Carol emailed me the following:
Remember the old days when everyone had a white add-on collar with a hook or clasp to wear on a nice cashmere sweater. I have tried in vain to find a pattern for same. Can you refer one to me?
My Response: I know of quite a few interesting collar patterns available on the Internet. I haven't actually crocheted any of these, but they look like lovely patterns. I hope you'll find one that looks exactly like what you want to make.
This classy collar is a contemporary design with retro-vintage charm. It's an intermediate-level crochet project that you can work in crochet thread. This collar was designed by Lorna Miser. The free pattern is posted at the Red Heart website.
This pattern makes me smile every time I look at it. The designer has shared several different ways for making it up, and each version manages to look different and unique. The look is really retro and fun; it'll definitely take you back in time to those carefree cashmere sweater days. Yet the look is also fresh, wearable and up-to-date.
This free pattern is by Shara Lambeth; it's posted at her website.
This is a free pattern with photo tutorial. It's posted at the Softspoken blog.
This cute collar is classy without being frilly or lacy. The free pattern is posted at the "Mel P designs" blog.
this free pattern is posted at the "Kel Goes Crafty" website.
Free Collar Pattern Downloads at Ravelry
The free patterns for these collars are downloadable from Ravelry.com; you will probably need to be a Ravelry member to access the free patterns.
- Lace crochet Pan collar by Kristín Hrund Whitehead
- Lacy crochet Peter Pan collar by Emma Escott
- Irish dancing collar by Anne Carroll Gilmour