Easy DIY: Boot Cuffs

In the fall and winter my wardrobe is pretty much down to a science: sweater, jeggings, boots. In other words, it can get to be a little monotonous. But no fear! Accessories like scarves, head bands and boot cuffs! The latter being my latest obsession. About a month ago I was looking on Etsy so I could buy a pair, but all the ones I liked were upwards of $20! And that’s just not in the college girl’s budget.

Being the crafter I sometimes pretend to be, I took matters into my own hands. I pulled out some old wool yarn and a crochet hook and I started experimenting. It was definitely a process of trial and error, but I finally was able to make a design I was proud of – and I wanted to share it with all of you!

First, you are going to want to have very basic crochet skills! Do you know how to make a slip knot, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet? If you do then that’s perfect! But if not there are a ton of videos on YouTube! That’s how I learned how to do everything beyond chaining!

What You’ll Need:

– Yarn (I used thick wool!)
– A crochet hook (use the size that your yarn recommends on the label!)
– Scissors

Chain Stitch

The amount that you chain is going to depend on the size you want your boot cuffs. If you are making them for a kid you will chain a lot less than you would for an adult. Just keep checking by wrapping the chain around your calf!

Check out mostlymorgan.com for a step by step guide on how to make boot cuffs!

Slip Stitch

Now hook your first stitch with your last stitch and slip stitch them together to create a big loop!

Check out mostlymorgan.com for a step by step guide on how to make boot cuffs!

Double Crochet & Single Crochet

Now the fun begins! You are going to want to double crochet a round and you’ll notice that adds a lot of height and visual interest. Once you make it around, slip stitch the first double crochet with the last. Now you are going to want to single crochet a round and again, slip stitch the first with the last.

Check out mostlymorgan.com for a step by step guide on how to make boot cuffs!

Finish!

Now just repeat the double-single pattern until your boot cuff has reached your desired height. I have made mine all three to four inches tall.

Check out mostlymorgan.com for a step by step guide on how to make boot cuffs!

 

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