RBG Collar

Thursday, October 01, 2020

I made this collar over a year ago in honor of RBG. Here's the pattern.

Stitch Definitions:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
trc = triple crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ws = wrong side
rs = right side

Materials:
#10 white crochet cotton
#7 steel crochet hook
1 or 2 1/2" button(s)

Special Stitch Definition:
Shell: (dc, ch 2, dc)

Pattern
Ch 167
Row 1: (ws) Sc in 11th ch from hook (button loop formed) and each ch across row. (157 sc)

Row 2: (rs) Ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch 2), dc in same st, *ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st (shell made), repeat from * across.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc plus ch 3), dc in next dc, *ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * across.

Row 4: Sl st to center of loop, ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch 2), dc in same space, *ch 5, skip ch 4 loop, shell in center of next loop, repeat from * across.

Row 5: Sl st to center of loop, ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch 2), dc in same space , *ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, shell in center of next shell, repeat from * across.

Row 6: Ch 6 (counts as dc plus ch 3), dc in next dc, *ch 6, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * across.

Row 7: Sl st to center of loop, ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch2) , dc in same space, *ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, shell in center of next loop, repeat from * across.

Row 8: Repeat row 6.

Row 9: Repeat row 7.

Row 10: St st into loop, ch 8, sl st in 4 ch from hook for picot, **1 trc in same space, (ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook for picot, trc in same space) 3 times, *ch 3, sc in sc of previous row, ch 3, trc in center of next shell, ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook for picot, repeat from ** across, end by working from ** to *.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Soak and block to open up lace.

Sew button(s) to top edge side on right side across from the button loop. Sewing on multiple buttons allows for the collar to lay at different lengths.

5 comments:

Jaliwitchery said...

This is beautiful, thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Could you clarify Row 4? Do you have a crochet diagram? I found this from Revelry.com & could use more photos please. Thanks for posting. Your collar looked the best. But that means the most challenging. ��

ladynthread said...

Thank you! Row 4 is worked in the loops of the row 3. Because the end of row 3 does not position the work in the right spot to begin row 4, you need to start row 4 with one or two slip stitches into the first loop to begin the work. You can work the slip stitches directly into the chains themselves or into the loop, it doesn't matter which because it's really just about positioning that first stitch into a new spot. I don't have a crochet diagram.

EAB said...

Thank you for the quick reply but I was asking about the shell. You said make a shell but most shells I know are a cluster of DC into the same previous row stitch. But you refer to a shell in previous rows as a DC, CH 2/3, DC. I wanted to know if you meant that?

ladynthread said...

Yes, row 2 defines the shell for this pattern as a (dc, ch2, dc). I have added a special stitch defination section at the beginning of the pattern to help clarify this. Thank you for your input!

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