5 Little Monsters: Quick and Easy Crocheted Boot Cuffs

Quick and Easy Crocheted Boot Cuffs

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12 Days of Crocheted Stocking Stuffers

DAY 11



Today is day 11, only one more day to go. Tomorrow will complete the 12 Days of Crocheted Stocking Stuffers. Hopefully these quick, small projects have given you ideas to make to fill stockings or give as gifts.

Today I am sharing the pattern for a quick and easy set of boot cuffs. They are really simple to make and easy to adjust to fit any size.
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These boot cuffs are made with a half double crochet ribbing with a simple shell stitch border along the top edge. They are very stretchy so you will want to make them smaller than the leg you want them to fit. I will include instructions on how to adjust the size so that you can make them to fit any size.



How to Make Quick and Easy Crocheted Boot Cuffs


You will need:


Instructions:

The boot cuffs are worked flat and seamed at the end. They are made by working an even number of rows of half double crochet ribbing (hdc in the back loop only). To fit the boot cuff to a specific person measure the widest part of the calf and make your flat piece about 3" shorter than that. Here is a chart I found that had some measurements for boot cuff sizes (scroll down), but because of the stretchiness of the stitch used you will want to make them even smaller. My calves fall in the medium range and I made mine about 12" when laid flat (before seaming) for a smaller size you will probably want to go with about 9"-10". For a child size you would want to go even smaller than that, and you may also want to make them shorter by starting with a shorter chain at the beginning. Just make sure as you adjust the size that you end with an even number of rows so that the shell stitch along the top fits correctly.

Beginning ch 2 counts as the first hdc of the row

Boot Cuffs:

ch 19
Row 1: skip the first 2 ch (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch to the end (18 hdc)
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in blo in each stitch (18 hdc)
Repeat row 2 until you have the length needed (I worked 24 rows which equaled 12")

Once you have completed the number of rows needed ch 1, turn so that you are working along the long edge (along this edge you will notice that the rows create a sort of ridge and valley pattern, you will be working your shells in the top of each ridge and sl st in each valley), [sl st in side of first row, 4 hdc in side of next row] repeat to the end

finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail, stitch the 2 short ends together, weave in ends. 

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