This is a crochet pattern review of the Wrap Boots Pattern by Two Girls Patterns. Reviewed by Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet for Cre8tion Crochet.
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Carrie from Mountain Momma Crochet here! I appreciate you coming to check out the assessment of my very first pair of baby boots.
These boots are cute as Christmas!
If this is a new phrase for you, don’t feel bad. It absolutely applies. However, I’ve only heard one person use this statement. But in times like these, I’m sure you can see why I might choose such a tag phrase. The first thing that brings you in about this pattern is the miniature size of the boots. Who doesn’t love a cute baby boot? And for the pictures I have provided of my make, the soft, pink, heathered, tweed is what does it for me.
Does anyone else key in on yarn used by influencers on social media? Glad I’m not the only one. This yarn was all the rage several months back. Brava Tweed (worsted weight) by Knit Picks/WeCrochet is just as nice as it looks in the pictures. And, when I spot new yarn I’d like to try, it’s just like Ruffles. I can’t have just one. I purchased at least five different colors and two of each color. Hello, my name is Carrie and I need an intervention. That statement was for my husband, just in case he is reading. If he’s not reading, just know, I am blissfully happy in my random yarn purchases, which often sit in my ‘trophy case’, otherwise known as my yarn bins in my craft room. Only the coolest crafters know that yarn can also double as decoration (insert sarcastic wink here).
I’ve had this pattern in my library on my iPad for a while now. When the time came to pick a project for this blog submission, I knew this was the one. You might ask, why crochet boots in April? Well. In my neck of the woods, it was close to 90 degrees last week and around 45 degrees this week. You literally have to take the weather from week to week. There is no predicting what it might be like as we are often denied actual ‘spring’ weather. It’s either cold, really cold, or you step outside and sweat like you’ve run a marathon even though you walked a short distance to your car.
What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet Wrap Boots?
- Worsted #4 Yarn – two colors. Contrasting color for sole and main color for body of the boots. Sole – approximately 35 yards. Body of the boot – approximately 130 yards. Pictured is WeCrochet Brava Tweed in Rosefinch and Mink. Each skein contains 218 yards.
- Size E4/3.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- 6-8 buttons; size 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch buttons, 1/2 inch pictured and can be purchased here
- Matching embroidery floss for attaching buttons
- Needle for weaving in ends; appropriate needle size for adding buttons (eye size)
- Stitch markers (I suggest at least 8-10)
- Wrap Boots Pattern, Paid Crochet Pattern by Two Girls Patterns via Etsy
- Tape measure (optional) – helps with gauge and measurements
There are two sizes included in the pattern. The smaller size (0-6 months) calls for three buttons per boot. The larger size (6-12 months) calls for four buttons per boot. You might ask why I’m quoting so many stitch markers. Placement, as you assemble your pieces, is vital. The stitch markers will help you determine where specific pieces of the pattern begin and end, and helps with the proper placement of the ‘wrap’ part of the boot. It’s also important to pick buttons that are visually appealing and complimentary to the yarn colors.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Pair of Wrap Boots?
In my opinion, this pattern looked intimidating. I read the pattern a few times before I began, and even then I found myself getting lost a few times when going through the various rounds when my stitch counts didn’t add up. Not necessarily the fault of the writer of the pattern. There are so many writing styles in the crochet and yarn pattern communities. With multiple pieces to make and assemble, it makes sense as to why there are so many steps and considerations to make in order to complete a pair of boots. Or maybe we should chalk it up to my first experience with making footwear.
So, let’s assess the situation this way. If you are new to crochet, make sure to give yourself a few days to work through this pattern. I say this because you need to be comfortable and mentally focused when you create something like this. As a new ‘hooker’ you may find yourself adding stitches, or missing stitches when you get to the end of the round. There might be a ‘gap’ when you attempt to join at the end of the row. Give yourself some grace but do not be afraid.
If you are experienced or advanced, six hours should be more than enough time to complete this pair of boots. However, with any new pattern – don’t wait until the morning of the baby shower to kick something like this off. I started this pattern two days before my blog post was due. I would’ve had this make completed sooner, but there were some unexpected family things that came up, but I still crossed the finish line.
There is a vague reference to a gauge to be used regarding a specific number of stitches. Rather than using this approach, as most patterns do, the instructions suggest creating the sole and measure, which should give a more accurate determination of whether the make will be on point with size. The sole itself only has three rounds, so it’s still a win-win as you aren’t wasting a lot of time even if your size is off.
This pattern uses basic stitches of SC (single crochet), DC (double crochet), and HDC (half double crochet). For some of you, possibly new stitches like EXHDC (extended half double crochet) and HDC2TOG (HDC two together).
Special stitches or instructions to understand:
- Extended half double crochet – there are written instructions in the pattern for this stitch, which is easy to follow, in my opinion.
- Joining two pieces together (the wrap and bootie)
- Joining new yarn; the main color of the boot is attached to the sole and then used in the round
- Crocheting in the ‘back bar’
- Crocheting in the ‘back loop’
The wrap is worked back and forth. Once the appropriate number of rows is reached, the sides of the wrap are ‘straightened’ to create smooth edges. One edge will be used to attach to the sole and the other will be highly visible. One thing I would stress before joining is to make sure the ‘neatest’ long edge is at the top of the boot. The other side will be down towards the sole and might be easy to hide mistakes or stitches you think might look a little wonky. To create the ‘neat’ sides, you are essentially creating stitches along the less-than-tidy edges made by the EXHDC repeats.
I hope if you’ve stayed with me this long, you will indulge a few more thoughts about this pattern.
Regarding the long edges of the wrap. The wrap is a repeat worked in either the back loop or the back bar. I’ve always found that when working in anything other than the ‘V’ of the stitch, it can make the edges messy. I think if I were to make another pair of Wrap Boots, I would work through the ‘V’ to see if it made the edges a little neater on the beginning and ending stitches. When creating the SC border on the long edges, the stitches are made into the chain spaces to begin the row. If you are unfamiliar with how to create ‘neat’ edges when you’ve finished a panel, I would definitely practice. I noticed in some instances it made a big difference where I was placing my hook to create my edge stitches. Consistency is key.
Overall, I’d make these boots again. There are a lot of instructions and notes. But there is nothing documented in this pattern that does not hold value when making a pair of Wrap Boots.
I’d like to thank Cre8tion Crochet for the opportunity to reach out to a larger audience and for the experience of getting to place some thoughts onto digital paper.
Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet
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