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Alpaca Dance Lacy Shell Caplet to Crochet
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Alpaca Dance Lacy Shell Caplet to Crochet

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Deborah Norville Alpaca Dance™ Yarn: 2 skeins Wood Nymph of color of choice
  • Crochet hook size H-8 [5 mm] or size for gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1" button
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Length: 18”
Width at top edge: 38”
Width at bottom: 60”

GAUGE:

1 rep of Lacy Shell patt = 3-1/2"x 3-1/2"

DIRECTIONS:

STITCH GUIDE:
Lacy Shell (multiple of 6 sc + 1)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, * ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, ch 2, * sc in ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in ch-4 sp, ** ch 3; rep from * across ending last rep at **, ch 2, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, 4 tr in ch-2 sp, *sc in ch-4 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp, ** 9 tr in ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 5 tr in ch-2 sp, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 tr, * ch 4, sc in ch 4 sp, ch 4, sk 3 tr, ** sc in next 3 tr; rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in next tr, sc in top of beg ch-4, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, * ch 4, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, ch 2, *sc in ch-4 sp, 9 tr in ch-3 sp, sc in ch-4 sp, ** ch 4; rep from * across ending last rep at **, ch 2, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, * ch 4, sk 3 tr, sc in next 3 tr, ch 4, ** sc in ch-4 sp; rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in last sc, turn.
Rep Rows 2-7 for patt.
Ch 105.

TOP BAND:
Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in 3rd ch from hk, * sk 1 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch; rep from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn – 103 sc.
Row 2: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sc) in every ch-1 sp across, sc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 2, until Band measures 1".

BUTTON HOLE:
Row 1: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 3, sk next ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in every ch-1 sp across, sc in top of t-ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sc) in every ch-1 sp to ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next 2 ch-1 sps, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in every ch-1 sp across, sc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 3, until Band measures 4".
Next Row: Ch 1, 2 sc in every ch-1 sp across, sc in top of t-ch, turn – 103 sc.

LACE SECTION:
Work Rows 1-7 of Lacy Shells once, then work Rows 2-7 of Lacy Shells 2 more times, then work Rows 2-6 of Lacy Shells once more. Do not fasten off.

EDGING:
Turn work to work along side, sc along side, top edge, and down opposite side of Capelet, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends. Sew button opposite Button Hole.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ing)
ch= chain
hk = hook
patt = pattern
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk=skip
sp=space
st(s)=stitch(es)
tr=treble crochet

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