Pop the (Peter Pan) Collar
I’ve fallen behind on blogging lately, so it’s time for a little bit of catch up…
Continuing on my recently renewed knitting/crocheting hobby, about two months or so ago, I saw an absolutely adorable photo on Pinterest of a crocheted, lace-looking collar. Combining my fondness for crocheting, lace, and peter pan collars, I had to try it out!
My first attempt looked as expected, except that when I tried it on, it was much too large. So, I pulled the whole thing apart and started over. My second go around turned out much better. I have to admit though, whether it’s the shape of my shoulders or maybe making the stitches too tight, when I wear the collar, it looks stiff. It doesn’t lie flat and looks a little funny.
Also, looking at it on, it seems quite wide. It kind of reminds me of a clown or those Elizabethan accordion/fan collars, none of which is the look I’m going for, haha. I’m considering going back and taking off the last row, which would size it down considerably.
The easy-to-follow, picture-guided, free pattern for this collar (along with adorable photos) can be found at the blog Lulu Loves.
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For reference, I believe I used a starting chain of 68 (+ 5 for the loop + 2 for turning = 75 total), which ended up with a neck opening of ~16 in.
I also wanted to have an interchangeable bow as the center closure instead of a button, which the original pattern has, so I added on a loop to the other side to accommodate that.