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Clapochet

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Clapochet is worked on the diagonal, with chain spaces peppered throughout to create a versatile garment that can be worn as a scarf or a shawl.

Finished Size: 18″ wide x 72″ long

Pattern Level: Easy

Materials:

  • 650 yd 4/worsted-weight yarn
  • Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook

Special Stitch 1: Tr cluster. YO twice, insert hook in first indicated st, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, *YO twice and insert hook in next indicated st, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice; rep from * once. YO and pull through all loops on hook. Tr cluster complete. Counts as 1 tr.

Special Stitch 2: Tr mini cluster. YO twice, insert hook in first indicated st, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, skip next indicated stitch, YO and insert hook in last indicated st, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO and pull through all loops on hook. Tr mini cluster complete. Counts as 1 tr.

Clapochet

Ch 5 (first 4 ch count as 1 tr now and throughout).

Row 1. 6 tr in 5th ch from hook. 7 tr.

Row 2. Ch 5 (count as 1 tr and 1 ch); turn. Tr in first tr, *ch 1, skip next tr, tr in next tr; rep from * across to last 2 tr. Ch 1, skip next tr, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last tr. 6 tr.

Row 3. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr, tr in first ch-1 sp, *tr in next tr, tr in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last tr, 3 tr in last tr. 15 tr.

Rows 4-13. Rep rows 2 & 3. 55 tr. Note: Each even-numbered row will increase by 4 tr from the previous even-numbered row, while each odd-numbered row will increase by 8 tr from the previous odd-numbered row.

If a wider clapochet is desired, continue to repeat rows 2 & 3 until the desired width is acheived.

Row 14. Ch 3; turn. Skip first 2 tr, tr in next tr (beg ch 3 and first tr count as 1 tr), *ch 1, skip next tr, tr in next tr; rep from * across to last 2 tr. Ch 1, skip next tr, (tr, ch 1, tr) in last tr. 28 tr.

Row 15. Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr, tr in first ch-1 sp, *tr in next tr, tr in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 2 tr. Tr cluster over next tr, last ch-1 sp, and last tr. 55 tr.

Rows 16-55. Rep rows 14 & 15.

If a longer clapochet is desired, continue to repeat rwos 14 & 15 until the desired length is acheived.

Row 56. Ch 3; turn. Skip first 2 tr, tr in next tr, *ch 1, skip next tr, tr in next tr; rep from * across to last 4 tr. Ch 1, skip next tr, tr mini cluster over last 3 tr. 26 tr.

Rnd 57. Ch 3; turn. Skip first tr, dec 1 tr over next ch-1 sp and next tr, tr in ea ch-1 sp and tr across to last 2 tr, tr cluster over next tr, last ch-1 sp, and last tr. 47 tr.

Rows 58-69. Rep rows 56 & 57. 3 tr. Note: Each even-numbered row will decrease by 4 tr from the previous even-numbered row, while each odd-numbered row will decrease by 8 tr from the previous odd-numbered row.

If the number of repeats of rows 2 & 3 was increased to make a wider clapochet, then continue to repeat rows 56 & 57 until 3 tr remain.

Row 70. Ch 3; turn. Dec 1 tr over last 2 tr. Finish off. Weave in all ends. 2 tr.

Abbreviations:

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dec (decrease)
  • ea (each)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rem (remaining)
  • rep (repeat)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sp (space)
  • st (stitch)
  • tr (treble crochet)
  • yd (yard)
  • YO (yarn over)
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