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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Boot Cuffs

When I took up crochet again a few years ago, one of the first projects I worked on was crochet boot cuffs. They didn’t take too long, were fairly simple, but had enough of a challenge to keep things interesting. Plus how cute are they? I love how I can add a pop of colour in the winter, and a bit of style to my boots. Today I’ll show you how you can make your own crochet boot cuffs. You’ll also learn a crochet ribbing technique, as well as a simple and lovely stitch called the linen stitch.

Crochet Boot Cuffs Tutorial

Supplies for Crochet Boot Cuffs:

  • Sport weight yarn
  • US G (4mm) hook

Crochet Boot Cuffs Tutorial supplies

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Crochet terms used in this tutorial

Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Back loop only – BLO
Slip Stitch – ss

First we’ll make the ribbing, and them we’ll work on the body of the cuff.

Let’s begin!

Chain 13

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Row 1: Make a single crochet (sc) in the second chain from hook, and in all the chains across

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Chain 1, turn

Row 2: sc in back loop only of each sc

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This is what it will look like at the end of the row

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Chain 1 turn

Rows 3 to 44: Repeat row 2 i.e sc in BLO across row, ch 1

And after four rows you can see the ridges or ribbing start to form

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Halfway there!

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After completing Row 44, your ribbing should be about 10 inches long. Fold it over so that the two edges line up:

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Now slip stitch the two edges together

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You’ll now have a ring of ribbing

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Now we’ll continue working around this ring.

Row 1: sc around the ring, making one sc in each “hill” and “valley”

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Join with a slip stitch to starting sc and place a stitch marker to mark the start of the round.

Row 2: Chain 1, skip one stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat around the ring

Row 3: Chain 1, sc in chain 1 space; repeat around.

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In other words, you are making a single crochet in between two single crochets in the row below. This is the linen stitch also known as the woven stitch.

Repeat Row 3 until your work measures about 5 inches tall.

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There’s no need to join at the end of the rounds, but you might want to use a stitch marker so that you know where each round ends.

Fasten off, and weave in yarn ends.

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Now wear them with your favourite boots!

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Additional tips:

  • These cuffs should fit average sizes. You can make them larger or smaller by varying the number of rows of ribbing that you make.
  • You can also make the ribbing narrower by starting with a shorter chain.
  • You can dress them up by adding buttons or other embellishments too!

If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer in the comments below.

1 comment

  1. Francine, I love this pattern, but I think I’m doing something wrong. My top row of linen stitching wasn’t even. By that I mean it wasn’t level. It kept going up at the end. I was wondering if you move the stitch marker to the last stitch of the row you’ve just finished or to the first stitch of the new row. Maybe that’s what I did wrong. Thanks for you help!

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