Bee Sting Boots! (men and women) by Recoverista

Bee Sting Boots! (men and women)

October 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
191 - 273 yards (175 - 250 m)
US 5.5 - 12 | UK 4.5 - 12 | European 37 - 47
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This pattern is available for €3.71.

Pattern for a pair of two-tone boots with double soles and a flap with faux button attachment. Contains detailed instructions for all adult sizes, based on universal foot length charts. Great news - that means you can make these boots as a surprise (Christmas, birthday) gift for anyone, as long as you know their size!

As a bonus, the pattern explains how to make the outer soles out of rope, prolonging the boots’ life span. Tops and soles are attached with a separate strand of yarn, so that you can replace the soles without having to throw away the whole boot.

Pattern is 12 pages long and contains:

  • specific, detailed instructions per row. There are also separate instructions for the left and right boot.
  • sizes supplement with detailed instructions and measurements per size, for sizes 5.5-12 (US) / 37 - 47 (EU).
  • soles supplement with instructions on how to make the soles and use rope for the outer sole. There are also specific instructions and measurements per size.

Suitable for intermediate crocheters but doable for an ambitious advanced beginner, too:).

The Bee Sting Boots came about when I wanted to make a pair of comfy boots for my guy and encountered a staggering lack of boot patterns suitable for men. These would make a great gift for boyfriends, brothers, husbands, fathers, etc. Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t make them for that boot-craving female in your life!

My aim with my patterns is to give you something of value, that you can genuinely use and wear for a long time. Hence the specific decrease (and therefore shaping) instructions per size and the replaceable soles. I hope you and/or your intended wearer will love these Bee Sting Boots!

NB. I’m cool with you selling products you make by using my patterns. I do really appreciate it if you let me know (shoot me an email at And of course, you get extra brownie points for a pattern credit or link back!:)

Have fun guys, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

ERRATA (many thanks to my alert readers!)
page 5, first three paragraphs with instructions for row 7 and on: not so much a mistake but might be unclear to EU readers. Instructions given are for the TOTAL STITCH COUNT you have after row six; not for your SIZE! So eg. for a size 42 you have 45 st at the end of row six -> follow instructions for 45 stitch count, NOT 42 stitch count!
page 6, description on how to attach tops to soles: C2 = C1.
soles supplement: for a few sizes, the last row has two decreases, but only one is indicated. The numbers are all correct. If you are instructed to dec in first st but you need 2 dec to get to final number, then dec in the first AND LAST st instead.