Lately I have seen a lot of boot toppers in magazines and catalogues, and even my Instagram feed had a couple of crochet versions to show. Of course, many of you already knit your own woolly socks to keep your tootsies toasty. However, who can be bothered to knit extra long over the knee socks to be able to fold them over the top of boots to keep calves warm too.
Thats when boot toppers come in very handy. They are super quick to make, one evening should do the trick. Before you know it you have made a stylish accessory that keeps your legs warm too.
Here is my version for you to make your very own pair:
Approx. 180m Aran Yarn (I used Debbie Bliss Fez – colour shade 20/Stone)
Set of 5 Double pointed knitting needles 4.5mm
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 10cm square using stocking stitch and 4.5mm needles
Finished Measurements: (h) 22cm – Circumference 28cm
C4B – slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts and then 2 sts from cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts onto cable needles and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts and then 2 sts from cable needle
The Pattern: (make two the same)
Using double pointed needles cast on 78 sts. Dividing stitches onto 4 needles join for knitting in the round, making sure not to twist the stitches.
Work 3 rounds in K1, P1 rib
Continue as follows:
Rnd 1: *P2, K4; rep. from * around
Rnd 2: *P2, C4F; rep. from * around
Rnds 3-6: as rnd 1
Rnd 7: *P2, C4B; rep. from * around
Rnds 8-10: as rnd 1
Repeat rounds 1-10 once more and then rounds 1-5 once more.
Turn work inside out and purl 2 rounds.
Continue working K1, P1 rib until piece measures 22 cm from cast on edge.
Cast off in rib. Weave in all ends.
You are done!
Just in time for Bonfire displays!