Embroidering laces on your crocheted boots is such a great and easy way to add a little detail and make them look more realistic. It's not difficult to do at all, but it can be a bit tricky to get a nice symmetrical result on your first try. Here's how I like to do it:
1. Before you reach for the needle, you may want to use small sewing pins to map out where the stitches will go, this way you can be sure things won't start to get crooked midway through.
2. Cut a length of yarn and thread it onto a needle. Make a stitch where the first horizontal stitch will be, going from left to right.
3. Adjust it so both the yarn ends are about the same length. Your yarn needle will be on the yarn tail on your right.
4. Repeat the first stitch, creating the straight horizontal bar at the bottom.
5. Draw the stitch tight.
6. Then make the next stitch, going from left to right.
7. Draw the stitch tight.
8. Keep stitching, always going from left to right, until you reach the top.
9. Then take the other yarn tail and thread it onto a needle. Make the stitches the same way, but going from right to left.
10. And go all the way up the boot.
11. And then tie the laces. Make knots in the yarn tails to keep them from fraying and cut off the extra yarn.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.