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  Written Pattern ch 16 Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in every ch. Row2 to 5: ch1, sc in every st. Row 6: Ch1, 2 sctog in the 1st 2 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in the last st. Row 7: ch1, 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 2 st, 2 sctog in the last 2 st. Row 8, 10: repeat row 6 Row 9: Repeat row 7. Row10 : Continue chaining 10. Row 11: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in every ch and every st. Row 11 to 14: ch1, sc in every st. Fasten off.

Cross stitch Stretchy Crochet belt




                                                   

This is the 2nd crochet belt I make this year, I normally don't wear belt but this one was inspired by a simple elastic belt band that you wear around the waist so I wanted to make it from crochet.

the reason I have chosen the cross stitch, was first because of the pretty look of the stitch and also because it is stretchy and make it almost perfect for this project.

So I have used cotton yarn for this belt, mercerized one and 2.5 mm hook.

You want to make it a little tight because it stretches later on so it might get loose if you make it the size of your waist.

What I did is take my waist size and lessen around 5 centimeters and start my work, at the end , I joined both ends with a slip stitch.

Similar to the belt, I have previously made a headband using the same stitch which you can see here

Materials:

Crochet hook 2.5 mm

Yarn Used ( similar)

PDF Pattern

Video tutorial

Abbreviations

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sctog: single crochet together

Written Pattern

Ch 19

Row1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc in every ch.

Row 2: ch2, sk the first st, 1 dc in the next 2 st, yarn over come back behind the first skipped st and work a dc ( 1st cross st worked), sk the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 st, 1 dc in the back of the skipped st, repeat till the last st. in the last 2 st, sk 1, 1dc in the last one, work back 1 dc in the skipped one.

Row3: Repeat row 1

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Alternate between row 1 and 2 till your band measures 75 cm or the size you require.

Without fastening off, join both ends together in the wrong side, sl st in every st till the belt is closed and attached.


                                   


  Note:

While working the last cross stitch in every row, you might end up with only 1 dc instead of 2, so sk 1 st, work 1 dc in the last st and work 1 back dc in the sk st.


                           

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