Chaplet Pattern

by Ivory Soap

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It’s been a while since we posted a new pattern.  TL is convinced that the hot weather just sucks the afghan-will right out of us.  But, my gears are revving up as the temperature drops, so here’s my first little project of the season.

Sacred Heart Chaplet

*This pattern is similar to my rosary pattern, but it had a different number of beads, easier cross, and different bead sizes.

I use either a D or E hook to make these depending on my mood and the yarn. I use worsted weight cotton.  Something fancy like Pima cotton is the easiest to work with.

To work the beads:

BIG BEAD–Make a puff stitch, but collect 9 loops on the hook instead of 7.

LIL BEAD– Make a puff stitch, but collect 5 loops on the hook instead of 7.

(BEAD tutorial if you need it.)


-Sc three times sc in 2nd ch from hook, (top of cross)

-Sc in next ch.

-Sc, ch 5, sc in next ch (one arm of the cross)

-Sc in next three chs

-5sc in last ch (bottom of cross)

-Without turning, sc in next three ch (creeping back up the cross on the far side now..)

-sc, ch5, sc  in same ch as before

– sc in next ch

-2sc in top and join with a sl stitch.

First set of beads:

-Work LIL BEAD, ch 2, LIL BEAD, ch 2, LIL BEAD

– Work one BIG BEAD

-Ch 4


-Ch1, turn, 2sc in sc

-Ch1, turn, 2sc in next 2 sc

-Ch1, turn, 2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc.


-[(LIL BEAD, ch2) 5  times, ch 4, BIG BEAD.] 4 times

-(LIL BEAD, ch2) 5 times

-Ch3, join to beginning triangle with a slip stitch.

-Weave in ends.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Bethany James September 3, 2009 at 6:28 am

I really like the cross on this pattern. Very nice!

Tanya Walton September 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

My son was very impressed with this…especially as it was made out of yarn. I am very envious that you have the ability to do this….trying to understand the stitches is like trying to read chinese to me 🙁

Krista F. September 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I love this little doo dad! What is a Chaplet? I understand what a rosary is but I’ve never heard of a Chaplet. I’m Protestant so please forgive my ignorance. 🙂

KeepItSimple September 4, 2009 at 8:08 am

I really like this idea, and I’m amazed I hadn’t thought of it myself. I knit, so I’m going to look for some knitting patterns for a rosary, or make up my own. What a great way to get rid of all those leftover bits of yarn from completed projects! I may even make enough to give away. Thanks again!

Ivory Soap September 9, 2009 at 5:43 am

@Krista– No sweat! It’s just a rosary for a different prayer. For the Rosary (proper noun), we meditate on snippets from Christ’s earthly life. There are many other rosaries or chaplets. Each has a different number of beads. For some we meditate on the Seven Sorrows of Mary (7 sets of beads), Five Wounds of Christ (5 sets of beads), Way of the Cross(15 sets of beads), etc.

Ivory Soap September 10, 2009 at 11:26 am

@Bethany-sup, girl? how’s the excalibur treating you?

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