These little boot cuffs were designed to work with ankle boots, so they are a bit smaller than needed for mid-calf or knee-high boots. However, the pattern may be modified as needed to accommodate whatever size is desired.
The finished cuff size should be about 1” smaller than the actual leg measurement. The crocheted ribbing is designed to give the cuff a bit of stretch.
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- 1 skein Premier Just Cotton yarn (104 yds/96 m)
- G crochet hook
- Buttons (optional)
- Tapestry needle
- 20 stitches and 16 rows per 4” in SC ribbing
- CH – Chain stitch
- SC – Single crochet
- HDC – Half double crochet
- BLO – Back loops only
- SL ST – Slip stitch
- FO – Fasten off
- Granny Cluster – 3 DC in same space
- Picot – CH 3 and SL ST into first CH (3rd CH from hook)
- [ ] – All stitches worked together in one stitch
- Size 1 – 9” circumference
- Size 2 – 10” circumference
- Size 3 – 11” circumference
Sizes are indicated in parentheses. For example, if the pattern states that there will be a total of (36, 40, 44) SC made, this means that size 1 calls for 36 SC, size 2 calls for 40 SC, and size 3 calls for 44 SC.
The boot cuff is first worked flat to make the ribbing, then joined. The granny stripes are then worked in the round. Pattern is worked in multiples of 4. For example, Size 3 has 44 rows of ribbing. This will result in an extra inch in circumference and 11 granny clusters being worked instead of the 10 granny clusters for Size 2.
Conversely, working 36 rows of ribbing for Size 1 will result in a 9” circumference and 9 granny clusters being worked instead of the 10 granny clusters for Size 2. You may need a second skein of yarn for Size 3. I was able to make two cuffs from one skein, but it was close.
Special Stitch: Picot
CH 3 and SL ST into the bump on the back of the 1st CH (3rd CH from hook).
Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in every chain until end of row. CH1 and turn. (12 SC)
Size 1 Row 2-36: Working in BLO, SC across. CH 1 and turn. (12 SC) Size 2 Row 2-40: Working in BLO, SC across. CH 1 and turn. (12 SC) Size 3 Row 2-44: Working in BLO, SC across. CH 1 and turn. (12 SC)
To join the ribbing, fold work in half, with the last row worked facing inside and last SC made on the right.
Working right to left, SL ST through the back loop of the front section and into the starting chains on the first row. (12 SL ST)
Turn the ribbing inside out. You do not need to cut the yarn.
Row 1: CH 1 and make 1 SC in the end of each ribbing row. There will be a total of (36, 40, 44) SC made around the ribbing, one for each row made in the previous section. SL ST into the first SC of row to join. Do not turn.
Row 2: [CH 2, 2 DC] in first stitch. *CH 2, skip next 3 stitches. Make 3 DC in 4th stitch.* Repeat * * (7, 8, 9) times until 3 stitches remain at end of round. CH 2 and SL ST into top CH of first 2 CH at beginning of round. Do not turn. (9, 10, 11 granny clusters)
Row 3-4: SL ST into next 2 stitches. [CH 2, 2 DC] in same CH 2 space. *CH 2. Skip next three stitches. In next CH 2 space, make 3 DC*. Repeat * * (7, 8, 9) times until 3 stitches remain at end of round. CH 2 and SL ST into top CH of first 2 CH at beginning of round. Do not turn. (9, 10, 11 granny clusters)
Cluster Point EdgingRow 1: CH 1 and SL ST into next stitch (middle stitch in granny cluster). CH 1 and make 1 SC in same stitch. Skip next stitch (last stitch of the granny cluster). *[SC, HDC, picot, HDC, SC] in CH 2 space, skip next stitch, SC in 2nd stitch, skip next stitch*. Repeat * * (7, 8, 9) more times until 1 CH 2 space remains. [SC, HDC, picot, HDC, SC] in last CH 2 space. SL ST into first SC of round. (9, 10, 11 cluster points).
FO and weave in tails.
Add buttons if desired.
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