I love the idea of using a pattern more than once, but I don't really like to make the same thing twice! My daughter loved the "Genevieve's Belt" I designed for Interweave Crochet's special Accessories issue last year, so I decided to create a girl's version based on the same pattern.
The wonderful thing is, that I didn't have to make any drastic changes to the pattern! Here are the alterations I made:
|Difference in Frame Size Between the Little and Original Versions|
2. Shortened the Belt Strip to my daughter's waist measurement plus 4 1/2", and made fewer Frames. The strip of joined Frames is approximately 1/2 of the length of the belt strip.
3. Eliminated the surface crochet down the center of the Belt Strip.
4. After the Belt Strip was woven through the frames, I embroidered lazy daisies and a chevron pattern on the Belt strip inside the frames, and eliminated the detail between the frames.
I believe this project was a success because my daughter told me she wants to wear it every day, and I am thrilled because I was able to use an existing pattern again in a new way!