How To Make A Belt
Ready to learn how to make a belt? This is a beginner pattern, and although the crochet belt is for a girl you can make it fit any size waist. Keep scrolling down for the typed pattern and watch the video for step by step instructions.
How To Make A Belt
Chain 6, turn, skip 2 spaces and work 4 double crochet across. Repeat until you have 72 rows of 4 double crochet.
Push the belt buckle through the bottom middle of the 2nd row of double crochet and fold over the belt buckle. Use the crochet hook to “sew” the loop closed.
Chain 6 and join with a slip stitch to the other side, forming a loop. Chain 2, and join with a slip stitch to connect it to the side of the belt. Work 4 double crochet across , and join to the side with a slip stitch. Cut, tie off and hide threads.
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT – How To Make A Belt
My mom’s gonna show you how to crochet a belt. That’s right and you can make it whatever color you want and we’re using scrap pieces from broken belts, or you can go buy new hardware. Keep watching to find out how. It’s really easy. Modern homemakers video intro and theme song.
So I’m going to show you how to make a crochet belt and I’m using old hardware off of a broken belt we have several of those the kids are hard on them. But you could go to the craft store and buy one. I’m gonna use this right here. And you can see this is an old belt where it was just right on there. If you had a bigger belt piece, like you can see these are different sizes, if I were using this pink one I would need to make it smaller obviously than a belt that would go through this big one. I’m basing it off of this larger one.
OK so we’re going to take our G crochet hook and whatever yarn you’re choosing, I’m choosing this little variegated red, it’s just scrap yarn. This does not take very much yarn. And we’re gonna make a loop put our hook in and chain 6. So 1 2 3 4 5 6 now we’re going to take the hook and we’re going to skip this first space and this second one that we did and go in the third loop from the hook. Wrap around grab some thread pull through and we’re going to make a double crochet.
So wrap around go through 2, wrap around go through 2 (how to double crochet http://youtu.be/4x85y3qxt3a) if you’ve never done a double crochet I’ll put a link to a video in the description, or in the video wherever I manage to put it and that will help you with more detail on the double crochet.
So we’re going to work 4 total double crochets. That was 1 2 3 4 and that gets us all the way across. So that’s 4 all the way across then we’re going to chain 2, and we’re going to turn your whole project and we’re going to work 4 across again. So you’re not counting the chain 2 as a double crochet so 1 2 3 4 see how pretty that is it starts changing the colors. I love variegated yarns they’re so purty. So that right there that you did, I hope you enjoyed doing it because we’re going to have 72 total rows of these double crochet. So you’ve got 2 down, go do 70 more and I’ll show you what to do with the belt. You should size your belt to the waist of whoever you’re making it for.
An easy way to do this would be to copy the size of a belt you know fits. OK so we’ve done our 72 rows of double crochet, and now I’m going to cut, you know a big chunk of tail here. I don’t want to pull the whole ball through my project. But I don’t want to have to hide more threads than I have to. And I’m going to take this and I’m going to knot that end piece , tie it off, pulling that through.
What we’re going to do is take our belt buckle piece and we’re going to kind of put this in front and I’m going to go down a couple rows and into the middle and I’m going to poke the center part of the belt through there. See how that’s right in the middle at the bottom of the second row. And then we’re gonna pinch this over and what we’re gonna do is take this excess thread we have here if I can get it to work with me, and I’m pulling it all to this side and we’re going to kind of use the crochet hook to sew it without actually having to go get a needle. See how I pulled that through? And we’re going to go back and forth just like sewing.
And I have this big tail of stuff and it’s knotting up on me. I did that and now I’m going to push the hook through and go grab it from the other side. I’m grabbing this and pulling it through, and then we’re going to come from this side so it’s just like sewing but we’re doing it with the crochet hook. Pulling that, you can see my arm because the strings so long but I’m pulling it off. OK I think one more stitch should do it
You can see from this side, I did get a little bit of string there, but you don’t really see the stitches, it’s all you know locked within there. And I’m going to go ahead and tie that off too. Just so things don’t move around, so making a loop, twist it, so I twisted the yarn and I’m going to pull this through to knot that off. And then what we’re going to do is we’re going to make the loop.
Now this belt actually came with a metal loop I could have just incorporated that. But my first belt I made didn’t, and I just wanted to cover it both ways. So I could have just pushed that on there if it came with it, but I’m going to crochet that band. So the reason I made this tail so long is so that it doesn’t have to be another thing for you to hide.
Go in and chain 1 2 3 4 5 that should do it you might need 6 youd don’t want it to be too tighht, then I’m going to connect that on this side. So you can see that’s just a really thin loop. Now what I’m going to do is kind of twist the project so that I’m looking at it this way and I’m going to chain 2, and I’m going to do a little slip stitch here in the side of the project so it’s connected on the side.
And then I’m going to work 1 double crochet in each of these chains all the way across. 123 ok, so I’ve done 4 double crochet across 1 2 3 4 and then we’re gonna go in , you can see I can put my finger through here. But it’s not really attached and we’re go in and just work a slip stitch at the top. And that connects it on each side. And you can see I can put my finger through and I’ll have to go get a model and we’ll see how this looks. But we’re gonna cut this off and tie it off and we’re just gonna hide the thread in the body of it.
And you’ll do the same thing to the other end I’m unraveling that a little and we’re just gonna work back and forth. Since it’s a variegated yarn I’ll try to stay within that same color. And I had it cut pretty long, and I’m getting bored so I’m going to cut it shorter yet again. And just kind of fuzz that with my hands. So let me go get a model and I’ll show you what it looks like.
OK this is my beautiful model Eowyn, and what are you wearing today Eowyn? What is it? A belt? OK move your hand a second, whooo! Please subscribe to our youtube channel you might also enjoy gluten free cornbread.