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H ä ke l b ot t i e s ® Fre e c ro c h e t instructions for »REGIA 6-ply«

For this model you will need:

1 pair of Botties soles Matching insoles, e.g. felt insoles, 10 mm thick

Kids XXS / XS / S / M / L / XL and Adults XXS / XS / S / S+ / M = 1 ball (à 150g) Adults L / XL = 2 balls (à 150g) We crochet with hook sizes 2.5 and 6.0 mm


R E C O M M E N D E D YA R N : » S C H A C H E N M AY R R E G I A 6 - P LY « Composition: 75% Virgin wool — 25% Polyamide (machine wash, 40°C, suitable for tumble drying) Yardage: 150 g ball — 375 m Recommended crochet hook size: 3.0-4.0 mm Tension: 10 x 10 cm = 22 stitches x 30 rows Colour of cover model: 06367 rainbow color

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 torn easily by hand aren’t durable enough for Round 0. Please use a more resistant yarn in a similar colour (e.g. with a high percentage of cotton), before continuing with your yarn of choice. ③ T  hese instructions were written assuming that you wear your Botties® with 10 mm thick felt insoles. The insole raises the foot for a better fit. If you’d like to wear your Botties® with thinner insoles you should start decreasing one row earlier. ⑤ H  eel cap: In case you need more holes to fixate your shoe to the sole, you can add the necessary number using punch pliers.

② C  otton is very resistant, but tends to wear out quickly. You can compensate this by washing your Botties® quite often. We recommend you work Häkelbotties® with a yarn that has a high percentage of polyacrylic/polyamide and/or wool, e.g. „Schachenmayr REGIA 6-ply“. ④ F  or well-fitting Botties work your stitches tightly. The boot should rather be under slight tension, especially at the toe. If your Botties® fit too loosely when using the recommended hook size, try working with a smaller hook. Are they too tight (deforming the sole), use a bigger hook.

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 3,5 mm hook): work all stitches in single crochet now. First, the number of stitches has to be doubled, i.e. in the first round you work 2 single crochets in-between the holes in the sole’s edge, taking care to work them tightly (ill. 7). Decreasing begins according to schedule. Decreasing (using the example of chart 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) (ill. 10). 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. 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. If necessary, additional holes are available to further affix the heel cap. Sew the Botties® label onto the outside (ill. 11).

Chart 1 for size Kids XXS rd3 21 rd4 rd5

9

rd6 3

rd7 rd8 rd9 rd10

9

rd11 rd12

6

rd13 rd14 rd15 centre of the tip

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together) continue pattern


Chart 2 for sizes Kids XS, S, M rd3 21 rd4 9

rd5 rd6

3

rd7 rd8 rd9 rd10 6

rd11 … rd16

End XS

rd17

End S, M centre of the tip

Chart 3 for size Kids L rd3 21 rd4 rd5 rd6 3

rd7 rd8 9

rd9 rd10

6

rd11 … rd16 rd17

centre of the tip

Chart 4 for sizes Kids XL and Adults XXS, XS, S rd4 rd5 rd6

40 28 12 4

rd7 rd8 rd9 rd10 rd11 rd12

8

… rd20 centre of the tip


Chart 5 for sizes Adults S+, M rd4

52 36

rd5

12

rd6

4

rd7 rd8 rd9 rd10 rd11 8

rd12 … rd18 rd19

centre of the tip

Chart 6 for sizes Adults L, XL rd5 rd6 rd7

52 36 12

rd8 rd9 4

rd10 rd11 rd12

8

… rd18 rd19 … rd26 centre of the tip

Key

single crochet decrease (two stitches worked together) continue pattern


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1st edition, 2019, english mabottie Gmbh, Pforzheim, Germany All information on material and work steps has been carefully checked. However, no guarantee can be given for the correctness of these. These instructions are protected by copyright. Duplication and distribution by photocopy or in electronic form are not permitted.

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