Making your own belt is easier than it seems, my bohemian macrame belt is a free tutorial here on the blog! Discover my inspiration, the design process and everything on the yarn I have choose.
In vogue in the 70s, it de its come back a few years ago with the DIY wave. It is a technical art of knots made with solid thread and especially non-elastic cotton type. Rather intended for decoration, it can also be used with accessories and clothing. This is what I am offering you today with this macrame belt tutorial.
It all started with an old belt that has had its day! I’m the type to use things to the end! “Nothing is lost, everything is transformed”. So, I got the buckle (clasp) and made a brand new belt! Nice isn’t it? My inspiration fell on a pattern with bohemian-folk accents with its diamonds and chevrons.
Make it easier
To maintain your work by fixing it, the best is the use of a cork board with pins. For my part I pinned my work on a blanket and under a big book! I propose this tutorial from size XS to XL. For a smaller or larger size you can easily do the maths by yourself.. To make I help you with photos and charts. If you still have difficulty making the knots despite my explanations you can watch one of my Youtube videos by clicking here.
Yarn & Notions
For this belt I therefore recovered an old buckle (clasp); to help you I found you a similar one here . Then I used for my size M about 25g/0.9oz – 36m/39yds of 4mm Alabama from Katia yarn (50% acrylic, 50% cotton). Cotton is the most recommended material for macrame because it is less elastic. Depending on the size and width of your clasp, you will also need to choose the right thickness of yarn or take the same and double it. An alternative idea for this spanish yarn is 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand Yarn.
Macrame Boho Belt Tutorial
- PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE
Make this pretty belt with bohemian-folk patterns in a jiffy! Use a cork board and pins to keep your work going and create beautiful regular stitches.
XS, S (M, L) XL
|SIZE||Waist Circumference||Belt Size (out of clasp)||Number of Patterns|
|XS||66 cm/26″||86 cm/34″||21|
|S||70 cm/27.5″||90 cm/35″||22|
|M||74 cm/29″||94 cm/37″||23|
|L||78 cm/31″||98 cm/38.5″||24|
|XL||82 cm/32″||102 cm/40″||25|
-optionnal: cork board
-One pattern = 4 horizontal bars + 1 diamond.
- Cut 4 threads of 7, 8 (9,10)11 m/ 7.6, 8.7 (9.4, 10.9) 12 yds.
- Fold them in half and tie them one by one on the clasp following the diagrams below:
- Make four rows of horizontal rods following the diagram below:
- Make a blocking loop by making four flat knots according to the diagram below with the four middle threads and a flat knot with the other four threads, with 2cm/3.5in of ease above the four knots.
- Continue by making the pattern below 21, 22 (23, 24) 25 times: * four rows of horizontal rods, two oblique rods outwards, a flat knot, two oblique rods inwards (= diamond) *
- Tie 23 rows of oblique rods tip shaped.
- Finish by carefully weaving in all the wires inside out to block them.
Well done! You have a brand new original, unique, handmade belt!
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