Turtleneck To Scoop Neck – Sweater Refashion

Turtleneck To Scoop Neck - Sweater Refashion

I hate turtleneck collars as much as I hate hoods! 😉 So I usually remove or refashion turtleneck collars: Some time ago, I turned a turtleneck into a wide crochet lace collar. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change a turtleneck collar into a mock collar or scoop neck.


You’ll need:

  • turtleneck sweater
  • crochet hook
  • sewing machine or needle and thread
  • scissor


Sweater Refashion – Option 1: Mock Collar

Sweater Refashion Turtleneck To Mock Neck

To shortened the turtleneck into a mock neck, unravel half of the turtleneck collar. Using the unravelled yarn, crochet around the collar with single crochet or slip stitches picking up the stitches of the collar.

Turtleneck Sweater Refashion Mock Neck Close Up
Close-up of mock neck with slip stitches



Sweater Refashion – Option 2: Scoop Neck

I didn’t like the mock neck anymore, so I turned it into a scoop neck.

Turtleneck To Round Neck - DIY Sweater Refashion Tutorial

Cut out a scoop neck. Unravel the yarn of the turtleneck.

Turtleneck To Scoop Neck - DIY Sweater Refashion Tutorial

Measure the circumference of the scoop neck. Using single crochet stitches, crochet a facing as long as the circumference of the scoop neck. When you’ve crocheted 3 or 4 rows, fasten off the yarn and weave in the ends.

Turtleneck Sweater Refashion Tutorial

Pin the crochet facing to the neckline and sew two rows of zig-zag stitches around the neck (the turquoise lines). The raw edge of the sweater is now hidden behind the crochet facing and the zig-zag stitches prevent fraying.

DIY Sweater Refashion Tutorial

Trim loose threads.

Iron Wonky Knit Fabric After Sewing

The neckline might be a bit wonky after sewing: Press it with a damp cloth, and the neckline is smooth again.

Here are more pictures of the refashioned sweater.

6 thoughts on “Turtleneck To Scoop Neck – Sweater Refashion

  1. So, I need to learn to crochet. Just might be worth it! Thanks for helping us look at clothes from a new perspective.

  2. Thank you. I too hate turtle necks and hoodies. Gives me confidence in what to do. I would love to know what your do with a hoodie as some of them I really like only for the hood. 😀

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