Wednesday, 28 May 2014

"A" belt !!!!!

Last weekend I was tempted to crochet something new ( as I never did one before !) without following a pattern, but writing one "on the go"…… A little challenge is good from time to time!!!!


The idea developed after looking an "old" pattern of mine ( do you remember this ?) ….. I decided to use the concept for something different, like a belt ( or even a bracelet !!!!! )….

I collected a 3,5mm hook and some colourful yarns from my basket…. maybe too many colours for a simple project like this ( I'm not really fond of my caramel yarn….), but the idea to follow was : TRY !!!
With the blue I crocheted 200 chains and I worked a looooong oval with double crochets ( I follow the US crochet terms), with 5 stitches in each curve.
The second round was made in caramel, with increasing stitches in both curves ( I crocheted 2 double crochets in each stitch of the first round of the curve, reaching 10 stitches per curve).
To embellish the centre of the work, I decided to use some hot pink in a chain of slip stitches ….







…. as you can see from the above pictures, I didn't stop with a pink line, I preferred to experiment some more, so I didn't cut the yarn and I slip stitched some extra "waves" that resemble a line of "A"s ….
…. and being my name Alessandra, I thought it was really good !!!!! ;oD

Then, I added a purple border all around ( made of single crochets ) and some more slip stitches with the grey ….




….. And last night, I finally crocheted the ties ( each one made chaining 72 stitches and working a row of half double crochets end embellished with a row of single crochets! ) ….




…. so now the "A" belt is wearable ….




…. another idea …. ????? …..


xxxxx Alessandra

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42 comments:

  1. Hello Ale,
    That is a beautiful belt, well done!! And I really love the wave!
    Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. So happy you like it Andree'!!!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

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  2. Hi there! That's a nice pice of experimental crochetwork, really like the idea! Next time a picture of you wearing it? :) Greets

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    1. …. a picture of me ? The dummy looks better< I tell you !!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  3. Great idea. And nice to see how to wear the "A"-belt in different ways.
    Are you making also a "B"-belt and belts with other letters? Would be lovely.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  4. Nice stitch you've used for making the belt, and i also like the colors ;-))
    Have a lovely day today Ale :-))
    X Chantal

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  5. This reminds me of the crochet belts I wore as a child, lovely :) x

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  6. i made a belt last year for me, but no letter. let me say: i looooove to wear it in summer♥♥♥
    yours is clever as always, my dear!
    xxxxo, martina

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    1. Thank you Martina!!!!
      I think to wear mine on white outfits!!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxxx ale

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  7. Wonderful belt! I think it looks great on a white blouse, at least, thats the way I would wear it, haha... byebye Francien

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  8. Very creative! Nice colors too!
    Kate :}

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  9. That is fantastic. Love the design. Your creative side is always in overdrive. Fun! Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. It's a pretty belt Ale - you're always so creative with your crochet. Have a great day. :)

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    1. ….. and you are always so kind with my crochet!
      thank you Debi, xxxxxx Ale

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  11. I, too love straying a bit while crocheting :)
    Interesting color combination for the belt Ale - tribal in style if I may notice.

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  12. You and your inventive hook ... how original this is :)

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  13. What a good idea, I put it on my very long to do list.
    Grtz,
    Chris

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    1. I would love to see it, one day!!! ;oD
      Xxxxxx Ale

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  14. what a nice belt! it could also be a camera strap! I like the ties, Heather x

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  15. Super cute Ale and so pretty!! xo Heather

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  16. Beautiful! And how brilliant to have a belt with your initial! I'd love to have one with E all over it! :)

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    1. Thank you Evi!!!! I have to try belts with other letters…… ;oD
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  17. The colours work really well together don't they... I hadn't thought of making a belt...what a good idea :-)
    Tracey xx

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  18. Great choice of colour- this is a lovely belt!

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  19. Che simpatica idea !Con la A , davvero unica, mi sa che ti starà benissimo in estate , tutta colorata !
    Un abbraccio e come al solito buon lavoro !
    Maddy

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  20. This is lovely Alessandra - so clever! I love the colour choices too : ) :)
    Alison xx

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  21. You have such amazing ideas Ale and it looks fabulous!
    happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

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  22. Fantastic idea, Ale! You are such a creative crocheter! The colours are lovely :)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  23. You genius, you did it again! A real " Ale" !!
    A camera strap like this would be brilliant...
    Love from Mirjam.

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    1. The camera strap is avery good idea!!!!!!
      xxxxxxxx Ale

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  24. Beautiful stitching! You have inspired me. pjx

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  25. Troppo bella!Il ghirigoro con le A poi...Un tocco fortunato!Buona domenica,Ale!:-))

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  26. Wow it's gorgeous, would be so lovely for summer with a loose white blouse! I think this is one of your best pieces! Thank so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    1. Wow!!! This is a big compliment!!!!!
      Thank you Sara, xxxxxxxxxx Ale

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  27. hi Ale! what a gorgeous belt. and imo the caramel just perfectly matches the other colors. I was wondering if you missed my blogmove to wordpress as my deleted blogspot blog is still in your sidebar. I'd love to welcome you at kardiomuffelchen.com. :)

    xxx Lucia

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    1. Thank you Lucia!!!!
      I'm coming to visit you right now!!!!
      xxxxxxx ale

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  28. ♥ ooo, love this! so beautiful and nice colours! Happy day, my friend! xxx Riitta

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