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Updated: Mar 30

A fun way to spice up your boots without any lasting damage! You can enhance this pattern however you please: different colours, embroidery, felting - the options are limitless!


As seen in my Hilda and Anna (traveling) cosplays.

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Materials

  • 4 mm hook

  • 300 DK yarn

  • I used Ice Yarns Lorena

  • 25 cm zip

  • A pair of boots

  • Length of elastic that fits around the base of the boot

  • Yarn needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Scissors

  • Sewing needle and thread

Stitches

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Single crochet increase (inc)

  • Single crochet decrease (dec)

Pattern notes


Project is worked flat and in the round at various points.


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Boot anatomy used



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Instructions


Toe caps

Ch 11

Row 1: inc, 8 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2: sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 3: 2 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, sc, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 4: 2 sc, 2 inc, 8 sc,2 inc, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 5: 2 sc, (sc, inc) x2, 8 sc, (sc, inc) x2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (24)

Row 6: 2 sc, (2 sc, inc) x2, 8 sc, (2 sc, inc) x2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (28)

Row 7: 2 sc, (3 sc, inc) x2, 8 sc, (3 sc, inc) x2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (32)

Row 8-18: sc along, ch 1, turn (32)

Row 19: 2 sc, (4 sc, inc) x2, 8 sc, (4 sc, inc) x2, 2 sc, ch 1, turn (36)

Row 20: sc along, ch 1, turn (36)

Row 21: (5 sc, inc) along, ch 1, turn (42)

Row 22: sc along, ch 1, turn (42)

Repeat row 22 until the toe of the boot is covered

Do not finish off, continue to Vamp


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Vamp

Row 1: 9 sc, (3sc, inc) x6, 9 sc, ch 1, turn (48)

Row 2: 9 sc, (4 sc, inc) x6, 9 sc, ch 1, turn (54)

Row 3: 9 sc, (5 sc, inc) x6, 9 sc, ch 1, turn (60)

Finish off and continue to Shaft


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Shaft

Join yarn at stitch #30 of row 3 of Vamp. Ch 31 or until the chain measures the length from the vamp to the top of the boot.

Row 1: sk first st, sc down the chain and down the first 30 sts of row 3 of Vamp (chain length + 30 sts)

Row 2: sc along, ch1, turn (chain length + 30 sts)

Repeat row 2 until the piece reaches the middle of the back of the boot and finish off.

Join yarn at st #60 of row 3 of vamp.

Row 1: ch1, sc along Vamp and up the chain (chain length + 30 sts)

Row 2: sc along, ch1, turn (chain length + 30 sts)

Repeat row 2 until the piece reaches the middle of the back of the boot and finish off.


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Bottom edging

Sew the elastic into a band with 1cm/ ½” seam allowance.

Join yarn at bottom corner of one side of the shaft.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc around evenly. Join to first st with slst.

Rounds 2-6: Ch 1, sc around. Join to first st with slst.

Fold the piece over the elastic and slst around, going through the stitches of the last row and the first row, creating a tube around the elastic.

Finish off.

Insert the zip at the back using this technique.


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Top Edging

Join yarn at top corner of one side of the shaft.

Row 1: sc along evenly, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: (sc 9, dec) around - for a tighter grip, reduce the number of sc in each repeat; eg: (8 sc, dec)

Finish off and weave in ends.


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