Crazy Belt (or is it a skinny scarf?)

Dec 22, 2005
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Author

Emily Nelson

Introduction

the crazy belt is a scarf!Need a quick accessory? Panic no more! This super quick, totally versatile pattern will come to the rescue. It's a belt! It's a scarf! It's a hair wrap! It does everything but carry your groceries, and adds that extra punch to your outfit while it's at it.

Materials List

  • G/6 hook (4.25mm)
  • Various worsted weight yarns: 1 piece 12 feet long; 19 pieces, each 18 feet long

Finished Size

The Crazy Belt will be around 6 and a half feet long if your gauge is around 3 stitches per inch. If you’d like it to adjust the size, simply keep the 2:3 ratio of short to long pieces. Then, if your belt will be shorter, just stop wherever your yarn runs out. If you want it to be longer, when you get to the end of the “To Begin” section, start again from the beginning!

Notes

no, wait, it's a belt!This pattern is excellent for using up all that “leftover” yarn you’ve been collecting! You don’t need to use 20 pieces just because I did. You can use more or fewer strands to achieve the look you want. Also try experimenting with different textures of yarn, assorted color schemes, and using longer or shorter pieces (but keep a 2:3 ratio in the lengths).

US pattern notations used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet

The Pattern

Start with the shortest piece. Leave about a 7-inch tail when making your first slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull the long end of the yarn through the last chain as if you were “finishing off” at the end of a project.

crazy beltSkip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull end through.

Skip 6 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

Skip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 4. Pull end through.

Skip 2 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 7. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

Skip 2 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 5. Pull end through.

Skip 4 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 7. Pull end through.

Skip 5 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 11. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 6. Pull end through.

Skip 3 inches and make a new slip knot.

Ch 8. Pull end through.

close upTo Continue: With each new piece, work in the same direction as the starting chain (i.e. starting with the Ch 6 section rather than the Ch 8 section).

Make a slip knot with a 7-inch tail. Join to the first chain.

Sc in each ch st.

After each sc section, ch 1 and pull the end through as if to “finish off” at the end of a piece. Skip the same amount of yarn before sc-ing in the next section.

Repeat with the rest of the pieces of yarn.

To Finish: Trim all of the “fringy” ends to between 6 and 7 inches long (all the same length). Now, experiment with your Crazy Belt! Wrap it around your waist, around your neck, around your head, and around your hair.

Run around and show everyone. Be sure to bring handkerchiefs for their drool.

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Lynn wrote
on May 14, 2006 7:47 PM

I am trying to start the sc to put in the second row of yarn. I have the first chain worked in sc and the yarn pulled over to the second chain. However, when I do the second chain it comes out upside down compared to the first sc set. What am I not seeing??

jerrine wrote
on Jun 15, 2006 7:23 AM
I'M NOT SURE IF I'M BRAIN DENSE OR WHAT BUT I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR TERMINOLOGY.FIRST: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN BY THE 2:3 RATIO?? REGARDING THE LONG OR SHORT OF IT IN SIZING??
NEXT I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR DIRECTION OF MAKING A SLIP KNOT AND PULLING THROUGH, IS THIS TO BE A LONG CONNECTING PIECE OF YARN (A DOUBLE STRING OF YARN)BETWEEN SC-ING.

I'VE BEEN CROCHETING 'CENTURIES' (I'M not a single granny but a great granny several times over)and I AM SO CONFUSED BY THE INSTRUCTIONS. MAYBE I'M TOO OLD TO LEARN THE NEW terminology. I LOVE YOUR IDEA AND HOPE I CAN MAKE IT BUT I NEED YOUR HELP TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT. SORRY I'M SO DUHHHHH~?? I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. THANKS LOTS. AND KEEP DREAMING UP NEW PROJECTS. BYE

Eric wrote
on Jul 11, 2006 1:28 PM

You are really beautiful, assuming you are the model. Just wanted to share that with you. I was looking for a funny picture for a work email joke and for whatever reason your picture came up. I'm glad it did.

Eric

Brenda wrote
on Oct 14, 2006 4:58 PM

I love this belt design. I used it to make up my own pattern.

HelenW@6 wrote
on Feb 15, 2008 1:59 PM

I think what Emily means by the 2:3 ration is the length of yarn under the Materials List.

She writes "Various worsted weight yarns: 1 piece 12 feet long; 19 pieces, each 18 feet long." I believe she means that the first piece for the starting chain should be 12 ft long and all subsequent pieces for the scarf (for single crochet) should be 18 ft long. 12:18 = 2:3.

For example, if you want a shorter scarf, you may want the first strand to be 10 ft and the subsequent strands to be 15 ft (10:15 = 2:3), and if you want a longer scarf, the first strand could be perhaps 16 ft and all subsequent strands be 24 ft(16:24 = 2:3).

As for the slip knot, I think she means to "finish off" after the series of chains/single crochets and then skip the number of inches of yarn as stated in the pattern, before starting the next series of chains/single crochets.

I hope this makes sense.

klod wrote
on Mar 26, 2009 11:53 PM

i can't open the image of the above item, how was it?