Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Autumn days and a crochet collar

Hello blog friends,

How are you all? Now that we are in September, Autumn seems to have started. The weather has turned cooler, sometimes windy, but luckily we can still count on some sunshine here and there.

Thanks for all your kind comments and well wishes on my last post. I'm slowly recovering.

As far as my crafts go, it also feels like that a lot of the things I have been working on, I am starting to see the results! A bit like harvest time!!!

As you know, I always work on several projects simultaneously, switching them when I want to.

I have tried not to give in and start another shawl, but sometimes I see something that gets me interested and then I just have to drop whatever I'm doing and try it out immediately!!!

Do you know this feeling???

This was the case with an idea I saw a few days ago via pinterest - check here! 

You can find the find the complete tutorial on the blog lulu loves here. Thank you, Emma, for sharing your pattern with such clear instructions. It was a pleasure to make!

Here is how I made the crochet collar from Emma's blog


My finished crochet collar
 

I started out with this yarn from Rowan. It is called 'Revive' in their Purelife range.

This yarn is truly 'green' , because it is made from recycled clothing!  It contains 36% recycled silk, 36% recycled cotton  and 28% recycled viscose.

I love the 'tweedy' appearance with colour flecks. This pale shade is called Rock and the contrast shade I used is called Diamond.




There are 4 rows plus a fifth row in a contrast colour

Choosing a vintage button for the crochet collar
The pattern consists of only 5 rows, the first row being chains. The instructions are easy to follow.
 
The finished collar is truly versatile and complements different outfits!




I hope you enjoyed this little post, please let me know what you think? Oh, and do give this a go, it is such a quick project and great for giving a plain top a new style! Use yarn that brings out certain colours, go for matching or contrasting colours! Let the inspiration carry you along!

I look forward to reading your comments! Until next time!

24 comments:

  1. Now that is impressive, a great addition to liven up a plain outfit. I love it.

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    1. Thank you very much, Lorraine! A crochet collar would also make a great gift! :) xx

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  2. Glad you are recovering well :)

    The collar looks great on you! I wish I could wear things like these colors but they just don't suit me. Sighs.

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. Hello Anne, well you could make one in different colours??!! ;) xx

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  3. Every time I visit your blog I'm totally blown away at the amount of work you do . It's all so wonderful I love your new granny square cardigan . It really suits you .
    The collar suits you . Have a lovely day

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    1. Thank you, dear Helda. I appreciate your kind comments! :) xx

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  4. Your collar is very pretty. It could dress up any shirt! Nice work.

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    1. Thanks, Jenifer! Sometimes a simple thing can be very stylish... :) xx

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  5. What a beautiful piece of crochet work, Ingrid! I love it. I will definitely go check out the pattern and see what yarn I can dig up to use. I love making things like this.

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    1. Hi Pammy Sue, glad you like it. I'm sure you will have some nice yarn in your stash that will look great! I'd like to see your collar once it's finished!! Happy crocheting!! ;) xx

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  6. Well done! I'm tempted to make it in pink ;-) Or silver for the holidays already! Enough ideas...

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    1. Hi Sigrid, good luck with that!! ;) xx

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  7. Beautiful collar! I'm tempted too to make it... Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hello Marjan , it's such a quick project, you will enjoy it!! :) xx

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  8. I wonder why i didnot comment on your previous post... i really like the dress you made!! And i'm sorry to hear about your knee... Wishing you a good recovery! And now this post. What a lovely collar, it really look nice on that dress too!!
    Groetjes

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    1. Hi Lizette, thanks for your comments!! :) xx

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  9. It is good to start to see the fruits of your labours coming to fruition isn't it!!! Glad you are feeling a bit better. xx

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  10. The collar is wonderful and looks perfect with your new dress. Love your hair by the way!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks, Mere! :) It's my natural hair colour!!!! xx

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  11. Good to hear that you are recovering. The collar looks lovely on you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Your collar is so pretty and feminine. It frames your face nicely. The lace collars are returning to fashion with the youngsters. My youngest bought a shirt with a dainty floral lacy collar and it really suits her. I was contemplating making some for her but hadn't gone pattern searching yet - I think you have saved me the trouble, Ingrid. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Jodie, give it a go, it's really not difficult and won't take long!! Have fun!! xx

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