Crochet boot cuffs make a great gift and look so great with tall riding-style boots or smaller duck boots. The cuffs keep your legs warm and cozy and help to keep your pants in place and just add an additional bit of style to your look.
When making a crochet gift for someone, we have to really consider size and boot cuffs are no different. Sometimes we can get a measurement and that makes our work easier. But other times, we just have to wing it and hope for the best. So, I decided to make these crochet adjustable boot cuffs to give us all a little flexibility.
This pattern uses a chunky yarn and a simple stitch pattern, the floret stitch. This stitch combines a double crochet and a slip stitch to give a slight texture and subtle variation in the stitches which looks stunning.
This pattern gives you a lot of flexibility to adjust the size once complete. The openness of the stitches with the bulky yarn allows you to button up anywhere on your cuff. So, make a large and then simply unbutton and re-button closer in to achieve a smaller size. These are really flexible and also work great for people who share clothes. They can easily go back and forth to other sizes.
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- Buttercream Luxe Craft Alpaca yarn – from JoAnn Fabric
- N/P hook – 10.00 mm
- Buttons of choice – pick two or three larger buttons that will fit between stitches, but not slide out too easily
- ch – chain
- tch – turning chain
- st – stitch
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Crochet Boot Cuff Sizing in Inches
- Small – 8.5 wide x 5.5 high
- Medium – 9.5 wide x 5.5 high
- Large – 11 wide x 6.0 high
- X-Large – 12. 5 x 6.0 high
Crochet Adjustable Boot Cuff Pattern
Measure the calf to determine what size cuff you need. If you do not have a measurement, then just select the bigger size that you think the wearer might be and they can adjust as needed. So, if you aren’t sure whether they are a large or x-large, then pick the x-large size to make and they can adjust it down if they are closer to large.
Work the foundation chain in multiples of 2 to achieve the desired width, then add 2 more chains to the foundation row.
ch multiples of 2 + 2 in foundation chain
Row 1 – Skip 3 ch and work 1 dc into 4th ch and each ch to end of row, turn
Row 2 – Ch 1 (count as 1 dc), skip first st, *1 dc into next st, slip st into next st; rep from * ending last rep into top of tch, turn
Row 3 – Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), skip 1 st, work 1 dc into each tc and sl st across the row and end with a dc into the top of the tch from the row before, turn
Row 4 – end – Repeat rows 2-3 until you reach the desired height. You will end up with a rectangle that should be the approximate width and height in the sizing.
Repeat for the second boot cuff.
With the right side facing you, add two or three buttons to the right side of the cuff about an inch from the edge.
Finish and weave in ends.
Tips and Other Ideas
- Want to use a smaller yarn? No problem! Just make sure that your work still matches the sizing chart and that your buttons are able to go between stitches, but still be large enough to hold. For a smaller yarn, you will probably want to add more buttons to hold the cuff smoothly.
- Need to go larger or smaller? Then size up or down by a half inch until you get where you need. Remember that the bulky yarn is really stretchy, so be careful sizing up.
- Feeling a bit loose for your taste? Just use a smaller hook to make your stitches a bit tighter without losing that bulky yarn look and feel.
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