Clowns! Who doesn't love clowns? Well, most people actually, ever since the remake of IT was released (and even before that)...but hey, they make for some great Halloween costumes! Speaking of which, I convinced my partner to dress as Pennywise, and needed a ruff to complete the costume. So here is the pattern for all you clown-enthusiasts out there! :)
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You will need:
Worsted weight yarn in white
6.5mm (K) hook
We will be tying two strands of yarn to the hook. This way, we can work up the ruff much faster :) When casting on, leave a long tail, as this will be used later to tie the ruff to your neck.
Foundation chain a length that will fit around your length comfortably.
Row 1: chain 4, then make a treble crochet in the fourth chain from your hook. Make 2 treble crochets in each stitch of the foundation chain. Turn.
If this is for a child, you can make 3tr in each stitch and fasten off after row one. If it's for an adult, then keep going...;)
Row 2: Chain 4, 2tr in the same stitch. 3tr in each stitch. It will start to curl (or pucker) and create the wavy shape of the ruff. Once you have reached the end, fasten off, and weave in ends. Don't forget, you will need to attach another length of yarn to the opposite corner of the ruff so that you can tie it around you neck.
Aaaaand you're done! Now you have a ruff for all your clown emergencies.
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