Boot cuffs have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down a bit. It’s probably because they are such a simply cute way to bring an outfit together. And for us crocheters, they’re quick and easy to make.
The Maribel Boot Cuffs pair perfectly with the Maribel Cowl, and can even be made from the yarn you’ll have left over from making the cowl. This set has quickly become a favorite of mine, and I hope you’ll love it, too!
The pattern below is for size small boot cuffs. It is worked in a way that allows you to easily increase their size, by merely adding more rows until they are the length you prefer.
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MARIBEL BOOT CUFFS
Hook: I (5.50 mm)
Yarn: Worsted (For 2 cuffs, size small, I used about 150 yards of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in “linen”)
Gauge: A row of 8 HDC = about 2″
Finished Size: Approximately 13″ around before sewing, and 6″ tall
Other Materials Needed: 10 small buttons, needle and thread for embellishing, yarn needle
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) This pattern uses a stitch I call RibHDC, in which you complete your half double crochet stitch in the single loop just below the loops you usually use. This is what gives the boot cuffs a faux-knit, ribbed look. For a visual explanation, you can view this photo tutorial.
(3) HELPFUL HINT: When RibHDC-ing, sometimes it’s easy to miss the last stitch of the row because it ends up at a bit of an angle. So, if your boot cuff is getting skinnier and skinnier, you’re probably neglecting it. Counting your stitches will solve this problem. 🙂
(4) Starting Ch does not count as an HDC.
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THE PATTERN (MAKE 2)
To begin: Ch 23.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, and in each St across. (22 HDC not counting the Ch)
Row 2: Ch1; turn. RibHDC across. (22 RibHDC)
Rows 3-31 (for size small; or, add rows until boot cuff is the length you want it to be… just make sure you end with both tails on the same side of the cowl, as in Step 1’s photo below): Ch1; turn. RibHDC across. (22 RibHDC)
Fasten off, leaving a long finishing tail. To sew together:
Lay cuff flat so that both tails are on the right side (photo 1). Fold cuff so that the end with the long finishing tail overlaps the other end by about 1/2″ (photo 2). This overlap will help give the impression that the buttons we add are actually fastening the cuff together (but without the hassle of actually having to button up the cuff). Use the finishing tail to sew the ends together. I put my seam at the center of the 2 ending rows (which is actually photo 4), and down through the exposed loops of the row below (photo 3), working up and down this line. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Sew 5 buttons onto each cuff, evenly spaced down the seam that you just sewed.
Love these boots cuffs!
I’ve made these boot cuffs and they’re great.
I can’t wait to make these. Your patterns are so easy to follow for beginners like me. I’ve only been learning for a month now and I’ve only done a simple scarf.
Darn auto correct! Of course I meant to write “boot cuffs” NOT “boat cuffs”. Lol
These are cute, simple and will be fast to make. My two nieces saw the pattern and they each want boat cuffs in different colors. What’s an Auntie to do….but start crocheting! Lol
These are perfectly simple! I need to make some – my sister has a request in!
I love your blog and detailed instructions. You have beautiful patterns and excellent tutorials. I appreciate the pictures and instructions to fix or avoid mistakes. I enjoy your blog.
Just made a set of these and they are great! The pattern was written in a way that is easy to understand, and I greatly appreciate a well written pattern;) Also, thank you for the tip about the last stitch in the row. Without it I would have for sure missed it!
My granddaughter loves these boot cuffs and I want to make them for her to match a scarf using the leftover yarn from the scarf. Do you know how much yarn was used?
Yes, I used 150 yards (total) for two cuffs, size small.
I’ve been searching for a nice looking pattern for boot cuffs. These look simple and classy – love them. Definitely adding to my “to crochet” list. Thank you! 🙂
These are just so much cuter than other patterns you find. I love your style & hope to be making lots of your patterns! These will definitely be the boot cuffs I make! Thanks for all your lovely work!
I will try these for my granddaughter.Thank you for sharing.