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You ever have that moment when an idea ‘falls’ into your lap? Well that is exactly what happened here! I was packing my bag for a 6 hour drive and knew I was wanting to try to do a belt design….but nothing in was coming to mind. (fast forward) Sitting in the car and still no ideas, and the fact that I was just sitting there doing nothing was making me nuts. So I grabbed out a sketch book and began doodling. At first it was looking like a traditional granny square, but then I figured why not try a flower looking design?!
So with that idea in mind I took off running….so to speak. The first square took a bit to get the look right but once that was figured out the project moved quickly and if needed it could be accomplished in a day.
The granny squares join as you work so you don’t have to worry about messing with all the joining at the end. I did my best to work the ends in as I worked which really helped eliminate the number of ends.
Size 10 thread – Aunt Lydias (working with 2 strands together)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
TR – Treble Crochet – tutorial can be found HERE – by Moogly Blog
Picot – tutorial can be found HERE – by Moogly Blog (I work my Picot the second way that is shown)
TR Cluster – YO 2x, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2, YO pull through 2. Repeat until you have done indicated number of TR. Once all TR have been added to the hook, YO and pull through all loops on hook (for 4TR there will be 5 loops, for 5TR there will be 6 loops)
Joining Picot – CH1, Join with SLST in Picot, CH1, SLST in first CH
CH4, Join with SLST in first CH
1. CH3, (TR, 4TR Cluster) in same stitch, CH8, *5TR Cluster, CH8*, repeat from *to* 2 more times. Finish off and Join in the top of first CH of first CH8
2. Join in any CH8 space, Work 12 SC in each CH8 space. Finish off and join
3. Join with a SC in the 11th SC of any set of 12SC. SC in next stitch, *Picot, SC in next 5 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, Picot, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches*, repeat from *to* 3 more times, the 3rd repeat you will only have 3SC left to work in. Finish off and join – this will be followed for just the first square, you will then follow the Joining directions for the 3rd row.
Joining: Join with a SC in the 11th SC of any set of 12SC. SC in next stitch, *Picot, SC in next 5 stitches, 2SC in next stitch, Picot, 2SC in next stitch, SC in next 5 stitches*, repeat from *to* once more, Picot, SC in the next 5 Stitches, 2SC in the next stitch, Joining Picot, 2SC in the next stitch, SC in the next 5 stitches, Joining Picot, SC in the next 5 stitches, 2SC in the next stitch, Joining Picot, 2SC in the next stitch, SC in remaining 3 stitches. Finish off and Join.
Tie: Join in Picot and CH desired length and finish off. Repeat remaining 2 Picots on that side. And repeat in the 3 Picots on other end of belt. You can see I pulled all tied all 3 CH lengths in a tiny knot, this is not necessary but I preferred the finished look
This is an original design by KatiDCreations, copyright 2015. Please do not repost any photos or part of the pattern, or claim any of it as your own. If you would like to link to my pattern, you may grab a photo.