Every project needs that finishing touch. Sometimes it's a pompom on top of a hat. Sometimes it's fringe on a poncho, or buttons on a sweater. Maybe it's just some great blocking on an afghan. And sometimes, it's a belt! For the Danielle Cardigan, I knew that style called for something to tie around the waist, and a belt was the perfect fit. The only thing missing were some Belt Loops to allow me to wear the Cardigan open, or closed, depending on how I was feeling at any given moment. Here I will show you an incredibly simple way to add Belt Loops to any item you feel might need a pair!
- A small amount of yarn to match your project. I used Caron Simply Soft in Pagoda to match my Cardigan.
- Crochet hook in the recommended size on your yarn label. I used an H (5mm).
- Tapestry Needle.
- Measuring Tape (optional).
- Stitch Markers (optional).
- The item you are adding Belt Loops to.
1: With yarn and hook, leaving a 6" tail, ch10, sc in 2nd and across. (9) *** If you are using a belt other than the one in the Danielle Cardigan pattern, chain enough sts to fit comfortably over your belt.***
2-3: Ch1, turn, sc across. (9)
Fasten off leaving a 6" tail.
Try the Garment on and tie the belt around your waist. Mark where you want your Belt Loops to go with the Stitch Markers, or a small scrap of yarn. Alternatively, you can measure with a measuring tape the distance from your underarm to your waist. Make sure your Stitch Markers are evenly spaced. With the Tapestry Needle and tails, stitch the Belt Loops on, making sure to leave space between the Belt Loops and the Garment so that the Belt slides through easily. Do not weave in your ends! Once your Belt Loops are attached, try the Garment on with the belt. Make sure they are evenly spaced, and comfortable. Once you are satisfied, weave in all the ends. Enjoy!
©2017 Pam Dajczak
My name is Pam! I'm a 30-something WAHM of two amazing children! I live in beautiful Northern Ontario with my husband, kids and our feisty Westie, Rigby.