The crochet pattern for these rustic Sugar Maple boot cuffs is quick and easy to make, so there’s no guilt involved in taking the time to make something pretty for yourself! Puff stitches, post stitches, and reverse single crochet stitches create a pleasing texture on this basic boot cuff pattern. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
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Aren’t these adorable? The slight variation in color on the yarn I used really adds a high-end look to these DIY boot cuffs you can quickly crochet in an afternoon. There are so many fun ways to wear them, and I know they’ll look great on you! Dress these boot cuffs up with the addition of cute lacy socks underneath, or wear them “as is” for a functional look that is anything but boring!
How to crochet boot cuffs
Because these boot cuffs are designed vertically with small repeats, it should be fairly easy to crochet them to fit a variety of calf sizes. I’ve included rough estimates below, in the notes section. Each part of the crochet pattern increases the circumference of the boot cuff by 2 1/4 inches.
Finish the pattern off with ribbons, or crochet a tie and put small pom-poms on the end for a completely different, yet totally cute look!
Make it a set:
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4mm (G) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
1 skein Lion Brand Heartland in “Grand Canyon”
2 yards of ¼” or 3/8” ribbon
(Optional) Small pom-pom maker
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
rsc = reverse single crochet (crab stitch)
Small Puff Stitch: YO, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop 2 more times. YO and pull through all 7 loops.
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be in the front). Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back*, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. *When working in rows, this loop will be facing you!
st/sts = stitch/stitches
prev = previous
15 hdc stitches in 4”
6 ½” tall when completed. Width will vary based on your calf circumference (see notes in pattern).
-ch-1 at the beginning of the row/round does not count as a stitch.
-You will need to have a rough idea of the size of the calf of the person you are making this for. I have included some rough estimates in the pattern.
-The recommended yarn is a light worsted weight. Caron Simply Soft could work as a substitute.
Sugar Maple Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern (US Terms):
Leaving 12” tail for sewing up boot cuff,
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as first hdc), hdc in each st across, ch 1 turn. (15)
Row 2: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, final hdc is worked in top of ch-2 from prev row, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn. (15)
Row 3: small puff stitch in next st, [ch 1, sk st, small puff stitch in next st] 6 times, dc in final st of row, ch 1 turn. (15)
Row 4: sc in each st across, final sc of row is worked in top of ch-3 from prev row, ch 3, turn. (15)
Row 5: small puff stitch in next st, [ch 1, sk st, small puff stitch in next st] 6 times, dc in final st of row, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 6: sc in each st across, final sc of row is worked in top of ch-3, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 7: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 8: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 3, turn. (15)
Repeat rows 3-8 until the piece wraps around your calf, leaving approximately a 1” gap. Each repeat should be 2 1/4 inches long.
Here are some rough estimates to help you out:
X-Small/older child (Approximately 11″ in circumference): 4 total repeats (including first repeat)
Small (Approximately 13″ in circumference): 5 total repeats (including first repeat)
Medium (Approximately 15.5″ in circumference): 6 total repeats (including first repeat)
Large (Approximately 17.5″ in circumference): 7 total repeats (including first repeat)
X-Large (Approximately 20″ in circumference): 8 total repeats (including first repeat)
Repeat rows 3-6 one more time.
Fasten off, and weave in end.
Fold rectangle in half, and use tail to sew up the side of the cuff, forming a tube.
Attach yarn to one end of the tube,
Your stitch count in the following row will vary based on how many row 3-8 repeats you did. An even number, divisible by 2, is what you should aim for. On my boot cuffs I had 40 hdc stitches. My calves measure about 13” around which is a women’s small.
Round 1: ch 1, hdc evenly around the cuff, join with sl st to first hdc.
Round 2: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop of hdc, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc (stitch count should be the same as round 1.)
Round 3: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (stitch count should be the same as round 1.)
Round 4: ch 1, working in the 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first hdc. (stitch count should be the same as round 1.)
Round 5: using tight tension, rsc in each st around. (stitch count should be the same as round 1.)
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Attach yarn to other end of the tube,
Round 1: Evenly space the same number of sc stitches as you did hdc stitches at the top of the cuff. For instance, if your top number was 40 then your bottom number should also be 40.
Round 2: ch 1, FPhdc around first st, BPhdc around next st, *FPhdc around next st, BPhdc around next st; repeat from * across, join with sl st to first FPhdc. (stitch count should be the same as row 1.)
Round 3: FPhdc around first FPhdc, hdc in next st, *FPhdc around next FPhdc, hdc in the next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPhdc. (stitch count should be the same as row 1.)
Round 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Ways to finish your boot cuffs
Weave ribbon through round 2 near the top of the cuff. Put the boot cuff on your leg, and tie the ribbon. Cut it to the length you’d like. If you are gifting this to someone, leave enough length for them to trim off if they would like.
Crochet ties with small pom-poms:
Make 2 of these: Crochet a chain 24” long (or the length you prefer), sl st back along the chain.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Thread ties through round 2 near the top of the cuff.
Make 2 small pom-poms and attach them securely to the ends of the ties.
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Greta Tillett says
Such gorgeous little things, just doubt I’ll ever get to wear them, we live in the subtropics Durban S Africa, but I’m making them anyway! The matching headband sounds good, might be able to wear that though, but our weather is much the same all year, bit of a shame, I miss out on so many lovely home makes, but I can wear the wispy stuff that’s not see through, at 75 I don’t think it would be quite proper! Thank you for sharing such lovely patterns ^,-.^ X
You’re welcome! Enjoy wearing the boot cuffs when you can!
Lou | mallooknits says
Gorgeous and out of the ordinary boot cuffs! And the outfit you styled it with is a perfect match!
Thank you, Lou! I’m glad you like the boot cuffs and the outfit! It was fun to put together. 🙂