Size
women
Dimensions when completed
size: women
Demand
Novita 7 Veljestä
(010) Off-white 100 g,
(099) Black less than 100 g,
(047) Lichen less than 50 g and
(043) Stone less than 50 g
Other supplies
Crochet hook:
Novita 4½ mm

Double-pointed needles:
Novita 4 mm or the size needed
Density
Crochet patterns:
- Crochet slip stitches (sl st). Insert the crochet hook into the st picking up only the front loop.
- Crochet colourwork:
Crochet following the chart and the written instructions.

Stitch pattern:
- Reverse stockinette stitch:
On the right side rows purl all sts, on the wrong side rows knit all sts.
Designer name
Novita
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Cuff

Using the black yarn chain 56 sts (ch st) and join the chain into a circle with a slip st (sl st). Crochet 6 rows of slip sts and pick up only the back loop of the st. Then begin the colourwork pattern from the chart (or follow the written pattern below): The colourwork stitches are worked through the front loop only.

Row 1: Work *1 st with the off-white yarn and 3 sts with the black yarn*, repeat *–*. Note: 1 st remains unworked on each row, this st will be the 1st st of the next row.

Row 2: Work *2 sts with the off-white yarn and 2 sts with the black yarn*, repeat *–*.

Row 3: Work *3 sts with off-white and 1 st with the black*, repeat *–*.

Row 4: Switch the black yarn to the stone yarn. Work *1 st with stone, 3 sts with off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 5: Work *2 sts with stone, 2 sts with off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 6: *3 sts with stone, 1 st with off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 7: Switch the off-white yarn to lichen. Work *1 st with lichen, 3 sts with stone*, repeat *–*.

Row 8: Work *2 sts with lichen, 2 sts with stone*, repeat *–*.

Row 9: Work *3 sts with lichen, 1 st with stone*, repeat *–*.

Row 10: Switch the stone yarn to the black yarn. Work *1 st with black, 3 sts with lichen*, repeat *–*.

Row 11: Work *2 sts with black, 2 sts with lichen*, repeat *–*.

Row 12: Work *3 sts with black, 1 st with lichen*, repeat *–*.

Row 13: Work 56 sts with the black yarn. Work 1 row of double crochet (dc) with the black yarn, and pick up both legs of the st.

Instep

Using the black yarn, pick up 12 sts from the front of the cuff. Determine the number of decreases: put on the cuff and measure the length needed for the instep from the bottom of the cuff to the tip of the big toe. Divide this by 5 to get the interval between decreases, e.g. 14 cm : 5 = 2,8 cm. Work in reverse stockinette st and decrease 5x1 st at both ends next to the outermost st every 2,8 cm. Pull the yarn through two sts.

Edges

Using the off-white yarn, work 1 row of dc onto the bottom edge of the cuff and the edge of the instep. On the leg, work dc into the front and back leg of the sts. Then work 1 row of dc with the stone yarn, picking up the back leg of the st. Work 1 more row of dc with the black yarn and make sure the number of sts is divisible by 4.

Begin the colourwork:

Row 1: *1 st off-white, 3 sts black*, repeat *–*.

Row 2: *2 sts off-white, 2 sts black*, repeat *–*.

Row 3: *3 sts off-white, 1 st black*, repeat *–*.

Row 4: *1 st black, 3 sts off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 5: *2 sts black, 2 sts off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 6: *3 sts black, 1 st off-white*, repeat *–*.

Row 7: Work 116 sts with the black yarn. Work 1 row with the off-white yarn.

Sole

Crochet slip sts (sl st) onto the edge of the border. First mark the midpoints of the heel and the toe. Using the off-white yarn work as established and work decreases on both sides of the marked center sts (=C):

Row 1: work without decreases.

Row 2: crochet 2 sts together, work 6 sts, work the center st, work 6 sts, crochet 2 sts together.

Row 3: work without decreases.

Row 4: crochet 2 sts together, work 5 sts, C, work 5 sts, 2 sts together.

Row 5: 2 sts together, work 4 sts, C, work 4 sts, 2 sts together.

Row 6: 2 sts together, work 3 sts, C, work 3 sts, 2 sts together.

Row 7: 2 sts together, work 2 sts, C, work 2 sts, 2 sts together.

Row 8: 2 sts together, work 1 st, crochet 3 sts together, work 1 st, 2 sts together.

Row 9: 2 sts together, work 1 st, 2 sts together.

Row 10: crochet 3 sts together.

Finishing

Close the seam on the bottom either by sewing or by crocheting.

Steam the boots lightly.