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(i.e if you are using a buckle – if using a nice big button to bring the two ends together, then you can make a hole in one side of your belt and ignore all this write up).
Right! So assuming we’re starting with a buckle – I start by doing the sc’s around the buckle end, and once that is attached, then I work the rest of the belt up.
sk next 4 sts, sc in the next st * ;
rep *to* till end. Turn.
rep *to* till last sc ; 2 dc in the last sc. Turn.
rep *to* till the last 2 dc , sc in that last 2-dc set. Turn.
rep *to* till last st but a 2 dc in the last ch-3 sp (instead of dc 3-tog) to end. Turn.
I also feel that this works for all crocheters, no matter if your tension is light, loose or tight – as the looser this sc is, the better the 5 dcs’s fit in and it forms a cute little ‘hole’ that enhances the pattern (well, methinks) J