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.
I LOVE THIS PATTERN!!! I am a experienced crocheter and never seen this stitch before!! I love the look! Was making these as a gift but…hahaha, I might have to keep them!!! Looks like I know what everyone is getting for Christmas!!!
Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I’m a novice crochet-er (is that a word?) at best but find your directions clear and wonderfully easy to follow. I have a pair in the works for my little gdaughter. She will love them. Thanks again, so much for so generously sharing!!
These are darling, and look like I can make them(maybe not as easily as you, but you make it look possible!)
Just love these, thanks for the free pattern. Make it so simple to follow along.
These are so stylish! Thanks for sharing.