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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

D.I.Y. Project. Make this crochet belt

Accessories really can make or break an outfit.  With summer coming up, I had this plain tank that I wanted to dress up, so I made this belt.  Here's how you can make one too.

Project time: be patient, this took me about 4-5 hours
Skill level: EASY BREEZY. A beginner can do this

This belt is very simple, and made entirely using a Single Crochet [SC] stitch. Of course, if you prefer, you can realy use any stitch.  Click on any of the pictures to enlarge and see more details.

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What you will need:  A belt slide, Omega Nylon Thread (Omega nylon thread is not easy to find. Neither Michaels or Joann Fabric carrys it.  Beverly Craft store and other retailers will charge around $7 for each spool. I got mine for $3.23 at Walmart) and a size G crochet hook.
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Begin with a loop and wrap your thread around the backside of the belt slide.  Single crochet a row of 10 around the mid section of the slide.
turn the slide around and continue to Single Crochet [SC] rows of 10 until you reach the length you need.  Personally, I'd like to say I still have that 24" waist, but that went away along with my high school days, I'll just keep my belt size to myself for now.   You thin gals... you'll be able to finish this much quicker than I did.  You should see your belt start to take form and look like the image shown below
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Once you reach the necessary length for the belt, this next part is totaly optional, but it does help.  Start about 2 or 3 inches in from the belt slide and begin to Single Crochet [SC] 2.   Continue to [SC] 10 rows, and then connect to the bottom portion with a Slip Stich [SS].  Fasten off , and you're done.

2 comments:

  1. That's a really nice belt. Thanks for the tute.

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  2. oh that's cute! I'm going to make one in blue :) Thanks so much.

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