The Braided Breeze Necklace + Belt was inspired by the African rope necklace that I discovered while scrolling through Pinterest one day. A rope necklace can be made from printed fabric to create unique color combinations and patterns that would be impossible to replicate with yarn, but a mosaic or striping yarn can create a unique color and pattern combination.
This accessory can be worn like a necklace with the ropes hanging across the front or rotate it and then the ropes drape over your shoulders. Tie it around your waist to accent your hips and add some pizazz to your skirt or dress.
I hope you enjoy making this quick accessory that is sure to bring you lots of compliments and questions on wear you bought it. It’s always a good feeling to tell others that you made what you’re wearing. ?
Pssst! Psst! Don’t have any bulky weight on hand, grab two skeins of a worsted weight yarn, and hold them together to create a unique color combination and have a bulky weight yarn to work with. ?
Details for the Pattern:
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Yarn: Bernat Maker Outdoor, two strands of worsted weight, or any bulky weight yarn, 5 oz
4 Stitch Markers
Large eye needle
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
fsc: foundation single crochet
Additional Terms Used:
FO: fasten off
Gauge: Not critical for this project
Measurement: Belt without ropes = 30.5″ x 2.5″
- Pattern is written in US terms
- Foundation single crochet can be substituted with a starting chain and then single crocheting in each chain for Row 1. Remember to add one chain (30+1) if you use this method, and chain looser to allow for some stretch.
- Gauge is not critical, but offered as a suggestion, and chain lengths can be adjusted to your preference.
- If you need to adjust the size to be smaller, subtract in multiples of 4, or to be larger, add in multiples of 4.
- Ropes are created twice, a first half and second half. For the first half, you will start at the end of the row and attach in the last stitch marked at the center, and the next rope is created by attaching on the left, you’ll continue in a left to right to left manner until the center four stitches remain. The second half is worked in the opposite manner from the center out. The Markers in the 13th and 18th sts mark where you will begin for the second half of ropes. The sts in between will remain unworked and become the center of the second half of ropes.
- It helps to hold the belt/necklace right side up, meaning the rows of single crochet are held in the same direction they were created. The rows will be upside down once the project is complete.
- Pattern tested by Melissa C and Deborah H. Should you find an error, please let us know.
A free version of this pattern can be found here.