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Geek Chic Crochet

A stylish collar for a blouse or jumper makes an exquisite and unique gift. It’s easy to make once you get used to a tiny hook and fine yarn.

ch chain
cont continue
dc double crochet
dtr double treble
patt pattern
quadtr quadruple treble rem remaining
RS right side
sp(s) space(s)
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
tr treble
trtr triple treble
WS wrong side

Special abbreviation
4ch, 1dc in 4th ch from hook (1 picot made)

On Row 4, 2 repeats of patt measure 4cm (11⁄2in) across using 1.25mm
(US size 10) hook.

One size.

Finished measurement
Neck edge 24cm (91⁄2in)
6.5cm (31⁄2in) deep

Extract from

Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench

Published by CICO Books

Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you re guaranteed to love
the 35 patterns in Geek Chic Crochet. With a combination of cute, quirky and
cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro
designs. If you re meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and
black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt
for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the
granny-square scarf. For the summer months there s a cute crop top to wear
to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You ll
also find accessories to complete an ensemble the collar is perfect for
giving a new lease of life to last year s favourite dress or adding detail to
a coat. Finally, there are brightly coloured pillows for your bedroom and an
oversized hoodie that s perfect to relax in the day after the night before.
Making your own clothes is also fun and rewarding. Even if you have never
crocheted before, you ll find easy patterns to stitch, plus an extensive
techniques section explaining everything you need to know.
Inject some individuality into your outfits with homespun clothes and
accessories including scarves, skirts, tank tops, turbans and more.
Customize your wardrobe by stitching your own clothes in any colour
you want.
Cute & Easy Crochet (ISBN 978-1-907563-06-5), also by Nicki Trench,
has sold over 20,000 copies.

© 2016 Nicki Trench / CICO Books · Reproduced with permission. · Geek Chic Crochet by Nicki Trench is published by Cico Books at £12.99 paperback and is available from all good bookshops. All photograph is © Cico Books.


  • Step 1

    (make 2 pieces the same)
    Make 59ch.
    Row 1: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, *5ch, miss 3 ch,
    1dc in next ch; rep from * to end. (14 sps)
    Row 2: 3ch, 1dc in 3rd of 5-ch, *5ch, 1dc in 3rd of next 5-ch; rep from * ending 3ch, 1tr in last dc.
    Row 3: 5ch, *[3trtr, picot, 3trtr] in 3rd of next 5-ch, 2ch, 1dc in 3rd of next 5-ch, 2ch; rep from * ending [3trtr, picot, 3trtr] in 3rd of last 5-ch, 1trtr in 3rd of
    Row 4: 4ch, 1dc in first picot, *2ch, [3trtr, picot, 3trtr] in next dc, 2ch, 1dc in next picot; rep from * ending with 1dtr in 5th of first 5-ch.
    Row 5: 6ch, 1dc in first picot, *2ch, [3trtr, picot, 3trtr] in next dc, 2ch, 1dc in next picot; rep from * ending with 1quadtr in last dc.
    Rep Row 5 three more times.
    Row 9: 6ch, 1dc in first picot, 2ch, [3trtr, picot, 3trtr] in next dc, 2ch, 1dc in last picot, 1quadtr in last dc.
    Fasten off.

  • Step 2

    Neck edging
    Join thread to first foundation ch of one piece and (working on other side of ch) work 1dc in each foundation ch. At end of foundation ch, join in 2nd piece and cont to work 1dc in each foundation ch of 2nd piece (this joins both pieces together).
    Fasten off.

  • Step 3

    Row 1: Work a row of sps (5ch, 1dc) 16 sps outside and 15 sps inside on each point, omitting 5ch between dc at join of points, turn.
    Row 2: *5ch, 1dc in 3rd of 5-ch (picot made), 2ch, 1dc in 3rd of 5-ch of Row 1; rep from * around point, ending 1dc in 3rd of 5-ch of last sp of first point.
    Commence next point with 1dc in 3rd of 5-ch of first sp, rep from * to end of 2nd point, ending with ss in foundation ch.
    Fasten off.

  • How to make a Peter Pan collar. Lacy Collar - Step 4
    Step 4

    Block and press.

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Comments · Norway, Maine, US · 1 project
I really have to learn how to crochet! This was just so cute!

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