A free crochet pattern from Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace Yarns
Deco-Ribbon + Light Pipe Crocheted Belt
Designed & Crocheted by Vanessa Berkey for Crystal Palace Yarns
Materials: 2 50 gr. balls
Deco Ribbon col.9234 (orange crush)
and 1 ball Light Pipe
col. 3324 (candy)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook size L
(Note: You may, of course, make this belt with just
Deco-Ribbon without the Light Pipe included.)
Both yarns held together throughout
Medium (small, large)
Hip: 38" (36", 42") (to fit hip measurements 36", 34", and 40")
3 sc and 2.6 rows = 3", but gauge is not essential.
Insert your hook into the back loop only of sc. This forms a ridge, which gives
a ribbed effect.
Foundation: Chain 11.
Row 1: Sc into 2nd chain from hook and each chain across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into back loop only of the 2nd sc from hook and each sc
across (10 sc).
Repeat Row 2 until 94 ( 88, 104) rows have been worked.
Using a large book or ruler, make fringe by holding both
yarns together and wrapping. Vary the length of the fringe by wrapping fewer and
more times alternately. The fringe pieces should roughly measure 17" for the
shorter fringe to 24" long for the longer fringe. Fold pieces in half and attach
with your hook to the ends of the belt.
Extra yarn can be used to make fringes of varying
lengths attached randomly along the bottom edge of the belt.
Special note about using Light Pipe: the
cut ends of Light Pipe need to be knotted (and fray checked, if you have it) to
keep the yarn from unraveling.
This belt can be worn tied around the hips or waist.
Alternatively, the belt could be crisscrossed and a pin used to fasten the belt.
Another alternative would be working a small buttonhole on row 3 and attaching a
decorative button to the end of the belt.
copyright 2004 Crystal Palace
Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with
knitters. The pattern
may be used for
non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any
publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format
without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Deco-Ribbon are
welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.