Hello! Today is the day we finish our Mini Muk Luks! We don't have much left to do. All we need now is the top edge of our boots. We'll also be plying our loose ends to make a cute tassel.
As a side note, I just wanted to share that I realize I've never talked yardage for this project. That is because I haven't made these in quite a while and I honestly couldn't remember how much yarn they use. I'm sorry that I had to omit that information. Now that we are almost done, I think it's safe to say that 125 yards is more than enough for Yarn A. For Yarn B, I started out with a skein of Patons Classic wool of which I had already used a bit. I admit I was worried about having enough. I would guess that I was about 50 yards shy of a full skein and I had just enough to complete my muk luks. So for Yarn B, I'm going to say 225 yards. For both colors I am erring on the safe side.
We will be joining our top edge in the same location as where our tassel will hang. The tassel of each Mini Muk should hang on the outside of the leg. That means for one boot you will start on the right side and for the other, the left.
Do the following steps for each leg of your Mini Muks Luks.
Row 1: With Yarn B, join with sl st in the center of the ∆ leaving an 8" tail for the tassel, ch 1, sc in same space and work 5 sc evenly across the remaining half of your ∆, as you crochet across the corner of the 1st SQ, work hdc, dc, hdc in the three corner sts (see picture below), work 10 sc evenly across the next ∆, hdc, dc,hdc in the three corner sts of the 2nd SQ, work 4 sc evenly across beg ∆ and join with sl st to 1st sc changing to Yarn A. Leave an 8" tail for Yarn A as well.
Row 2: with Yarn A, ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc around, join with sl st to top of 1st hdc changing back to Yarn B. Cut Yarn A leaving and 8" tail. (total 26 hdc)
Row 3: with Yarn B, ch 1, sc in same st, sc around, join with sl st to beg sc, finish off leaving an 8" tail. (total 26 sc)
Preparing for Tassel
Use a large eyed needle to weave the last tail end of Yarn B down to Row 1 on the wrong side. Now the right side or outside of your muk luk should have no loose ends. Use your hook to draw all four loose ends to the right side of your boot. Draw the Yarn B ends through in one space of Row 1 and the Yarn A colors through a space right next to them.
Trim your four tail ends to even out their length. Hold both strands of Yarn B together. Twist them counterclockwise until the twist travels all the way up the ends and is fairly tight. When you loosen the tension, the twist should backspin or start to curl up. Anchor those strands with a piece of tape to free up your hands. Now do the same for the two strands of Yarn A. Try to get the twist about as tight as you did for Yarn B.
Holding both Yarn A and B, twist them clockwise so that they ply together. They should be happy to cooperate.
You can let go and let your plied yarn relax. If you've never finger plied before, don't be frustrated if you don't get it the first time. Sometimes our fingers need a little training to do a new skill. Once you have your plied yarns looking good, knot them where the two SQ corners meet. Trim the fringe of your tassel to make it even.
Check out your finished Mini Muk Luks! Aren't they cute? I have to say that the tassel is my favorite part. I think that small embellishment adds so much to the overall look.
Now that you've worked your way through the pattern, change it up. Make Rainbow Muk Luks with every SQ and ∆ a different color. Tap into your inner quilter and create kaleidoscope inspired designs. I like introducing a third color on Row 3 of the squares and then use that as the accent color around the foot and top edge. How about fur trimmed Mini Muks?
Then there's the endless possibilities of squares. This project could take on so many unique looks. I love the versatility!
Thank you so much for joining me in this tutorial. I've enjoyed revisiting one of my favorite designs and I hope you've had some fun too. I love show and tell here on my blog, so if anyone would like to share pictures of their Muk Luks, that would be awesome! You can email your photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include any description you'd like to add and I'm always happy to link to blogs and websites for you!
Have a great weekend!
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