Refashion: Turtleneck To Crochet Lace Collar

Refashion: Turtleneck To Crochet Lace Collar

I turned a turtleneck collar into a crochet lace collar. It’s a very easy refashion! 😀

Refashion: Turn Turtleneck Into Crochet Lace Collar

DIY sweater refashion crochet collar tutorial

The sweater had a turtleneck collar before. But I don’t like turtlenecks! 😉

DIY crochet lace collar sweater

So I cut off the turtleneck collar and unravelled the collar.

Crochet lace sweater tutorial

Then I used the yarn to crochet a lace collar.

Crochet lace sweater, pearl necklace, antique Victorian brooch
Close-up of crochet lace and antique Victorian brooch
Turtleneck sweater refashion wrong side
Wrong side of crochet lace collar

Once finished, I sewed the crochet lace collar to the raw edge of the sweater with two rows of zig zag stitches. The two rows of zig zag stitches prevent unravelling of the raw edge.

Crochet lace collar turtleneck sweater refashion
Right side of crochet lace collar

On the right side, the raw edge is hidden behind the single crochet stitches.

How to refashion a turtle neck sweater

I like how it turned out! 😀 The loose crochet lace collar is much more comfortable to wear.

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Here are similar crochet lace patterns, if you’d also like to refashion your turtle neck sweater into a crochet lace sweater: crochet lace pattern 1, crochet lace pattern 2 and crochet lace pattern 3.

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It was such a windy day when we took the pics! 😀

DIY sweater refashion crochet collar tutorial

15 thoughts on “Refashion: Turtleneck To Crochet Lace Collar

  1. How adorable! I love the idea of a crocheted collar! You’re so right, it is definitely more comfortable than a turtle neck! It turned out great!

  2. That’s so clever, you used the same yarn that you unravelled – brilliant!
    A turtle neck is the one that is all tight up round your neck right? In the Uk we call them polo necks and I’m not a fan either, feels all tight up round my neck for me. I love this idea, so clever and so pretty. Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

    1. Thank you! 😀 With the unravelled yarn, the collar has the same color and texture as the sweater but the yarn supply is limited – I used all the unravelled yarn from the turtle neck/ polo neck collar for the crochet lace collar.

  3. Very cute! I would never have thought to do that! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

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