I've been trying to figure out this pattern for a while. I wasn't able to find a pattern online that fit my requirements so I came up with my own. And of course, I had to share it with you. You will find that this pattern will make a nicely shaped and comfortable detachable peter pan collar that you can wear with low cut tops and dresses. The suggested pattern is in plus size but I also provide instructions on how to make it smaller or bigger. I am offering this pattern for free. If you don't crochet and would like to purchase a collar by me, check my Etsy.
You will need:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn
Crochet hook I/5.50MM
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl = slip stitch
1. Ch desired length. I took the circumference of my neck, which was 17 inches and doubled it to 34 inches, taking a couple inches off for the additional rows at the end that will add a bit of length. I started with about 109 chains. You can also measure a dress or shirt that you want to mimic. Be sure that you stretch the chain when you measure it. Add two more chains.
2. Turn and hdc in the 3rd loop from the hook. Continue to hdc to the end. Ch 2.
3. Turn and 3 hdc, (2 hdc) in the next stitch, *3 hdc, (2 hdc) in the next stitch*. Repeat from *to* until you reach the end. The smaller your collar is the more frequent you may need to (2 hdc) in order to make the rounded shape, otherwise your collar will be more of a v-neck shape. i.e. Medium (starts with 89 chains): 2 hdc, (2 hdc), 3 hdc, (2 hdc), 2 hdc (2 hdc) 3 hdc, Small (starts with 69 chains): 2 hdc, (2 hdc), 2 hdc. I am still testing this part so you may want to lay down your work and check the shape before proceeding. Ch 2.
4. Turn and hdc until the end. Ch 2.
5. Turn and hdc until the end. Ch 2.
6. Turn and hdc to the end and down the side of your rows, heading in the direction of your original ch. You should have 6 hdc's down the side with the last one in your very first chain. Make sure you hdc until the end of the side so that the top of you work looks straight. Ch 2.
7. Turn, hdc 5. You should have one stitch left before the corner. (3 dc) in the next stitch, (3 dc) in the next stitch. 3 dc, Hdc until you reach the other end with 4 loops left until the corner. 3 dc, (3 dc) in the next stitch, (3 dc) in the next stitch around the corner, 5 hdc down the side until you reach the end towards your original ch. Ch 2.
8. Turn and hdc until the end. Ch 2.
Tip: If you are making a collar 89 chains or shorter, you may want to put (2 hdc) in the last stitch each time you get to the end after step 7. This will allow the curve of your collar to continue.
9. Turn and hdc until the end. Ch 2.
10. Turn and hdc until the end. You can also stop at step 8 or continue to repeat step 9 until your collar is a desired width. When you are one row away from your desired width, go to step 10 and 11.
11. Join the two ends together by sl the two sides together on the first top stitches, on the back side of your work. It's important to join the two sides together at two different points so that your work is sturdy. Finish off and weave in your ends.
Wear with every outfit!
Please note: I made this pattern up. Make as many as you want. Please feel free to share but do not sell items made with it or sell the pattern.