West Point Collar



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Materials: Clark’s O.N.T. Knit-Crochet, 2 balls each of White and color 25 Crystal Blue.  Milward’s steel crochet hook No. 2.

Front: Using thread double, 1 strand of Blue and 1 of White, ch to measure about 16 inches.  1st row: S c in 3rd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st, s c in next, repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.  2nd row: Skip 1st ch-1 and s c in next s c.  * Ch 1, s c in next s c, repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.  3rd for 5th rows incl: Same as 2nd.  6th row: Work s c and ch 1 for 4 times, then ch 6, skip 3 s c’s of previous row, s c in next (for buttonhole).  Continue across to within 7 s c from end, and make another buttonhole.  Continue as before until work gradually comes to a point.  Fasten off.  Make back the same, but omit buttonholes.

Collar: Ch to measure 14 inches.  1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1st st, s c in next.  Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.  2nd to 9th rows incl: S c in 1st s c.  * Ch 1, s c in next s c.  Repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.  10th row: Work to within 1 inch from end of previous row, ch 1, turn.  11th to 17th rows incl: Same as 2nd.  Break off.  Fold collar at 10th row and whip across straight end.  Stitch down short end to longer piece.  (The extra inch allows for overlap.)  Attach White at lower edge and work a row of s c’s along both edges (working as a rnd). 

Next rnd:
* S c in next s c, ch 6, s c in same s c.  Repeat from * around.  Work the same edging on the 2 sides of the front and back.  Cover 2 large round buttons with s c in White and sew to inside of back piece to correspond to buttonholes in front.  Then whip collar to front and back pieces as in illustration.  At the right side, leave about an inch between the front and back pieces in whipping them to collar.  Sew snaps to collar.

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