Yoke Cape

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This free pattern originally published in the Woolco Knitting & Crocheting Manual, in 1916.

MATERIAL-8 skeins of white and 4 skeins of color Woolco Shetland Floss. No. 4 Woolco Hook; ½ yard of No. 5 ribbon.

YOKE-With color (doubled), make a chain of 100 stitches. Work back in single crochet stitch.

On the next row, work 21 single crochets; increase in the next, by putting 3 stitches in one; 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches; increase in the next stitch, as before; 1 single crochet in each of the next 50 stitches; increase in the next stitch; 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches; increase in the next stitch; 1 single crochet in each of the next 21 stitches.

Continue working back and forth with single crochet (always taking the stitch from the back to form a rib), increasing in the middle of the 3 extra stitches, every row, until there are 36 stitches between the widenings of shoulders. This completes the yoke.

CAPE-Using white (single), chain 3, and work a treble into each of the first 4 stitches; into the 5th, make a shell of 4 treble with chain in the center; 4 single trebles; 1 shell; 4 treble; 1 shell; continue in this way across the row.

2D ROW-Same as the 1st row, but work the treble around those in the former row, making the shell as usual, putting the stitches into the center of the shell in former row.

Work back and forth in this manner, making 14 rows of white.

Working 6 stitches in each shell, make 1 row of color, 2 rows of white, 2 rows of color, 1 row of white, 3 rows of color.

Finish with a shell and picot edge of white around the cape, and a row of trebles around the yoke for ribbon.


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