My Crochet: Collar/Capelet

Photo on 2011 02 05 at 14.07 2 500x375 My Crochet: Collar/Capelet

This crochet blog’s Wednesday feature is a glimpse at what I’ve been working on crocheting. This is an item I made a few days ago when I got restless at home and wanted a simple project that could be worked up quickly. It’s based on the design of the Victorian Collar that is in the crochet book Crochet Chic (which I’ll be reviewing here on the blog in the future). The original design has a tighter neck, a button closure and is a series of colors. I wanted to use up some cheap yarn that I had so I decided to keep it a single color. I didn’t check my gauge (even though we all know that it’s important to do so when starting a new crochet project!) so the neck ended up too loose. When I realized that, I decided to adapt the collar design and make it more of a capelet. I continued to pattern for a few extra rows and then added a shell design at the bottom. I like the result well enough. Instead of a button, I did a closure with a ribbon so it can be tight (like in the picture) or have more of a corseted look. I don’t love the yarn (no surprise, it was a no-brand yarn from a dollar store) but I like the pattern and would definitely think about doing this again in the future with better yarn and maybe multiple colors. What do you think?

And what are you working on crocheting?

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