Crochet belt pattern

Belt crochet pattern

Belt crochet patternYOU WILL NEED

King Cole, Bamboo Cotton (50% cotton, 50% bamboo, 100g/230m), 1 ball of Oyster (543)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

A 2.5cm (1in) metal keyring

A toggle

TENSION

Measurements in the pattern are based on a central hexagon of approx 9cm diameter. 16 rows of dc to 10cm, using a 3.5mm hook.

MEASUREMENTS

Waist sizes: 61 (66: 71: 76: 81: 86) cm, (24 [26: 28: 30: 32: 34]in)

ABBREVIATIONS

3-trcl (Yarn over, insert hook in sp indicated, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same sp each time, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook

2-trcl work as for 3-tr cluster above, but rep () 2 times instead of 3

Corner (3-trcl, ch2, 3-trcl) in same sp

BELT

CENTRE HEXAGON

With a 3.5mm hook, make magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 12dc into loop, ss in first dc. [12dc]

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as tr and ch-1 sp), (3-trcl in next st, ch2, 3-trcl in next st, ch1) 5 times, 3-trcl in next st, ch2, 2-trcl in st at base of beg ch-3, including top of ch-3 in last yrh. [12 3-tr cluster, 6 corner ch-2 sp, 6 ch-1 sp]

Round 3 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in next ch1-sp, tr in next cl, ch1, (corner in ch-2 sp, ch1, tr in cl, tr in ch-1 sp, tr in cl, ch1) 5 times, corner in ch-2 sp, ch1, ss to top of beg ch-3. [6 corners, 12 ch-1 sp, 18 tr]

Round 4 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 2 tr, tr in ch1-sp, ch1, (corner in ch-2 sp, ch1, tr in ch-1 sp, tr in each of next 3 tr, tr in ch1-sp, ch1) 5 times, corner in ch-2 sp, ch1, tr in ch-1 sp, ss join to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off. [6 corners, 12 ch1-sp, 30 tr].

BELT SIDES

With RS facing and a 3.5mm hook, join yarn into a corner ch-2 sp. All dc are worked in the back loop only of the previous row.

Row 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), *1 dc in each of: ch-2 sp, cl, ch-1 sp, 5 tr, ch-1 sp, cl, ch-2 sp), ch4; rep from *, omitting last ch4, turn. [22 dc, ch-4 sp]

Row 2 Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc in ch-4 sp, ch2, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 10 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [22 dc, ch-2 sp]

Row 3 Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch4, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 10 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [22 dc, ch-4 sp]

Rows 4-15 Rep rows 2 & 3, 6 times.

Row 16 As row 2.

Row 17 Ss in first dc, ch1 (does not count as st), sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch4, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 9 dc, leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn. [20 dc, ch-4 sp]

Row 18 Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, dc in ch-4 sp, ch2, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 9 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [20 dc, ch-2 sp]

Round 19 Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch4, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 9 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [20 dc, ch-4 sp]

Rep last 2 rows until work meas 30 (32.5: 35: 37 5: 40: 42.5)cm, finishing with a RS row. These measurements include the width of the central hexagon. When working the second belt side, work until the length matches the first side when folded in the centre of the hexagon.

Final 7 rows:

Next row Ss in first dc, ch1 (does not count as st), sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, dc in ch-4 sp, ch2, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 8 dc, leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn. [18 dc, ch-2 sp]

Next row Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch4, dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 8 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [18 dc, ch-4 sp]

Next row Ch1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, dc in ch-4 sp, ch2, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 8 dc, leave last st unworked, turn. [18 dc, ch-2 sp]

Rep last 2 rows another two times, fasten off. Repeat for the other belt side starting from row 1, and joining yarn in diagonally opposite corner to above, do not fasten off.

TO FINISH

Change to 4mm hook. With RS facing, ss around (1ss for each row of chevrons, ss across each remaining side of centre hexagon), fasten off when completed round. The ss will have the effect of tightening up the belt. Weave in all loose ends on WS. Join yarn to point of belt and ch10 (or enough chains to make good fit to waist), remove hook and thread chain through toggle and back again, ss in same place as join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

At other point join yarn, dc in same place, 26dc into metal keyring, ss to belt at same point as join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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