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:
Want to make your own? I've got the free pattern below.
Lacy Scalloped Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern
Skill level: Beginner/Moderately experienced
Sc: Single Crochet
Sl st: Slip Stitch
Dc: Double Crochet
Ch: Chain (stitch)
A worsted weight yarn (I used a locally made wool, but a similar weight would be Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand Yarn)
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
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!