Socks are time consuming knits. Especially over the knee socks, like Welly Socks, designed to line your rubber Wellies or any knee high boot.

Welly Warmers!

But come on – what we like most about Welly Socks isn’t the fact that they are socks, it’s that they fold over our boots and give us a fun pop of color between boot and pant. So with this pattern I’ve cut out the sock entirely and designed a leg warmer that folds over the top of your boots. Fabric covered buttons make these even more fun than the original.

Welly Warmers - No Boots!

And bonus! You will have downright WARM calves.

Worked in bulky yarn and size 11 double pointed needles, these puppies are such a quick knit you’ll want to make a different color for each day of the week.

The Cute In Action!


Finished Measurements Small/Medium (Large/XLarge) Around 10” (12”)  long and 7” (10”) wide at cuff, unstretched. Shown in size Small/Medium.


Yarn One (two) skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, 80% acrylic, 20% wool. 108 yds/170g: Taupe

Needles Set of 5 size 11 (8 mm): double pointed needles. Size 11 (8 mm) 16” circular needle (optional). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions 4 1 ¼” fabric covered buttons, and fun fabric to cover them.


6 st and 7 rows in K2P2 rib = 2”, unstretched.


Bar Inc: With your left needle, pick up stitch between needles and knit it through the back.

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I chose yellow buttons for my Welly Warmers because of the yellow zipper in the back of my boots, which are not Wellies, but some super cute Steve Madden boots PT got me for Christmas. The yellow is so perfect it looks like my Welly Warmers are built into my boots.

Unfolded, and Folded

A fun shortcut to the boot sock dilemma and a really fun accessory, I hope you like my Welly Warmers pattern!

Pattern: Welly Warmers by Me! download now

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Taup

Needles: Size 11 DPNs

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