Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crocheted Boot Cuffs

Ugh.  I always have high hopes of keeping up on this blog but it never happens.  I have been super busy though making lots of fun stuff.  Another problem I have is taking pictures.  For this project, I had the recipient take the pictures, so I was off the hook.  And she came through with flying colors.

This request came at the same time as the Storm Trooper hat in the previous post.  My friend, Becca, had seen some boot cuffs on Etsy but didn't want to spend the money they were asking.  She asked if I had ever made anything like that before and would I be willing to make her some.  I have made baby leg warmers before so I thought it wouldn't be too difficult.  I told her if she got me the pattern and yarn, I would give them a go.  I found a pattern on Etsy from Polkadot Squirrel here.  The pattern was somewhat easy to follow.  The directions for joining rounds were a little confusing at first, but I was able to figure it out.  The pattern was written for a small leg but can easily be made larger as needed by adding an even number of rows to the ribbing and the body.  If I were a boot wearer, I would definitely make a few pair for myself.  I already have some gift requests for Christmas.  If you are a crocheter, this is definitely a great cheap gift considering you can make a pair with one skein of yarn, which you can get on sale for about $2.50.  Now that's a deal.

Now, without further delay, here are some cute pics.  Thanks Becca!  And check out Becca's Etsy shop LittlePolkaDot for cute handmade banners and accessories.

Here is the boot cuff in all it's glory.  It gives little pop of color without adding too much bulk under the boot or warmth.

Here are the three colors she choose.  I love them!  Nice and neutral to go with lots of outfits.


  1. I really like your boot cuffs, are you selling these anywhere? :-)

    1. unfortunately i cannot sell this particular item per instructions on the pattern. you can purchase the finished item here from the author of the pattern - http://www.etsy.com/listing/107037597/too-cute-boot-cuffs-in-alluring-amethyst or you can follow the link in the post to purchase the pattern and make a pair yourself. i do have rights to sell most of the other items on my blog if you are interested. just let me know!