This is a sweet and quick crochet project that works up in a few hours. I love my crochet ankle warmers, they’ll be keeping me cozy in the winter months. I pair them with leggings and slippers and tea and a comfy bed. 🙂
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When crafting is your day job it’s important that you find ways to keep enjoying it and not burn out. So I craft for fun too. In the evenings my husband will look over at what I’m making and say “is that for work or for fun? It’s hard to tell”. lol
Crochet is a ‘just for fun’ craft for me. It’s repetitive and relaxing and I can take it with me on the go and the end product doesn’t have to be totally perfect. It makes me happy.
So just bear in mind that I’m not a professional crochet pattern-writer, hopefully it will still all make sense.
The other thing that makes me happy is being cozy. My ankles and feet tend to run cold year round, I’ve been known to sport my ankle warmers with sandals in the summer. What can I say, I’m a fashion guru!
So I made myself these sweet crochet ankle warmers to keep me toasty all through winter, spring and summer.
Crochet Ankle Warmers
I found this yarn at a local shop, it’s a DK weight. But I’ve also purchased lots of lovely yarns from Knit Picks online. I love the gradient colours, I think it makes these ankle warmers even more interesting!
I used a 3mm hook. (so not the one in this picture, haha)
Here’s how they look all finished #allthehearteyes :
The stitches I used are single crochet (sc) and a cluster stitch (cl).
To make a cluster stitch:
Yarn over, insert hook, yo, pull loop through, yo & pull through 2 loops. Repeat this another 4 times. Yarn over, pull through 5 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.
I hope that makes sense. 😛
Here are the instructions to make the ankle warmers:
Loosely chain 39 and join in a loop.
SC around working through one top loop and the bottom loop. (Probably not a proper technique, but it’s what looked the best to me.)
SC around for 4 more rows (total of 5) working through the two top loops. Ch 2.
*Work 1cl into next st, ch1, skip 1 st.* Around.
When you make the last cluster stitch in that row, ch 1 and join to the first cluster. Slip stitch into the next stitch and ch2. Now you’ll make a modified cluster, with the ch2 acting as one of the ‘legs’. Work your cluster stitch in the ch1 space until you have 5 loops on the hook and 5 legs. Yo, pull through 4 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.
*Ch 1, 1cl in next ch1 space* around.
So each row will start with a modified cluster stitch, then you just go around with regular cluster stitches.
Do 7 rows of cluster stitches, making sure to ch1 and join the very last stitch.
Ch1, sc around through top loops, making sure you have 38 or 39 stitches.
SC around 4 more rows for a total of 5. Slip stitch the last 2 to create a more even line.
Weave in the ends and you’re done!
Time to get cozy….
My husband got me that journal as a little surprise gift. It’s clever and I love it. 🙂
If you’re wondering why my bed looks so comfy cozy, you can check out how I made that happen in this post Mini Master Makeover – DIY Bedroom Update on a Budget
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And I have lots of yarn left over for the next fun & quirky project!
I also recently wrote up a tutorial for this crochet baby blanket if it’s of interest to you.
So what’s your favourite way to get cozy in the winter?