A new belt… or two

I was inspired this weekend to design a new belt, something a bit more lacy than the last one, a belt that would really dress up an outfit.

Crochet Belt Free PatternAnd then when I had finished the first one, I decided that actually I needed another…

Crochet Belt Free Pattern
These belts are made with a fan stitch.  This is a very easy stitch to master, its simply 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet all in the same stitch… there is also a v stitch in the pattern this is simply a half double crochet, chain 1, and another half double crochet all in the same stitch.

These make up very quickly, if you can double crochet and half double crochet you can do this!

Fancy Fan Stitch Crochet Belt Tutorial

You will need:

Yarn and a corresponding hook.

The pink belt is in DK (8 ply) acrylic and was made with a 4mm hook, the green one was made with a 4ply cotton, and a 3mm hook.

D rings, or two bangles (more about that below).

Special stitches;

Fan stitch- 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 crochet all in the same stitch.

V stitch – 1 half double crochet, chain 1, 1 half double crochet all in the same stitch.

Foundation chain: multiple of 10 chains + 2. (For the pink belt (8ply), I chained 160, for the green belt (4ply) I chained 200).

1. 1sc into the second chain from the hook. 1sc in next stitch. *Skip 3 stitches, Fan in next stitch, skip 3 stitches, 1sc in next stitch*. Repeat to end, 1sc in last chain. Turn.

2. Chain 2, hdc into first stitch, *chain 3, 1sc into ch 1 space of next fan, chain 3, V stitch into next space* repeat between * and * to end. 2 hdc into last stitch. Turn.

3. Chain 3, 3dc into first stitch. *1sc into chain 3 space, 1 chain, 1 sc into next 3 chain space, Fan into chain 1 of centre of next V stitch*. Repeat between * and * to end, 3 Dc and 1 sc into last stitch.

Free crochet belt pattern4. Turn your belt so you are now working along the bottom of the foundation chain (this is the opposite side of where you were working for the last 3 rows). 3Dc in first stitch, V stitch in next stitch. *Fan into centre of the bottom of next fan, V stitch into centre of bottom of next V stitch*, repeat  till end. 3dc in last stitch. Turn.

Free crochet belt pattern5. Chain 2, hdc in next stitch, V stitch in 1 chain space of next V stitch, *Chain 3, Sc in 1 chain space in top of next Fan stitch, chain 3, V stitch in 1 chain space of next V stitch*. Repeat between * and * till end. Skip 2 Dc and 2 hdc in last stitch. Turn.

6. Chain 3, Dc in 1 chain space of next V stitch. *Sc in chain 3 space, chain 1, sc in next chain 3 space, Fan stitch in chain 1 space of next V stitch*.

Free crochet belt pattern7. Sew in all ends. Sew on your D rings… or if you dont have any D rings you could raid a small girls jewllery box and make your own buckles!

Free crochet belt patternYou need to crochet all the way around the bangle, I used slip stitch- its very easy, you simple crochet from one side to the other. There is a great tutorial here (on you tube).

Crochet Belt Free PatternThat’s it, all done. Fancy isnt it?  Enjoy!

Crochet Belt Free PatternRight now Im off to get started on my one a day in this Ravelry crochet along… yes Im a little behind!

Have a great week, Janette xox

PS. The other Green Dragonfly belt patterns are located here and here.

23 thoughts on “A new belt… or two

  1. Juliab says:

    These belts are gorgeous, I will definitely be having a go at making one. I get the feeling my daughter might like one in gold/silver yarn – maybe in a 4 ply so it’s thinner. I love the colours you have chosen too. xx


  2. Jessie says:

    There are some typos/mistakes I’ve noticed while trying to follow the pattern
    1. foundation chain should be multiple of 8 (v, skip3, fan, skip3) + 4 (turn, sc, sc….sc)
    2. The fan stitch is 2 dc, one ch, 2 dc
    3. Row one should be fans and v’s, not fans and sc


    • Janette says:

      Hi Jessie, you could make a fan stitch with 2 dc-chain 1-2dc, but the ones in this tut are made with a 3dc-chain 1-3dc fan. That’s why you need a foundation chain of 10. You know I cant remember about the first row today, Ill pull one of my belts out and have a look- but Im pretty sure it was fan, sc. Thanks for your thoughts! Janette


      • Sam says:

        Either way the fan is done in one stitch, so as Jessie pointed out only 8 chains are used in each repeated set – one for the fan, one for sc and six skipped chains. Then you have four chains used outside the repeat symbol (one skipped ch, two sc at the start and another sc the end).

        So I ended up using multiples of eight, plus four extra.


  3. Faustina Festorazie says:

    Your pattern is simply gorgeous. My question is: Would it be possible to make a bed spread from this pattern? If so, how many chain sts. would be required to start it??
    Thank you so very much, for your assistance. I really appreciate it.

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  4. syaza says:

    Hello, is it possible for me to take one of the belt picture (the fourth from above) to use in my website? The website is not for commercial use. It is just a prototype for my assignment. I hope I can get a reply from you regarding to this matter as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.

    p/s Btw the belt was great!!


    • Alice says:

      Sorry I’m six years late … you may already know that the design of the belt is very much like the Catherine Wheel, my very favorite stitch. I’m excited to make this belt.


  5. Fazie aka Faye says:

    Fantasticly gorgeous…I love belts that usen the D Rings …..so stylish/elegant addition. Your choice’s of color perfectly appealing. I have a yard sale coming in two days….What a wonderful seller these will be! Great use of our stashes as well!
    Thank you for the wonderful share.


  6. rebecca-ann denyer says:

    Having great time making belt for 70s inspired hippy/skater girl outfit. I am really just a beginner but finding your pattern and accompanying photos easy to follow. Love your website. Can’t wait to try other patterns. Little mice and mice look very tempting, as do lovely doilies. Thankyou so much for generously sharing and inspiring. Happy Christmas, Becky x


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