It’s Fall Y’all!! 😉
It’s Fall Y’all … or almost…. my favorite season of the year!!!
Which also means it’s Football season!!
We (my husband) are big SEC fans -mainly Alabama, can I get a ROLL TIDE?!?!? So of course, that leads to the next question-
Even though it is unbearably hot today, and the first SEC games are this Saturday, it will be really cool and chilly in the stands on some of those game nights. Then I remembered a designer that I really admire, Kathy Lashley, had a beautiful Houndstooth Scarf on her website!! So, you know I just HAD to go for that!!
Well now I needed a little somethin’-somethin’ to go with it!?! Just like all southern gals, I LOVE to wear boots in the fall and winter, so why not some houndstooth bootcuffs? I realize there are some really fabulous patterns already online, but I was already comfortable crocheting away and didn’t want to take the time to stop, download a pattern and all that jazz… You know how you get to thinking — I wonder if I did this and then this? Well, using the stitch and technique that Kathy shows us in her scarf, that inspired me to do some matching bootcuffs.
Here’s what I did:
Using the black yarn, I just chained an even number of chains to fit my calf and being careful not to twist the chain, I slip stitched to the first chain to make a circle. I chained 1 and did a single crochet in the back loop all around the circle chain. I made a second round of single crochet. At this point, I attached the white yarn, and keeping in pattern like Kathy showed with her scarf, I did one row of white and 1 row of black for 11 more rows, ending with a white round. Using black yarn, I crocheted 2 more rounds of single crochet and then ended off, sewing in the ends.
I just adore houndstooth!!! Kathy’s pattern would be beautiful no matter what your team colors are!! In fact, I’m thinking of doing one in purple in honor of LSU because of all they have been through with the flooding in the past few weeks… okay, just this one time — *whispering* …. GeauxTigers!
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