I figured I could do with some ankle warmers to go with my gauntlets, so I put together this simple pattern which has the same ribbed effect and can be laced up with ribbon. There is a subtle flare outwards at the bottom so that the anklets will come down over the top of the foot.
Use whatever yarn you fancy and a hook of the appropriate size.
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk st = skip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
bl = crochet in back loop of stitch only
Throughout the pattern, the turning chains count as the first stitch in the row.
R1) Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to end. Ch2 and turn. (23 st)
R2) Hdc in next st, ch1, sk1, hdc in next 2 st. *Ch1, sk1, hdc in next 2 st. (23 st)
(rpt from * to end of row), ch1 and turn (23 st)
R3) Sc in bl of each st to end of row. Ch1 and turn. (23 st)
R4) Sc in bl next 15 st (16 sc total), then hdc in bl final 7 st. Ch1 and turn. (23 st)
Repeat R3 and R4 (ending on a R3) till anklet reaches comfortably around ankle with perhaps 1cm space.
Repeat R1 (omitting the turning chain at the end of the row).
Finish and weave in ends.
You can now fasten the ankle warmers by weaving a ribbon through the eyelets made in the R2 part of the pattern at the start and end.
If you want to make longer ankle warmers, just add chains to the original length in multiples of three (for the ch1, sk1, hdc in next 2 st sections to work properly). Easy peasy!
These could easily come down further over the top of my foot, except the shoes I have on in the picture have big flowers on the strap fasteners. If they were flat, or slip-on shoes, there would be no issue at all. I’m half tempted to add some crocheted lace to the bottom to go over the foot (to fully match the gauntlets), but haven’t settled on it definitely yet…