Custom Clustered Belt
This is a free crochet pattern for a very simple custom clustered belt, which you can make any length that you want. Due to the simplicity of the pattern, you can use just about any type of yarn or crochet thread.
It works up quite fast if you use a worsted weight yarn, however, if you use crochet thread or something similar then it will naturally take longer. Using crochet thread is well worth it though because it allows you to crochet a nice belt that is not only stylish, but strong and durable as well.
Another benefit of using crochet thread is that you can easily make it several widths simply by doing more repeats of rows 2 to 5.
The pattern will flare out a bit when you do the row of cluster stitches, but the row of single crochet stitches helps to pull the clusters back together and thus eliminates the flare. Once you weave the strings in it creates a nice texture across the belt.
The above pictures are shown with a belt where I used Size 3 Crochet Thread. Here is a picture of the belt I made with Red Heart Comfort yarn. It measures approximately 2 inches wide.
Material: 2 colors of Size 3 Crochet Thread, (Or any other yarn or thread that you like) (The amount will depend on how long and wide you make the belt.)
Hook Size: 1 /2.75MM metal hook, or any other hook suitable for the yarn or thread that you are using.
Finished Measurement: Measures approximately 1 1/4 inches wide with size 3 crochet thread and 1 repeat of rows 2-5. If you do two repeats, it measures approximately 2.5 inches.
Special Stitch Instructions:
CL: (YO, insert hook into ch, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, (4 lps on hook), yo and pull through all 4 lps on hook.
Fsc: Ch 2, insert hook into first ch, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 1 lp on hook, yo and pull through both lps on hook (first fsc made), insert hook into base of last fsc, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 1 lp on hook, yo and pull through both lps on hook (second fsc made).
CA: This is the main color of the belt.
CB: This is the color for the strings.
Row 1 (RS): With CA fsc a multiple of 4 plus 1. Make as many as needed in order to obtain the desired length of the belt. Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, hdc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, CL in next ch, *ch 1, sk next st, CL in next ch, repeat from * to last st, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, ch 1, sk next CL, *hdc in next ch, ch 1, sk next CL, repeat from * to last st, hdc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Do not fasten off if you want to do another repeat of rows 2 to 5. In this case, turn your work and continue with row 2. Otherwise fasten off at the end of row 5.
Strings: (Make 2 or 4 if you did another repeat of the pattern rows 2-5). These strings are woven into the spaces created in rows 2 and 4.
With CB: Fsc as many as needed in order to obtain the desired length of the string. Fasten off.
When weaving in the ends lay the belt flat with the right side facing up. Then go in from the top into the first loop of the belt. This will ensure that the ends of the belt are secured up against the clothing when wearing the belt.