Shell Ankle Warmers

Shell Ankle Warmers
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Are you ready for Summer?  No?  Still feeling a little chilly outside?  If you need something cute (and fashionable) to warm up your ankles, besides donning a big bulky pair of leg warmers (which are making a come-back too!), try your mad crochet skills and create a pair of ankle warmers!  You can pair these with  most any type of shoe, from tennies to heels, whatever your style.   Create them in any color, a set for every outfit in the closet and every shoe!


Difficulty: Easy



Caron Simply Soft Yarn (Turquoise), US Hook size H/5.00 MM



ch = chain stitch

dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

sl = slip stitch




Ankle Warmers: (Make two.)

Ch 25

Row 1: In 3rd chain back from hook, *5 dc, skip 2 ch, sl to ch, skip 2 ch, repeat from * to the end.  End row by sl to last ch.  Ch 3, and turn.  (This should give you four “shells” across.)

Row 2: Skip 2 dc, *5 dc in 3rd dc of previous row’s shell, skip next 5 st, repeat from * to create 3 more shells.  After last dc on 4th shell (last shell for that row), turn to begin next row.

Row 3: Skip 2 dc, *5 dc in 3rd dc of previous row’s shell, skip next 5 st, repeat from * to create 3 more shells.  Sl to last dc in previous row.  Ch 3, and turn.

Rows 4 – 19: Repeat rows 2 & 3.  (I crocheted 20 rows for my ankle to fit loosely over a pair of shoes or boots.  For a smaller size, decrease number of rows to 15 or 19.)

Row 20: Repeat row 2, Ch 3, and turn.

Row 21: Sl to 3rd dc, *ch 5, sl to 5th dc, repeat from * twice, ch 3, sl to last dc.




Working down the side:

Row 1: ch 1, *3 sc in ch 3 section, 1 sc in corner of joining shells (5th dc in a shell), repeat from * across to end of piece (approx. 40 scs).  Ch 3, and turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in 2nd sc from end of row, sc across to end of row, (40 scs) Ch 3, and turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (39 scs).  Ch 3, and turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (38 scs).  Ch 3, sl to last sc of row 3 (just below to form lace hole – see image).




Laces:  (Make two.)

Ch 80, fasten off. 

Starting at the top (cuff), weave these through the holes of each side of the ankle warmer back and forth like a shoe lace, connecting the two sides (see image).




Now, you are all set to go with toasty warm ankles…whether jogging, shopping, or just hanging out!


About The Author

Tia Davis is a writer, wife and mother, living happily ever after with her handsome prince and two charming boys in Western Idaho. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing and works from home as a content manager. When she isn't chasing little boys she is blogging about them at Mistress of Madness & Mayhem.