Crochet Collar

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Yup, there’s a lot of crochet on the blog right now! In the next three months I have 12 (12!!) knitting patterns being released, that’s a lot of stuff I can’t show you until publication. It also means that crochet has become my “go to” relaxation again. After a day in front of the pc proof reading knitting patterns I long for 5pm when I log off, light the fire and have an hour of “me time” before starting to think about the evening meal or catching up with chores. I had “pinned” a photo of these gorgeous collars months ago  and they definitely inspired my weekend hooking. Although I didn’t follow Katherine’s pattern, she has to be given credit for what came off my hook.

corsage collarYou can find the full pattern by clicking here. The flower pattern I used is the one I designed for my Baby Hat design in Craftseller issue 23, but you’ll find a lovely flower on Katherine’s website.

felt ballI had quite a lot of fun with this and  I’m pretty sure that a few little girls will find this in their stocking on Christmas morning!

 

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  1. Glad to read that you are so busy! I hope you are keeping well. The crochet collars are sweet.

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