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H ä ke l b ot t i e s Ž Fre e c ro c h e t instructions for five different yarn weights


G E N E R A L YA R N A N D C R O C H E T T I P S ① Y  arns that can be easily torn by hand are not stable enough for the „round 0“. Please use a more robust yarn in a similar colour (e.g. with a high cotton content) and only continue crocheting from round 1 with your desired yarn.

② A  lthough cotton is very stable, it also tends to wear out faster. This can be compensated by frequent washing. For Häkelbotties® we recommend yarns with a high proportion of polyacryle/ polyamide and/or virgin wool.

③ T  his instruction is based on wearing Botties® with 10 mm thick insoles. They slightly raise the feet and give them a good hold. If you want to use much thinner insoles, you may have to start the decreasing one round earlier.

④ I t is important to crochet relatively tightly in order to obtain well-fitting Botties®. Especially the area at the tip of the foot should be slightly taut. If the Botties® are too loose with the needle size recommended by us, it might help to crochet a size smaller. If they are too tight (so that the sole deforms), choose a larger needle size or crochet a bit looser.

⑤ H  eel cap: If you miss more holes for fixation, you can use a revolver punch pliers to punch new holes.

INSTRUCTION Round 0 (using a 2,5 mm hook): Hold the sole with the heel facing you. Insert the crochet hook from the inside to the outside of the central hole on the bottom row, and pass the yarn through the hole (ill. 1). Now insert the crochet hook through the hole on top of the first hole from the outside to the inside (ill. 2); wrap yarn over hook, pass the yarn through the hole and finish working the single crochet (ill. 3 and 4). Repeat this for the rest of the heel. Take care not to work the stitches too tightly so that the work can be continued later using the larger size crochet hook; always pull the loop somewhat longer as you pass the yarn through the holes. Work all the stitches in the holes beyond the heel in single crochet (ill. 5), then close the round with a slip stitch (ill. 6). From round 1 on (using a 6,0 mm hook): Work all stitches in single crochet taking care to work them tightly (ill. 7). Decreasing begins according to schedule. Decreasing (using the example of chart B.2): Now start the decreases for the tip of the boot. Mark the centre of the tip (e.g. with a safety pin). Mark the 9th stitch counting from the centre of the tip (viewed from above) towards the left (ill. 8). Work all stitches in single crochet until you arrive at the marker. Work the marked 9th stitch and the following stitch together making sure you insert the hook in the front loop of each stitch only. Wrap yarn over hook and draw through the two stitches so that two loops lie on your hook (ill. 9). Finish working the single crochet. Continue working the tip in single crochet and decreases according to the chart. Then work in single crochet up to the heel and around it. After finishing the chart, you‘ve obtained the basic boot (approx. ankle-high). The remaining number of rounds – worked entirely in single crochets – depends on the desired height of your leg section and the yardage of your yarn (ill. 10 shows soles in size Kids S with 25 rounds according to chart B.2).


Finishing: Close the centre of the heel with a slip stitch, cut the yarn and fasten off. Pull the starting threads on the inside through neighbouring stitches (ill. 11). If necessary, additional holes are available to further affix the heel cap. Sew the BottiesÂŽ label onto the outside.

Chart A Recommended yarn: Ribbon yarn, e.g. with polyamide (blends), silk ... Run length: approx. 140 m

KIDS & WOMEN

Ball weight: approx. 50 g Recommended for crochet hooks: approx. 3-4 mm Knitting Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = approx. 25 stitches / 31 rows

1 pair of Botties soles

For this model (ankle-high) you still need:

Matching insoles, e.g. felt, 10 mm thick

Chart A.1 for sizes Kids XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL

rd5 12 3

rd5

We crochet with hook sizes 2,5 mm and 6,0 mm

Chart A.2 for sizes Adults XXS, XS, S, S+, M

9

rd4

Kids XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL and Adults XXS / XS / S / S+ / M = 1 ball

rd6

rd6

rd7

rd7

rd8

rd8

rd9

rd9

rd10

rd10

rd11

rd11

rd12

rd12

rd13

rd13

rd14

rd14

4

rd15

rd15

end XXS, XS

rd16

rd16

end S, M

rd17

rd17

end L, XL

rd18

center of the tip

rd19

end XXS, XS end S, S+, M

rd20 center of the tip

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together)


Chart B Recommended yarn: Virgin wool (also blends with polyacrylic) Run length: approx. 100 m Ball weight: approx. 50 g

ALL SIZES

Recommended for crochet hooks: approx. 4-5 mm Knitting Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = approx. 18 stitches / 26 rows

1 pair of Botties soles

For this model (ankle-high) you still need:

Matching insoles, e.g. felt, 10 mm thick

Chart B.1 for size Kids XXS 9

rd3

We crochet with hook sizes 2,5 mm and 6,0 mm

Chart B.3 for sizes Adults XS, S, S+, M rd5 12

3

rd4

Kids XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL and Adults XXS = 1 ball Adults XS / S / S+ / M / L / XL = 2 balls

rd6

rd5

rd7

rd6

rd8

rd7

rd9

rd8

rd10

rd9

rd11

rd10

rd12

rd11

rd13

rd12

rd14

rd13

rd15 center of the tip

center of the tip

Chart B.2 for sizes Kids XS, S, M, L, XL and Adults XXS 9

rd4

Chart B.4 for sizes Adults L, XL XL: same scheme with start in rd6

rd5 16 3

rd5

rd6

rd6

rd7

rd7

rd8

rd8

rd9

rd9

rd10

rd10

rd11

rd11

rd12

rd12

rd13

rd13

rd14

4

rd15

rd14 center of the tip

Key

4

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together)

rd16 rd17 center of the tip


Chart C Recommended yarn: Virgin wool (also blends with polyacrylic) Run length: approx. 180 m

ALL SIZES

Ball weight: approx. 100 g Recommended for crochet hooks: approx. 5-6 mm Knitting Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = approx. 17 stitches / 23 rows

1 pair of Botties soles

For the model shown you still need:

Matching insoles, e.g. felt, 10 mm thick

Chart C.1 for sizes Kids XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL

We crochet with hook sizes 2,5 mm and 6,0 mm

Chart C.2 for sizes Adults XXS, XS, S, S+, M rd3 12

9

rd3

Kids XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL and Adults XXS / XS / S / S+ = 1 ball Adults M / L / XL = 2 balls

rd4

rd4 3

rd5

4

rd5

rd6

rd6

rd7

rd7

rd8

rd8

rd9

rd9

rd10

rd10

rd11

rd11

rd12

rd12

rd13

rd13 center of the tip

rd14 rd15 center of the tip

Chart C.3 for sizes Adults L, XL rd3 rd4

16 4

rd5 rd6 rd7 rd8 rd9 rd10 rd11

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together)

rd12 rd13 rd14 rd15 center of the tip


Chart D Recommended yarn: Virgin wool (also blends with polyacrylic) Run length: approx. 60 m Ball weight: approx. 50 g

ALL SIZES

Recommended for crochet hooks: approx. 6-7 mm Knitting Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = approx. 12 stitches / 17 rows

1 pair of Botties soles

For this model (ankle-high) you still need:

Kids XXS = 1 ball Kids XS, S, M, L, XL and Adults XXS / XS / S / S+ / M = 2 balls Adults L / XL = 3 balls

Matching insoles, e.g. felt, 10 mm thick

Chart D.1 for size Kids XXS rd3

9

We crochet with hook sizes 2,5 mm and 6,0 mm

Chart D.2 for sizes Kids XS, S, M, L, XL rd3

rd4

9

rd4 6

rd5

3

rd6

rd12 center of the tip

rd7 3

rd8 … rd12

center of the tip

Chart D.4 for sizes Adults XS, S, S+, M rd5 12

Chart D.3 for size Adults XXS rd4 rd5

9

rd6

4

… rd12 rd13

3

rd18

rd13

center of the tip

center of the tip

Chart D.5 for sizes Adults L, XL rd5 16 rd6

4

… rd18

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together) continue pattern

center of the tip


Chart E Recommended yarn: Virgin wool (also blends with polyacrylic) Run length: approx. 100 m

ALL SIZES

Ball weight: approx. 100 g Recommended for crochet hooks: approx. 8,0 mm Knitting Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = approx. 9 stitches / 11 rows

1 pair of Botties soles

For the model shown you still need:

Matching insoles, e.g. felt, 10 mm thick

Chart E.1 for sizes Kids XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL and Adults XXS rd3

Kids XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL and Adults XXS = 1 ball Adults XS / S / S+ / M / L / XL = 2 balls

9

Chart E.3 for size Adults L

XXS: same scheme with start in rd2 up to rd 8

rd4 rd5

We crochet with hook sizes 2,5 mm and 6,0 mm

rd4 16 rd5 rd6

rd6

rd7

rd7

‌

rd8

3

4

rd14

rd9

center of the tip center of the tip

Chart E.2 for sizes Adults XS, S, S+, M

Charts E.4 for size Adults XL

rd3 12

rd4 16

rd4

rd5

rd5

rd6

rd6

rd7 rd8

rd7 rd8

8

4

rd9

rd9

rd10

rd10

rd11

rd11

rd12

4

rd13

rd12 center of the tip

rd14 center of the tip

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together) continue pattern


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