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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fan Braid Pillow Belt

Our fun crochet belt can be used for more than just a pillow.  How about a linen belt (for gift-giving).  Use coordinating colors to pull a room together, or use multiple belts for a quick and fun textured pillow.  Or use thread and a steel hook to create a bookmark! 


Fan Braid Pillow Belt
Designed by: Cylinda Mathews

1 oz 4-ply WW yarn
Crochet hook size I/9 (5.50 mm)

Finished Size: 2 1/2" W
Gauge: Not important to over all work

Skill Level: Easy

Pattern tested and model made by: Cylinda Mathews

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Row 1) Ch 5; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring; (ch 3, 7 dc) in ring: 8 dc.

Row 2) Ch 3, turn work (counts as first dc); (6 dc) in first dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc: 7 dc/1 sc.

Rem Rows) Ch 3, turn work; (6 dc) in first sc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc: 7 dc/1 sc.  Fasten off; secure ends after last row.

Continue working rows until the length fit around the pillow. 


Slip last row through beg ch 5 to secure around the pillow.  Adjust on pillow to display as wanted. 


Don't you just love options!  This crochet belt is more than just a pillow belt.  Here are a few ideas to get you started!

A) Make more than one belt and arrange several on one pillow - you now have textured stripes!  Use different colors, or just one.

B) Instead of a pillow belt, make a linen belt for gift giving.  Wrap around towels or facecloths for a nice packaged look.

C) Make a decorative belt for your purse! 
D) Need a smaller belt - use a smaller hook size than what's given in instructions.
E) Need a bookmark instead?  Switch to size 10 thread and a size 7 or 8 metal hook. 

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