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Friday, December 12, 2008

Child's Crocheted Tool Belt

Our youngest son has been playing with all of his tools recently. He used to have a tool belt (his Grandpa bought it with the tools in it), but it broke... I thought, "I could crochet him one. It wouldn't be that hard." (Being married to a carpenter for sixteen years... :P)
Here it is on him:

You will need:
I hook
WW yarn less than a skein (I used a taupe color the label was missing so I'm not sure what it was)
yarn needle
button
scissors
Belt (Note on belt: It does stretch. If your child has a belt for their pants, you could also put that through the loop in pouch...)
Ch 24 inches (or as long as your childs' waist is). Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each hdc. Fasten off.
Tool pouch
Ch 22. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in each ch across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2-34: Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. At end of row 34, fasten off leaving tail to sew w/, later. (Tool pouch should measure 6 inches wide. When you fold it up, the pouch should measure six inches as well, with about five rows left to sew over belt part. If it isn't quite six inches, you may want to add more rows.)
Fold pouch up. Count five rows down from top. Fold to this row. Sew sides. You will now fold this top part over the belt later and sew the to edge to the back of pouch, over the belt. (Be careful to not sew the belt in with it.)
Pocket
Ch 13. Hdc in 3rd ch & in each ch across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2-8: Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. At end of row 8 fasten off leaving a tail to sew on.
(Pocket should measure about 3wx4t)
Smaller pocket
Ch 7. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and remaining chs. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2-8: Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. At end of row 8, fasten off leaving a tail to sew on.
Hammer Loop
Ch 7. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in each ch across. Fasten off leaving a length to sew on.
Using photo as a guide, sew pockets on to tool pouch. Sew hammer loop to very edge of side of tool pouch. Weave in all ends.
Sew a button on to one end of belt. I should have made the belt even smaller as it stretched. Oh well I might sew another button on to the other end so it won't just hang there. This pattern hasn't been tested so if there is any problems let me know.
This is a free pattern and may not be sold. You can sell your finished tool belts if you can find a buyer. ;P

6 Comments:

  • This is too dang cute!
    I am going to attempt one for my daughter.
    I really enjoy your site!
    Thanks for sharing.
    -r

    By Blogger ~Rachée, at 2:51 PM  

  • LOVE the tool belt.

    And, yes, I have a new blog page. I decided I wante a place tyo maily show the things I had made and give people the links to the original patterns. This the name Confessions of a Crochet Pattern Slut.

    Come join me at the new site . . . so you don't have to lose your mind.

    LOLOL

    Paula

    By Blogger Paula, at 11:59 AM  

  • What a great pattern! I have two nephews that would love this. :)

    By Blogger Leofrog's Crochet Blog, at 5:15 PM  

  • Thank you so much. I made this for my nephew. I also used your basic pattern and instead of making the tool pockets. I made two rows of smaller pockets to fit match box cars for a friends grandson. He loves it to carry his cars around to play. I am also trying to make it larger for men for a little something extra for christmas. Thank you for sharing

    By Blogger Terry, at 12:15 AM  

  • This is so neat! I am featuring it as part of a toolbelt roundup over on my blog :) http://bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-friday-finds-toolbelt-roundup.html
    thanks!

    By Blogger Erica {B is for Boy}, at 8:30 AM  

  • I would love to feature your free pattern on www.free-crochetpatterns.net!!! Email me at kim@free-crochetpatters.net for more information.

    By Blogger Kristi Simpson, at 5:40 PM  

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