Boho Belt

Author

by Robyn Chachula

Introduction

Boho Belt
Do you secretly love old doilies?  Well, my secret’s out, I do; but what I am I going to do with a bunch of doilies?  I’m not too into tablecloths or jar covers.  Then that magic crochet bug hit me, dissect them!  What I found is a deep love for the intricate edgings.  Go on check them out.  They are amazing.  Immediately I thought, BELT!  The stitch pattern below is an edging that has been around for over a hundred years, but in this setting you take all the fuddy-duddy out and are left with a great belt.  Very Bohemian, very hip, very now.  So next time grandma wants to give you another doily, say, thanks!  And start imagining all that you can re-create with it.


Materials List

  • Kroy Socks by Patons, #54013 Hickory, (75% wool, 25% nylon), 150 yards, less then 1 skein
  • D/ 3.25mm Hook
  • Needle for weaving in ends
  • Steam Iron and straight pins for blocking
  • (optional) Starch Spray or Liquid Starch
  • Silver keychain loop with ball ends (find in jewelry section of local crafts store)
  • 9mm metal loop

Gauge

First two rounds = 2 1/4” Diameter

Gauge is not critical. If your stitches are typically loose, I would suggest a hook one size smaller then recommended on label.)

Notes

dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
st: stitch

The Pattern

Boho BeltMain Belt Body

Ch 20. Sl st to beginning ch to form loop. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.

Round 1: Work 39 dc in loop (40 dc). Sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5 (counts as one dc and ch-2 space), turn.

Round 2: *Skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2*, repeat around. Sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch (you should have 20 ch-2 spaces at the end of this round). Ch 11, turn.

Row 3: Skip four ch-2 spaces, sl st in next dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Work 16 dc in ch-11 space. Ch 5, turn.

Row 5: *Skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2*, repeat across, ending with dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 11, turn (should have 8 ch-2 spaces).

Repeat rows 3-5 until desired length is achieved.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends

Other End

Ch 20. Sl st to beginning ch to form loop. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn.

Round 1: Work 39 dc in loop (40 dc). Sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 5 (counts as one dc and ch-2 space), turn.

Round 2: *Skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2*, repeat around. Sl st to 3rd ch of turning ch (you should have 20 ch-2 spaces at the end of this round). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

  1. Pin belt at corners and steam with iron to block.  Fully wet belt with steam and allow to dry.
  2. (Optional) Instead of blocking with steam iron, saturate belt in spray starch or liquid starch to add stiffness to belt.  Pin belt at corners and allow to dry.
  3. Sew circle to end of belt, see photo for placement.
  4. Attach 9mm loop to keychain ring and belt.  See photo for assistance.

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