This funky crochet belt pattern is designed using Unique Yarn by Lion Brand. The Uniquely Neon Belt is fun and stylish and adds a splash of color and flair to any outfit in any season.
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Unique by Lion Brand in Circus
or comparable bulky #5 weight yarn approx 75 yards
9.00mm (M) Hook
180″ from end to end, including cords
Band portion- 18″ wide by 6″ wide (at widest point)
Gauge is not necessary but on FDC row 9sts= 4″/ approx 1″ tall
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es),
FDC– foundation double crochet (picture tutorial here)
Chain 4 (counts as 1st fdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 4th chain from hook. *Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop creating a chain st, (this is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over again and pull through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining). Yarn over again and pull through last two loops on hook. This completes the second fdc (remember your 1st ch4 counted as the 1st fdc). To stitch the next fdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fdc and repeat from *
- This belt is created in rows, the first row is finished off and worked independently of other rows
- Pay close attention to the first sts of each row, sometimes the ch1 counts as the first st, sometimes it does not, sometimes you st into the sl st, sometimes you do not. Pattern specifies in each row where to place first st.
Row 1: Ch100. Working off last ch make 2FSC. 2FHDC. 30FDC. 2FHDC. 2FSC. Ch100. Fasten off
Row 2: Attach yarn in the first sc with a sl st. 1sc in the next st and in each of the next 35sts. Sl st into the next st
Row 3: Ch1 and turn. 1sc in the first sl st and in each of the next 5scs. 1hdc in each of the next 6scs. 1dc in each of the next 12dcs. 1hdc in each of the next 6scs. 1sc in each of the remaining 6scs. Sl st into the next st
Row 4: Ch1 and turn. 1sc in each of the next 36scs. Sl st into the next st
Row 5: Ch1and turn. 1sc in the sl st. 1sc in the first sc. Ch3 and skip 3sts. *1sc in each of the next 3sts. Ch3 and skip 3sts**. Repeat from * to **. 1sc in each of the last 2sts.
Row 6: Ch1 and turn. Skip first sc. 1sc in the next sc. 5sc in the Ch3 sp. *Skip 1sc. 1sc in the next sc**. 5hdc in the next Ch3 sp. [Repeat from * to **. 5dc in the next Ch3 sp] 2x. Repeat from * to **. 5hdc in the next Ch3 sp. Repeat from * to **. 5sc in the next Ch3 sp. 1sc in the next sc. 1sl st in the last sc. Fasten off.
Rows 7 – 11: Repeat rows 2 – 6. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
To wear you can either wrap the cords all the way around, weave them through one place in the first/center fdc row or weave in and out of fdc posts and tie in center.
Stay tuned for the matching leg warmers pattern, coming soon.