Here we go! Starting off the wonderful week with (drum roll, please) one of my infamous Favorite Vintage Crochet Pattern posts!
Came across this one a while back and fell in love. Its an original pattern from 1935! Back in those days (Great Depression) women made old dresses new again or dressed up an every day one with handmade collars and cuffs (sewed, crocheted, knitted, etc.). I love this because my Grandma Mae swore upon the saying "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!" She grew up in eastern Colorado (dust bowl country!) during the 30s and loved anyone who was resourceful and hated anyone who wasn't. I've always had some of that mentality from her teachings which i part of why i love it.
Another reason why i am so in love with it is that it appears to be VERY similar to the collar on Ginger Rogers dress in Swing Time (1936) when she dances with Fred does it not?
Of course, it is a little different. But with a few modifications we all could be lookin like that gorgeous blonde!
Here's the pattern!!! Enjoy.
The Ribbed Collar
This free pattern originally published in A Bookful of Crochet, Book No. 52.Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, size 20, White or Ecru, 6 balls. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 5.
Make a ch 5 inches long. 1st row: Ch 3, d c in 4th ch from hook, d c in each st of foundation ch, turn. 2nd row: Ch 3 (to count as 1 d c), d c in 2nd d c of previous row, always picking up only the front loop throughout work. 1 d c in each d c across ending row with a d c over turning ch-3. Turn. 3rd row: Ch 1, s c in 2nd d c of previous row, s c in each d c across, ending row with s c over turning ch-3. Turn. 4th row: Ch 1, s c in 2nd s c of previous row, s c in each s c across ending row with s c over turning ch-1. Turn. 5th row: Ch 3, d c in 2nd s c of previous row, d c in each s c across, ending with d c over turning ch-1. Turn. Repeat from beginning of 2nd row to 5th row incl, until work measures 51 inches. Complete work with the 3rd row. Break off. Attach thread to 4th ch of foundation ch, * skip the next 2 d c rows, sl st through each of next 2 s c rows. Repeat from * to end of collar. Fasten off. Make a loop on right side of collar and a button on the left side. Press pleats in place.
From Free Vintage Crochet.com