Retro Redo Crochet Collar
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If you're looking for crafts to make and wear all year long, look no further than this No Name Crochet Collar. The bright colors and unexpected design make this wearable a real knockout. Try this free crochet pattern and see what all the fuss is about.
- Bonbons Yarn: Celebrate by Lion Brand® Yarns (I used the light green and pink.)
- 3/4" button with shank (I used one from the Haberdashery Natural collection from Buttons Galore & More.)
- Size F / 3.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Pink thread
Take time to check your gauge!
Work up a swatch in single crochet (sc). You should get 5 stitches & 6 rows to the inch. Note: I crocheted
the yarn slightly tighter than recommended on the manufacturer's label to get the fabric I desired.
Work the collar base.
Chain 71 in the light green. *Turn, skip the first stitch, work the rest in sc, end with a chain 1.* Repeat
from * to * for 10 rows. Fasten off light green. Sew in tails using the tapestry needle.
Add the frills.
With right side facing, fasten on the pink with a slip stitch at the far right side. Work a sc into every stitch across
the top of the collar. When you reach the corner work 3 double crochets (dc) in the same stitch, skip the next stitch,
work one sc, skip a stitch, work one sc. In the next corner *work 5 dc in the same stitch, skip the next stitch, work
one sc, skip a stitch.* Repeat from * to * across the bottom of the collar. This stitch sequence forms the scallop stitch.
When you reach the third corner, finish this sequence with a 5 dc in the same stitch. You then skip a stitch, work a sc,
skip a stitch, work 3 dc and skip a stitch.
Time for the closure loop.
You should be just 2 rows from the top of the collar. Work a sc, chain 6, work a sc. Turn your work and now work 14 sc
into the loop you've formed. Fasten off the pink. Sew in tails using the tapestry needle.
Sew on the button.
Cut a 16" length of sewing thread. Double it over and tie a know with a long tail at the end. Position the button opposite
the loop and sew it in place. Tie a knot. Sew in tails.
Block the collar.
Pin the collar straight on your ironing board. Lightly mist it with water and allow to dry.