for an upcoming project, i was thinking of making a fancy crochet collar, then attaching it to a simple sleeveless shirt, with raw edges to balance out the fanciness of the collar and it make it a little less formal.
What You Need: ROYAL SOCIETY SIX CORD CORDICHET Small Ball, size 30: 3 balls or Large Ball, size 30: 1 ball. Steel Crochet Hook No. 11.
GAUGE: 14 sc make 1 inch; 14 rows make 1 inch.
COLLAR ... Starting at short side, ch 21. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (20 sts). Ch 1, turn. 2nd to l4th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. l5th and l6th rows: Sc in back loop of each sc. Ch 1, turn. l7th row: * Insert hook in front loop of next sc of 3rd row down (14th row) and in front loop of corresponding sc of last row made, thread over and draw loop through and complete as for an sc. Repeat from * across (ridge made). Ch 1, turn. The side on which ridges appear is right side of collar. l8th row: (This is neck edge.) Sc in first 2 sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc) 3 times; (ch 2, sk 2 sc, tr in next sc), 3 times. Ch 1, turn. l9th row: Make sc in each st and 2 sc in each sp across (20 sts). Ch 1, turn. 20th row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 21st, 22nd and 23rd rows: Same as l5th, l6th and l7th rows. 24th to 36th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat l5th to 36th rows 9 more times. Fasten off.
Now work frill along outer edge as follows: 1st row: Sc closely across, keeping work flat. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in 1st sc, make nine ch-7 loops over each sc section, two ch-7 loops over each sp and make ten ch-7 loops over last sc-section, ending with sc in last sc (120 loops in all; it is important that number of loops be divisible by 5). Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: 6 dc in 1st sc (shell made), * sc in next loop, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 4 times; 7 dc in next sc (another shell made). Repeat from * across, ending with a shell in last sc. Turn. 4th row: Sl st in next 3 sts, sc in next st, * ch 7, sc in next loop, (ch 4, sc in 3rd ch from hook, thus making a p; ch 2, p, ch 1, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 7, sc in center dc of next shell. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat the 3rd and 4th rows alternately 6 more times. Fasten off.
BOW ... Starting at one end, ch 12. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 7 inches. Fasten off.
TAB ... Ch 5. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 2nd to l3th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off at end of l3th row. Make a bow of the bow piece. Place Tab across center of Bow and sew ends neatly together on wrong side. Sew Bow to Collar at neck edge on right side. Fasten with a snap fastener.
Starch frill lightly and press through damp cloth.
and then there is this really fluffy one: and the pattern:
Materials Required - AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" or "GEM" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON Size 30-1 Large Ball White.
Steel Crochet Hook Number 12.
Make a ch 27 inches long, d c in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, d c in next ch, repeat front * until work measures 25 inches, cut off remaining ch.
2nd: Row. Ch 4 turn, dc in d c, * ch 1, d c in next d c, repeat from * across row.
Repeat this Row 10 times.
13th: Row. Ch 6, turn, s c in d c, * ch 5, s c in next d c, repeat from * across row.
14th: and 15th: Rows. Ch 7, turn, (always add 1 ch for turning) and work 6 ch loops, then work 2 rows of 7 ch loops, 2 rows of 8 ch loops, 2 rows of 9 ch loops, and 2 rows of 10 ch loops.
24th: Row. Ch 11, turn, s c in loop, * ch 5, 2 d c in next loop, ch 4, sl st in top of d c for picot, 2 d c in same loop, ch 5 and repeat from * to within the last 2 loops, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in loop. Break thread.
Attach thread in 3rd Row of meshes and work 5 ch loops in ch of mesh. Then repeat from 14th Row. Break thread.
Cuff. Make a ch 13 inches long, dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, d c in next ch repeat from * until work measures 10 inches, then work 9 more rows of 1ch meshes same as for collar. Repeat from the 13th Row of collar
Starch pieces slightly and iron while still damp.
From American Thread Co. 1942
a few other ideas: just make the first few rows, not the entire thing.