How To Make Boot Cuffs – Free Tutorial

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One of my fav items to add to my fall wardrobe is boot cuffs!  I’ve tried several patterns over my crochet career and out of all the boot cuffs I’ve made this simple design is my favorite!  I have several factors I consider when designing a boot cuff here are my top 4.

#1 Speed

#2 Do they make my calves look big? LOL

#3 Style/Fit

#4 Warmth/Yarn choice

I’m an impatient girl so speed is always at the top for me.  You get one done and it needs a pair so making them quick is super important!  I prefer to use a large hook for speed so I went with an 8mm hook and bulky weight 5 yarn so that I could work them up quick.

A design that is flattering to the calf is almost as important as speed.  If I don’t like how it makes my calves look I certainly will not wear it nor will you!

I love a ribbed cuff look for a boot cuff so this stretchy design is perfect and fits well and comfortably.  I like to add a button for embellishment rather than actual button holes.  Adding button holes adds bulk and might pull if it’s overstretched. A button just gives them the extra special touch!

I also want them to be warm and toasty for cold winter days.  A great quality yarn with wool is perfect.  I like a high end look and for boot cuffs you only need 1 skein so splurge on something great!  Fast and easy never has to sacrifice style and quality!  I love my tweeds so Patons Shetland Chunky was a perfect choice.  This yarn can be ordered online through Yarnspirations or check out your local stores.

Don’t be intimated to try something new!  You never know what hidden talents you might have!


To make these simple ribbed boot cuffs these are the supplies you’ll need:

1 skein Patons Shetland chunky tweeds (bulky weight 5)

8mm crochet hook

2 buttons (25mm) optional

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape


Instructions: for 13.5-14″ calf

Measurements: Height 5″ length stretched 14″ *to customize add or subtract 2 rows per 1, (2rows=1rib)”

Row1:Chain 19, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, ch1 turn (18)

Row2-26: working in the Back Loop Only (BLO) SC in each st across (18)

Slip stitch ends together, fasten off and weave in ends.  Add optional button

Watch my video tutorial on YouTube!



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