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Crochet - Collar Pattern
I have finally finished writing out and taking photos for the crochet collar pattern I promised. It's been completely mad here this week, we've had a birthday, a shower disaster resulting in some missing ceiling and I have a man cold and we all know how bad they can be!
Anyway it's finished and I really hope you enjoy making them...
Crochet Collar Pattern
This pattern is for an adult version
*If you would prefer to print/save this pattern there is now a downloadable PDF file at the end of the pattern.
Pattern written in UK terms
Yarn: For Lulu's smaller collar I used Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, but my yellow collar was worked in Wool Rich Heritage 4ply so feel free to experiement - If you'd like a more delicate collar try some lace or sock weight yarn with a smaller hook.
Ch = Chain
Htr = Half Treble (US HDC)
Tr = Treble (US DC)
For the foundation row you need to chain in multiples of 4 until you get the desired length but first you need to chain a few extra to save for a button loop. How many extra chains will vary depending on the size of the button you choose.
The length of your starting chain will depend on the size of your neck and whether you want to wear it with a high or low cut top/dress. The pattern below is based on my neck (fairly average I believe!) and quite a high collar, it measure 19inches aprox. So to make it bigger/smaller increase or decrease your foundation chain in multiples of 4. For example for Lulu's smaller collar I chained 5 (button loop) + 60 + 2 (for turning) = 67 Chains. Also when joining your yarn to the hook leave a long enough tail for sewing the button loop at the end. I have written the pattern below based on my measurements.
Ch 5 (or however many to fit around your button) Ch 84 + 2 for turning (91 turning chains count as 1htr in Row 1)
Htr in 3rd chain from the hook, 1 htr into next 83 stitches (remember to leave the ch 5 or however many you’ve saved for your button hole unworked) Turn.
End of row 1 should look something like this:
Ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), skip next stitch, (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in next stitch to create V stitch, skip next stitch, *1 tr in next stitch, skip next stitch, (1tr, ch 2, 1 tr) in next stitch, skip next stitch* Repeat from *to* until end of row, 1 tr into final stitch (turning chain). [If you started with 84 chain stitches as I did you should have 22 trebles and 21 V stitches] Turn.
Ch 3, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) into V stitch [ch 2 space from previous round], skip next stitch, 1 tr in next stitch [should be directly above single tr from previous row]*, Repeat from *to* until end of row. [make sure your last treble of this row is worked into the top of the Ch3 from the previous row – this can be quite tight!] Turn.
Ch 3, *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) into V stitch [ch 2 space from previous round], skip next 2 stitches, 1 tr into next stitch [should be directly above single tr from previous row]*, Repeat from *to* until end of row. [make sure your last treble of this row is worked into the top of the Ch3 from the previous row] Turn.
Ch 3, *8 tr into V Stitch [ch 2 space from previous round], skip next 3 stitches, 1tr into next stitch [should be directly above single tr from previous row]*, Repeat from *to* until end of row. [make sure your last treble of this row is worked into the top of the Ch3 from the previous row] Finish off and sew in end.
Again if you started with 84 Chains you should now have 21 scallops.
To create the button loop thread the beginning strand of yarn through a darning needle and fold the chain to make a loop, knot it to the collar and weave in ends (see pic.)
And there you have it. These collars can be made and transferred from dress to top although I must warn you that If you want to wear these for any length of time you may be better off stitching them to your clothes as they can move about a bit.
If you have any queries feel free to email me and I will try my best to help. I'd love to know how you get on.
You can also download the pdf version from my ravelry page here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-peter-pan-collar
There is a French translation of the pattern on this lovely blog: www.laitfraisemag.fr
*A quick note about copyright - Although I have been inspired to make this pattern as discussed here the written pattern itself is mine (I have not copied it) I have put it on my website free for anyone to use, please do not sell or copy this pattern without my consent – although you may, if you wish, link back to this page. Thank you for your support.xx
Have fun, Em xx