Lucky Wanderer by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS Boots in Snow

Keywords: chunky knits, slippers
  • Lucky Wanderer / DROPS Extra 0-888 - Crochet DROPS Boots in Snow
US: 5/6½ - 7½/9 - 9½/10½
EU: 35/37 - 38/40 – 41/43
Foot length: 8¾-9½-10½ inches

4-4-5 balls of #14 dark gray
3-4-4 balls of #53 light gray
and use: DROPS ALPACA BOUCLÉ from Garnstudio
1-2-2 balls of #517 gray

Size 11/L/8mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

10 sc x 11 rows with 1 strand Snow and 1 strand Alpaca Bouclé held together = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches.


Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


100% Wool
from 2.85 $ /50g
DROPS Snow uni colour DROPS Snow uni colour 2.85 $ /50g
Purple Sheep Yarns
DROPS Snow mix DROPS Snow mix 3.30 $ /50g
Purple Sheep Yarns
DROPS Snow print DROPS Snow print 3.60 $ /50g
Purple Sheep Yarns

80% Alpaca, 15% Wool, 5% Polyamide
from 5.20 $ /50g
DROPS Alpaca Bouclé uni colour DROPS Alpaca Bouclé uni colour 5.20 $ /50g
Purple Sheep Yarns
DROPS Alpaca Bouclé mix DROPS Alpaca Bouclé mix 5.20 $ /50g
Purple Sheep Yarns
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You can get the yarn to make this pattern from 25.15$. Read more.

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Start every row with sc with 1 ch.

Crochet the first st but wait with last YO and pull through, crochet next st and at last pull trough now pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

Worked sideways.
With 1 strand dark gray Snow ch 13 loosely. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in every ch the entire row = 12 sc. Work back and forth with sc in the back loops of the sts for 10½-11-11½ inches. Fasten off.

Worked top down, back and forth with the opening in the back of leg.
With 1 strand ligh gray Snow and 1 strand Alpaca Bouclé held together work 31-33-35 sc evenly along one side of cuff.
Continue to work as follows: * ch 2, turn piece, work 1 dc in every st on row, ch 1, turn piece, work 1 sc in every st on row *, repeat from *-*. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures a total of 6 inches dec 2 sts on next row as follows: Work the first 2 sts tog - see explanation above - and at mid front work 2 sts tog = 29-31-33 sts on row.
Continue as before until piece measures 10-11-12 inches.

Now work the foot as follows – insert a marker in the middle st on row:

ROW 1: Work 1 sc in every st until st before mid st, 2 sc in next st, 1 ch (= middle st), skip next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the last sts, turn piece.

ROW 2: Work 1 sc in each of the first sts until the ch, work 7 dc in the middle ch (the 4th dc of the 7 dc is now the middle st) and 1 sc in each of the last sts, turn piece.

ROW 3: Work 1 sc in each of the next sts until st before mid st, work 2 sc in next st, 1 ch (= mid st), skip next st, work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the last sts, turn piece.

ROW 4: Work 1 sc in each st until mid st, 7 dc in ch and 1 sc in each of the last sts, turn piece.

Repeat 3rd and 4th row until piece measures approx. 9"-10"-11" measured in foot length - measure the piece is folded double.
Switch to 1 strand dark gray Snow and now measure piece from here.
* Work 1 row with sc, finish row with 1 ch and turn piece *, repeat from *-* until piece measures approx. 1½-1 3/4-2 inches. Work one more row where you work the first 2 and the last 2 sts tog. Fasten off.

Fold the boot double, sew tog under foot and up along back of leg leg. Sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

Work a ch-row with dark gray Snow of approx. 60''. Make small pompoms to fasten in each end – Tip: Before the second pompom is attached to the ch-row, pull the tie through a st at the bottom of leg in the back, in the transition between light gray and dark gray Snow, so it is fastened. Tie around the leg.
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Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS Extra 0-888) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (64)

country flag Denise wrote:

I just wanted to say..I love this pattern and have made 12-15 pairs... I attach the boot to flip flop soles... Everyone loves them.. With that being said... I haven't made myself a pair.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

31.10.2021 - 23:18

country flag Melinda wrote:

Hello If you watch the video the decreased stitch happened at the beginning and the middle there isn't a decrease at the end of the row. So please help ne

06.01.2021 - 19:02

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Melinda, my mistake sorry, you decrease 2 sts but the first one at the beg of the row = time code 7:37 and 2nd decrease is in the middle of the row = time code 8:20 = there are now 29-31-33 sts on row. Happy crocheting!

07.01.2021 kl. 10:04

country flag Melinda wrote:

Hello, I am having issues on the slipper part of the pattern, it confuses me where the drop a stitch part at 6 inches but it doesn't say to keep dropping a stitch on each row after or just that one row please help. Thank you

05.01.2021 - 17:45

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Melinda, there is only 1 decrease row (decreasing 2 sts, 1 at the beg of the row +1 at the end of the row), then continue as before - see also that video (decrease row = 7:37). Happy crocheting!

06.01.2021 kl. 07:16

country flag Anne wrote:

BONJOUR Je viens de decouvrir votre tuto de chaussons merci c'est super bien expliqué aussi je vais m'empressée de les faire merci encore

23.12.2020 - 04:18

country flag Daniela wrote:

Hallo, ich würde gerne wissen, ob die Zunahme nach 15 cm inklusive oder ohne Bund gerechnet wird. Ich habe auch Probleme, die 33 Maschen im Bund gleichmäßig zu verteilen, da ich ca. 28 Reihen erhalte. Vielen Dank!

07.12.2020 - 15:30

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Daniela, die 15 cm sind inklusive den Bund gemessen (siehe dieses Video, time code 7:17. Bei 4:39 schauen Sie, wie wir die Maschen häkeln - wenn Sie 28 Reihen haben, dann häkeln Sie 2 Maschen in 1 Maschen 5 Mal regelmäßig verteilt (= wie bei einer Zunahme) so haben Sie 33 M. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

07.12.2020 kl. 16:04

country flag Cristina wrote:

A partir de quince centímetros de pantufla se hacen dos disminiciones en la fila del punto alto. ¿Esto se repite en cada fila de punto alto hasta llegar a los 26 cm o soli en la primera? Gracias.

23.11.2020 - 20:02

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Cristina! Mira el video Cómo elaborar las pantuflas en DROPS Extra 0-888 AQUI. Buen trabajo!

24.11.2020 kl. 13:59

country flag Faucher wrote:

Votre vidéo as pas de son

13.11.2020 - 00:15

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Faucher, Nos vidéos sont effectivement muettes. Nous sommes une compagnie active au niveau mondial et nos vidéos sont regardées par des internautes du monde entier, parlant des langues différentes, dont beaucoup ne comprennent pas le français. Nous avons par conséquent opté pour des explications écrites pour accompagner chaque vidéo, et il n'y a pas de son pour perturber pendant que vous regardez la vidéo. Bonne visualisation !

13.11.2020 kl. 08:24

country flag Edith wrote:

Avez-vous un patron pour une nappe rectangulaire au crochet ? Merci

04.01.2020 - 13:39

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Edith, nous n'avons pas encore de modèle de nappe, vous pourrez toutefois trouver l'inspiration parmi tous nos napperons. Bon crochet!

06.01.2020 kl. 07:48

country flag Campan wrote:

Bonjour je ne comprends pas ce que veut dire ms et ml merci pour votre explication

18.09.2019 - 08:08

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Campan, 1 ms = 1 maille serrée ; 1 ml = 1 maille en l'air; 1 mc = 1 maille coulée et 1 B = 1 bride. Bon crochet!

18.09.2019 kl. 10:12

country flag Nathalie wrote:

Est ce possible de les faire avec un tricottin

18.09.2019 - 00:49

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Nathalie, probablement, toutefois, la quantité de fil utilisé pour un lien au tricotin peut être différente de celle utilisée pour la chaînette dans le modèle. Bon crochet!

18.09.2019 kl. 08:01

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