Crochet Inspiration in the Movies: The Polly Belt

While watching an episode of Mission: Impossible, the 60's TV series, I noticed Cinnamon's choice of a navy blue dress suit and lemon yellow accessories.

Now regularly, I am not a fan of navy blue --in fact, I'm not a fan of blue itself. It's a bit overused. But then again, that's my opinion and I don't expect anyone to agree with me. I personally love olive greens and mustard yellows, colors most people call gross. But as a costume critic, I have an open mind to colors in general and what looks good on whom.

But back to the blue. When I saw how neatly these two color choices looked together, I had to admit I liked it very much.

Blue and yellow are good choices to put together for contrast because they are opposites on the color scale. (For another example of what I mean, see picture on this post).

By accenting a dark blue suit with a bright yellow, the costume designer made Cinnamon's outfit pop!

Needless to say, I was inspired. And though I do not have a blue suit to sport, I made my own version of Cinnamon's lemon belt. Now if only I could find some lemon yellow pumps...

Using a single skein of Patons Grace 100% mercerized cotton yarn that I thankfully had on hand from a former project, I set about making a belt that I hoped wouldn't be too long or too thick.

I was very happy with the outcome, which isn't always the case. I find I'm rarely happy with the outcome of my crochet designs because I feel like they could always be better. But in this case, I was happy. Maybe it's because I didn't have many problems. Thank God it came together so well.

Previously, I had bought a few D-ring belt buckles that I was intending for skinny belts. They were my only option until I found this buckle I had salvaged from a belt I had thrown away. This one is larger and worked out perfectly!

I call it The Polly Belt! The pattern is available for free at Crochet Spot. Or if you would like one (or more!) made for you, you can contact me through my email: OceansAmy(at)gmail(dot)com.

So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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