It's been a VERY long time since I made the super cutie Capelet, but I'll try my best to write it out. I'm so sorry for the delay in getting it done. Life is quite crazy with a 2 year old! Please let me know if you find a mistake. I'll do my best to correct it as soon as possible. Pay close attention on the increasing rows. I suppose the correct spacing isn't super important on rows 4-5 as long as you increase in the first and last stitches and get the correct amount of increases in between. I'll mark the amount of increases at the end of each row. This is a great size for toddlers. I made it for my daughter when she was 18 mo, and it's almost too small at almost 3 (she's the size of a 4 year old lol).
DC: Double crochet
SC: Single Crochet
Guage: 2 rows, and 3 stitches= 1 inch
Hook: G hook
Row1: Insert hook into third ch from hook. 1 DC in each chain. (34 st)
Row 2: Ch.3 and turn 1 DC in each ST. (34 st)
Row 3: ch 3 and turn. 1 DC in same ST. *1 dc in next st, 2 DC in next st** repeat from * to ** to the end (54 st)
Row 4: Ch 3 and turn. DC in same st.; 1 DC in next 3 st.; 2 dc in next st.; 1 dc in next 9 st.; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 9 st.; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 7 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 9 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 9 st; 2 dc in last st. (58 st) 7 inc
Row 5: Ch 3 and turn. dc in same st.; 1 dc in next 9 st.; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 10 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 5 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 6 st; 2dc in next st; 1 dc in next 6 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 7 st; 2 dc in next st; 1 dc in next 8 st; 2 dc in last st. (66 st) 7 inc
Row 6: (this is last regular dc row) Ch 3 and turn. 1 dc in each st. (66st)
Row7-9: (shell stitch rows) Ch 3 and turn. 2 dc in same st. Ch1 skip 4 st; *4 dc in next st., ch1, skip 4 st** repeat from * to ** 11 times, 3dc in last st. (12 total scallops, not including the half scallops on the end.
Ch 1 and turn. Now you will SC up the side. When you get to the corner about to round to the top put 2 SC. Continue SC across the top doing the same at the next corner, then work down the other side. Tie off and weave in the ends of the yarn. You will not SC across the bottom scalloped edge!!!
Add a ribbon into the holes at the top of the first row! enjoy!
To increase the size, chain more at the beginning, add 1 increase to each row, add one row of increase, and 1 row of shell st. until it's the length you want.