Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Bette Bow Collar for Interweave Crochet

Fall is approaching and it is one of my favorite times of the year for crocheting. You can start thinking about making stylish, cozy things for the cooler weather. I was really excited when Interweave announced their Fall call for submissions, specifically requesting collars. I had many ideas for collars and had been waiting for the right time to submit. I especially love this design, because it ticks so many of the boxes I have on my goals for a design list. It is simple and fun to crochet AND it is versatile and can be worn many ways. It looks very different when turned sideways or from back to front. Lindsay Jarvis, the assistant editor of Interweave Crochet did a blog post on the Crochet Me blog about the versatility of the collar.

There is also one more way you can wear the collar which is just off to the side. I really like it this way too, because I used to have a beautiful vintage sweater with this type of neckline. 

Crochet one collar, and wear it turned different ways to suit your mood or the neckline of the top you are wearing it with!

It is available to download from the Interweave Store here.


  1. Hi! I love your work, and I'm working this pattern from a new issue of Interweave I just bought. I wanted you to know that there are no directions to do blo stitches for the main part of the collar, although from the pictures I can see that blo stitches are used. The only written directions that say to use blo are for the middle bands. Just thought you should know, because a beginner making this easy pattern would probably be confused as to why her project didn't turn out anything like the picture!

  2. Hi Linden, right before the instructions, under the "notes" section, the pattern tells you to work all of the stitches in the blo.