Crochet materials and tools:
<> Crochet hook 4.5 mm
<> Bernat, Premium (4) –100% acrylic. Use any brand of medium worsted weight yarn.
<> Markers (optionally)
Crochet ribbed dickey size:
Gauge: 15-16 stitches = 4 inches (double crochet swatch)
Head circumference: 52-57 cm (22-23 in)
Length: 25 cm (10 in)
Common abbreviations of crochet stitches (US):
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
HDC – half double crochet
HDC BL – half double crochet back loop only
sl st – slip stitch
sl st BL – slip stitch back loop only
yo slst – yarn over slip stitch: yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, and next 2 loops on your hook.
yo sl st BL – yarn over slip stitch back loop only
Ribbed turtleneck dickey crochet pattern:
Ch 41. The chain must measure about 28 cm (11 in).
Row 1: ch 1, sl st in the second loop from hook, sl st in next 23 ch. yo slst in next 7 ch, HDC in next 10 ch. Turn (41 sts)
Row 2: ch 2, HDC BL in next 10 sts, yo slst BL in next 7 sts, sl st BL in next 24 sts. Turn (41 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, sl st BL in next 24 sts, yo slst BL in next 7 sts, HDC BL in next 10 sts. Turn (41 sts)
Repeat Rows 2-3 until the dickey reaches the desired width. My width is 33 cm. Because the neck ribbing is too stretchy, I decided to make the width equal to my neck circumference. In case you do not have the right person near to try your dickey, you can find neck circumference measurements online.
Fold the dickey wrong side out. I decided that the right side would be the one with v-stitches that resemble knitting and is not upside down. After completing the last row of your dickey pattern, Ch 1 to begin the seaming process. To seam the dickey, insert your crochet hook through the back loop of one side and the loop of the first foundation chain on the other side. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all loops present on the hook, forming a single crochet stitch. Repeat this seaming technique, single crocheting across the edges of the dickey until reaching the end, ensuring a secure and neat seam. Secure the loose ends.