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Adding embellishments to an outfit is one of the quickest and easiest ways to create a personalised wardrobe for you and your loved ones and so how about whipping up this Crochet Collar Pattern for a delicate touch of elegance today?

Also known as a Peter Pan collar crochet pattern, this simple lace accessory brings an instant lift to any outfit, that you either attach permanently to an item of clothing or keep it separate to switch out and use on any neckline you like. The best part? It’s a joy to make – easy, quick, and oh-so-fun!

A pile of crocheted collars in a basket on top of a wooden table.

Who can I make a Peter Pan crochet collar for?

With sizes ranging from baby to adult, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to create thoughtful presents for your loved ones (a perfect baby shower gift or to celebrate Mother’s Day perhaps?).

So the answer is anyone and everyone! Make some in festive colours for great stocking fillers, in pastel shades as a super cute Easter gift or in neutrals for a quick and easy baby treat.

Plus, it’s a fantastic way to put those yarn stash treasures to good use! This pattern is designed with the beginner in mind, using Category 2 sport weight yarn in a palette of delicate colours.

If you’re looking for other quick and easy gifts to make today then I also love my ruffle crochet necklace pattern that you can make in just 20 minutes!

Baby size crocheted collars added to a babygrow on a wooden table.
  • Versatile Sizing: From the tiniest fashionistas to adults with flair, this pattern fits everyone!
  • Quick & Easy: Whip up presents for loved ones in no time!
  • Stash-Busting Fun: Use up those beautiful sport weight yarn remnants for a stunning collar.

Getting Started: Materials Needed for Your Crochet Collar Pattern

Sizing

The pattern includes instructions for making a baby, toddler, child, teen and adult crochet collar.

They have a finished neck circumference of 10.5 (12, 13.5, 15, 16.75) inches but it’s very easy to adapt to be as long as you like.

Yarn

To make the peter pan crochet collar I used Heatherly Sport from WeCrochet which is 80% acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 328yds/300m/100g

This is a great category 2 weight yarn that comes in an array of soft and gentle tones with a heather appearance making it perfect for these little collars.

To create my collars I chose to use the shades Sweetheart, Peach Fuzz, Bedtime, Snowflake and Sweet Bing.

How much yarn do I need to crochet the lace collar?

Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult) will require approximately 25 (35, 50, 75, 100) yards of Sport (Category 2 weight) yarn to crochet a collar.

You can use any yarn that you like to crochet the collar bearing in mind that you need to make sure you meet the gauge. Some other great options are:

  • Brava Sport 100% premium acrylic, 340yds/311m/100g
  • Comfy Sport 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 136yds/124m/50g
  • Galileo 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo, 131 yds/120m/50g
A woman wearing a burgundy sweater with a white lace collar.

Other Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Video Tutorial: Follow Along to Create Your Crochet Collar

Easy crochet collar pattern.

Step by Step Video Tutorial

Join me to create an adult lace collar in this step-by-step video tutorial.

Included in the video tutorial:

We begin by creating a long chain that we will use for both the neckline of the collar and the buttonhole too. Working into those chains we set up our first row of simple single crochet stitches. Rows 2 to 4 create the delicate lace stitches with a variety of V stitches. Our final row sees us add shell stitches to come of the chain spaces to add that beautiful scalloped edge to finish the collar.

Lastly, we secure the chains for the buttonhole and sew the button in place to finish. That’s all there is to it!

Crochet Terms You’ll Need to Know

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ch-sp(s) – chain space(s)

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sp – space

ss/sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

Yoh – yarn over hook

Stitches

The pattern is written in standard US terms and uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

Three crocheted collars on a table.

Special Stitches

Stacked Double Crochet

stacked double crochet is a great alternative to a turning chain that stacks 2 single crochet stitches on top of each other to reach the height of a double crochet.

Variations and Ideas: Customising this crochet collar tutorial

The crochet collar is easy to customise to any length you desire.

The stitches for the Collar Section are in multiples of 4.

You then need to add any number of chains for the buttonhole you desire, plus 1 more chain to turn.

So your Foundation chain needs to be:

Multiple of 4 + 1 + chains for your desired buttonhole size.

A woman wearing a burgundy sweater and pink crocheted collar.

Before you dive into crocheting your collar, take a moment to read through the pattern notes—it’s a game-changer!

These handy insights will not only simplify your pattern-reading journey but also ensure a smoother crochet experience. You’ll find helpful tips on deciphering the sizing, alternative stitches, and important reading rules. Trust me, a quick peek at these notes will set you up for crochet success!

  • A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • Work the pattern in turned rows.
  • Each size is formatted separately in the written pattern in the following order: Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult.
  • Work a stacked dc or ch3 at the beg of a row as you prefer.
  • Read through the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Make sure that you are familiar with all of the stitches in the abbreviations list before you begin.
  • The pattern used standard US crochet terms.
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Poppy Lace Crochet Collar Written Pattern

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Crocheted collars in a basket on a table sizes baby to adult.

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Pattern Gauge

10 sts = 2 inches

5 rows = 2.25 inches

Meeting the gauge is important in this project but will take longer to swatch than to make so I suggest you begin working the size you want with the recommended hook size and adjust as needed.

Baby Crochet Collar Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch56

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across until there are 3 remaining. Leave these 3 unworked as they will become your buttonhole, turn. [52sc, 3ch for buttonhole]

Row 2: stacked dc in 1st st, *skip next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: ch1, sc in 1st st, 6dc in first ch1-sp, *sc in next ch1-sp, 6dc in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, sc in last st.

Break yarn and weave in end from last row.

Create buttonhole loop as per Buttonhole Instructions.

Toddler Crochet Collar Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch65

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across until there are 4 remaining. Leave these 4 unworked as they will become your buttonhole, turn. [60sc, 4ch for buttonhole]

Row 2: stacked dc in 1st st, *skip next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *dc in next ch1-sp, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: ch1, sc in 1st st, 8dc in first ch2-sp, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 8dc in next ch2-sp; rep from * to last ch2-sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Create buttonhole loop as per Buttonhole Instructions.

Pretty crocheted lace collars in a basket on a table.

Child Crochet Collar Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch74

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across until there are 5 remaining. Leave these 5 unworked as they will become your buttonhole, turn. [68sc, 5ch for buttonhole]

Row 2: stacked dc in 1st st, *skip next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *dc in next ch1-sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: ch1, sc in 1st st, 8dc in first ch2-sp, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 8dc in next ch2-sp; rep from * to last ch2-sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Create buttonhole loop as per Buttonhole Instructions.

Teen Crochet Collar Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch82

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across until there are 5 remaining. Leave these 5 unworked as they will become your buttonhole, turn. [76sc, 5ch for buttonhole]

Row 2: stacked dc in 1st st, *skip next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *dc in next ch1-sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: ch1, sc in 1st st, 10dc in first ch2-sp, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 10dc in next ch2-sp; rep from * to last ch2-sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Create buttonhole loop as per Buttonhole Instructions.

A woman wearing a burgundy sweater with a crochet collar.

Adult Crochet Collar Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch91

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across until there are 6 remaining. Leave these 6 unworked as they will become your buttonhole, turn. [84sc, 6ch for buttonhole]

Row 2: stacked dc in 1st st, *skip next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *dc in next ch1-sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: stacked dc in 1st st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1st ch1-sp, *skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch1-sp; rep from * to last ch1-sp, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: ch1, sc in 1st st, 10dc in first ch2-sp, *skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, 10dc in next ch2-sp; rep from * to last ch2-sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in last st.

Create buttonhole loop as per Buttonhole Instructions.

Buttonhole Instructions

For the buttonhole loop – thread your start end of yarn through the collar at the correct place and fasten to make a button loop.

Sew the button onto the other side of the collar to fasten. Weave in ends to finish.

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