Search This Blog

Rose Finch Capelet, a Vintage Lace Poncho (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - August 05, 2019


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm so excited to share with you my newest design: the Rose Finch Capelet, a Vintage Lace Poncho!  I designed and crocheted this as a gift for my mother, and love how it turned out.


To see it in action, check out my super quick (44-second!) product preview video below...


I created it to be light and airy, so that it can be the perfect accessory for warmer Spring and Summer seasons!


Its design features a delicate boat-shaped neckline followed by a feminine body portion using a simple and fun two-row stitch repeat.  It crocheted in joined rounds, and a relatively quick and easy project that beginners familiar with the stitches used can tackle without any trouble.


Using soft cotton bamboo yarn or a cotton blend, it features a relaxed and beautiful drape with the illusion of sleeves.


The lace and bottom edging portion makes this a more “dressy” and delicate-looking shawl that will be sure to garner compliments!


Or, if you'd prefer, lift an arm and you'll instantly get a bird wing.  Pretty nifty, yeah?


The beautiful yarn that I chose to use for this project is LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo Yarn, in the color 'Cherry Blossom'.  It is so heavenly soft, provides wonderful drape for the capelet, and is also very durable as it's composed of cotton and bamboo rayon.  Definitely is and feels like a luxury fiber but surprisingly affordable for its quality!
I used almost three skeins for this project.  Here's the bundle of yarn that I had left over when completed!

This beautiful capelet adds a lovely pop of color and lace texture to any outfit.  You can check out my other crochet wearables to see clothing and accessories for every season!



Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Ad-free printable PDF with photo references





Copyright Notice -- © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

Introduction:
The Rose Finch Capelet is a vintage lace poncho that is light, airy, and the perfect accessory for warmer Spring and Summer seasons! Its design features a delicate boat-shaped neckline followed by a feminine body portion using a simple and fun two-row stitch repeat. It crocheted in joined rounds, and a relatively quick and easy project that beginners familiar with the stitches used can tackle without any trouble.

Using soft cotton bamboo yarn or a cotton blend, it features a relaxed and beautiful drape with the illusion of sleeves. The lace and bottom edging portion makes this a more “dressy” looking shawl that will be sure to garner compliments. It can be worn similar to a wrap or shrug, and adds a lovely touch of color and texture to any outfit. Crochet this beautiful capelet as a gift for someone special, or for yourself!

Finished Measurement: 
Directions are written for a “one size fits most”, with XL version in [brackets].

  • Neckline: 28” [32”] circumference, or 14” [16”] across from shoulder to shoulder. 
  • Length excluding neckline: 14”, though easily adjustable by adding additional rows, which is noted in the pattern.

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner
  • Requires familiarity with the stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and sewing pieces together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Chain (ch) 
  • Slip stitch (sl st) 
  • Single crochet (sc) 
  • Chainless foundation half double crochet (fhdc) [Video Tutorial]
  • Skip (sk) 
  • Space (sp) 
  • Cluster (cl) – refer pattern notes when starting

Materials:



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Important Notes (MUST READ before beginning!)
  1. The Cluster Stitch (“cl”) will be used in the “Body Portion” of this pattern.
    Cluster Stitch (“Cl”):
    YO, insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, insert hook into same st, pull up loop. YO, pull through 2 loops. YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
  2. The beginning chain(s) of each row does not count as a stitch.
  3. This pattern is made entirely in one piece. Do not fasten off until instructed to do so at the very end.


Row
Instruction
Stitch Count

NECKLINE | Use the 4.5 mm hook for this section.
R1
Make a FHDC row of 96 [108] sts.  Taking care not to twist your work, join with a sl st to the first hdc.
96 [108] fhdc

Note:
[1] Check the size of the neckline by seeing if it comfortably fits over your head and over your shoulders. As you work, your piece will continue stretch a bit so do not make it too loose or it may slip off your shoulders when you finish the project. (For reference, my neckline at R1 measured 23” circumference, but at the end of the project it measured 28”).
[2] FHDC (chainless foundation half double crochet) tutorial available here: www.sweetsofties.com/2018/11/how-to-crochet-chainless-foundation-hdc.html
R2
Ch 2, (hdc 7 [8], inc) x 12. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc.
108 [120] hdc
R3
Ch 2, (hdc 8 [9], inc) x 12. *Join.
120 [132] hdc
R4
Ch 2, (hdc 9 [10], inc) x 12. *Join.
132 [144] hdc





BODY PORTION | Use the 6 mm hook for this section.

R5
Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 2, cl in next, ch 2, (sc in next, ch 2, cl in next, ch 2) x repeat around. *Join with sl st to first st in the round.
Note: Click here for a video tutorial of R5, or scroll down to the "Video Tutorial" section to view it from this page.
132 [144] sts
R6
Sl st in next 2 ch. Sl st on top of next cl. Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 5. (Sc on top of next cl, ch 5) x repeat around. *Join.
Note: Click here for a video tutorial of R6, or scroll down to the "Video Tutorial" section to view it from this page.
66 [72] sts
R7
Ch 2, cl in same st. Ch 2, sc in ch-5 sp. Ch 2. (Cl in next sc, ch 2, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 2) x repeat around. *Join.
132 [144] sts
R8
Ch 1, sc in same st. Ch 5. (Sc on top of next cl, ch 5) x repeat around. *Join.



66 [72] sts
R9-R32 (or more)
Repeat R7 and R8 until length measures 12" from neckline.  To make the poncho longer, simply add more rows until you are satisfied with the length.  Make sure you end on a R8 repeat.



BOTTOM EDGING | Continue with the 6 mm hook for this section.

R1
Sl st 2 in the ch-5 sp. Ch 1 and sc in ch-5 sp. (Ch 5, sc in middle of next ch-5 sp) x repeat around. *Join.

R2
(Dc 6 in ch-5 sp, sl st in sc) x repeat around. *Join.


Fasten off and weave in the end with a yarn needle.




~ VIDEO TUTORIALS ~

Video tutorials are available for R5 and R6 of the body portion.  The cluster stitch is demonstrated in R5; please check out the video to see how to do it.

R5


R6






If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Ad-free printable PDF with photo references



Love the Rose Finch Capelet pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free Summer clothing and accessory patterns.  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

  



If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 


Best wishes,



You May Also Like

0 comments

Blog Archive