I had this goal of designing a new amigurumi every month this year, but that kinda fell apart once we really got deep into looking for, and buying, a house. I still have a few months to catch up though, so here’s a little crochet rain boot that I thought would be more appropriate in spring, but it’s actually just as rainy, if not more, right now in the middle of summer!
Like the other amigurumi patterns in my 2018 Amigurumi Advent Calendar, this crochet rain boot is made using LoveCrochet Paintbox Cotton Aran, which comes in a rainbow, or rather, paintbox, of colors! The cotton helps each stitch stand out and gives each amigurumi a really wonderful defined shape, something that maybe a more fuzzy, worsted weight yarn would not be able to do.
The amigurumi crochet rain boot is worked up in one piece, from the sole to the leg. You can use this pattern for a stuffed keychain, or leave it unstuffed and use it for dolls!
It’s been a while since I’ve published an amigurumi pattern, so if you need a bit of a refresher on relevant skills, you can check out the Amigurumi Flan video tutorial, which takes you all the way through a basic amigurumi, from the magic circle to the amigurumi close.
- MC: Paintbox Cotton Aran in any color
- F/3.75mm crochet hook
- Cluster fiberfill
- 6mm safety eyes
- embroidery thread or lightweight yarn in Black
- tapestry needles in different sizes
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- sk – skip
- ch – chain stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc inc – increase: work 2 hdc in same st
- BLO – back loop only
- Rounds in all pieces are worked with a seam and joined with a seamless join.
- Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
- Amigurumi can be closed using this technique.
Crochet Rain Boot Instructions
- Worked in seamed rounds.
Round 1: Ch 7. Starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each of next 5 ch sts, 3 sc in last st (it’s actually the 1st ch sts made, and this turns the corner), 1 sc in each of next 4 ch, and 2 sc in last st. Join to first sc with sl st. (14)
Round 2: Ch 1. Work 5 sc, 1 hdc inc, 3 dc in same st, 1 hdc inc, 5 sc, 3 sc in last st. Join to first sc with sl st. (20)
Round 3: Ch 1. Work 6 sc, 1 inc, 1 hdc inc, 3 hdc in same st, 1 hdc inc, 1 inc, 7 sc, 2 inc. Join to first sc with sl st. (28)
Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in BLO of each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (28)
Round 5: Ch 1. Work 9 sc, 6 hdc, 13 sc. Join to first sc with sl st. (28)
Round 6: Ch 1. Work 6 sc, 6 dec, 10 sc. Join to first sc with sl st. (22)
Round 7: Ch 1. Work 5 sc, 4 dec, 9 sc. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)
Round 8: Ch 1. Work 5 sc, 2 dec, 9 sc. Join to first sc with sl st. (16)
Round 9: Ch 1. Work 5 sc, 1 dec, 7 sc, 1 dec. Join to first sc with sl st. (14)
Round 10: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (14)
Round 11: Ch 1. Work 1 inc in first st. Work 3 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)
- Add eyes between Rounds 7 and 8.
- Sew mouth at Round 7, centered between the eyes.
- Stuff the toe part of the boot.
Round 12: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc with sl st. (18)
Round 13-15: Repeat Round 12.
- Stuff the remainder of the boot.
Round 16: Ch 1. Work 9 dec in BLO. Join to first sc with sl st. (9)
- Close the rain boot off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
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