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Friday, April 24, 2015

Textured Belt {Free Crochet Pattern}

Everyone needs a stylish belt in their wardrobe, right? Why not crochet one? This belt has texture and style, and looks nice with casual jeans, or can add that special something to accent a cute dress!

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The stitching in this belt gives it a desirable texture and adds character. No boring ol' belt, here! I chose neutral colors, but you can certainly jazz it up with wild, vibrant colors if you wish.

This textured belt can be crocheted to any length you wish. Once you have the length that fits, switch to working the (narrower) end of the belt. The end is the part that will be threaded through the D rings to fasten. The belt end is the perfect length, so that there is no (sloppy) hanging flap. This makes for a neat and classy appearance when pairing it with a dress or long shirt.

Textured Belt

Size G crochet hook
2 1-inch D rings
Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of 2 colors

Working around the D rings:
Join color A to D ring with a sl st and sc 25 around ring. Join to first sc with sl st.
Ch 1, sl st to second D ring and sc 25 around. Join to first sc with sl st.
*tip: make sure you start and end in the corner of the D ring.

Join the D rings:
Ch 1, place D rings together, working on the flat side of the rings, and working in the back loop only of the front ring and the front loop only of the back ring, sc 4. Turn.

Work the belt:
Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc 4. Turn.
Switch to color B.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip the first sc, dc in the next 3 sc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, work a front post dc in the first dc of the previous row, work a front post dc in the next dc of the previous row, dc in the top of the ch 3 from the previous row. Turn.
Rows 5- ?:  Repeat row 4 to desired length.

Work the end of the belt:
Switch to color A
Next Row (we will call this Row 1)Ch 1, [sc 2 tog] twice (this includes the top of the ch 3). Turn.
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, sc 2, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc 2 tog. Finish off.

For the trim:
Join color A to the side of the first row, just after the D ring.
Ch 1, sc around entire belt.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

Happy Crocheting!

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