January is marching on, and it is cold and snowy here at Krissy’s house. We just had our first real snow of the winter season, which is remarkable to say the least. Having said all of that, it make’s for the perfect time to release my boot cuff pattern. Scroll down to view the pattern, and if you would like to make the matching headband, you will find the pattern here and it’s free.
The boot cuff is made from the top down, or from the bottom up, whichever way you decide to wear it. You start in the round making the ribbing, and then execute cross stitches, and then you can add a ripple edging or a scalloped edging, it’s your choice. If you are a ravelry lover, you can download the pattern here.
Hook: J – 10/6.00mm
1. Beginning CH 2 on boot cuff does not count as a stitch, but will recede and become a Mock BP HDC
2. Beginning CH 3 Counts as a DC during Cross Stitch Rows
3. Beginning CH 1 Counts as a SC during the SC rows
Some crochet artist can achieve gauge width wise, but cannot horizontally, and vice versa. I have added measurements throughout the pattern so that can easily see if an added row is needed or eliminated.
Scallop = 4 DC in nxt ST
join w/ = join with;
SLP ST = Slip Stitch;
CH = Chain;
SC = Single Crochet;
HDC = Half Double Crochet;
DC = Double Crochet;
FP HDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet
BP HDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
SC DEC = Single Crochet Decrease (Insert hook, pull up a loop, with remaining loops on hook, insert hook in nxt ST and pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook)
nxt = Next; * * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated; x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch, or around the post of the next stitch to complete the sequence
Color guide for sizes
Tween to ex small
Small to Medium
Large to EX. Large
Tween to ex small Small to Medium Large to EX. Large 1XL 2XL
Make foundation CH 32 34 36 38 40
Being careful not to twist your foundation CH join in ring with a SLP ST in 1st CH
Round 1: CH 2; HDC in nxt CH and in each CH around; join w/SLP ST in beg. HDC see pattern note 1
(31 33 35 37 39 HDC)
Round 2: CH 2; FP HDC in nxt ST; * BP HDC in nxt st; FP HDC in nxt st* Repeat 14 15 16 17 18x more; join w/SLP ST in beg. HDC (15 16 17 18 19 BP HDC) (16 17 18 19 20 FP HDC)
SC & Cross Stitch rows will follow (See Special Stitches for Cross stitch)
Round 6 7 8 9 10: CH 1; SC in joining ST and in each ST around; join w/SLP ST in beg. SC
(32 34 36 38 40 SC)
Round 7 8 9 10 11 : CH 3; Cross back to last SC of previous Round, and execute DC, 1st Cross Stitch made; *Cross Stitch * Repeat 14x 15x 16x 17x 18x more; join w/SLP ST in 3rd CH of beginning CH 3
(16 17 18 19 20 Cross Stitches)
Rounds 8-13 (9-14) (10-15) (11-16) (12-17) : Repeat Rounds 6 & 7 7 & 8 8 & 9 9 &10 10&11 consecutively
Round 14 15 16 17 18: Repeat Round 6 7 8 9 10
Ripple edge: *CH 1; SLP ST in nxt ST* repeat around, join w/SLP ST in beginning ST; end off secure and weave in all ends.
Scalloped edge: SLP ST in nxt st; CH1, SC in nxt ST; Skip ST, Scallop in nxt ST, Skip St; *SC in nxt St, Skip ST; Scallop in nxt ST, skip ST; * Repeat 6 7 8 9 10 more x; join w/SLP ST to beginning SC, end off weave in and secure ends.
5 ¼” 6” 6 ¾” 7 ½” 8 ¼” wide folded; 5 ¾” 6 6½” 7” 7 ½” tall
You can wear your cuff with the rippled or scalloped edge peeking out of your boot, or turn it and have the ribbed edge showing.
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