Introduction: How to Crochet a Neckline
Tiny steel crochet hook (usually for lace/doilies)
Size E crochet hook
Needle with a large eye
In order to do this project, you need to know the basics of crocheting! Wanna learn? Check the How to Crochet instructable, blog, or video :)
Step 1: Creating the String
**If at any point you run out of string, take a new strand and layer the beginning part on top of your ending string. You will crochet with this double string for a little bit, until the old piece completely ends.**
Cut a big scoop neck into the shirt. The piece you cut out of the neck you will use to cut into scraps and string.
Take an oval shape, and cut a skinny strip (about 1/4 inch) in a spiral around the oval until you reach the center.
Wind your strip of string into a ball, stretching it slightly as you do so.
Step 2: Crochet the First Row
Make a slip knot in your string and put the loop on your tiny steel crochet hook.
Take the hook and poke it about a 1/4 inch into the neckline edge of the t-shirt.
Make a single crochet stitch.
Do 6 chain stitches, then move an inch over and poke into the shirt again.
Repeat the crochet pattern of a single stitch, 6 chains, and poke a hole until you've gone all the way around the neckline.
Step 3: Crochet the Second Row
Insert the hook into your very first single crochet.
Do a slip stitch so that you connect your new row to the old row. Do a couple more slip stitches so that you are positioned at the top of the first loop. Now you can begin working into each loop to begin a new pattern.
Switch to your bigger crochet hook. Do a single crochet into the first loop.
Do 6 chain stitches. Then do a single crochet in the next loop. Repeat until you are at the beginning again.
Step 4: Crochet the Third (and Final) Row
Put your hook into the first single crochet stitch, and do a slip stitch to connect. Then do a few more slip stitches so that you're at the top of the loop again.
The next round, do 5 chains for each loop so that the neckline will start getting smaller.
When the third row is done, join with a slip stitch into the first single crochet stitch.
To finish off: Cut the string a couple inches away, do one last chain stitch, and pull the tail all the way through. Pull it tight. Take a needle and weave the end in. Then you're finished!
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