This pattern is for a nice sturdy and strong belt. 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.
The belt is tied with two tie-strings on each side.
Instructions are given for one size only, but it is easy to increase or decrease to fit any size you like. Instructions are given on how to do that.
This Pattern was Tested By:
Nia, thank you so much for testing and for your feedback!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size 3 Crochet Thread
3.50mm Crochet Hook
Gauge: 1″ across 4 sts and 6 rows.
Finished Size: 27.5″ Long
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
RS = Right Side
PSS = Puffy Spike Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
FSC = Foundation Single Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
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.
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 ch any multiple of 11 (121 in my case). Then continue to ch 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.
Row 1 (RS): 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.