Crochet Collars

I’m a little hooked.

I don’t even know why I’m making these, since collars aren’t particularly flattering on me (sucks to have a short neck and broad shoulders) but I figure they’d make nice gifts to friends. I just need to perfect it!

I’m still getting the hang of crochet. I made the green and gray collar using this pattern by Lulu Loves and I followed it to a T but it ended up too big and curly. I had to fold and sew down the edges like so:

crochet collars

crochet collars

Before sewing on the button and button loop

For the second collar, I used this pattern by LazyTcrochet. I made a mistake with the scallops by forgetting to skip and SC and I only noticed it when I was almost done. Both patterns are incredibly easy to follow but I prefer LazyTcrochet’s because I didn’t have trouble with curling!

crochet collars

crochet collars

I used Monaco (cheap nasty acrylic which I use for practice) for Collar #1 and Red Heart for Collar #2. I’m still unsure if I want to take this crochet business seriously so I’m holding off placing a large order on cotton and wool yarns. It’s a little discouraging having such slim choices for yarn locally or having to shell out a crazy amount per skein for natural fibers. Eventually, I want to make some afghans (I think it’s okay to use acrylic for these but even Red Heart gets squeaky so I’m a little hesitant) so I need to get on learning how to make granny squares and African Flower crochet hexagons.

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  • Reply Allie Principe October 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Check out! She posted a series about different places to buy yarn around Manila :D

  • Reply dlysen October 30, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I shared this on my sister facebook… she loves doing this during break time of her work.

  • Reply Nic October 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I love the collars. I want to try to make some. They are so cute!

  • Reply Jean October 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Ang galing mo. I’m amazed cos I can only do the basic stuff. I can’t even do a ring. Were you paying attention to HE class in grade school? :)

    • Reply Helga October 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      No! Hahaha we were taught in HS and I remember only learning how to chain! Tapos I just watched videos a couple of months ago. Dali lang!

  • Reply Madz October 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Have you visited Dreams Yarnshoppe at Glorietta 5? That’s where I get “special” yarns. Kinda expensive though. A skein can go up to 500 pesos (they have cheaper ones of course)!

    I’m planning to get some fluffy yarns online soon-ish. The color selection here are very limited.

    • Reply Helga October 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      @Madz, I read about that place! Pero parang ang mahal nga, though I should check it out.

      Online, might order from Knit Picks and Knitting Warehouse!

  • Reply Twinkle October 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hey I thought Monaco is cotton? Do they make acrylic too?

    • Reply Helga October 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      They have mercerized cotton and acrylic knitting yarn!

  • Reply Pink Haired Princess October 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Absolutely adorable-I love them x

  • Reply Christina October 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Those are so cute! I’m jealous! I cannot crochet to save my life.

  • Reply Sarah November 2, 2012 at 8:17 am

    So cute Helga! I’ll definitely try these :) I just made 1 black beanie hat for my brother and a cream beret for my sister with pompom ball included! I try to rest every couple of days – ang sakit sa wrist pag non-stop akong mag-crochet! :3

  • Reply Lizzie (Pretty/Ugly) November 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    So kyoot. But I still believe you’re too sexeh for knitting.

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