Peasant Belt Pattern #2383

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Peasant Belt Pattern #2383


Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 1 ball each of Red, Blue, Green and Black.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 2.
3½-inch width canvas, cotton crash, or any similar fabric (3 inches less than waist measurement.)

Fold fabric in half lengthwise. Machine stitch along 1 long and 1 short side; turn inside out and seam other short side by hand. Long seam is lower edge of belt.

Use double strand for all embroidery. With Black, embroider blanket stitch along both long edges as in illustration (groups of 3 stitches, ¾ inch apart). Embroider a Green cross stitch ⅝ inch square at very center of belt. Embroider a small Black cross stitch across center of Green one. Embroider a similar Green and Black cross stitch every 3 inches (measuring from centers).

Applique Rings … With double strand of Red ch 5, join. Ch 2, 14 half d c in ring. Join and fasten off, leaving an 8-inch thread for sewing. Sew ring 1½ inches to right of 1st cross stitch made. Make a Blue ring like this, and sew it 1½ inches to left of 1st cross stitch made. Make necessary number of Red and Blue rings, sewing them down in alternate colors between cross stitches.

End Rings … With double strand of Black ch 7, join. Ch 2, 19 half d c in ring, join. Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch thread. Make another ring. Place rings together and tack them where they meet. Sew joined rings to one end of belt, making 3 close stitches for each. Finish other end in same way.

Cords … Using 5 strands of Green, make a chain 52 inches long. Cut chain in half. Sew end of 1 cord to wrong side of end of belt, near upper ring; make a tassel at free end. Finish other end in same way; draw each cord through adjacent upper rings, then through lower ring of opposite end. Tie in bow.