September Free Pattern–Teensey Capelet!

Morning! Some of you’ve asked me for the pattern for the green capelet that I wore in the Mixing Yarns episode from the 2nd season of Knitty Gritty. Well Knitties (or in this case, Hookers), ask and you shall receive! This is a super simple number that can be whipped up in the matter of a couple of hours. If you’ve never crocheted before no worries, this is a great beginner’s project and my How-to section’s got your back! Enjoy!, Vickie


2 Balls Lionbrand Jiffy. Color: Grass Green.
Size US N Crochet Hook

One Size

6 1/2 sts= 4″ in trc

Finished Measurements:
38″ (at widest point) x 11″ long

ch= chain
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
st= stitch
sl st= slip stitch
trc= triple crochet
rnd= round


Ch 55 and join with a sl st (be careful not to twist ch). PM to indicate end of rnd. Round 1: Ch 2. Beginning in next st from ch, hdc in all stitches. Join rnd with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3. Dc in next st. Dc to end of rnd. Join with a sl st.
Round 3: Repeat rnd 2.
Round 4: Ch 4. Trc in next 13 sts. Increase by trc TWICE in next st. Trc in
next 27 sts. Increase in next st. Trc to end. Join rnd with a sl st.
Round 5: Ch 4. Trc in next 14 sts. Increase by trc TWICE in next st. Trc in next 28 sts. Increase in next st. Trc to end. Join rnd with a sl st.
Round 6: Ch 4. Trc in next 15 sts. Increase by trc TWICE in next st. Trc in next 29 sts. Inc in next st. Trc to end. Join with a sl st.
Round 7: Ch4. Trc in every st to end. Tie off. Weave in ends.


Embellishments (Optional):
This caplet can of course, be worn as is but if you¹re feeling extra sassy, here are some embellishment suggestions:
* Vintage brooch
* Silk corsage pin
* Sewn-on beads or sequins
* Sewn-on ribbon trim along neckline
* Ribbon laced through neckline and tied in a bow.

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9 Responses to “September Free Pattern–Teensey Capelet!”

  1. Kelly

    I taught myself to crochet last week so I am so excited to try this! I just have to figure out what all the abbreviations mean!!! LOL Love your shows!

  2. Kate Jones

    Hi Vickie!

    Love you love you love you!

    What a great little pattern! I made my sister one of Cat Bordhi’s mobius scarves for her birthday but wanted a little something more to put in the box with it. I think this will be just the thing!

    Thanks for being such ambassador for the fiber arts and sharing all your wonderful idea and experience with all of us.

    You’re the best!

  3. Joanne

    Dear Vickie,

    Thank you so much for giving the pattern to us hooked on crocheters! I’ve been searching the internet looking for a pattern like that for several weeks after seeing you wear it on the show! I am so happy you have directions! Someday I’ll learn to knit, but for right now my crochet hook serves me well! Thanks again–you rock!
    Joanne from Van Nuys

  4. dofnup

    Awwwwww I am in love with this capelet but I don’t know how to crochet ;_; I already bought the perfect yarn and knitting needles for my capelet so I guess I’ll have to keep looking for a knitting pattern!

  5. gaye wood

    Oh my goodness!! Thanks so much for this pattern! We just recently found Knitty Gritty on HGTV (our Satellite service doesn’t carry DIY) like this week – and just saw this capelet on yesterday’s edition of the show. My 15 yo daughter said – OOOO,cute!!! So guess I need to break out and dust off the ole crochet hooks!! Thanks again Vicky!!

    gaye 😉

  6. Rosie

    I made this in a lovely burgandy colour, and I just wanted to say thank you so much! It’s amazing and all my friends want one too! It’s nice to have something different to everyone else, something thats not in the shops. I plan to make many more! I have never seen your show – I’m not sure we have craft channels in England – but the website is pretty cool, I’m going to check out the library too, to see if they have any more of your stuff =]. Chow for now!

  7. angie

    Vickie, thanks for another great pattern! I both knit and crochet, and this is one I can’t wait to tackle. Hope that you’re in the Cincinnati area one of these days for a book signing. All of my knitting friends and I have recorded and worn out your Knitty Gritty shows! It’s amazing the great camera-work and techniques! Thx, Angie