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Friday, February 11, 2011

FREE Crochet Pattern - Circles Belt - Matches News Boy Cap in Positively Crochet!

If you have my book, Positively Crochet, you probably have seen the pink and green Circles Belt, shown with the Pink Boucle Newsboy Cap (on pg.95), and wondered why the pattern for the belt is not in the book. There just wasn't enough room, so the publisher (Krause Publications) asked me to post it on my website. The pattern is there at Mary Jane's Crochet, but I want to also post it here on my blog. See pattern below.



























Pink and Lime Green Circles Belt
Design by Mary Jane Hall


Circles are everywhere! They are on bracelets, necklaces, earrings, purses, belts and shoes. Single crochet is worked around metal rings. This is a very easy beginner pattern, and you can use any kind or weight of yarn.


Pink and Green Boucle Circles Belt

Finished size - 33" long without fringe

Skill level - Beginner

Materials:

  • Lion Boucle yarn - 1 1/2 oz. in Rose (A) and 1 1/2 oz. in Lime (B) or any other # 6-super bulky yarn (you can use any weight yarn with this project!)
  • 17 - 1 1/4" metal rings
  • Crochet hook size H/8 (5 mm)
  • 8 - 9X6 mm, Pony Beads

Gauge:

2 sc -approx. 1/2'

Instructions:

  • 9 rings in A, and 8 rings in B
  • Attach yarn with slip stitch to metal ring, 27 sc around ring, sl st to first sl st, end off.
  • Finishing:

  • Weave in all loose ends with yarn needle. Attach rings tog from the WS, with a whipstitch, using a strand of yarn and yarn needle.
  • Fringe Tie Closure

  • Cut 2 strands each of B and A that are 32" long. Fold 1 A strand and 1 B strand in half (will be 4 strands) and place on each end of belt, as you would fringe.
  • Put beads through each end of fringe, and tie 3 knots on each end to hold bead in place.

2 comments:

  1. Cute idea. I just made a crochet rings scarf but I made the rings without wrapping them around anything (like metal rings) so the result is a softer type of belt. I like this idea as a nice alternative (and a more functional belt!)

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  2. Crochet rings for a belt is a great idea. Did you have 1 row or more than one row?

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