New Free Crochet Pattern Floofy Boot Toppers

Floofy Boot Toppers with black boots

I’m happy to announce the release of my new free crochet pattern Floofy Boot Toppers. I wore these for the first time at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair back in October and received constant compliments on them everywhere I went. I hope you’ll receive just as many compliments whether you’re wearing your boot toppers around town or giving them as gifts!

A FREE version of the pattern is provided in this post. The pattern is available on Ravelry for a small fee for those who prefer the convenience of a PDF pattern download.

 

Basic Pattern Information

 

About the Pattern: When I saw this yarn sitting on the shelf in my local yarn store, it simply screamed out at me that I must take it home and make it into a pair of “floofy” boot toppers. “Floofy” is my technical term for the thicker bouclé areas that appear from time to time in the length of yarn. I hope you have as much fun making and wearing these boot toppers as I’ve had!

 

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Skill Level: Easy

 

Gauge (in ribbing pattern with worsted weight yarn):

15 sc and 16 rows = 4.5” with I hook

 

Sizes: Small/Medium and Medium/Large

 

Measurements (unstretched):

S/M: 9.5” tall x 10” circumference

M/L: 9.5” tall x 12.25” circumference

 

Yarn:

Outer Boot Topper: South West Trading Company Comin Up Flowers (60% acrylic / 35% polyester / 5% wool, 150 g/105 m): 1 ball, Color B7623 Grape Vine

Inner Boot Topper: approximately 95 yards (Small/Medium) or 125 yards (Medium/Large) of any smooth worsted weight acrylic yarn in color of your choice. I used a black yarn.

 

Hooks:

Size US I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook

Size US K-10.5/6.6 mm crochet hook

 

Supplies:

Tapestry needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

FPDC: front post double crochet

RS: right side

sc: single crochet

WS: wrong side

 

Special Stitch:

FPDC (front post double crochet): Yarn over, insert hook horizontally from front to back to front again around the vertical post (upright portion) of the next stitch, yarn over and draw yarn through, [yarn over and pull through two loops] twice.

 

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Pattern Instructions

 

Instructions for Small/Medium:

Inner Boot Topper (make 2):

With smooth yarn and size I hook, chain 16.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Rows 2-35: Sc in back loop only of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Row 36: Slip stitch short ends together to form a tube by working into the front loop only of each stitch of Row 35 and into the free loop at the bottom of each stitch from Row 1. (15 slip stitches)

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Outer Boot Topper (make 2):

With Comin Up Flowers yarn and size K hook, attach yarn with a slip stitch to the end of any row of the inner boot topper on either edge. (There is no RS/WS or top/bottom to the inner boot topper piece as it will be totally hidden inside your boot.)

Round 1 (WS): Chain 3 (counts as dc), dc in the end of the next row and in the end of each remaining row, slip stitch to top of first dc. Do not turn. (36 dc)

Rounds 2-10: Chain 3, dc in next stitch, [FPDC in each of next 2 stitches, dc in each of next 2 stitches] 8 times, FPDC in each of last 2 stitches, slip stitch to top of first dc. Do not turn. (18 dc, 18 FPDC)

Round 11 (RS): Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to first sc. (36 sc)

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Instructions for Medium/Large:

Inner Boot Topper (make 2):

With smooth yarn and size I hook, chain 16.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Rows 2-43: Sc in back loop only of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)

Row 44: Slip stitch short ends together to form a tube by working into the front loop only of each stitch of Row 43 and into the free loop at the bottom of each stitch from Row 1. (15 slip stitches)

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Outer Boot Topper (make 2):

With Comin Up Flowers yarn and size K hook, attach yarn with a slip stitch to the end of any row of the inner boot topper on either edge. (There is no RS/WS side or top/bottom to the inner boot topper piece as it will be totally hidden inside your boot.)

Round 1 (WS): Chain 3 (counts as dc), dc in the end of the next row and in the end of each remaining row, slip stitch to top of first dc. Do not turn. (44 dc)

Rounds 2-10: Chain 3, dc in next stitch, [FPDC in each of next 2 stitches, dc in each of next 2 stitches] 10 times, FPDC in each of last 2 stitches, slip stitch to top of first dc. Do not turn. (22 dc, 22 FPDC)

Round 11 (RS): Ch 1, turn. Sc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to first sc. (44 sc)

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Pattern Notes:

1. Comin Up Flowers is a bouclé yarn with bunched-up clumps or “floofs” of yarn occurring at intervals. Crochet as usual until you come right up against one of these floofs. Do not try to wrap the floof around your hook and crochet with it. Instead, bunch up the floof, hold it in place against the back side (right side) of your work (I use the fingers of the hand holding my hook), then continue to crochet as usual with the “normal” part of the yarn. This way, all the floof bits will be on the right side of your work.

2. You can customize this pattern to fit you perfectly.
a. Adjust the depth of the inner portion by adding or removing stitches from the row. The inner portion should be slightly smaller than the circumference of your calf and should gently stretch to fit comfortably. The topper does not need to fit tightly as it will be held in place over your boot when the top is folded over.
b. Adjust the circumference by adding or removing rows from the inner portion in multiples of 4.
c. Adjust the depth of the outer boot topper by adding or removing rows in any number you prefer.

3. Preventing Toppers from Riding Up: If your boots have a looser fit on top, you may notice that the inner ribbing rides up a bit throughout the day. To help the ribbing stay in place, thread a piece of ribbon or a length of crocheted chain through the ribbing and tie in place securely with a bow before folding the decorative part of the topper over the edge of the boot.

Adjust the depth of the outer boot topper by adding or removing rows in any number you prefer

 

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