Monday, February 23, 2009

Thick & Quick Scalloped Capelet

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Thick & Quick Scalloped Capelet

Thick & Quick Scalloped Capelet

Okay - I just had to take pics of this finished capelet!
1.) Because anytime I actually finish a project, it's a monumental, earth-shattering event (just ask my knitting group)
2.) Because I think it actually turned out so cute!
3.) I can't believe I crocheted something other than a washcloth!!!

Unfortunately, hubby is on a business trip to Cleveland and took my digital camera so I had to use my piddly camera phone. So these pics aren't ideal, but you get the idea!

Thick & Quick Scalloped Capelet


As you know, I am trying to learn to crochet. [Trying being the operative word here.] So I visited the awesome blog, Hooked on Needles, and browsed all of her fabu videos! I watched the Close Scallop Crochet Stitch video and thought I'd give it a go. I yanked out the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick I had stashed and a size 'N' hook. (I bought the yarn on clearance - apparently no one else wanted super bulky yarn in 'Pumpkin.' Who knew?) I chained 73 and began the pattern as instructed on Mary's video. After I had gone through an entire skein and only had about 5 inches of length to show for it, I knew that my measly 4 skeins would not a blanket make. So, I decided to make it into a capelet.

Thick & Quick Scalloped Capelet

I completely improvised this pattern. I crocheted it until it reached approximately 8 inches in length. Then, I put right sides together and whip stitched the edges. I weaved in the ends and turned back right-side out. After putting it on Maddie, I discovered that it needed to be cinched at the top so that it was a bit more fitted. I weaved a single strand of yarn starting at the front center through the top row hole (where the dc were crocheted) and then through the next row dc hole and back through the next top row hole..et cetera until I came all the way back to the front center. I cut the yarn long enough for a tie, made some pom-poms (which I will probably re-do as they aren't as full as I'd like them to be), and attached them to the yarn drawstring.

Maddie LOVES it! It's very cute on her. I only wish my pics were better!


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10 comments:

  1. How very cute and clever! Maddie is just darling in her new little capelet made by her smart and talented mom! Great job!

    MGM

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  2. I'm so glad you listed a crochet website. I just started a pattern that suggests to end with a crochet stitch to make a hanging loop!
    Perfect time! Beautiful cape!!

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  3. You did a wonderful job on improvising. Your model looks adorable wearing her new capelet.

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  4. I love to crochet. So many different stitches. Your camera phone works better then my digital camera, lol

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  5. OH MY GOSH! I love it! Great job! And what's funny is our Michaels has been out of "pumpkin" forever now! I ran out while in the middle of making a Chicago Bears striped doggie sweater for my big guy, Oliver. Winston got his sweater but Oliver's is sitting on the backburner until they restock the thick 'n' quick in pumpkin! Too funny! Beautiful job on the capelet and beautiful munchkin, too :)

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  6. Go, KnitPurlCrochetGurl!

    Hehe. Very cute. I can't bring myself to learn crochet yet, but it drives me nuts to see how fast my sister can whip it up. I'm going to have to learn one day!

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  7. Good job on th caplet! Maddie looks adorable with it on. I have to tell you, she looks alot like my grand-daughter, same haircut!

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  8. That is so cute!

    I wish I was less of a knitting coward. *sigh*

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  9. this is most adorable on Maddie.. I love your blogs.... its beautiful♥

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  10. That's a very cute capelet. I always wonder why knitters are concerned about crochet. It's not hard. It's fun. It just takes time to get your head wrapped around it. Have fun with it. +

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