Romani Belt/Scarf

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August 17, 2015 by holy rollin hooker

bdI love, love, love real Gypsy and Boho inspired fashion. There’s a freedom to it that just says, “Yeah. I look like a bag lady, and I don’t care.” I also love making pieces out of granny square motifs because they are so easily customizable. Here I went with more of a natural earthy theme with my colors, but I am not beyond giving it more of a hippie feel with bright and vibrant colors.

Pattern Notes:

  • Each motif is about 3 ½” square. In order to determine how many squares you need to make your belt you’ll need to take your waist (or hip, depending on where you want the belt to sit) measurement and divide it by 3.5. Round down to the nearest whole number and that’ll give you the number of squares you need to make.
  • Example: my waist is 39” (so what?!). When I divide that by 3.5, I get 11.4, so I need 11 squares.
  • 2-dc puff st: (Yo, insert hook in next space, yo, draw yarn through space, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice in same space, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.
  • 3-dc puff st: (Yo, insert hook in next space, yo, draw yarn through space, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same space, yo, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook.

Motif:

Ch 6 and sl st in first ch to form a ring

Rnd 1: (with color A) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2-dc puff st in ring, ch 4, (3-dc puff st, ch 4) 7 times in ring, sl st in first puff st to join. Fasten off. Join color B.

Rnd 2: (with color B) Sl st in next ch-4 loop, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same loop, *4 dc in next ch-4 loop, ch 6**, 4 dc in next ch-4 loop; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch to join.

Rnd 3: ch 1, *sc in next 8 dc, (3sc, ch 1, 3sc) in ch 6 loop, rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

To assemble sew squares right sides together in a single line using your favorite seaming technique.

Ties:

  • Join color A to the top right corner of the last square. Ch 50. Fasten off. Sk 4 sc on the same side and join the next color. Ch 50. Fasten off. Repeat this two more times. Do the same for the other end of the belt.

Fringe (optional):

Use your favorite method for making fringe, and attach 2 strands of it to every 4th sc along the bottom of the belt until you get to the end. You may not have an extra stitch or two, but that’s okay.

aAs you can tell by the pics, this also doubles quite nicely as a scarf.

 

 

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