Guest blogger: Detachable crochet collar pattern by iro iro

Hello! I’m Sophia from ‘iro iro‘ and I’m really happy to be writing a guest post for Chie today, whilst she looks after her own little Sophia. This is my first guest post and to be writing it here is wonderful, thank you Chie!

If any of you have stumbled across my blog before, you may have noticed a recurring theme: collars. I love ’em. Sweet peter pan collars..long bow-tie collars..vintage lace collars. They can completely change the look of an outfit. So let me not disappoint, here is a little tutorial to make your very own collar.

  This is a simple crochet detachable collar I made the other day. It is made with standard DK yarn for a more chunky look than those delicate lace ones found stashed away in vintage shops. And don’t worry, it takes a lot less time to make too. You will only need scraps of yarn: it didn’t even dent my 100g ball. Mine is made with acrylic (it was on hand..) but I think a cotton yarn would make a good alternative.

Ok, you will need:
– Yarn (see above)
– 4mm crochet hook
– Small popper (for back closure)

Abbreviations: ch – chain, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, sl st – slip stitch, tog – together.

Let’s begin: ch 72  (72 chs)

Row 1: ch1, sc in every st  (72 sts)

Row 2: ch2, *dc in st, 2dc in st* repeat to end  (108 sts)

Row 3: ch2, dc in every st  (108 sts)

Row 4: ch2, *dc in 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat to end  (135 sts)

Row 5: sl st 1 st, *5sc in st, sl st 3 sts tog* repeat until 2 sts remaining, sl st 2sts. Pull yarn through loop to finish off.

To complete your detachable collar, sew a popper at the back and enjoy wearing it!

This is not only my first time guest blogging, but also writing out a pattern like this, so please bear with me. Hopefully it will all make sense, if there are any problems please leave a comment below or send me an email (

 If you have never tried crochet before, I recommend taking a look at these easy instructions or popping onto youtube. It’s a really fun hobby to have that you can pick up anywhere – I often crochet on the bus to college! Thanks for reading ^.^

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  1. Gorgeous collar! I also have a collar obsession – I crocheted a similar collar in cream cotton and I've worn it to death. Cannot wait to try your pattern out 🙂

  2. lovely:-D been wanting to do this. tks.

  3. yyaaayyy! i love iro iro but i hadn't seen this before – i'm so excited to do this, i love those detachable collars and this would be way better for me than making one considering how ridiculously poor i am right now!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Thanks for the pattern Sophia! I just finished making it and the directions are very clear and easy-to-follow. I can see myself making this in many colours!

  5. vivatveritas says:

    thank you again sophia!!

    >jessica, did you already make it?! you are amazingly fast! please do share some pics:)


  6. iroirocrafts says:

    Thank you for your comments!

    @Jessica Wow that was quick! I'm glad it all worked out well for you 🙂

  7. This sooo cute! <3

  8. this is definitely on my to-do list! LOVE IT

  9. I'm working on this right now and it turned out huge so I just restarted with a 3.75 mm crochet hook but it's still pretty big…

  10. Cute tutorial, i will make it for this summer. Thanks for sharing…

  11. First of all, thanks for sharing, this is a really nice pattern. I’m also working on this and it has gone a bit wibbly-wobbly, I think it’s probably my chains at the start that are the problem (too tight) but just thought I’d see if anyone else had this happen too. I’m using a cotton yarn which I think is working out well, there’s a clean finish to it that I like. Might see if I can make it a bit deeper too but don’t want to get too ahead of myself!

    Thanks again!

  12. Think I spoke too soon, the final row sorts the wobbling out. Really pleased!


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