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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Boot Cuffs - Free Pattern

Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern by Alessandra Hayden
Copyright January 15, 2013
www.justbehappycrochet.com

Please do not sell this pattern. If you sell finished items made from this pattern, I ask that you kindly give me credit for the pattern.

Difficulty: Easy
Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project. Yay!

Abbreviations:
- chain = ch
- half double crochet = hdc
- single crochet = sc
- slip stitch = sl st
- back loops only = blo
- row = R

Note: by working on the back loops only your cuffs will have a nice textured ribbed look.



Materials:

- I (5.5mm) and H (5.00mm) crochet hooks, scissors
- Your favorite Worsted Weight Yanr (I used Vanna's Choice and Impeccable for these)

Main Part:

Start with I (5.5mm) hook. Ch 14.
R1: Turn, skip 2 ch, hdc in the remaining stitches (12 hdc)
R2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in BLO across (12 hdc)
Repeat R2 until the stretched cuff fits around the widest part of your calf. (My calf is 14" and I crochet a total of 19 rows)
Ch 1, turn, slip stitch both ends of the cuff together.
Do not fasten off.
Make sure the right side is facing you (where you slip stitched the cuff to form a circle will be inside)
Now, using a H (5.0mm) hook:
Ch 1, sc in the end of each row of the cuff, join.
Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. (repeat 4x)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Top of the Cuff:
Use I (5.5mm) hook.
Join the yarn, Ch 2, hdc in the end of each row of the cuff, join.
Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Suggestions:

To change the look of your boot cuffs, add a scalloped edge to the top.
Join the yarn with a sl st, skip 2 stitches, dc 5 into the 3rd st, skip 2 sts, sl st.
Repeat all the way around your boot cuff, but before you are all the way to the end, count the stitches to make sure you have an even look. You might need to skip 3 stitches instead of 2 to end evenly.
Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing :) Sounds super simple! Happy Tuesday!

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  2. Love it! thank you so much, Ale!

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  3. You mean BLO instead of NLO, correct?

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  4. After all of the rows have been slip stitched together, how many single crochets did you do around? It says to sc in each row, so did you make 19 sc's? I tried that on mine but it makes it too tight

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  5. I have the same question as Mary. I even stitched a couple extra rows and the top of mine is still too tight.

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