Fluorite Tunisian crochet capelet pattern

Make an elegant and slightly lacy Tunisian crochet capelet for your historybounding or to wear to an important event this year, using this pattern that is 50% off during January 20th.

About the pattern

This capelet is worked in Tunisian crochet on a cabled hook. It’s a great project for you if you like historical-inspired outfits or history bounding, or maybe are tired of the endless patterns for shawls out there and want to try something new. Something with a neckline.

Due to the shape, the capelet stays on your shoulders even when you move around. You can add a button at the neckline for extra stability when out and about in the world.

Make it in a soft wool and enjoy the warmth or make it in a light cotton to wear on chilly summer evenings.

The pattern features 10 pages of detailed instructions, a chart, and access to a video that shows you all the steps.

It has been thoroughly tested by people with different amounts of experience in Tunisian crochet. You can check out some of the testers’ projects on Ravelry, but don’t forget to get your code for 50% off.

Skill level

Experienced beginner or intermediate, due to eyelets and increases made with twisted stitches.

Observations

  • This pattern is worked in forward and return passes. Both are mentioned in the same row instructions.
  • You only need to make the first row one way – either start with chains and simple stitches, or with FSc, which create an edge that doesn’t curl. You should not do both.
  • Increases are made in the middle of the pattern repeats. Yarn overs create eyelets that are decorative; they are not increases.
  • Always skip a stitch or eyelet when making yarn overs.
  • When working in eyelets, you can insert the hook through the eyelet to pick up a loop or in the top of the eyelet. You choose, but be consistent. Stick to one method.
  • In (round brackets) at the end of each row you have the number of loops you need to have on the hook at the end of the row, before the return pass.
  • In [square brackets] you have repeat sequences.
  • In {curly brackets} you have instructions that are worked in the same stitch.
  • Use the chart on the last page if you prefer working from charts. Keep in mind that it only shows the pattern repeat, not the first and last stitch, plus the last eyelet on each row, nor the return passes.
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A nice way to wear the capelet when historybounding. Out in nature, over a handmade velvet dress inspired by a medieval kirtle.

Size

The sample measures 100 cm or 40” in length and 40 cm or 16” in depth (see schematics below), with a neck opening of about 20 cm. To increase the size of the capelet, you can work with thicker yarn and larger hooks or make more rows.

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Here’s a schematic of the pattern, including the measurements

Gauge swatch

You will need to swatch only if you want to reach the exact dimensions listed here.  The swatch consists of 7 rows of 9Tss (including the last stitch). The resulting rectangle should be 5 cm by 5 cm or about 2 by 2 inches. If the gauge swatch is larger, you can decrease the hook size while you still have a draping swatch. You can also stop working on the capelet earlier to reach the dimensions listed.

Notions

  • Yarn: a fingering or DK weight yarn – between 600-800 meters; in sample: one Katia Infinity Shawl cake, colorway 300 or violet-gray, which comes in cakes of 600 meters per 150 grams. Alternatives to this yarn;
  • Hook – 5 mm cabled Tunisian crochet hook or hook size that goes with your yarn; 1.5-2 mm larger than hook recommended on the label;
  • Tapestry needle and scissors.

Video

This pattern comes with videos showing you how to make one pattern repeat, up to row 17, plus 3 rows of the edging and the binding off.

Here is the right-handed video.

The video comes with captions too, so you can follow along with the video and written instructions.

Left-handed video coming soon.

How to get the pattern

This pattern is part of the Crochet 4 Me blog hop event. Check it out if you want to get 50% coupons for beautiful patterns until January 24th. Every day you have a new coupon, so check it out.

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Check out the blog hop every day for a new pattern and a new code

If you don’t want to wait and visit the different blogs each day and choose the ones you’d like to buy, but would still like the patterns, there’s a bundle prepared for you and at a great price too.

The bundle is $11.99 and you can buy it at any time during the event.

You will get all the patterns as convenient PDFs and you also get all the patterns from earlier in the event.

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Click on the collage to get the bundle.

The bundle is a really good investment if you like two or three of the patterns featured in this blog hop and would have bought the patterns anyway.

The link to the bundle is an affiliate, so I make a commission only if you buy the bundle through my link above.

Now if you want to get the PDF for Fluorite, this elegant Tunisian crochet capelet pattern, you get 50% off just during January 20th. Click on the photo below or on this link to visit the pattern page and see the beautiful capelets made by my testers.

Then just add the pattern to your cart from this page and enter the code “TCFluorite” in the checkout page to get 50% off this pattern.

Just to let you know, this is a premium pattern that will not be available for free (there are other free patterns for shawls here).

This offer lasts for 24 hours, starting at 8am EST on January 20th and ending at 8am EST on January 21st.

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If you subscribe to my email updates, you will also get a crochet pattern for free, one of my most popular patterns, Kizilkaya.

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Low vision version available

This pattern comes with a low vision version, which I prepared specifically for crocheters who need a specific format in order to use crochet patterns.

Here are the specifications in case you want to try out this pattern:

  • the main text is written in 24 point Arial font; 28 point and bold is used for headings;
  • black text on white background;
  • left justified text, 1 inch margins;
  • no columns;
  • page numbers on the bottom left part of the page;
  • no charts;
  • all abbreviations are explained in the list.

If you have any feedback regarding the low vision version of this pattern, I’m always happy to receive it.

If you’d like another one of my patterns in a low vision format, please let me know which. I’m trying to go through them all, but it will take a while.

Where to get the pattern

Check out the graphic and the link above to get the PDF version of this pattern for 50% off during January 20th 2022.

For now, the pattern is available in my shop and on Ravelry. If you want other options, please let me know and I’ll upload the files in other shops as well.

If you want to try other Tunisian crochet patterns, check out these free patterns on the blog. They all come with PDF versions as well.

There will soon be a video available for this pattern as well, so make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel if you want to know when I publish that video.

Please subscribe to my emails also if you want to know when I publish more patterns and blog posts, to participate in testing calls, or to participate in other events where you can win free patterns or crochet supplies.

Happy crocheting for you!

Andrea

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