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