Free Crochet Pattern Small Interlocking Pieces Belt
2 (27 yd) skeins DMC Pearl Cotton in Burgundy 814, Gold 976 and Purple 550, size O hook, one swim suit bra hook, needle and invisible thread(optional).
GAUGE: Ea piece is 2-1\2” long- you can get 7-1\2 from one skein
With DMC and O hook ch-12, sl st to form a ring.
RND 1: ch-1, work 24 sc in ring, sl st top beg sc, ch-1, turn. (24 sts)
ROW 2: Sc next 8 sts, leave remaining sts unworked, ch-1, turn. (8 sts)
ROW 4: Sk sl st and next st, sc next 4 sts, sl st last st, ch-1, turn. (4 sts)
ROW 5-7: Sc ea st across, ch-1, turn.
ROW 8-9: 2 sc 1st st, sc across to last st, 2 sc last st, ch-1, turn. (6 sts)(8 sts)
RND 10: Ch-8, sl st in 1st st row 9, ch-1, work 16 sc in ring, sl st in side last st row 9, fasten off.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER:
Beginning with a burgundy piece slip the swimsuit bra hook (solid section) over the crochet piece pulling it to the center. Fold piece in half. If you like, you can tack the top closed. Slide gold crochet piece through the doubled holes of previous piece. Fold in half and tack closed. Rep with remaining pieces alternating colors. It is important to sew the top of the last piece closed and slide this over the open loop of the swimsuit bra hook.
It's simple and easy to adjust the belt's lenght. It you want to make it larger, just add more pieces. Smaller: use fewer pieces.
Using DMC Pearl Cotton you can get a wider varity of colors and it is softer to the touch than size 10 crochet thread, but just as easy to work with.