Crazy Belt (or is it a skinny scarf?)

Author

Emily Nelson

Introduction

the crazy belt is a scarf!Need a quick accessory? Panic no more! This super quick, totally versatile pattern will come to the rescue. It’s a belt! It’s a scarf! It’s a hair wrap! It does everything but carry your groceries, and adds that extra punch to your outfit while it’s at it.

Materials List

  • G/6 hook (4.25mm)
  • Various worsted weight yarns: 1 piece 12 feet long; 19 pieces, each 18 feet long

Finished Size

The Crazy Belt will be around 6 and a half feet long if your gauge is around 3 stitches per inch. If you’d like it to adjust the size, simply keep the 2:3 ratio of short to long pieces. Then, if your belt will be shorter, just stop wherever your yarn runs out. If you want it to be longer, when you get to the end of the “To Begin” section, start again from the beginning!

Notes

no, wait, it's a belt!This pattern is excellent for using up all that “leftover” yarn you’ve been collecting! You don’t need to use 20 pieces just because I did. You can use more or fewer strands to achieve the look you want. Also try experimenting with different textures of yarn, assorted color schemes, and using longer or shorter pieces (but keep a 2:3 ratio in the lengths).

US pattern notations used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet

The Pattern

Start with the shortest piece. Leave about a 7-inch tail when making your first slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull the long end of the yarn through the last chain as if you were “finishing off” at the end of a project.

crazy beltSkip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull end through.

Skip 6 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

Skip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 4. Pull end through.

Skip 2 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 7. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

Skip 2 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 5. Pull end through.

Skip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 7. Pull end through.

Skip 5 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 11. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

close upTo Continue: With each new piece, work in the same direction as the starting chain (i.e. starting with the Ch 6 section rather than the Ch 8 section).

Make a slip knot with a 7-inch tail. Join to the first chain.

Sc in each ch st.

After each sc section, ch 1 and pull the end through as if to “finish off” at the end of a piece. Skip the same amount of yarn before sc-ing in the next section.

Repeat with the rest of the pieces of yarn.

To Finish: Trim all of the “fringy” ends to between 6 and 7 inches long (all the same length). Now, experiment with your Crazy Belt! Wrap it around your waist, around your neck, around your head, and around your hair.

Run around and show everyone. Be sure to bring handkerchiefs for their drool.

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