Two of Wands

Saddlebrook Cape Scarf

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra TavelComment

Easily one of my favorite makes of 2016, the Saddlebrook Cape Scarf is snuggly and chic at the same time - my favorite combination! Part cardigan, part poncho, part wrap, part scarf, this easy-to-wear piece can be worn under a coat or thrown over a fitted jacket and will instantly bring your ensemble up a level. It's also the ultimate cozy couch potato wrap!

My ongoing collaborations with Lion Brand Yarn are so fun because I get to play with all types of yarn and it pushes me out of my comfort level to try new things, or in this case, to use a popular yarn in a new way. I have admittedly never used Homespun yarn until I started this project, and I was so excited for the challenge to develop something that would elevate it to something super sophisticated. I'm so pleased with the way this cape scarf turned out, and I hope it inspires others to use Homespun in new ways. Check out the free pattern below or purchase a printable, ad-free version here. Lion Brand is also offering a kit containing all the yarn you need to complete this pattern - head over to their site to purchase! 

This is an easy level crochet pattern and the techniques involved are half double crochet, foundation half double crochet, single crochet, and chaining and skipping stitches.

MATERIALS:

2 skeins Lion Brand Homespun in Rococo or approx. 370yds/ 338m of another bulky weight, cat. 5 yarn for Color A
1 skein Lion Brand Homespun in Black or approx. 185yds/169m of another bulky weight, cat. 5 yarn for Color B
2 skeins Lion Brand Homespun in Clouds or approx. 370yds/ 338m of another bulky weight, cat. 5 yarn for Color C
2 skeins Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian or approx. 370yds/ 338m of another bulky weight, cat. 5 yarn for Color D
Size US N/P (10mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Width: 32”/81cm
Length: 80”/203cm

GAUGE:

7 sts + 5 rows = 4”/10cm in half double crochet

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms*

Ch - chain
Fhdc - foundation half double crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Rep - repeat
RS - right side
Sc - single crochet
Sk - skip
Sp - space
St(s) - stitch(es)

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Foundation Half Double Crochet (Fhdc) – The fhdc stitch is worked when creating the armhole. To begin, working into the same stitch you just came out of, yarn over, insert hook into the stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through only the first loop – this “chain” just created will serve as the bottom of this first stitch. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops. The first fhdc has just been created. To create all subsequent fhdc sts, yarn over, insert hook into the bottom “chain” stitch of the previous stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through only the first loop, creating the bottom “chain” of this new stitch. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops to complete the stitch. 

Note: To change color, work the last yarn over of the previous row with the new color. Work all rows containing sc stitches loosely as they can tighten up quickly. 

Ch 142 with color A.

Row 1 (RS): Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across row. (140 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), hdc across row.

Row 3: Ch 2, sk 1, sc 1, *ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, rep from * across row.

Change to color B.

Row 4: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row. 

Change to color A.

Row 5: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Change to color B.

Row 6: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Change to color A.

Row 7: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc in next ch sp, *sc in next st, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Rows 9 and 10: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Change to color C.

Rows 11-19: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Change to color D.

Rows 20-25: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Create armholes:

Row 26: Ch 2, hdc 30, fhdc 12, sk 12, hdc 56, fhdc 12, sk 12, hdc 30.

Rows 27-31: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Change to color C.

Rows 32-40: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Change to color A.

Rows 41 and 42: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Row 43: Ch 2, sk 1, sc 1, *ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, rep from * across row. 

Change to color B.

Row 44: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Change to color A.

Row 45: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Change to color B.

Row 46: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Change to color A.

Row 47: Ch 2, sc in next ch sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Row 48: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc in next ch sp, *sc in next st, sc in next ch sp, rep from * across row.

Rows 49 and 50: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Secure and weave in all ends. 

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