Beginner Belt - Free Crochet Pattern
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Skill Level - Easy
Size: 51" long (not including fringe).
Materials:Size 3 Crochet Cotton;
Rose (R) - 75 yd (68 m); White (W) and Pink (P) - 50 yd (45 m) each;
Yarn Needle; Cardboard 3" x 7".
Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Using 2 strands, 13 sc = 4".
ch - chain
lp - loop
rep - repeat
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch
yo - yarn over
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
USE 2 STRANDS.
Row 1 (Right Side):With R, ch 176, sc in second ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch) across. (88 sc) Finish off.
Row 2:With wrong side facing, join W with sc to first sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp) across, sc in last sc. (89 sc) Finish off.
Row 3:With right side facing, join P with sc in first sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp) across, sc in last sc. (88 sc) Finish off.
Row 4: With R, rep Row 2.
Row 5:With P, rep Row 3.
Row 6:With W, rep Row 2.
Row 7:With R, rep Row 3.
Wind yarn loosely around the cardboard lengthwise until full. Cut across one end; repeat with B, O and G as needed. Hold together 3 stands of matching color; fold in half. Working across each end of rows, with wrong side of Belt facing and using a crochet hook, draw the folded end up through a space at end of row (Fig. 1) and pull the loose ends and yarn tails through the folded end (Fig. 2); draw the knot up tightly.
Repeat for fringes in each color section across ends of rows matching fringe with colors. Lay flat on hard surface and trim ends.
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