Sunday, November 10, 2013
Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern Tutorial
I have received several requests for this boot cuff pattern.
Unfortunately, I have a bad habit of crocheting items without writing down the pattern as I work. If I like the item, I just make a bunch of them while the pattern is still fresh in my memory. This makes it difficult when I decide to make more of the item months later. I have to make sure I still have a completed item or at least a photo that I can copy. Of course, it also makes it difficult to share my patterns with others.
In an effort to break my non pattern habit, I offer to you the very first pattern I have ever written.
This boot cuff pattern is extremely easy and works up quickly.
You do not need my permission to sell your completed boot cuffs. However, I know a lot of you feel more comfortable selling your items when you have permission from the designer. So...here goes...Please feel free to sell your completed items made from my pattern. Sell them on any online (yes, including Etsy) or off line venue of your choice. No, you do not have to give me credit for the pattern.
Please do not sell the actual pattern. I am offering the pattern for free to all that stumble across this blog and would prefer it remain free for everyone.
Please let me know if you find an issue with the pattern or if you need help.
Red Heart yarn - Aran / I used the Super Saver because it's what I had but a 7oz skein is all you need
Caron Simply Soft yarn - Passion (purple) You only need a small amount
Size J/10 (6.00mm) crochet hook
Size D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook
Gauge - 6 DC x 3 Rows = 2"x2"
Boot cuff measures (including trim) approx. 7" long x 12" wide
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
The CH 3 at the beginning of each row is considered a DC in this pattern
Pattern: (Make 2)
Using the Aran yarn and size J crochet hook:
Row 1 - DC in 3rd CH from hook and in each CH across (20 DC). CH 3, turn.
Rows 2 - 18 - DC in next DC, working in the Back Loop Only, DC in the next 16 DC, working through both loops, DC in last 2 DC (20 DC). CH 3, turn.
Row 19 - DC in next DC, working in the Back Loop Only, DC in the next 16 DC, working through both loops, DC in last 2 DC (20 DC). CH 1.
Bottom trim - Rotate your hook to the the left so that you can now crochet along the long edge.
You will crochet through the ends of the DC rows rather than along the top of the DC's.
Using the size D crochet hook:
Row 1 - 2 SC in each DC across (38 SC). CH 1, turn.
Row 2 - 1 SC in each SC across (38 SC). CH 1, turn.
Row 3 - (This is the right side) SC in each SC across (38 SC). Fasten off, leaving a 24" tail. You will use the tail to sew the cuff ends together.
Using the size D crochet hook and the Passion yarn:
Working on the long edge opposite from the bottom trim and with the right side facing up, attach the Passion yarn to the first DC, one row down from the top. We are leaving the top row of DC's unworked.
(We will be working a V stitch (DC, CH 1, DC) in each DC across)
Row 1 - CH 4, DC in the same DC, *CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC in next DC*. Repeat from * to * across to the last DC. CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC in last DC. (19 V stitches). CH 1, turn.
This is what we have so far:
Row 2 - SC in first DC, *5 DC in the next CH 1 space (this is the center of the V stitch), skip the next DC, SC in the next CH 1 space (this is the CH 1 space between the V stitches)*. Repeat from * to * across to the last V stitch, 5 DC in the last CH 1 space (19 - 5 DC shells). Fasten off, leaving an 8" tail. You will use the tail to sew the top trim together.
Thread the yarn needle onto the long Aran yarn tail. Fold the cuff in half, with wrong side facing out and line up the stitches. Sew the 3 rows of SC's (bottom trim) together. Sew the DC rows together in the back loop only to maintain the ridged pattern.
Sew up to the last 3 rows, turn the cuff right side out and finish sewing the last 3 rows.
Finish off, weave in ends.
Thread the needle onto the Passion yarn tail and sew the top trim together. Finish off, weave in ends.
Fold top 3 rows down.
Rose (Make 2)
Using the size D hook and the Passion yarn:
Row 1 - SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each SC across (29 SC). CH 3, turn.
Row 2 - 4 DC in first SC, *SC in next SC, 5 DC in next SC* repeat from * to * across, ending with 5 DC in last SC (15 - 5 DC shells). Fasten off leaving a 10" tail. You will use the tail to sew the rose together. Set aside.
Part 2 of rose:
With the same yarn and hook, CH 30. Fasten off. Set aside.
Part 3 of rose:
With the same yarn and hook, CH 2.
Row 1 - 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook, SS in first SC to join (6 SC). CH 1, turn.
Row 2 - 2 SC in each SC around, SS in first SC to join (12 SC). CH 1, turn.
Row 3 - SC in first SC, *2 SC in next SC, SC in next SC*, repeat from * to * around, ending with 2 SC in last SC, SS in first SC to join (18 SC). Fasten off, leaving a 10" tail. You will use the tail to sew this piece to the bottom of the rose.
Assemble the rose:
Thread the needle onto the tail of part 1. Roll the shell strip around itself to resemble a rose:
Turn the rose upside down and sew across the bottom to secure. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Work your size D crochet hook through a small section of stitches on the bottom center of the rose. Pull part 2 of the rose (the CH 30) through that section with your crochet hook. Even the chain ends:
Thread the needle onto the tail of part 3 of the rose. Center part 3 onto the bottom of the rose and sew it all the way around, making sure to sew through the 2 CH sections to secure. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Using the CH sections, tie the rose to the boot cuff.
And...your done :)
Worn on combat boots:
The boot cuffs made in different colors and embellished differently:
The cuffs above have a slightly different top trim and are embellished with a crochet heart. I attached a heart charm to the crocheted hearts.
This pair also have a slightly different top trim and I embellished them with buttons.
I embellished the roses on this pair using chains and charms. This is the pair that sold first in my Etsy shop.
I will be adding 3 more projects made using this pattern with slight variations and a very different outcome.