Are you in the mood to make something cute & cozy? Do you have a spare 30 minutes? Are you like me & you're pumped to unleash your fall wardrobe? Then you're totally in the right place.
Having lived in the only-cold-for-like-ten-days state of Florida for the past decade, I am more than ready to get my chilly-weather fashion on in my new northern home. It's not technically autumn yet, but the temps they are a'droppin! Since nothing says "cozy" quite like ribbed knits, I added these boot cuffs as a toasty accessory to my regular rain boots. They're easy to crochet & totally quick to make
For these cuffs I'm using what I call a "Knit Crochet" stitch. I can't recall the actual name of the stitch, but it's one of my favorites. I love the look of it because it combines the ease of crocheting with the ribbed look of knitting. The stitch is a double crochet, but instead of being stitched into the top loop is stitched into the vertical loop of the lower stitch, as seen above.
| Pattern for Boot Cuff |
(using a K hook & two skeins of bulky 64 yard, 4 oz. yarn)
- Chain 25, Slip Stitch into first chain to make ring (the length of the chain depends on the diameter of your calf - for reference, I have an average-sized calf)
- Row 1-6: Chain 2, Double Crochet 25, Slip Stitch to join
- Row 7-11: Chain 2, Knit Crochet 25, Slip Stitch to join; tie off
- Repeat for second cuff
- Use a needle & thread to sew buttons on the ribbed portion of the cuffs on the outside
I like the comfy look of these for chilly days. If you want extra warmth for longer boots, add additional rows during the double-crochet stage of the pattern.
Now I'm just waiting for the leaves to change colors! Autumn is really the best, isn't it?