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lion brand® mandala® tweed stripes® rue royale crochet beret

Stand out in the crowd or at the café with this easy crocheted beret in Lion Brand® Mandala® Tweed Stripes®. Some basic shaping and working in the round is required for this design.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Finished Circumference at Lower Edge about 19" (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

GAUGE: 15 sc = about 5" (12.5 cm); be sure to check your gauge

STITCH EXPLANATION:

  • Sc2tog (sc 2 sts together)(Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


BERET:

NOTE: The Beret is worked in one piece in joined rnds from the top downwards. The right side will always be facing.


Beginning Ring

Wrap yarn around index finger. Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop. Carefully slip ring from finger and work the stitches of Rnd 1 into the ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.

Pull gently but firmly on tail to tighten center ring. In all following rnds work the first st(s) into the same sc as the joining sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc – you will have 12 sc in this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * to last 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 42 sc.

Step 2

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * to last 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * to last 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * to last 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 6 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc; rep from * to last 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 4 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc; rep from * to last 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 9 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in first 8 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * to last 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 6 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 102 sc.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc; rep from * to last 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 11 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 108 sc.

Step 3

Rnds 19-24: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, *sc2tog, sc in next 16 sc; rep from * to last 12 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 10 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 102 sc.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 27: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 15 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.

Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in first 8 sc, *sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc; rep from * to last 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 6 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.

Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sc, *sc2tog, sc in next 12 sc; rep from * to last 10 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 8 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.

Rnd 32: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc; rep from * to last 12 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 10 sc; join with sl st in first sc – 71 sc.

Rnds 33-35: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around; join wth sl st in first sc.

Rnd 36: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sl st in each sc around.

Fasten off.


FINISHING:

Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch = Chain

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sc = Single Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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