And here's what I did with the remaining yarn from the Granny Square Wrist Warmer project!
If you've read the Wrist Warmer post then you'll know the wrist warmers are not quite a match - but logic took over with the Ankle Warmers, and they DO match.
As with the Wrist Warmers, these Ankle Warmers are made from the Basic Granny Square Pattern (see blog post April 2020).
I used a 4.5mm hook, a scrap ball of funky fluffy rainbow acrylic yarn and three strands of thin black acrylic yarn plied together on my spinning wheel to make a thicker yarn.
But these funky creations can now be your creation so feel free to use whatever yarn and hook go together, remembering that cotton or fancy yarns don't 'give' in the same way as wool, and crochet tends to be more structural and less inclined to stretch or hug your limbs than knitting!
Using the Basic Granny Square Pattern work -
Rounds 1 & 2 - fluffy
Rounds 3 & 4 - black
Rounds 5 & 6 - fluffy
Rounds 7 & 8 - black
Then I folded the square in half and wrapped it round my ankle to check the size, as I did with the Wrist Warmer!
Remember to sew in any loose ends!
If you've compared the Wrist Warmer pattern with this, you'll notice the Ankle Warmers are bigger!
I used the fluffy rainbow yarn to crochet the sides of the square together to make a tube - it's very eyecatching!
So as before, use double crochet to join the sides, crocheting through the tops of the trebles and into the gaps.
Sew in the ends - and make another Ankle Warmer to match!
Adding extra rounds will make longer and wider squares that can be doubled over for extra warmth - keeping checking that the Ankle Warmer will be the size you wish, as unpicking fancy yarn can be time consuming!
Enjoy making your funky leg-wear, and if you like what I do, please leave a review!