I know, I said I’d post this yesterday… but ya know how Sundays just get away on you sometimes? It was beautiful and we spent most of the day outside, in the garden and just, well…playing.
Crochet Belt Tutorial
You will need:
Yarn of your choice and a crochet hook to suit- I used DK and a 3.5mm hook (this is smaller than I would usually use, but I wanted it to be reasonably tight as I’m pretty sure the belt will stretch with time).
First up decide how long you would like your belt to be. This belt could be any length you choose… I like it with a bit of length to dangle, but you might not. Chain until you think it is long enough.
For this belt I chained 190.
NB. You will be crocheting along the top of your chain then around and along the bottom side of your chain working in rounds, always with the front of your belt facing towards you.
Single crochet (sc) in the third chain from your hook and along your belt to the last stitch of your foundation chain. When you reach the end, sc 4 times into the last stitch then continue along the bottom edge of your chain, all the way back to the beginning point. Sc four times in the last stitch (which was actually the start of your chain). Join with a slip stitch to finish the round, fasten off and join your next colour a couple of stitches down from your turning stitches.
If you look closely at the photo above you can see that I am holding my two threads that I want to weave in above my hook, so when I pull my yarn through they will be caught underneath (and woven in out of sight in the back of your belt), continue down the length in this way and you wont have to worry about weaving them in at the end :)
OK back to the belt…
Continue along the top of your belt all the way to the end. When you reach the last four stitches (which made a little loop at the end of your belt); sc 2 times in each of the four stitches around the end.
Sc in each stitch all the way back along the other side of your belt until you get to the other end, and once again sc in each of the 4 stitches around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc and fasten off. At this point if you want a wider belt you could do another round or two following the same instructions.
Join your final colour, now you are going to be crocheting the picot edge:
In the stitch next to the one you have just joined your yarn to, *sc, 3 double crochet, sc in the same stitch, skip 2 sc*, repeat around the entire belt until you are back where you started and join with a slip stitch into the first picot.
To finish your belt, fold over one end and sew in two belt buckle-y things (I have no idea what you would call these if anyone can help please leave a comment!), they are half round with a flat end. I got mine at Spotlight. I added a couple of buttons for accent, but they really aren’t necessary.