I rarely, if ever, wear any of my crochet designs. I have a couple of drawers where I keep everything that I make. There are only a few things that I do use, like dish cloths, change pouch and a small clutch. All doilies, that I have crocheted over the years, are all washed and put away. Until recently, I used to display them around the house on tables.
Knowing that I would never wear a crochet collar or have a need to wear one, I crocheted one regardless.
(This photo was taken outside under covering)
I used size #10 crochet cotton and a #6 crochet hook.
(This photo was taken inside)
The pattern is from an old pamphlet (“Collar-me-Beautiful” by Mary Buse Melick) I had since the 1980’s.
(This photo was taken inside in a different area. This is closer to the actual color of the collar)
I didn’t know if I should have added a button or leave it as is so that, if worn, it could be secured with a brooch.
This was done right after I finished the dress top. While I was crocheting it, I wanted to end it, but continued on until it was finished. It took me about 8 hours over two evening.