Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shannon’s Crochet Boot Cuffs

I like boot cuffs, but since I live in Florida I really have no opportunity to wear them. I have a friend who lives in the Chicago area and I designed these boot cuffs for her. They work up quickly and you can use the colors I chose, or use your own colors. You can also substitute the yarn as long as you use a medium or worsted weight yarn.

I hope you like them, please let me know in the comments if you have any problems with the pattern. I try to make my patterns complete and easy to understand, but please feel free to ask questions or point out any problems you may find.

If you’d like to share the pattern, please do, but please share the link to this blog. You can sell any items you make with this pattern with no strings attached, just please give me credit as the designer. Enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Amethyst (Color A) and Grape Fizz (Color B)
Size US J/10 (6mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 stiches and 8 rows in hdc equal 4 inches

Finished cuffs measure about 13 inches in circumference and they are 5 inches tall.

The pattern is sized for an adult (13 inches), but you can make it larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the foundation chain as long as the total number of stitches can be divided by three. You can also make them longer by adding rows of shells until you reach the desired length.

Bottom ribbed portion is crocheted first in rows and then sewed together. The top shell section is then crocheted in rounds around the ribbed section. 

Abbreviations and Stitches

Foundation Single Crochet – fsc
Chain – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Front Post Half Double Crochet – fphdc
Front Post Single Crochet - fpsc
Double Crochet – dc
Skip – sk
Stitch – st

Bottom Ribbed Section – Make 2

33 fsc with Color A
Row 1: ch2, hdc across, turn
Row 2: ch2, *fphdc, hdc* rep across, turn
Row 3: ch2, hdc across, turn
Row 4: ch2, *fphdc into the st 2 rows below (around the post of the fphdc in Row 2), hdc* rep across, turn
Row 5: ch1, fpsc around each st ending with a sc into 2nd ch, turn
Row 6: ch1, sc across, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew ends together. Sew ends together and weave in tails

Top Shell Section

Join Color A into the seam of the bottom ribbed section. Cuff is now worked in rounds.
Round 1: ch1, sc around, join in ch1, turn
Round 2: ch1, fpsc around each st, join in ch1, turn
Round 3: ch3, dc into same st as ch3, sk 1 st, sc into next st *sk 1 st, 3dc into next st, sk1 st, sc into next st* rep around ending with sk 1 st, 1dc into the same sp as ch3 and 1st dc, join in 3rd ch
Round 4: ch1 *3dc into the next sc, sc into the 2nd dc of the next cluster (3dc)* rep around, join in ch1
Round 5: ch3, dc into same st as ch3 *sc into the 2nd dc of the next shell, 3dc into next sc* rep round, join in 3rd ch
Rounds 6 & 7: Repeat Rounds 4 & 5, fasten off and weave in tails. 

You can also roll the tops down for a different look.

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