Speaking as a Brit, I think it’s a fact universally acknowledged that the UK Summer cannot be trusted. The sun can be shining and the breeze positively balmy one minute, then suddenly a chilly breeze and you might as well be in Winter again. So, how do you tackle weather like that? Guest designer Aly of Love, Aly has the perfect solution, the Cherie Crochet Capelet. This quick cover-up is ideal for turning your Summer fit into something slightly warmer, when needed. Not only that, it’s cute as heck!
Hooked up in beautiful Summery shades, this is the ideal way to beat the British weather, rock warm weather crochet and add a handmade twist to your style.
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WARM WEATHER CROCHET
When the weather heats up, it can be difficult to find your motivation and crojo. Finding the right project can be tricky. I mean, who wants to hook up hats and jumpers when the temperature is soaring? Not me, for sure.
But, don’t sweat it! (see what I did there?). I’ve put together a collection of patterns that are ideal for working on when the weather is warm. You can browse the whole collection by clicking here, or by typing ‘warm weather crochet‘ in my search bar. Handy, right?
SIZING & GAUGE
This pattern is in line with Bella Coco Crochet’s inclusive sizing policy. If you’d like to see more size inclusive crochet clothing, why not take a peek at this Pinterest board?
2” in each repeat
2 rows in each 1”
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Yarn: 4ply Cotton Yarn – I used Drops Safran – #1 Light Pink
Sizes given as XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Yarn requirements given using Drops Safran 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) 50g balls.
3” width ribbon (enough for your bust width + at least 1m for attaching and trimming)
This pattern is written using UK terms.
Chain Stitch (ch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull though loop on the hook.
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into space, yarn over and pull through stitch and loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through chain stitch (2 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, Insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through chain stitch (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.
CHERIE CROCHET CAPELET
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Ch 71 (71, 71, 71, 71, 71, 81, 81, 81)
Set up: in addition to chains above, chain and additional 6 chains and insert hook into the last chain of the original starting chain. Tr.
Row 1: *Ch3, miss 4 sts, dc, ch3, miss 4 sts, tr, ch5, tr in same stitch* repeat from * to * until one ch remains. Tr in Final ch, 2ch, tr in same stitch
Row 2: Ch1, turn. *ch3, tr into dc in row below. Ch5, tr in same stitch. Ch3, dc in ch5-sp in previous row.* Repeat from * to * until 3 ch-sps remain. Ch3, tr into dc in row below, ch5, tr in same stitch, ch3, dc in final ch6-sp. Turn.
Row 3: ch6, tr into first dc. *ch3, dc in ch5-sp from row below. Ch3, tr in dc from row below. Ch5, tr in the same st*. Repeat from * to * until 1 ch-sp remains. Ch3, tr in the last st, ch2 and tr into the same st.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124) rows. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Block to measurements outlined above.
Cut ribbon to desired length, leaving some excess. Line up the middle of the ribbon with the middle of the longest side of the shawl and pin in place before sewing in place.
Hint: you can use hemming tape too- just make sure that your ribbon and yarn aren’t made of synthetic material!
Trim ribbon to size.
Et voila! You have your own Cherie Crochet Capelet!
CROCHET CLOTHES FOR SUMMER
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I’m Aly, I like bad coffee and bad wine. I stumbled across crochet in 2017 when looking at what to make my goddaughter for her Christening. Since then, yarn has taken over every corner of my house. I’m always itching to get started on a new project and inspiration strikes everywhere… but I never seem to have enough yarn!
When I’m not crocheting, I’m knitting, and when I’m not knitting, you can usually find me scowling over a spreadsheet at my full-time engineering gig that I only attend to fund my yarn habit (and major travelling obsession). I’ve visited every continent except South America and Antarctica and 46 out of 50 US States – and I’m one of those people who buys souvenir yarn… no wonder I have so much! If I could live anywhere it would be in New Zealand, and apparently they have a lot of sheep… coincidental? I think not.
If you enjoyed making this crochet capelet, you can see more of Aly’s beautiful designs here: Love, Aly
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