Top Down Button Front Capelet

Top Down Button Front Capelet

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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Additional Information



  • Bernat® Alpaca (100 g/3.5 oz; 110 m/120 yds) Sizes: XS/M (L/2XL-3/5XL) Ebony): 4 (5-7) balls
  • Knitting needles size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular 36” [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Buttons (2)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure


Sizes to fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Medium 28”-38” [71-96.5 cm]
Large/2 Extra-Large 40”-50” [101.5-127 cm]
3/5 Extra-Large 52”-62” [132-157.5 cm]


15 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.


Note: Cape is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
Cast on 42 (46-50) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2 (Left Front). *yo. Knit next st.
Place marker on last st. yo. K6 (7-8) (Sleeve). yo.
Knit next st. Place marker on last st. yo.* K22 (24-26) (Back). Rep from * to * once more. K2 (Right Front). (4 marked sts).
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: (Knit to next marked st. yo. Knit marked st. yo) 4 times. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 23 (25-27) times more. 242 (262-282) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Work in (K2. P2) ribbing for 3” [7.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off loosely in ribbing.
Collar: (RS). Pick up and knit 42 (46-50) sts evenly across cast on edge.
Next row: (WS). Purl, inc 8 sts evenly across. 50 (54-58) sts.
Work 6-1/2” [16.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing ending on a WS row. Cast off in ribbing.
Button Band: (RS). Pick up and knit 74 (78-82) sts evenly down side of Collar and Left Front. Work 9 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. Place markers for 2 buttons on band having top button 4” [10 cm] below neck edge and bottom button 1-1/2” [4 cm] above cast off edge.
Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button Band, working buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
4th row: (RS). (Rib to marker. Cast off 2 sts) twice. Rib to end of row.
5th row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Sew on buttons.


Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ing)
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of stitch at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single crochet
Sp = Space(s)
Tr = Treble crochet
Yoh = Yarn over hook