Striking Warming Collar

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This warming collar might look a little intricate but it's VERY easy to make and it looks gorgeous!

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Soft Navy

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Burgundy

Crochet hook size H

Lace side: With Soft Navy and H hook, ch 24.

Row 1- 1 dc in 9th chain from hook and in each of next 2 chains, chain 2, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, skip 3 chains, 1 sc in next chain, ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last chain. Ch 5, turn. Row 2- Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, chain 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-5, chain 5, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, 1 dc in next chain of turning chain. Ch 5, turn. Row 3- Skip first dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-5, 3 dc in next sc, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 2, 1 dc in eachof next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. Row 4- Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, chain 5, make 1 sc in the center of 3-dc shell, chain 5, skip last dc of shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5, 1 sc in center dc of 3-dc shell, chain 5, skip last dc of shell, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. Row 5- Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-5, chain 4, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. Row 6- Skip 1st dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 9, skip all middle stitches until you reach the next 2 dc, make 1 dc in each of those 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. Row 7- Skip first dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-9, ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd from last ch of ch-9, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5, turn.
Repeat rows 2 to 7 for pattern until you have a strip that measures 18-1/2 inches, ending with Row 3.
Edge- Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in each stitch (including chains) across (20 dc). Ch 3, turn the warming collar and begin to make dc across the edge widthwise (78 dc). Note: Every now and then, skip a chain so that your edge will not be wavy. Ch 3, turn the corner and dc all across the other side of the collar (20 dc). Ch 1, turn the corner, now you are at the top of the collar, sc across (81 sc). Ch 1, turn. Next row: 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 10 sc, sc 2tog in next sc, rep across, end row with 1 sc in each of last 8 sc (73 sc). Fasten off, weave in tail.
Solid Back Side- Join Burgundy. 1 sc in each of 1st 10 sc, sc 2tog in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 10 sc, sc2tog, in next sc, rep from * across. End row with 1 sc in each of last 2 sc (68 sc). Ch 3, turn (counts as 1st dc in each row.) Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 10 sc, 2 dc in next sc, rep 3 times, 1 dc in each of next 5 sc, 2 dc in next sc, twice, 1 dc in each sc to end of row (73 dc). Row 3- 1 dc in each of first 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc ineach dc to end (81dc). Ch 3, turn. Row 4- 1 dc in each dc across. Rows 5 to 8- 1 dc in each dc across (keep your tension. Do NOT crochet loosely!) Rows 9 to 12- 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 4, turn.
Edging- Sl st in same spot as ch 4, 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, rep across from *. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Ties-Fold the collar over itself and, just at the point in which the solid dc sts end and the lace sts start, using Soft Navy and H hook, "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 38. Butterfly Pulls- With Burgundy and H hook, ch 3, sl st to form ring. Ch 3, make 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, ch 3, sl st in ring. Ch 3, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, ch 3, sl st in ring. Fasten off. Attach "Butterflies" to ties as follows: Insert the end of 1 of the ties through the middle hole of the butterly (the ch-3 with which you began, pull a bit of the Soft Navy chain towards the back, folding the chain a bit over itself, then make a knot and segure well, leaving the "butterfly" hanging at the end of it.)


Clean up all your loose threads and you're done!


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This was the result of my playing with my hook for a bit. You can take this lace and turn it into anything you like, a shawl, a shrug, a scarf, it is pretty and easy to make! It would also be a very handsome addition to a block afghan.

Note: If you would like to use it for a facecloth, use a cotton yarn instead, it is easier on the skin.

Materials:
Red Heart Orchid (worsted weight acrylic yarn)
Crochet hook size G

Pattern:
Ch 36.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hk and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn (counts as 1st dc throughout.)
Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, *1 dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. Row 3- 1 dc in each of next 6 dc,ch 2, 1 sc in the middle of ch-2 space, *1 dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 2, 1 sc in middle of ch-2 space, rep across. Ch 3, turn. Rep rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
Last row: Ch 3, turn. 1 dc in each st across. Fasten off.
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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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This beautiful lacy warming collar, crafted with a neutral colored yarn will go well with anything you can put on!

Materials:
Red Heart Soft Brown
Crochet hook size G

Ch 40.
Row 1- 1 dc in 6th ch from hk (ch 1, skip next ch, 1 dc in next ch) rep 7 times, ch 1, skip next ch, 1 dc in each of next 19 ch, ch 7, turn. Row 2- 1 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of next 18 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 7, skip next 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc (across from the 3 dc you just skipped), ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in last dc, ch 4, turn. Row 3- 1 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch1, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 7, turn.
Row 4-1 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of next 18 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * up to end of row. Ch 4,turn.
Continue alternating rows 2, 3 and 4 for pattern until you have completed a total of 33 rows. Ending with a row 4.
Note, the collar is folded over itself, the lacy part folded over the solid stitches.
Edging: Join yarn to the edge of the solid dc side and ch 3, in same spot, make 3 dc, skip 1 st, make 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, skip 1 st, make 1 four dc shell in next st, *skip 1 st, make 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, skip 1 st, make 1 four dc shell in next st, skip 1 st, make 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * across. Fasten off, weave in tail.
In lace edge,where the long loops are, join yarn. Ch 3, make a 4-dc shell in first long loop, ch 3, make 1 sc in the horizontal-lying post of dc of prev row (the stitch that lies in between the loop you just worked and the next long loop), ch 3, make 4-dc shell in next long loop, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *ch 3, 4-dc shell in next long loop, ch 3, 1 sc in next st, rep from * across. Faste off. Weave in tail.
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. Fan-Place a marker on the last chain. Chain 3, make 4 dc in chain where marker is (5-dc shell made). At the end of the last dc of this shell, chain 11, turn. Row 2- Working on back loops only, make 1 dc in 4th ch from hk, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in next, sl st in rop od 2nd dc of shell base. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- Working in back loops only, 1 sc in 1st sc, 1 hdc in each hdc, 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. Row 4-Working in back loops only, make 1 dc in each dc, 1 hdc in each hdc, and 1 sc in top of sc of prev row, sl st in top of shell base. Ch 1, turn. Continue repeating these last 2 rows until you complete 8 rows for the fan. Fasten off. Weave in tail. Repeat the same procedure for the other side of the collar.
You're done!

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