Friday, February 6, 2015

Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

Around Christmas time, I wanted a new project. I was bored, and I wanted something fun to do that wasn't a Christmas present. So, I browsed through my Pinterest crochet board and found this blogpost. While I like a lot of them, this one stood out to me, and it's the one I decided to make. I made it without the little frills at the top because I didn't like the way they turned out. After I had made a few pairs to give away, I saw this version of boot cuffs, and I really liked the idea of taller top. Hence, my own pattern was born. It's essentially the same techniques as the ones used in the pattern I made before, but I tweaked it to make it my own. Here you go.

For perspective, these measure about 5 1/2 inches from top to bottom. I would call the size about a Medium, but you really can adjust these to whatever size you want REALLY easily. I'll explain how in the pattern.

Crochet Boot Cuff

Yarn: I Love This Cotton! - but really, you can use whatever normal weight yarn you'd like. Heck, you can even go lightweight on these puppies, but I probably wouldn't go bulky weight unless you don't mind, ahem, bulky boot cuffs.
Hook: size I (5.5 mm) - I used this hook mainly because it was the size listed on the yarn.

Row 1: Ch. 15. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 2: Dc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn.
You will repeat these two rows until you reach the desired length. I worked until it was 30 rows, and then I sl st the two sides together. Make sure you end on a "Row 2" row.

After connecting, do not fasten off. Flip your project inside out so that the seam is on the inside.
Round 1: Ch. 1. 2 dc in the first ch 2-sp. 2 dc in each ch 2-sp around. Join with a sl st to the first dc.
Round 2: Sl st to the space between the first 2 dc cluster. Ch 2. 2 dc. 2 dc in the space between each cluster. Join with a sl st to the first dc. Repeat this round twice more to make four rounds. Fasten off.

If you don't like the line that inevitably follows connecting two pieces using sl sts, then feel free to sew them together. I am lazy, and I liked the way sl st allows for this to be made in one piece. 

Let me know what you think of the pattern! Does it need more clarification, or does it make sense? Thanks!