Ages ago the lovely Miss Chrissy hand made me a detachable crochet collar and it was just about the cutest thing ever. I liked it so much that I thought I should make some different versions in different lengths to wear with different outfits.
This is the first one I made:
Here is the one that Chrissy made for me. It’s completely amazing and there are little pearls in every scallop!
Ok so let’s get started on ours! To begin with chain a foundation row which is as long as you want the inside of the collar to be. I made mine quite long because it was to fit a deep neckline.
Next do a row of single crochet.
Then a row of double crochet.
The increasing size of the stitches should allow you to shape it into a circle. Later on you can also thread ribbon through the double crochet row for a really cute look.
Next we start the lace section. Chain 9 and single crochet into every 5th stitch, repeat until the end. You will need to estimate how many stitches to leave between the single crochet depending on the length you made the collar so it works out evenly.
You should have something like this:
Now chain 11 and single crochet into the middle stitch of the scallop below. It will from a sort of lace mesh like this:
Now do one more row of the scallops with 11 chain between each single crochet as well.
There you have it! 3 layers of scalloping with a thicker base.
If you want to, you could even do a row of single crochet around the edge to make it thicker and cute. You can add a button to hold the sides together but I’m really partial to using the ribbon woven through to close it!
And there you go! This is a fairly quick project you can do while watching movies.
I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial, let me know if you give it a try too, they are so perfect for almost any outfit!