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Puffy Spike Stitch Belt

This puffy spike stitch belt crochet pattern is worked up using the puffy spike stitch. It’s a pretty belt to wear year round, but could be especially fun if worked up in Christmas colors for the year-end holidays.

Puffy Spike Stitch Belt
Puffy Spike Stitch Belt

The belt is tied with two tie-strings on each side. It measures just over an inch wide, which means that you could wear this with your jeans. It’ll also look great over an over-sized t-shirt, a tunic or even a dress.

The Stitch Pattern

This pattern is worked with single crochets and the crochet puff spike stitch. If you’re familiar with the puff stitch, you know that you wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it into the same stitch several times before closing the stitch. The puff spike stitch uses the same concept, except that instead of inserting your hook into the same stitch in the row directly below, you insert your hook into various stitches into several rows below before closing the stitch.

The possibilities are endless in terms of the designs that you can make with the puff stitch, but for this design I worked the puffy spikes to resemble a leaf shape.

The Materials

I used a size 3 thread and a 3.5mm hook, which creates a fabric with very little stretch making it perfect for a belt. It’s actually a nice sturdy and strong belt. With that said, depending on how you want to wear it, you could choose just about any material that you want to!

The Size

Instructions are given for one size only, but it is easy to increase or decrease to fit any size you like. See the “Notes” section on how to modify this for a custom fit.

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Materials

  • Yarn: Size 3 Crochet Thread
  • Crochet Hook: 3.50mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 1" across 4 sts and 6 rows.
  • Finished Size: 27.5" Long

Abbreviations

  • CA = Color A
  • CB = Color B
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • FO = Fasten Off
  • FSC = Foundation Single Crochet
  • Hk = Hook
  • Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
  • PSS = Puff Spike Stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Puffy Spike Stitch (PSS):  Yo, insert hk 3 sts to the right and 1 row down, yo and pull through (3 lps on hk); yo, insert hk 2 sts to the right and 2 rows down, yo and pull through; yo, insert hk 1 st to the right and 3 rows down, yo and pull through; yo, insert hk in st below and 4 rows down, yo and pull through; yo, insert hk 1 st to the left and 3 rows down, yo and pull through, yo, insert hk 2 sts to the left and 2 rows down, yo and pull through, yo, insert hk 3 sts to the left and 1 row down; yo and pull through; (15 lps on hk) yo and pull through all 15 lps, ch 1 to close the st.

Notes

  • Before making the pss, sk the first st and place st marker in next st to keep track of where to work the next sc st. If you've never made the stitch you might want to check out this puffy spike stitch photo tutorial.
  • CA – This is the color of the tie strings as well as the puffy spike stitches.
  • CB – This is the color behind the puffy spike stitches.
  • Instructions are given to fit a 27.5" belt. For a custom fit fsc any multiple of 11 (121 in my case). Then continue to make enough for the two strings (I did 40 on each end for a total of 80). 121 + 80 = 201. Then follow the instructions below using your new numbers.

Instructions

  • Row 1 (RS): With CA, Fsc 201. FO.
  • Row 2(WS): Turn, count over 40 sts from the end for the string, join CB to next st, ch 1, sc in same st and in next 120 sts leaving rem 40 sts unworked for the string. (121 sts) Turn.
  • Rows 3-6: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across. Turn.
  • Row 7 (RS): Join CA, with RS facing, ch 1, sc in first 5 sts, *work pss, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * across to last 6 sts; work pss, sc in last 5 sts. (121 sts) FO. Do Not Turn.
  • Row 8 (RS): With CA, fsc 40. With RS facing, sc across on row 7, fsc 40. FO.

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