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Charlotte Bronte Cape
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30225
Crochet this easy to make shawl for a classic, modest look.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Lower Edge 46 (49, 52) in. (117 (124.5, 132) cm) Finished Back Length 13 1/2 (13 1/2, 13 1/2) in. (34.5 (34.5, 34.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
792-411 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Mixed Berries
'Painterly' color Medium purple with fuchsia and white
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.98
Alternative Quantity: 3, 3
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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One button, 3/4 in. (20 mm) diameter.
8 dc + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Cape is worked back and forth in rows from neck to lower edge.
Twisted cords are worked separately then sewed to finished Cape.
Cape closes with ties and with a button.
Feel free to omit one or the other!
CAPE Ch 40 (43, 46).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *2 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch; rep from * to end of row - 49 (53, 57) dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as first dc on this row and on all following rows), turn, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 3 (2, 1) sts; 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 2 (1, 0) sts - 59 (64, 69) dc at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * to last 8 (3, 3) dc, dc in each st to end of row - 69 (76, 82) dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc to end of row, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 12 (14, 19) dc; rep from * to last 3 (0, 1) st(s); dc in each dc to end of row - 75 (81, 86) dc.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc to end of row.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 (12, 11) dc; rep from * to last 2 (2, 1) st(s); dc in each dc to end of row - 81 (87, 93) dc.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc to end of row, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 12 (13, 14) dc; rep from * to last 2 sts; dc in each dc to end of row - 87 (93, 99) dc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 22 (23, 25) dc, dc in next 43 (47, 49) dc, sc in last 22 (23, 25) dc.
Row 11: Ch 3, turn, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 (14, 15) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts; dc in each st to end of row - 93 (99, 105) dc.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 23 (25, 26) dc, dc in next 47 (49, 53) dc, sc in last 23 (25, 25) dc.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 23 (25, 26) dc, dc in next 47 (49, 53) dc, sc in last 23 (25, 25) dc.
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
FINISHING Neck Edging Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn at right edge and working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in same sp as join and in each ch across - 37 (40, 43) sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Do not fasten off.
Cape Edging Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, turn to work down left front edge, sc evenly spaced down front edge to bottom of Cape, across lower edge to right front edge, and up right front edge; join with slip st in first sc.Fasten off.
Twisted Cord (make 2) Cut a 96 in.
(244 cm) length of yarn.
Fold length in half and knot ends.
Slip one end over a doorknob and slip a knitting needle or crochet hook through the other end.
Turn the needle to twist the strands clockwise until they are tightly twisted.
Keeping the strands taut, fold the piece in half, remove the needle and allow the cord to twist on itself.
Sew one twisted cord to each side of neck.
Sew button to right neck edge.
Use spaces between sts as a buttonhole.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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