Friday, March 2, 2012

Crochet Boot Liners Pattern

Happy Friday!  I know I've been quiet over the past couple of days.....  We've had a lot going on here with doctor appointments, organizing my house, and icky colds.  My mom left today, so my help is gone, but I feel like we accomplished a lot this week while she was here.  My son will be getting tubes in both of his ears next week, so while we don't want to have to go through the surgery, we're looking forward to having his ears clear and hope he'll be a much happier kid.  I have been working on a few things since you last heard from me -- one of them being boot liners (covers, socks, cuffs, etc).   I know spring is just around the corner but I've wanted to come up with a boot liner pattern for a while now and I feel like we still will have some cold days this winter/spring so I'm sure I can get some use out of these this year.  You can fold these liners over the boot or keep them up.  The pattern is ribbed at the top, and then crocheted in the round with HDCs and finished off with a stirrup at the bottom.  I've found that having a stirrup is the most comfortable -- a full liner is too thick around my foot and the stirrup helps it to stay in place.  The liners are crocheted with a 6.5 mm hook to allow it to give a lot and it's all crocheted seamlessly so there's no cutting and attaching involved.











Size
This pattern fits the Hunter short boots but can be adjusted to fit the tall ones or any other boots, for that matter.  

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn - about 150 yards (I used Caron One Pound here)
Size US K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook

Gauge
5 HDCs & 4 HDC rows = 2 inches

Directions
Top Ribbing: 
CH 13
Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each CH across so there are 12 SCs
Row 2: CH1 and turn work, SC in back loop only of each SC across
Row 3 - 50: Repeat Row 2
Row 51: Now you'll be connecting the ribbing - line up the first row and the last row you just crocheted and connect the ribbing by SL ST through the back loops of both rows together.  Do this all of the way across so that the ribbing is now "sewn" together. 

Leg:
Row 1: CH1 and turn work so that you can now work across the ribbing for the leg portion.
HDC evenly across so that there are 27 HDCs, and join work to first HDC with a SL ST. 
Row 2 - 15: CH 1, turn work, HDC in each HDC across, and join work to first HDC with a SL ST

Stirrup:
CH 15 and connect CH with a SL ST to the HDC that's 10 HDCs (clockwise) from where the CH 15 begins.  You'll be working the stirrup back and forth on the CH 15, connecting the edges with SL STS at the beginning and end of each row.
Row 1: SL ST in the next HDC (clockwise) from the last SL ST just made (You have 2 SL STS next to each other).  HDC in each CH across, SL ST in the HDC space that's before the CH 15 (still moving clockwise).  
Row 2: SL ST into the next HDC space (counter clockwise) to the SL ST just made. HDC across stirrup and SL ST into the HDC space (clockwise) next to the SL ST from the previous row 
Row 3: SL ST in the next HDC (clockwise) from the last SL ST just made (You have 2 SL STS next to each other).  HDC in each CH across, SL ST in the HDC space that's before the row you just completed (still moving clockwise).  
Row 4: SL ST into the next HDC space (counter clockwise) to the SL ST just made. HDC across stirrup and SL ST into the HDC space (clockwise) next to the SL ST from the previous row.

Weave in ends and tie off.

Abbreviations
CH = Chain
HD!C = Half Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch


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8 comments:

  1. These are very cute! If only I could crochet!!!
    Hope you're having a good weekend.....
    Carly
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    1. We will have to get you crocheting soon! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend :)

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  2. LOVE these, thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! I do believe you've earned a spot in the features and hope you'll join us again!

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  3. That's a great idea! It's perfect how you have folded down over the boot top!

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  4. Cool idea! They look great ~ thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. I just found your blog and love the boots! I'm a new follower. If you have a minute, please stop by my brand new blog, I'd love to have you follow me, too! Thanks so much :)

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  6. What a great Idea! I will have to make a bunch in lots of different colors . . . one for every outfit.

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  7. Thanks A LOT....This pattern gets me going. I guess its like a bike, once you learn how to ride you always know how !! GREAT GIFT IDEAS. :^)

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