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Seamless Basketweave Stitch Crochet Capelet Pattern

Perfect for those chilly days, this gloriously chunky crochet capelet pattern will make a great addition to your crochet garment wardrobe. 

Stylish and modern, easy to wear an even easier to make, the basketweave stitch detail is packed with texture for added warmth too. In sizes from 32 – 45 inch bust with, it’s easy to adjust the length to suit you perfectly. Worked from the bottom up and with simple decreasing at the neckline, it’s great for an adventurous beginner or above.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Woodland Cape pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

woman facing camera wearing pink basketweave stitch crochet capelet

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What’s the difference between a cape and a capelet?

I’ve designed a couple of crochet capelets now and if I’m completely honest I didn’t know what they were until I started to do some research!

I suppose in terms of what you want to call it doesn’t matter all that much but technically, here’s the difference between the two –

A cape is generally defined as a sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips while capelet is a smaller cape worn over the shoulders.

So, I think this design and my Vintage Crochet Capelet Pattern both fit nicely into the definition of a capelet don’t you?

About the Woodland Crochet Capelet Pattern

This chunky crochet pattern uses the softest of yarns and the magic of the crochet basketweave stitch make this stunning cape a pleasure to make and a joy to wear.

It’s a really fun and simple crochet pattern to make and gives you great practise at crochet post stitches which I love!

If you don’t have chance to make this right now then don’t worry, just make sure to pin it for later so you don’t lose it using this image:

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Tension and Sizing Options

S (M, L)

To Fit Bust:

81-91cm (91-102cm, 120-125cm) 32-36in (36-40in, 40-45in)

Actual Bust:

114cm (123cm, 134cm) 45in 4(8.5in, 52 3/4in)

Length:

36cm (39.5cm, 42.5cm) 14in (15.5in, 16 3/4in)

Tension (gauge) is 7 sts and 6 rows to measure 10X10cm over pattern using a 10mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Yarn for this Capelet

To make this chunky crochet Capelet I used Wool Couture Cheeky Chunky yarn. It’s 100% Merino Wool, 200g/130m/142yds.

You will need:

3 (3,4) balls of Mink.

It’s a fabulously soft and luxurious yarn and I was so surprised at how far the yarn went!

Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Crochet Abbreviations and Glossary

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

rep – repeat

blo- back loop only

st2tog -Stitch two together

Crochet Stitches used in the Crochet Woodland Cape

The Capelet Pattern uses the following crochet stitches.

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
Sl st – slip stitchSl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
tr – treble crochetdc -double crochet

Special Stitches:
Rtrf: Yrh, insert hook from front to back to front around next st, yrh and pull through (3 lps on hook), (yrh pull through 2 lps) twice.

Rtrb: Yrh, insert hook from back to front to back around next st, yrh and pull through (3 lps on hook), (yrh pull through 2 lps) twice.

The combination of stitches create a version of the crochet basketweave stitch which has the most amazing texture! My retro baby crochet blanket pattern also uses this stitch and you’ll see it’s perfect for being cosy and snuggly whilst also creating a beautiful drape to it too.

How to get the Woodland Cape Pattern

This crochet cape pattern is a free crochet pattern in US and UK terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support HanJan Crochet.

  1. You can find and use the crochet bobble hat pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
  2. You can purchase, print and keep the 4 page ad-free pattern PDF in any of my stores below:
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Purchase and Print

Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores:

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rounds throughout from bottom up.

For main section, 2ch at beg of a round does not count as a stitch.

For collar section work in blo in continuous rounds.

woman in field wearing jeans, white shirt and chunky crochet cape over shoulders

Woodland Cape Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Terms

82 (90, 98) ch.

Round 1: 1tr in fourth ch from hook and each ch to end, sl st in first st to form a ring – 80 (88, 96) tr.

Round 2: 2ch (does not count as st here and throughout), [2rtrf, 2rtrb] around, sl st to join.

Rounds 3 & 4: As Round 2.

Round 5: 2ch, [2rtrb, 2rtrf] around, sl st to join.

Round 6: As Round 5.

Rounds 7 & 8: As Round 2.

Rounds 5-8 form pattern and are repeated.

Work another 8 (10, 12) rounds in pattern.

Collar Section

Change to 15mm hook, turn so WS of work is facing. Work in continuous rounds working in blo throughout as follows:

Round 1: Sl st blo around – 80 (88, 96) sl sts blo.

Round 2: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo, 11 (13, 15) sl st blo; rep from * – 76 (84, 92) sts.

Round 3: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 9 (11, 13) sl sts blo; rep from * – 72 (80, 88)

Round 4: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 7 (9,11) sl sts blo; rep from * – 68 (76, 84) sts.

Round 5: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 5 (7, 9) sl sts blo; rep from * – 64 (72, 80) sts.

Round 6: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 3 (5, 7) sl sts blo; rep from * – 60 (68, 76)

Round 7: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 1 (3, 5) sl sts blo; rep from * – 56 (64, 72) sts.

Round 8: [26 (30, 34) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 54 (62, 70) sts.

Round 9: [25 (29, 33) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 52 (60, 68) sts.

Round 10: [24 (28, 32) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 50 (58, 66) sts.

Round 11: [23 (27, 31) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 48 (56, 64) sts.

Round 12: [22 (26, 30) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 46 (54, 62) sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Turn to RS and weave in all ends.

close up of pink basketweave stitch crochet cape in chunky yarn

Standard US Crochet Terms

82 (90, 98) ch.

Round 1: 1dc in fourth ch from hook and each ch to end, sl st in first st to form a ring – 80 (88, 96) dc.

Round 2: 2ch (does not count as st here and throughout), [2rtrf, 2rtrb] around, sl st to join.

Rounds 3 & 4: As Round 2.

Round 5: 2ch, [2rtrb, 2rtrf] around, sl st to join.

Round 6: As Round 5.

Rounds 7 & 8: As Round 2.

Rounds 5-8 form pattern and are repeated.

Work another 8 (10, 12) rounds in pattern.

Collar Section

Change to 15mm hook, turn so WS of work is facing. Work in continuous rounds working in blo throughout as follows:

Round 1: Sl st blo around – 80 (88, 96) sl sts blo.

Round 2: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo, 11 (13, 15) sl st blo; rep from * – 76 (84, 92) sts.

Round 3: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 9 (11, 13) sl sts blo; rep from * – 72 (80, 88)

Round 4: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 7 (9,11) sl sts blo; rep from * – 68 (76, 84) sts.

Round 5: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 5 (7, 9) sl sts blo; rep from * – 64 (72, 80) sts.

Round 6: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 3 (5, 7) sl sts blo; rep from * – 60 (68, 76)

Round 7: *Sl st2tog blo, 25 (27, 29) sl sts blo, sl st2tog blo, 1 (3, 5) sl sts blo; rep from * – 56 (64, 72) sts.

Round 8: [26 (30, 34) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 54 (62, 70) sts.

Round 9: [25 (29, 33) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 52 (60, 68) sts.

Round 10: [24 (28, 32) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 50 (58, 66) sts.

Round 11: [23 (27, 31) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 48 (56, 64) sts.

Round 12: [22 (26, 30) sl st blo, sl st2tog blo] twice – 46 (54, 62) sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Turn to RS and weave in all ends.

side view of woman wearing pink crochet capelet pattern in chunky yarn

Other Crochet Patterns to Try

I love nothing more than making and designing crochet wraps, ponchos and capes that make layering your wardrobe such fun! It’s so easy to change the look of an entire outfit by just switching one layer and I hope you love some of these designs too –

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