Completed Collar

October 25th, 2011

Here’s the correctly sized collar, crocheted “in imitation of Brussels lace.”


You may recall that I made this collar last week too — but didn’t trust the original pattern (from 1846) and ended up with a collar that fit my husband’s neck better than mine, and he’s quite a well-built fellow. Just between you and me, I don’t know that I’m overly fond of this collar. The last two rows (which account for the chain stitch borders) are a little silly, and even look kind of sloppy in places. Hopefully they will neaten up a bit when I block it.

I may also make another version and leave the last rows off entirely. But I did have to see how it looked according to the pattern. It’s such fun to follow patterns without pictures — you never know how they’ll turn out. Perhaps it will look better over a dress too.

Next up, Grecian Pattern Collar, also from 1846.

  • zoh says:

    Lovely! Those last two rows really change the pattern a lot! Interesting what little embellishments can do.

    • eva says:

      But the big question is, which do you like better? I can’t wait to try the next pattern. It’s called “Grecian.” Oh, and I found a pattern for “Gothic Edging” in crochet. Made me think of you and you dark green/black spider’s web lace shawl ;-).

  • Ava says:

    I suspect that the edging will look more satisfactory once the collar is blocked, and perhaps starched and pressed as well. Over a solid, dark-colored dress it would probably be very striking! But it would also probably look nice sans the last two rows. That would be interesting to see. I need to work on my crochet skills so I can make fancy collars too….

  • […] This is definitely better looking overall than the last — though I think I might like the first collar a tiny bit better if it were executed sans […]

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