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Winter warmers for your ankles

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I’ve got skinny ankles. I know I shouldn’t complain but they’re not in great proportion with the rest of me.
I like ankle boots.

I’ve seen ankle boots with wooly extensions around the ankle.

I see a solution coming on here.

Make your own wooly ankle warmers or ankle boot cuffs

Be prepared this is a vague process reliant on a few personal preferences. I often crochet without a pattern and have never written instructions before so if you’re used to real patterns beware! Apologies in advance to real crochet pattern buffs. The ankle warmers are chunky and I used round the post trebles to create a ribbed effect.

You will need:
Thick wool in your chosen colour.
A thick crochet hook around size 6
Six 2 cm buttons

Weigh the wool! In other words this is a stash buster and you can decide to make each one with about half the wool. I guessed.

Instructions (make 2)

Make 50 chain and measure. Then measure round ankle. (if you have bigger ankles make more chain)
Row 1 Turn chain two (acts as first treble here and throughout). Treble in every chain (51 trebles)
Row 2 Two chain, treble round front post on each treble. (51 front post trebles)
Row 3 two chain, treble round back post I each treble (51 back post trebles)
Repeat row 2 and 3 until you have a deep enough ankle warmer. Finish off. Darn in ends.

Sew three buttons on the side of each rectangular strip. The trebles make natural button holes.

Before

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After

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4 comments on “Winter warmers for your ankles

  1. Sarah
    February 15, 2014

    Nicely done. Stash busting patterns always good to bookmark!

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    • lizard100
      February 15, 2014

      They are a bit odd but I like them. Thank you.

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  2. Yogini Tiff
    February 24, 2014

    very cute.. after moving from a tropical to subtropical climate.. i am learning to dress differently in winter time.. and these ankle warmers look like EXACTLY what i need. 😉

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    • lizard100
      February 24, 2014

      Thank you. Of course now that I’ve blogged about them one is missing! Just my luck. You can also make something similar from jumper sleeves.

      Like

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