Crochet Collar Shirt Refashion

Crochet Yarn collar shirt refashion

This is a repost of the tutorial that I did for Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. & Me for her Yarn it All Series.

When Kimberly asked me to be a part of her Yarn it All series, I immediately said yes.  Then I started thinking… what in the world am I going to do with yarn?! I am a begining crochet-er at best and it takes me a REALLY long time to crochet anything.   Usually my hats are too small and the shoes I crochet aren’t the same size.  So my yarn skills may be a little rusty but my refashion skills are doing alright.  I thought if I could combine yarn with a refashion, then I may just be able to pull off a cute DIY yarn project after all. And thus the Crochet Collar Shirt Refashion was initiated.

Crochet collar shirt refashion

I started by taking in a men’s shirt.  If you need help taking in a big shirt you can check out this post I did.  After I took it in I cut off the collar.  I followed the tutorial from New Stitch a Day on How to Crochet a Circle and Picot Edging.   Using a G hook, I followed the instructions which called for me to start a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1.  I crocheted until my chain went the length of my collar.  It ended up being 56.  If I were to do it again I think I would do 61 stitches.  I followed the tutorial.  It was not perfect but I tried my best.  I pinned the yarn collar onto the shirt and sewed it on with my sewing machine.  I didn’t sew every piece, just the outline of the crocheted part.

Crochet Collar Before and After

So far it has held up well! I have  washed it  multiple times and it still looks like new. I do hang dry it.

Yarn Crochet Collar RefashionHave you refashioned anything lately? I would love to see if you have! I am always looking for cute clothing refashions!

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  1. Hello!

    We are having a Linky Party here I found your crocheted collar shirt on craftgawker and think it is super cute! We are choosing 3 of our favorite projects, and those chosen will get $5 in Blitsy credits to spend on our website. Hopefully we see you at our party! 🙂