the Collar (crochet)
Another request via etsy today, this time for a crochet version of the Collar. This is a super simple crochet project, perfect for teaching a newbie increasing and with a fat hook & chunky yarn it works up super fast!
I used leftover Magnum from my stash, probably 1 skein worth (123yds) 200yds at the most.
A size J for the buttonhole & finishing. For the collar itself the hook I used wasn't sized. Measuring it the shaft is 2” around. If 1” = 25.4mm that’s a big hook! Lion Brand makes an S hook and this site: Jenkins Woodworking makes U & V hooks or use whatever size will give you 1.25sts = 1"
Unlike the knit version that casts on the outer edge and works in towards the neck; the crochet version starts with the buttonhole/neck edge and works out.
The finished neck measurement not including the button loop is 16".
Using a size J hook chain 8 or 9 (depending on the button size) and join with a slip stitch. This is the button hole. Change to the larger hook and chain 28 (@ 17" slightly pulled). Chain more if you need a larger neck opening. I found the finished neck size is an inch shorter than the measurement of the starting chain. Starting in the 3rd ch from the hook work 3 DC's into each stitch 10 times; then work 4 DC into each stitch 5 times; work 3 DC's into each stitch to end (10x's).
Note: for a more ruffled look work 4 or 5 DC's into each stitch.
Ch 2 and turn; DC across working 2 DC's into the first & last stitches. Repeat this row once more. Collar should measure @5"; for a wider collar repeat last row until desired width.Weave in ends, attach a button and enjoy!
This collar, like the knit version was created with adults in mind. It's a little big on my model here so if you're making it for a child make adjustments according to their neck size.
Hi - I'm so happy to stumble accross your fantastic blog.ReplyDelete
Your photos are also brilliant - helped I'm sure by such a fab model!
Love the collar!!! The models are beautiful!ReplyDelete
i found this on ravelry.com. the collar is just so cool. so big, so bold and on the kids, it's just amazing.ReplyDelete
thanks so much for sharing this!
Thanks for your kind words!ReplyDelete