My computer crashed last week and I still haven’t gotten it back yet, but thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law I have use of a loaner. I had to reconstruct this boot cuff and rewrite the pattern because all my information was on the other computer. It has certainly been a task but finally got it completed!
I worked this project using two different types of yarn. I enjoy using I Love this Yarn because it is soft and comes together nicely but wanted to try something new. I love the Cascade yarn too because it gives the cuff an even softer feel (because it is cotton) and is much thinner in comparison to the acrylic yarn. I like this because some of my boots have a snug fit and the cotton is a better fit.
This the is cuff made from I Love this Yarn.
Here is the free pattern:
- I used I LoveThis Yarn medium (4) worsted weight. The color I used was ivory.
- Crochet Hook Size – H
- Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 3 Rows = approximately 2 inches.
- Cascade Ultra Pima – 100% pima cotton. The color I used was cream.
- Crochet Hook Size – G
- Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 4 rows = approximately 2 inches.
I was pleased with the width of the cuff, but did need to increase the number of rows worked in comparison to the acrylic cuff to fit my calf.
Special Directions: sctog, fpdc, bpdc
sctog – Sc in next st, draw through only one loop (2 loops left on the hook), sc in next st and draw through remaining 3 loops.
fpdc – YO, insert hook from front to back around the post of next st, YO and pull up a loop and complete as a dc.
bpdc – YO, insert hook from back to front around the post of next st, YO and pull up a loop and complete as a dc.
ch – chain
st – stitches
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
YO – yarn over
sctog – single crochet 2 together (see special instructions)
fpdc – front post double crochet (see special instructions)
bpdc – back post double crochet (see special instructions)
Top Portion of Boot Cuff
Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in next 3 ch, skip 2 chains, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, skip 2 chains, dc in next 4 ch, ch 3 turn. (13 st) (ch3 counts as first dc here and throughout)
Row 2: bpdc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, (2dc, ch1, 2 dc) in ch 1 space, bpdc in next 3 dc, dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 turn. (13 st)
Row 3: fpdc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, (2dc, ch1, 2 dc) in ch 1 space, fpdc in next 3 dc, dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 turn. (13 st)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the desired measurement ending with row 3. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Turn pattern wrong side out and join ends together using the long tail and take the side just fastened off using the tapestry needle to sew through both loops of the stitch and the bottom loop of each stitch on the first row. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Turn pattern right side in before working the bottom part of the cuff.
Bottom Portion of Boot Cuff
Row 1: Join to cuff by ch 1 and sc evenly around, sl st into first sc (not the ch 1). (Hint) You will later be decreasing stitches so be sure that your stitches will divide by 4 evenly then add two more sc. (Example: Sc 44 stitches plus 2=46 stitches around.) 46 will actually be a good number to use on the average size cuff.
Row 2: ch 2, dc in next dc and around, Sl st in top of ch 2 st.
Row 3: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next st and around, sl st in first sc.
Row 4: ch 2, dc in next dc and around, Sl st in top of ch 2 st.
Row 5: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next st and around, sl st in first sc.
Row 6: ch 2, dc in next dc and around, Sl st in top of ch 2 st.
Row 7: ch 1 and sc in same space, sc in next 3 dc, *sctog in next sc, sc in next 3 dc, sctog in next dc*, repeat from * to * across, sl st in first sc.
Row 8: ch 2 and hdc in next stitch and around, sl stitch in top of ch 2 st.
Row 9: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next stitch and around, sl stitch in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Add buttons if desired.
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