Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lacy Scalloped Crochet Boot Cuffs (a free pattern)

free lacy scalloped crochet boot cuff pattern

It's that time of year again! Time for boots, scarves, hats...time for us to start crocheting again! Yay! Today we're starting with that must-have fall and winter accessory: cute boot cuffs!

Last year we published several free crochet patterns, and you (our lovely readers) seemed to love them! We got a lot of feedback on our Lacey Scarf crochet pattern, and our original Boot Cuff crochet pattern, and we couldn't wait this year to start sharing some more crochet projects with you!

We've been planning some new awesome crochet projects over the next few months for fall/winter 2013, and to kick us off today I (Jessica) am going to share my pattern for these Lacy Scalloped Boot Cuffs with you all! This is a quick and pretty simple project, and doesn't even use up a whole skein of yarn. The perfect project to get back in the crocheting game for cold weather! Check it out after the break:



And aren't they adorable? Check out how cute they are with my riding boots and jeans:

free lacy scalloped crochet boot cuff pattern

Want to make your own? I've got the free pattern below.

Lacy Scalloped Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

Skill level: Beginner/Moderately experienced

Key:
Sc: Single Crochet
St: St
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Dc: Double Crochet
Ch: Chain (stitch)
V: V-stitch

You'll Need:
A worsted weight yarn (I used a locally made wool, but a similar weight would be Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand Yarn)
H hook

Row 1: Ch. enough stitches to fit around your calf, in multiples of 3. I chained 48, but 51 or 54 st seem to fit most people the best.

Bring your chain around into a circle, being careful not to twist it. Sl st into your first st to form a circle.

Rows 2-5: *Sc in the first st, then continue around until the end of the row, then sl st into your ch 1 to join (here and for the rest of the pattern you will do this when using sc), then ch 1*  repeat pattern between the ** 4 times for 4 rows of sc

Row 6: ch 3 (this acts as 1 dc + ch 1, here and for the rest of the rows using a v-stitch), then dc into the base of your chain, the same st as your join from the last row of sc. Skip 2 st then (so 3ed st from hook) *dc, ch 1, dc in the same stitch.* Continue around repeating the st between the ** until you have completed a row, then sl st into the top of your initial ch 3 (this is the foundation row for your V stitches. If you're a visual person and want to watch a video on how to do a V-stitch, you can check a good V stitch tutorial.)

Rows 7-11: *Ch 3, then dc into your join from the previous row. Dc, ch 1, dc into the space between your first V stitches from the foundation row. Continue until you have completed the row, then sl st into the top of your ch 3.* Repeat between ** for 6 total rows of V stitches.

Row 12: Sc into your join from the previous row. Sc in each st around. For every V you should have 3 sc stitches, but be careful not to sc into the space between them as you did before! Make sure you tease out each individual st, it may be kind of tough. But (hopefully!) you should still have the same # of st as your foundation chain.

row 13-14: *Ch 1, sc around. Sl st into your ch 1 to join and the end of the row* (a total of 3 sc rows forms the base of the scallops, add more if you like the look of more!)

row 15: Sc into your join. *skip 2 sc st, 5 dc in next sc st, skip 2 sc st ch, 1 sc in next ch * repeat all the way around, and sl st to end the row. (this is a scalloped edge stitch. I really like this tutorial for a scalloped edge) Your scallops will be uneven, don't worry too much about it. As much as I've tried I can't seem to get them even! If anyone has any advice about this I'd love to hear it!

***Edited 12/5/2013 to add: My original version of this pattern was A MESS! Sorry guys! The lovely Justine from Crochet from J did a beautiful job of clarifying some of my instructions. You should check out her blog as well, the girl is talented and gorgeous, and has tons of her own amazing crochet patterns.***

Weave in ends, and you're done! Aren't they adorable? I am already working on a more intermediate crochet version

free lacy scalloped crochet boot cuff pattern

If you make your own boot cuffs from our pattern, we'd love to see them! Let us know how they turn out, and if you're looking for other cute crochet projects, you can check out our crochet page with all our patterns from last fall and winter. Happy crocheting!

~Jessica

51 comments:

  1. What?! You crochet too? Wow!!!! Cute little boot cuffs! Sometimes I use sweater sleeves:)

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    1. Thanks Amy! I actually posted a sweater sleeve version last winter as well, but that tutorial tends to get lost (and the pics are BAD, which is kind of embaressing now!) because it's so old. I'm glad you like them! Crocheting is something Hil and I picked up last winter, and we're "hooked!" Ha! Did you catch that clever pun?

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  2. So cute! I love these on people! Unfortunately, I am in the group of women who can't stuff their big calves into a pair of boots, and if I did find some these adorable cuffs would just attract to the stuffed sausages. Someday! It's a goal... Because they are adorable!

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  3. I really love this!! Fabulous!
    Amy
    www.amystebbins.com

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  4. What a cute idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-31.html

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    1. Thanks Kayla! I will stop by and add to your linky for sure!

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  5. Love these! Pinning, Sverve and G+ your post:) I posted spooky skeleton key necklace to Made by You:)

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  6. I can't wait to make these! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  7. Lovely! I bet these go together super fast!

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  8. Darn it! I can't sew or croquet ANYTHING, but I want those! They are so stylish and pretty. What a nice way to accessorize boots.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  9. Very cute idea! Love this.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  10. Those are so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Eliza @ lizalouloves.blogspot.com

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  11. can't wait to bust out a bunch of these for christmas gifts! love it

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  12. Made these last night. Although it is a really easy pattern and works up quickly, the picture does not match the pattern as written. I was able to adapt it to fit (after a few attempts) but beginners may not. The pattern (as written) will fit someone who has very skinny calves or middle school child. Remember to increase pattern by 3s.

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know, I'm not sure what happened! I can assure you I don't have skinny calves (I wish!) so maybe it's in the stitch width? I did crochet very loosely when I did the foundation row, and I wanted them to be slightly tight so that they didn't fall down or move around. I will add this to the pattern, thank you again!

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    2. I double checked my hook size as well, because I was thinking that maybe I wrote that down wrong, but I didn't. I will also add that if you're having fit issues you can go up to an I hook and see if you get a bigger stitch that way.

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    3. according to the pattern each shell covers 6 stitches-the picture shows 9 shells in each cuff- that means 54 stitches in the base chain not 30

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  13. Love these! I'm going to have to see if I can pursued my mom to make me some, since I can't crochet!

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  14. This is the cutest idea. I love it. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  15. I love these, they are really cute, might just have to start crocheting again ~ Lisa

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  16. I had to do 60 beginning chains O.o. I'm an average person, ( i think ) but maybe I'm using the wrong yarn? Anyway my 60 worked fine and they look beautiful! I can't wait to wear them this weekend on my trip to SF. Thank you! :)

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  17. Ladies! Love these! Might get me to pick up my crochet hook again! I'll be featuring these on my blog on Saturday.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!
    Sumo:)

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    1. Thank you so much Sumo! We always love when you give us a shout out!

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  18. I wish I crocheted because these are adorable. I might need to find someone who does because I want some! Great idea. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  19. how adorable. I need to learn to crochet!
    I wanted to invite you to the {Handmade Café} Link Party, the new and very unique linky! I hope you'll join us and link up. You will meet many exceptional international crafters/bloggers!

    The party goes on till Oct. 14th.

    Oksana @ Oksana Plus Hobbies
    http://oksanalikesit.blogspot.com/

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  20. Someday I will learn to make stuff like this! You are my pick for features this week at Give Me The Goods!!
    Amber @
    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  21. Thank you for this pattern. I've been wanting to make some of these for my girls. I found you on the Inspiration Monday link party.

    Rachelle S.
    www.stitchesbyrachelle.blogspot.com

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  22. These are cute - I must show this to my daughter who loves to crochet. I found you over at Tickled Pink Times Two linky party.
    ~Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  23. I had been looking for a boot cuff pattern and even started and frogged several starts because I didn't like how they were coming along. I found your pattern on Ravelry and knew it was the right one! The directions do take a bit of interpreting, especially with the v-stich steps but I was able to work it out. I had to add more stitches around but I do crochet tightly. They worked up quickly and were the perfect look. Thanks for posting your pattern!

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    1. Thank you Robyn! I spent an hour this morning editing my pattern. I don't know what was up when I wrote it the first time...apparently I needed more coffee! I'm so glad you managed to work it out anyways!

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  24. I love your boot cuffs I just wanted to let you know I featured you on the Block Party tonight

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  25. These are great! I think I will whip some up for friends as Christmas gifts. Thank you!

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  26. These are perfect for fall! And I love the scalloped edge. Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing these!

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  27. I learned to crochet when I was on bedrest this summer. I finally have some free time to make something again and I am getting the supplies to make these tomorrow! So cute and the directions are well written!

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  28. I learned to crochet when I was on bedrest this summer. I finally have some free time to make something again and I am getting the supplies to make these tomorrow! So cute and the directions are well written!

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  29. Made these last night, and soooo cute, but I think I did the scallops wrong and will do over though, I'm determined. Thanks for this pattern.

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    1. Don't stress too much! Scallops are really hard, I have yet to figure out how to get them to come out evenly.

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  30. I've had requests to make these but how do you go about knowing what size to make them for each individual?

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    1. Hi Britney! The easiest way to do it is to chain your foundation chain in multiples of 3, and just chain however many you need to fit around that person's calf. I found that 48, 51 or 54 sc stitches seem to be the most versatile.

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  31. ok, just reading the directions.... and looks like you should have a skip stitches in row 5 and up between the v stitches and you don't have that....

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    1. Thank you Martha! I appreciate your pointing that out. I don't know what happened when I wrote this pattern originally, I think I must have not had coffee that morning! But I spent an hour re-writing it this morning so hopefully the instructions are much clearer now.

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  32. For anyone who had any questions, the pattern was heavily edited for clarity on 12/5/2013. Hopefully that helps clear up some of the confusion!

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  33. Did you change this post at all? Because when I made my first cuff I could've sworn it said chain 30, and I had to chain 45. Which made me feel a little bit self conscious^-^. But now as I'm making my second cuff it says to chain 48 to 54. So now I feel better X) But yeah these boot cuffs are beautiful! Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Yes! I did, thank you Brooke. I edited it for clarity at the beginning of this month, you're not crazy!

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  34. Oh sorry didn't see that comment before. Great pattern, thanks.

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  35. I just made these and I absolutely love them! Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  36. Have you ever thought of making them and selling them... I'd be interested in buying them. I don't crochet and looked in the stores for these and of course i wasn't able to find them anywhere. Let me know if you decide to sell them as I said I would definitely be interested. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Do I need to turn after each row or continue going, like a spiral? I have been doing it spiral-style, and when I slip stitch then chain one, I'm adding stitches and width to the cuffs as I progress. Am I supposed to be turning before each row??

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