Crochet Pattern: The Polly Belt

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 3 Comments
After watching an episode of Mission: Impossibe (the 60′s TV series) I saw a lovely lemon yellow belt paired with a navy blue suit and matching yellow pumps. My fashion interest was piqued. I set about making a similar belt pattern, complete with lemon yellow yarn. And now you can too!
Belts are all the rage these days because they highlight nearly any outfit. The best thing about them though is that they are incredibly simple to make. All you need is some yarn, a crochet hook, and a belt buckle, and you can whip one of these up in no time!
The Polly Belt

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 1” (2.5cm) wide x 46” (117cm) long

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn (approximately 85 yards)
Crochet Hook D (3.25 mm)
1 3/8” Belt Buckle
Yarn Needle

Gauge:
6 sc = 1’’
6 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: The Polly Belt
Row 1: ch 240, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 239 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, repeat from * across until 1 sc remains, 3 sc in last sc: 241 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across: 243 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across: 243 sc
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc3tog, ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across: 241 sc
Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across until 4 sc remain, sc2tog 2 times: 239 sc
Row 7: ch 1, sc in each sc across: 239 sc
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Insert belt buckle onto blunt end of belt 1” in and fold belt end over. With yarn needle, sew belt together. On opposite end, join yarn on top of belt and sl st around end in a D pattern to reinforce.

Here’s a tip: if you’d like a sturdier belt, sew a length of bias tape to wrong side of belt, being sure to leave space for hooking the belt at pointed end.

If you have any questions and comments, I’d love to hear them!

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3 Comments

  1. Erin says:

    Your yellow belt is cute with the blue skirt. Hmm….I am always wanting a red belt. Thanks for the pattern.

  2. Thanks, Erin! I am glad you like it.

    Amy

  3. Violet says:

    Oooh, am old enough to remember these colored belts……I had one but if I remember right mine was green….VERY green….:) Thanks for the flashback!

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