Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Crochet Victorian choker

I made this crochet choker over the Christmas period, adapting a Victorian pattern from a 1970s craft encyclopedia. It's made from black crochet cotton with a black satin ribbon tie. I might also use the same lace pattern to make some cuffs, or maybe the hem for a coat.

In the 1970s book, they were using the same lace pattern, run up this time in crisp, white crochet cotton, to trim the layers on a floaty, hippy skirt - it looked very pretty and romantic. It's always interesting how many different effects you can get from one basic crochet pattern just by changing the yarn or colour.

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