Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quick Slim Belt



This belt, worked in single ball of yarn and strengthened by synthetic leather cord, is intended less as a belt for style or decoration but more as support for trousers or other articles of clothing.

Finished Measurements:
You can work this belt in desired size, for adult or child, by simply varying the number of rows. A plus size belt may require more than one ball of yarn, and longer leather cord. The model shown (for small size) measures 26 inches long and 1 inch wide.

Yarn: Acrylic yarn, fingering
Color: One ball of yarn (about 25g) green

One ball of yarn is enough for a small size belt (26 inches, without ties).

Hooks: Aluminum crochet hook size 4/0 (2.50mm) Or size to obtain gauge

Notions:
Sewing needle and scissors
Synthetic leather cord, 46 inches long
Wooden ring, 2mm diameter with hole 0.75mm



Gauge: Gauge is not very important in this project.

Terminology: Pattern is written using US crochet terminology



Instructions

Row 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, 5 sc in ring, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 4 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 4 dc in same sp, ch 2, turn. Rep row 2 to desired length. Fasten off.




Weave leather cord through ch-2 sps of belt, leaving out at least 3 inches of the cord at one end. Slip wooden ring through, fold cord and sew end of cord securely over.

At other end of belt, loop cord around last ch-2 sp to secure. Knot end of cord.