern ! As to the pattern glitch as previously mentioned. It didn't stump me,just took me a trial of what I thought it should be based on the previous row-wasn't it a chain 5 sc,chain5 or something of the sort and there I was back on track !
Rita@3 wrote
on Nov 14, 2008 4:51 PM
I have the same question
LillianC wrote
on Oct 10, 2008 6:22 AM

I love this pattern. But I must have mised something in row 14

be cause in row 15 you tell me to skip the next (ch-1,sc,ch-1)

group of sts, what did I do wrong.

Lillian  @ wchreston@comcast.net