Blue and Blue Warming Collar

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This is a beautiful collar made in two Contrasting shades of blue, so that it would "match" with some denim garments. Now, you can make it in any color you like, but find a lighter and a darker shade of the same color or you will lose the pretty peak-through effect of the lighter lace over the draker background.
Materials:
Worsted weight Red Heart Delft Blue
Worsted weight Red Heart Blue
Size H crochet hook and size G crochet hooks
Scissors

Lace:
With Delft Blue and H hook, ch 18.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 4, skip 2 ch, 1 tr in each of next 4 ch, ch 4, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each ch to end of row. Ch 3, turn. Row 2- Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in eahc of next 3 dc, ch 4, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in top of each tr, ch 4, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 1. Row 4- Rep row 3. Continue repeating these two rows until you have completed 35 rows. Fasten off Delft Blue.
Solid side-Join Blue to edge of lace strip horizontally across the dc rows. Row 36- Sc across that edge. Ch 3, turn. Row 37- 1 dc in each sc across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat these two rows until you have reached row 48, ending with an sc row.
Ties- Fold the collar over itself and, just at the point in which the solid dc sts end and the lace sts start, "tack" both sides together by inserting the hook through both sets of loops even as you join the yarn the make the first tie, secure the "tack" with a slip st. Ch 36. Make 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, make 4 dc in next ch and in each of next 6 ch (the chain will begin to curl and it is supposed to), slip st in next chain and begin to make a chain upwards back to the edg of the collar as follows: Ch 6 chains, twist thee chain around the old chain, cossing it over, slip st to secure the twist, make 6 more sts and repeat the twist and the slip st. twice more, when you reach the edge of the collar, slip st and fasten off. Repeat on the other side.
Edging- Ch 4, 1 dc ch, 1 dc in same spot, skip 2 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across, until you reast end of row, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 4, and slip st in last sc to end row. Fasten off. Clean up all remaining tails and you're done!
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4 comments:

Renee' said...

oh thats pretty

Craftybegonia said...

Thank you, Renee! Make one for youerself or for your best friend! Make it in your favorite colors or if you love denim (like I do, do it in the two-toned blues that I suggest), wear it with your favorite turtleneck and enjoy it!

Clotilde

carliedavid said...

I loe the blue and blue warming collar but the pattern has a mistake and I don't know enough to fix it. Row 3 of the lace says repeat row 1. Row four says repeat row 3 (which is one again). I can't get it to look like the pictures. Any suggestions? Thanks, Carlie

Craftybegonia said...

Hi Carlie, the blue and blue warming collar is composed of two strips of crochet sewn together, a solid piece with a lacy edging, lying beneath a narrower, lighter piece made of spider-web lace, which is see-through and revelas the other color below. It ties around the neck with corkscrew ties. It is pretty simple, really. The row that confuses you is as follows: The row 3 repeats row 1. Butnot to make you have to hunt all the way to the beginning for row 1, row 4 is simply repeating row 3, which really means repeat row 1 again.
Hope this helps!