Crochet Merino Collar

My mom had a lovely merino sleeveless turtleneck top, but the turtleneck was a bit on the tight side and not too comfortable for her. So she asked me if I could remove the turtleneck  and do something with the neck opening to make it wearable. My solution? Crochet a lovely lace collar!

I unraveled the turtleneck part and used yarn from it to crochet this collar, following a pattern from the Japanese booklet called Asahi Original.

Here's how the completed collar looks on its own:

Here is how the neck area looks before attaching the collar. I secured all the loose stitches before sewing the collar on.

And this is how the neck area looks with the collar attached: