Christmas · Crochet · Free Pattern · Stash-Busting

15 Minute Skates

These quick and cute little Christmas decorations are part of my stash busting advent calendar. This pattern is designed to work up in less then 15 minutes and use up those pesky ball remnants from this year. There are two variations of these skates, the quick, beginner level 15 minute version. There is a second 30 minute version in a rag-doll style. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November! If you make these please use the social media tags #craftycommuterdesigns and #15minuteskates to share your creations!

What you need

15 Minute Skates

  • 10-15m DK weight yarn
  • 2x 33mm paperclips
  • Stitch Marker
  • 3mm hook
  • yarn needle

30 Minute Skates

  • 25-30m DK weight yarn
  • 2x 33mm paperclips
  • Stitch Marker
  • 3mm hook
  • yarn needle
  • poly-fill, small amount

Stitches Used

  • DEC: SC[DC] decrease over two stitches.
  • SC: single crochet (US term) [UK double crochet]
  • SL: Slip Stitch
  • CH: Chain

15 Minute Skates

US Terminology

R1: CH7, 2SC in 2nd from hook 2SC, SC in next 5 stitches. CH1 and turn. [7 st]

R2: SC in first 6 stitches, 2SC in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [8 st]

R3: SC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R4: SC in first 3 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.[4 st]

R5-R6: SC across. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R7: SC across. [4 st]

The first boot is done. 

R8: CH25 This can be made longer or shorter if desired. This is the linking chain between the two boots. CH5.

UK Terminology

R1: CH7, 2SC in 2nd from hook 2DC, DC in next 5 stitches. CH1 and turn. [7 st]

R2: DC in first 6 stitches, 2DC in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [8 st]

R3: DC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R4: DC in first 3 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.[4 st]

R5-R6: DC across. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R7: DC across. [4 st]

The first boot is done. 

R8: CH25 This can be made longer or shorter if desired. This is the linking chain between the two boots. CH5.

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R9:CH5. In 2nd from hook SC, SC in next 3 stitches. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R10-11: SC across. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R12: 3SC, 2SC in same stitch. CH4 and. turn. [5SC, 4 CH]

R13: In 2nd (and 3rd) CH from hook DEC, SC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [7]

R14: SC across until last 2 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. [6]

R15: DEC, SC across. Fasten off and weave in ends.[5]

R9:CH5. In 2nd from hook DC, DC in next 3 stitches. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R10-11: DC across. CH1 and turn. [4 st]

R12: 3DC, 2DC in same stitch. CH4 and. turn. [5DC, 4 CH]

R13: In 2nd (and 3rd) CH from hook DEC, DC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. [7]

R14: DC across until last 2 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. [6]

R15: DEC, DC across. Fasten off and weave in ends.[5]

Assembly:

Thread the paperclip through the base chain of each boot.

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30 Minute Skates

US Terminology

Boot: Make 4

R1: CH7, in 2nd from hook 2SC, SC in next 5 stitches. CH1 and turn. [7]

R2: SC in first 6 stitches, 2SC in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [8]

R3: SC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R4: SC in first 3 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.[4]

R5-R6: SC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R7: SC across. [8]

Fasten off and sew in ends.

UK Terminology

Boot: Make 4

R1: CH7, in 2nd from hook 2DC, DC in next 5 stitches. CH1 and turn. [7]

R2: DC in first 6 stitches, 2DC in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [8]

R3: DC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R4: DC in first 3 stitches, DEC. CH1 and turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.[4]

R5-R6: DC across. CH1 and turn. [8]

R7: DC across. [8]

Fasten off and sew in ends.

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Assemble Boots:

  1. You will need two boot halves for this part. Take 2 boots and pPlace wrong sides together. I find pinning with stitch markers to be helpful. For this step you will be working through two pieces. 
  2. SL into last stitch of R7. CH1. SC[DC] in each stitch around in each 90 degree corner, make 3 SC[DC]. Lightly stuff as you go . SL into the first SC[DC] . Fasten off and weave in ends.
  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the second boot, but do not fasten off. CH25 you can increase or decrease this as desired. The longer it is the more the boots will dangle. SL into the corner stitch of the other boot (from step 2). Fasten off and weave in ends.
  4. Taking the paper clip, slightly bend open. Weave the open end from the heel of the boot towards the foot. Bend back into shape.  You are done.

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