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Crocheted Autumn Boots - Soles Up - Size 8-9

 New England in the Fall is enchanting. For about three weeks when leaves are changing and before they all fall to the ground it is an enormous pleasure to drive on any road. Anywhere you turn there is another gorgeously colored tree... Who would not like many shades of orange color, weaved in with yellows, evergreen greens, oak browns and maple reds. Thus the color choice for my "Autumn Boots".

For this project I chose an acrylic yarn, which is mostly used for afghans. See the free pattern below, and if you cannot follow the pattern you can follow my videos:





NOTE: I didn't check for any errors due to lack of time - if you find any, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN FIX IT. It will be much appreciated. THANK YOU.

Materials:
Yarn - 3 skeins (1 brown = CC, 1 orange = MC) +Loops&Threads , Impeccable; medium weight #4; 268 yds (245 m);
Crochet Hook - G (4 mm)
scissors
sewing/yarn needle for weaving the ends in

Abbreviations:
MC - main color
CC - complimentary color
pm - place marker
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc incr - 2 double crochet sts in the same stitch
sc2tog - 2 single crochet together
dc2tog - 2 double crochets together
dc3tog - 3 double crochets together
hdc3tog - 3 half double crochet together
join - join into 3rd chain with slip stitch

Size:
Women's Size 8/9
the length of the espadrilles is 10", the widest part is 4.5"



Step-by-Step:

Make 2 boots

Soles: make 2 for each boot (total 4 soles)

color CC (brown)

Foundation: ch20 with CC

Rnd 1         ch3, 3 dc into 4th chain st from hook, 1 dc into next 18 ch sts, 7 dc into next st; next crochet 1 dc in the next 18 sts on the opposite side of initial foundation chain, 3 dc in next st, join (total 50 sts)

Rnd 2         (crochet in rounds) ch 3, 1 dc, dc incr, 1 dc, dc incr, 1 dc in next 16 sts, dc incr, 1 dc, dc incr - 5x, 1 dc, dc incr, 1 dc in next 16 sts, dc incr, 1 dc, dc incr, 1 dc, 1 dc into same st as ch3, join (total 62 sts)

Rnd 3          ch3,  dc incr,  1 dc, dc incr,  1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 12 sts, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *[dc incr,  1 dc]* - 3x; dc incr -2x,  *[1 dc, dc incr]* - 3x;  1 dc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 12 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts, dc incr, 1 dc, dc incr - 2x, 1 dc into same st as ch3,  join (total 76 sts)

Rnd 4         ch3, *[dc incr, 1 dc]* - 2x; 4 dc (1 in each sts), 15 hdc (1 in each sts), 4 dc (1 in each sts), *[dc incr,  1 dc]* - 4x;  2 dc (1 in each sts), *[1 dc, dc incr]* - 4x, 4 dc (1 in each sts), 15 hdc (1 in each sts), 4 dc (1 in each sts), *[1 dc, dc incr]* - 2x; 3 dc (1 in each sts),  join (total 88 sts)
join

Slip stitch two soles together - this will be a base for your boot:

  1. Place 2 soles with wrong side toward of each other, both right sides exposed
  2. Line up the stitches so they correspond with the middle
  3. With the same yarn from last finished sole and facing you, insert your hook through two stitches (that are above each other) of both soles, pull yarn through and make a slip stitch, then insert the hook through two stitches of both soles and pull yarn through and make another sl st - repeat all around the perimeter 
Note: you should have 88 slip stitches


Turn your work as to crochet in the opposite direction & crochet the boot part (watch the beginning of this row in my video)


Rnd 1           (MC) ch1, 1 sc st into each slip st ( you will crochet 85 sc), sc2tog, join (total 86 sts)
Rnd 2           (CC) ch1, 38 sc, sc2tog - 5x, 38 sc,  join (total 82 sts)

Note: from now on work with MC

Rnd 3            ch1, 30 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 30 sc, join (total 76 sts)
Rnd 4            ch1, 27 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 27 sc, join (total 70 sts)
Rnd 5            ch1, 24 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 24 sc, join (total 64 sts)
Rnd 6            ch1, 21 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 21 sc, join (total 58 sts)
Rnd 7            ch1, 18 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 18 sc, join (total 52 sts)
Rnd 8            ch1, 15 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, dc3tog, dc2tog - 2x, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 15 sc, join (total 46 sts)
Rnd 9            ch1, sc2tog, 12 sc, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts, dc2tog - 2x, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts, 1 hdc in next 5 consecutive sts, 13 sc, join (total 43 sts)
Rnd 10          ch1, 14 sc, 14 hdc, 14 sc, join (total 42 sts + 1ch)
Rnd 11           ch1, 42 sc sts to end

Use one or any combination of these four designs to build up the height of your boot - remember (or write down) the order of your designs, so you could crochet them in exactly same order on your second boot:


Design 1
Rnd 1          turn to work in the opposite direction (WS): ch2, 42 hdc, join
Rnd 2          turn to work in the opposite direction (RS): ch1, 42 extended sc, join

Design 2
Row 1         work on the RS: ch1, 42 sc, join
Row 2         turn to work in the opposite direction (WS): ch1, 42 sc, join
Row 3         keep working on the WS: ch2, 42 hdc, join

Design 3
Row 1         work on the RS: ch1, 42 sc, join
Row 2         turn to work in the opposite direction (WS): ch1, ch2, 42 hdc, join

Design 4
Row 1         work on the RS: ch2, 42 hdc, join
Row 2         work on the RS: ch2, 42 hdc, join
Row 3         turn to work in the opposite direction (WS): ch2, 42 hdc, join

Last two rows of boot - work with CC:

Row 1         work on the RS: ch1, 42 sc, join
Row 2         work on the RS: *[skip 2 sts, crochet 7 dc into 3rd st, skip 2 sts, sl st into 3rd st]* - 7x; join - weave in all your ends

Straps - make either a long strap OR 2 short ones and 2 longer ones

Long Strap
With MC make as many chain sts as needed to wrap 2 times around the body of the boot. Starting at the 4th ch st make 1 dc into each chain st. When finished crochet around with back sc st using CC.

OR

I used for my boots long straps.

Longer Straps (make 2):
Foundation - ch26

Row 1          (MC) RS - 1 hdc into third st, 23 hdc, turn
Row 2-3       (MC) WS - ch2, 23 hdc, turn
Row 4           (CC) RS - ch1, crochet along the long side: 33 sc, 3 sc into 20th st (corner); crochet along the short side: 1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc; continue working along the other long side: 3 sc into corner st, 23 sc
Row 5           (CC) RS - do not turn: work 24 back sc sts; turn - working on WS make 7 dc into 2ch st from prev row, turn;  work on RS 24 back sc sts, when finished weave in all tails

Finishing: Sew a button onto your boot, then wrap your long strap around the boot with the RS facing you,  and button it so it stay on the boot


Short Straps (make 2):
Foundation - ch23

Row 1          (MC) RS - 1 hdc into third st, 20 hdc, turn
Row 2-3       (MC) WS - ch2, 20 hdc, turn
Row 4           (CC) RS - ch1, crochet along the long side: 19 sc, 3 sc into 20th st (corner); crochet along the short side: 1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc; continue working along the other long side: 3 sc into corner st, 20 sc
Row 5           (CC) RS - do not turn: work 21 back sc sts; turn - working on WS make 7 dc into 2ch st from prev row, turn;  work on RS 21 back sc sts, when finished weave in all tails


Finishing:  Sew the short straps on the inside of the boot right below the fan, then sew the longer one right below the short strap. Sew on buttons. Do the same for the other boot in the oposite direction (like a mirror image). Weave in the rest ot the ends.


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