|Crochet lace collar - as made by EJ|
Over the past couple of years I've seen collars start to re-appear as accessories across the high street - (funny how in times of austerity the same trends can re-surface). Some of the ones I've seen are super expensive, so I decided to start making my own. If you have moderate- advanced crochet skills- give this one a go! I'll get to work on an easy version to satisfy beginners too.
This little lace collar with a ribbon tie will add an instant touch of vintage to your outfit, to avoid looking twee, pair it with a t-shirt and skinny jeans.
Crochet skill - medium
I used a 3-ply mercerised cotton and a 3.5mm crochet hook
You will also need 1 metre of ribbon (5mm width)
I use an edging stitch for this which I found in my ultimate stitch bible. If you're learning to knit and crochet this is the book which will get you through every stage of your learning- there are illustrations in the front of every abbreviation and basic stitch. I've been using this book for stitch inspiration for years now.
Cast on 104 sts
Note- special abbreviation: Tr2tog= 1tr into each of next 2tr until 1 loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 3 loops on hook
1st row: 1dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1dc into each chain until the end, turn
2nd row: 1ch, 2dc into 1st dc, 2ch, miss 2dc, 1dc into next dc *miss 2dc, 6tr into next dc, miss 2dc, 1dc into next dc, 2ch, miss 2dc, 1dc into next dc. Rep from * to end, turn
3rd row: 1ch, 1dc into 1st st, 2ch *1tr into next tr, (1ch, 1tr into next tr) x5, 1dc into next 2ch sp. Rep from * until last 2dc, skipping last dc, 2ch, 1dc into last dc, turn.
4th row: 3ch (count as 1tr), (1tr into next tr, 2ch) x5 *tr2tog [special abbreviation], 2ch, (1tr into next tr, 2ch) x4. Rep from * to last tr, work 1tr into 2 loops remain on the hook, 1tr into last dc until 3 loops remain on hook, yo and through all 3 loops. Turn
5th row: 1ch, 1dc into 1st st, 3dc into 1st 2ch sp *7ch, 3dc into next 2ch sp. Rep from * to last 2tr, 1dc into 3rd of 3ch at beginning of previous row. Fasten off.
Sew in the ends of the crochet and press with an iron on medium setting:
|The pressed crochet collar|
|The finished lace crochet collar!|