There’s nothing like a warm and cosy pair of winter boots when the weather is frightful outside during the colder months… but now there’s no need to forsake your favourite footwear! Instead, simply breath new life into those beautiful boots you already own, with our free crochet pattern from Mandy Cameron. In her step-by-step pattern below, Mandy shows you how to create your own crochet boot cuffs, which can be worn in a multitude of ways to turn any pair of boots into instant winter warmers!
You will need:
Skill Level: Accomplished Beginner and above
- adjustable slip knot = magic ring
- ch = chain
- ss = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
Crochet Boot Cuffs Tutorial:
These Boot Cuffs measure 40cm (16”). 3ch equals 2.5cm (1”). If you want the width smaller, reduce the chain in multiples of three; if you need the width wider, you can add to the chain in multiples of three.
Begin: Make an adjustable slip knot and ch43.
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook (pic B), 1dc in each remaining ch to end. Ch3 and turn.
Row 2: Miss 1dc, *(1tr, 1ch, 1tr) all in next dc, miss 2dc* (pic C). Repeat from *to* to last 2 stitches. Miss 1dc, 1tr in last dc, 3ch, turn.
Row 3: Miss 2tr (pic D), *(1tr, 1ch, 1tr) all in 1ch space (which is in between the V created by the the two treble stitches indicated by the arrow in the image below) miss 2tr*. Repeat from *to* to last 2tr. Miss 1tr, make 1tr in top of 3ch of previous row, 3ch, turn.
Row 8: 1ch, 1dc in every stitch across (42dc) and fasten off.
With contrasting colour, measure 12 strands each at 1.2m (47”) long. Split the strands into 2 sets of 6. Knot one end of the 6 strands leaving a tassel of about 2.5cm (1”) and split into 3 lines of 2 strands each. Plait together to the end, and knot to keep the plait in place, leaving a tassel again of about 2.5cm (1”)
Thread through each side of the boot cuff to create the criss-cross pattern of a lace tie up. The tassels can be tied at the top or the bottom of the cuff, as shown below. If you want to wear them with ankle boots and reduce their size, you can take out the lace and overlap the edges, then re-lace up through both thicknesses.
Once your crochet boot cuffs are complete, simply add them to your favourite footwear, and you’re ready to brave the cold outdoors in style!
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