Wide Crochet Belt
1 ball of grey (00393) Schachenmayr Catania yarn (100% cotton; 125m/50g);
1 ball of spirit color (00083) Schachenmayr Corsica yarn (50% cotton, 50% nylon; 120m/50g);
Crochet hook 6;
Ring 3-3,5 cm diameter.
Size: S (M) L.
Length (without ring): 50 (55) 60.
Height: 30 (29) 28 cm.
Single crochets with base st: 2 chain sts, insert crochet hook in the 1st chain st, draw 1 st and at first, crochet this st, then, crochet both sts = 1st single crochet with base st. *insert crochet hook in both lower chains of the last st, draw 1 st and at first, crochet this st, then, crochet both sts = 2nd single crochet with base st*; repeat from * to *.
Stitches control: 1 pattern repeat = 9,5 cm x 6 cm.
Note: this belt consists of 2 details. At first, make the upper part from the 1st row, then, fold your work to down (don’t turn) and crochet the lower half in symmetry.
Work in 2 threads of each colors yarn.
1st row (grey): 66 (77) 88 single crochets with base st;
2nd row (grey): 1 chain st increase, * 2 single crochets, 2 chain sts, skip 3 sts, (1 double crochet, 5 chain sts, 1 double crochet) in the next st, 2 chain sts, skip 3 sts, 2 single crochets*; repeat from * to * x 6 (7) 8 times;
3rd row (spirit color): 1 chain st increase, 2 single crochets, 1 chain st, * 3 treble crochets behind the next arch of chain sts (of 2 chain sts), 6 treble crochet behind the next arch of 5 chain sts, 3 treble crochets behind the next arch of 2 chain sts*; repeat from * to * x 5 (6) 7 times, 1 chain st, 2 single crochets;
4th row (spirit color): 1 chain st increase, single crochets in all the following sts, also behind both chain sts before and after single crochets in the beginning and end of row = 78 (90) 102 sts;
5th row (grey): 1 chain st increase, 1 single crochet in all the following sts.
Fold your work to down in order to right side is upper side (don’t turn), join the new spirit color yarn to the 1st st of the 1st row. Make 2nd-5th rows one more time. Don’t cut the yarn (finish the detail with grey yarn).
Fasten the side edge (to 9 rows height) with 5 single crochets with grey yarn, turn. For the 1st strap, make 2 chain sts increase and make 1 double crochet in the 3rd and 5th single crochets, turn.
Ring with the 2nd strap: join the new grey yarn to the 2nd side edge and also fasten it with 5 single crochets. Leave long end of yarn for sewing. Fasten the ring with single crochets with grey yarn. Cut and fasten the yarn. Sew ring to 5 single crochets. For the 2nd strap, join the new yarn to the ring opposite 5 single crochets and also make 100 chain sts. Cut the yarn.
Make 2 tassels: cut 2 x 24 spirit color threads of yarn 20 cm long. Put 24 threads in a bundle, fold in half and mark the center with the help of yarn.