Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crochet Boots

 Excuse me for giving you the wrong information on the knitted boots. Please check out the blog post again. I've changed the information source on them.

Since I don't have time to do the knitted boots, I'm trying crocheted ones. These are the cutest ones I could find. Of course finding the pattern was the easy part since my crochet skills aren't as advanced as my knitting one and they aren't too good. When I was small my grandmothers use to teach me  and of course they read the pattern. This isn't a complex pattern and it is free and you will find it when you click on the link.

Most of my crocheting was crochet thread snowflakes, crocheting around flannel receiving blankets  and a few afghans. With age came tennis elbow so my crochet days ended. That's when I switched to knitting exclusively which does not bother my elbows nearly as much. Knitting also offered more of the styles I love.

But crochet is much much faster and fast is good right now. The down slide is crochet leaves holes for our winds to whistle through but then something is much better than nothing. Nothing is what our grand daughter has right now beyond socks to cover her feet.

This pattern says for 6 to 12 months but though I used the crochet hook size recommended and basically the size of yarn, my sole came out too small. Ri....p, Start over. I added to each side of the sole four more stitches. To figure things out, I ended up charting the stitches and it gave me the lay of the land I needed.

I've started up the side  but I'm sure I'm going to have to add a few more changes since our grand daughter has kanckles not ankles. In other words, they are very thick. And the ankle part seems to be a bit narrow for her.

Plus, I'm sure I added a few ooops changes despite crocheting one row on one boot and then switching and crocheting a row on the other boot. Though I looked up how to do a half crochet once more and a single crochet decrease I think my lack of short term memory got in the way and I think I did the decrease wrong. It is so hard to remember and normally I have to repeat repeat repeat but time has gotten in the way and I can't do more than a few rows at a time. The time on the Inernet lowering my crochet time which would be put in the repeat time necessary to put things into long term memory. But hey, both boots are the same so I'm not ripping it out.

I'll let you know how things progress.



  1. Thanks for the link, Holly! I think I will still order this pattern, but I've changed my mind about what footwear to make for these twins. I am thinking baby socks might be easy to manage and stay on better at newborn age. So I am looking to make a bonnet and sock set for the little girl and a earflap hat and sock set for the boy. I am one that believes little ears should be kept from cold winter drafts!
    I love the crocheted booties! I can't wait to see how yours turn out!! I can bluff my way through crocheting, but that's about it :)

    Stay warm!

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