One year for my neices birthday, I settled on a cute crocheted collar for her to wear
with t-shirt and jeans. Margo is a fashionista! Her favorite color combo is hot pink and lime green.
You will need:
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
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 1 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 knot 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.
Note: This collar was designed for a child. To make a larger version, simply measure your neckline and multiply by 5.
For example - 16" x 5sts per inch = 80 stitches, so chain 81 to begin. The rest is worked the same.
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