My Shabby Chic Belt is part of the 2019 Bohemian Chic Blog Hop. Make this cute belt in any array of colors. Want to make it longer? No problem! Just make a few extra squares to get the desired length. Pssst. you can even decrease the amount of squares to fit a child. Enjoy!
I love wearing belts that only serve as fashionable. Just a cute, chic, make you feel good kinda belt. I think those types of belts compliments an outfit on a larger scale verses those that are cute but necessary to hold up your pants and/or skirt.
Level of Difficulty
#4 Worsted; Color A (Mango), Color B (Turquoise), Color C (White), 50 yards (roughly)
Hook and Notions
Size Hook: H (5 mm), scissors, stitch markers and blunt needle
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
BLO = back loop only
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp(s) = space(s)
Make 8 squares (you can increase or decrease the amount of squares depending on how long you need/want it)
Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count unless otherwise stated.
Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as a dc unless otherwise stated.
Chain 4 at beginning of round counts as dc and chain 1 unless otherwise stated.
ROUND 2 work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)
ROUND 3 work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc)
ROUND 4 work (sc, ch 1, sc)
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COLORS: A – Mango; B – Turquoise; C – White
Working with Color A
Chain 4 (See Notes)
Round 1: dc into 4th chain from the hook, chain 1, *work 2 dc into same chain as 1st stitch, chain 1, repeat from * 5 more times; join with a slip stitch into top of beginning chain 4. (8 petals) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color B in any chain 1 space.
Round 2: Chain 3 (See Notes), work 2 dc into same chain 1 space, *skip next 2 dc, work Corner (See Notes) into next chain 1 space,** skip next 2 dc, work 3 dc into next chain 1 space, repeat from * 3 more times, ending last repeat at **, join with a slip stitch in top of chain 3 at beginning of round. Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color A in any chain corner. (36 dc, 4 ch 2 sps)
Round 3: *Work Corner in same Corner as join, BLO sc in next 9 dc,* repeat from * 3 more times, join with a slip stitch in 1st sc. (52 BLO sc, 4 ch 2 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends. Join Color C in any corner.
Round 4: *Work Corner in same Corner as join, sc in next 13 BLO sc,* repeat 3 more times; join with a slip stitch in 1st sc. (60 sc, 4 ch 1 sps) Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew the squares together as follows.
Using Color B
Place first two squares with Right Side together, using the whipstitch sew through the back loops only. Repeat this method until you have sewn all 8 squares together.
Using color of your choice, sc evenly around.
Using all three colors or color of your choice (I used Colors A and C)
Join yarn in the corners and in the middle on the short end. Chain 60, sc in the back bumps across. Fasten off, cutting yarn about 1 inch from the end. Be sure to do this on the other end as well. Optional: you can always chain more for the tassels on the ends if desired Fasten off and weave in all ends.