Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Adjustable Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern

It's almost time for fall! Can you feel the crispness in the air? Smell the fires in the fireplaces around your neighborhood, see the leaves falling, hear the rain on your roof?

Neither can I.

I don't know about you, but where I am, it's still hot. I guess fall isn't official until September 21, but once all the kiddos go back to school, I want to be wearing scarves, boots, and ear warmers. I want to be carrying hot pumpkin spice lattes, not iced coffee.

I want to be wearing these boot cuffs.


Well, we might have to wait to wear these, but you don't have to wait to make them! Below is a pattern to whip up however many of these cuties that you want! I especially love these boot cuffs because they are fast to make and adjustable. The buttons on the side make it so most calf sizes can fit these. Hoorah! Make some as holiday presents, make some for yourself. These are quick things to make to sell at craft fairs and festivals.


{However... please do not sell finished products online or on etsy without giving the proper cred to Cate Crochets. Do not alter the pattern, list it on your own blog, or make it your own. If you want to put it on your own website, put a link so people can come back here! I really truly appreciate it!}

Okay..so enough with the boring stuff. Let's do this, shall we?

Round up your supplies first:
-Size J crochet hook (6 mm)
-Worsted weight yarn in choice of color
-tapestry needle for weaving in ends
-8 buttons for the sides
-needle and matching thread

{a little note about the yarn: for every pattern I have there is usually a favorite type of yarn that accompanies it. There can be extreme differences in yarn, even when they are in the same weight category. So, for this pattern, my favorites so far have been Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn. I feel it works up the best. Red Heart Super Saver is a bit too stiff.}




Abbreviations:
ss- slip stitch
ch- chain
dc-double crochet

This pattern consists of shells. A shell is (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same stitch.

With J hook and yarn, ch 52.
Row 1: Shell in fourth ch from hook. *Skip three ch, shell in next ch.* 11 times. Skip three ch, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn. (you should have twelve shells)
Row 2: Shell in the ch-1 space created from the previous shell (see picture below if you need a reference as to where to do this). Shell in each ch-1 space across. At the end of the row, make a dc in the space where your ch 3 is from the beginning of row 1. (see second picture down below). Ch 3, turn.
 

{see where the pencil is inserted? That is where your ch-1 space is and where you will be doing your shells!}
 
{Now, see where the pencil is inserted? this is the space created by the ch 3 that will begin each row. This is where you make the last dc of the row!}

Row 3-8 : Repeat row 2.
Fasten off and using tapestry needle, weave in ends! Obviously, you will be making two. Unless you like the one cuff look...

Now for the buttons!!
You need four for each cuff. It does not matter which end of the boot cuff you put them on, but it does matter where they get sewed on! I thought pictures would explain the best:

So, you're going to be sewing the buttons here, where the tapestry needle is pointing.:
 


The buttonholes are created by the ch 3 spaces at the end of the rows. You should have four. Again, notice where the tapestry needle is inserted:
 
The buttons and the buttonholes should match up!
 
 
And that's it! Easy, cute, good sellers, on trend... what more could you want? Except maybe a pumpkin spice latte.
 
 
Enjoy,
Catey
 
P.S. Tell me what y'all think pretty please! And if you have any questions, I will be happy to help!
 
 


25 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!!!! It is beautiful can't wait to make one!!!

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  2. Just made these for my best friend for Christmas, thank you they are beautiful!!!

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  3. Awesome pattern! Thank you for sharing. These will make great stocking stuffers.

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  4. I'm New To Crocheting... This Looks Fun And Easy To Try. Thank You For Sharing :)

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  6. This is so cute! I just tried this though and I am not coming up with 12 shells on the first row though. I am shelling in at every fourth chain? Not sure what I am doing wrong!

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    1. I had the same thing happen the first time I tried these. After counting and recounting and getting very frustrated I realized I was skipping too many chs

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    2. The first ch after the shell almost disappears so it's really hard to see. Once I started counting those it worked perfectly! Finishing up my second gift pair now, then I think I'll make some for myself!

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  7. Okay i am currently mmaking these i am following the pattern to a T and it is turning out beautifuly...BUT...they are way to big for my calfs? How can I reduce the size??.

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    1. I reduced the size by using a smaller hook and making a smaller chain and less shells. I am making them for my tiny sister. She measured her leg right about where the boot top hits and it was approx 11.75". I made a chain of 41 and did 9 shells with a size H hook and it should be the right size. (I still have to mail them to her!)

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  8. I'm getting 13 shells what am I doing wrong

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    1. Did you do a shell in the last chain instead of a dc?

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  9. Just finished a pair - great pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thank you so much!! Your pattern is by far the easiest and best I have seen yet! Thank you for sharing!!

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  13. I need some help. I have 12 shells and I understand where you made a DC in the space of the Ch 3 (at the end of the 2nd row). However, I'm a bit confused of where to put the DC at the end of the 3rd row. Can anyone help me?

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    1. When you turned row 1, you should have chained 3 before the first shell. it is into this space that you work the DC.

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  14. I just finished a pair. The pattern is easy to follow and looks great. Can you share the dimensions? How wide? How long?

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  15. Great pattern! Very well written! Thank you!

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  16. Love this pattern. Just finished a pair for a friend who is plus size. She will love them!

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  17. Is there a wholesale fashion accessories company in Binjiang ...
    sock accessories

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  18. I want to make this pattern but the font you chose is so annoying! I will have to re-type it into word in a decent font. Maybe think of choosing something a little easier for people to read. Thank You

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  19. What size buttons did you use? I agree with another poster that the font is difficult to read. Must be my old eyes! :)

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