As I was looking for the perfect fiber for this project, a little voice in my head kept saying “use leather.” While I usually listen to those voices, this time I decided to create this crocheted belt from shoestring-weight suede.
©2008-2016 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®
Skill Level: Beginner
13⁄4 x 42”/4.5 x 106.5cm, adjustable to fit any waist
You Will Need
50yd/46m of 1/8”/3mm- wide suede lace, in brown
Shown in: Tejas Lace Company Genuine Suede 1/8”/3mm Lace, 100% suede, 25yd/23m per spool 2 spools, Lt. Rust (#5014-05)
Hook: 6.50mm (size K-101⁄2 U.S.) (or size to obtain gauge)
15/8”/4cm belt buckle
Chain stitch (ch) Double crochet (dc) Single crochet (sc) Slip stitch (sl st)
Approx 9 sts x 4 rows = 4”/10cm in dc in BL only
Always take time to check your gauge.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—4 sc.
Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn—4 sc.
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in BL only of ea st across, turn—4 dc.
Rep row 5 until belt measures 42”/106.5cm or to desired length.
Last row: Ch 1, working in BL only, sc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last st. Fasten off.
Use first 3 rows to wrap around center of belt buckle, and whipstitch into place. Weave in ends.
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