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Up until this month, I never understood why anyone would want to wear boot cuffs. (I live in Florida-why would I?) After last week, though, I’m addicted to them! (And this awesome Pelt Yarn by Lion Brand! SO much fun to work with and wear!) Here’s a fun and quick Fur Trimmed Boot Cuffs Crochet pattern for you to add some flair to your winter wardrobe. (PS- if you’re looking for more fur-yarn goodness, check out this pattern collection!)
We recently left the comfort of our 70 degree Florida home and braved subzero weather to visit our hometowns in Central Illinois. Since we have been stationed in mostly tropical climates for the past 8 years we’ve been married, I haven’t updated my winter wardrobe in quite a while. My lovely (faux) fur lined leather coat and cozy insulated snow boots didn’t fit anymore, and were donated. (I still made my brothers search the house from top to bottom, just in case!) Honestly, I owned exactly two fall weight sweaters before planning this trip!
As you can imagine, I was crocheting (and shopping) up a storm the week before we left, but one thing I just couldn’t find locally was winter foot gear. I knew that even with double layered boot socks, my legs and feet would be absolutely frozen in the -14 degree weather we were anticipating!
So, I got to work on these adorable, quick fur trimmed boot cuffs! They’re such a fun, quick project. I love the look of chunky yarn, and using it makes it easier to justify spending an hour crocheting something just for ME!
I won’t lie to you and tell you I wasn’t cold- you can see from my photos that it’s not true! Even though my toes are still cold 5 days later and 50 degrees warmer, these sure helped keep my feet and legs warmer than they would have been otherwise. Plus, they look so cute with skinny jeans and my favorite fall boots! (Emphasis on fall boots. I definitely made sure to count my toes after this sledding excursion!)
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N 10.0mm Crochet Hook – I love the glide of this aluminum hook through wool
Lion Brand WoolEase Thick and Quick Yarn, Fisherman (Or 100 yds of Chunky (6) Yarn)
Lion Brand Pelt Yarn, Sable (50 yds Faux Fur Eyelash Yarn)
Scissors – (My mom has the sharpest scissors ever, I would have stolen them but we were flying.)
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Sc- single crochet
Sk – skip
Linen Stitch – *Sc into ch sp, ch 1, sk 1*
The trick to crochet linen stitch’s neat, stretchy texture is to work into the chain spaces, and to chain loosely. This gives your finished piece a very clean, even, texture that resembles the knit linen stitch.
Finished Boot cuffs fit 14.5” calf.
To adjust the size for a custom fit, add or remove stitches from the foundation row in multiples of two. If you aren’t sure of the size you’ll need, this size would be a Women’s Medium at 14.5″. Large measures 16″ usually, and wide calves can measure 17.5″ plus. A Women’s Small typically measures 13″, and 12″ would be a Women’s X-Small.
Since boot cuffs are meant to be worn over clothing, make sure you’re measuring the foundation row before it’s stretched! These do have a fair amount of stretch and give to them- I was able to slide them on over my boots in a pinch. (Okay, I just was too cold to take them off!)
Before you get started, be sure to Pin this on Pinterest or add it to your Ravelry queue or favorites so you don’t lose track of your pattern!
Fur Trimmed Boot Cuffs Pattern:
(Make two. Because, two legs. But you knew that!)
Begin with your Wool-Ease Yarn.
FSC 24, slip to join.  (Alternately, Ch 25, sc 24 and slip to join.)
Row 1: *Ch 1, sk 1, Sc.* Do not join or turn. [12 sc, 12 ch sps]
Row 2-10: Repeat row 1 until cuff is 4”tall. Switch to Pelt yarn.
Row 11-14: HDC around.
Slip stitch to join, then break yarn and weave in all ends securely to finish your boot cuff.
Pop these on with your favorite pair of boots, and you’re ready for some fun winter adventuring! May I suggest sledding? We had fun, even though this Florida girl is HORRIBLE at it! Poor Nessa and I were so drenched in the snow spray that we definitely needed hot cocoa afterwards!
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Kay Mathis says
In reviewing your pattern it does not appear you have as many rows of faux fur as the pattern indicates. The pattern does not change to pelt until row 11 and then only has 5 rows of pelt but has the first 10 rows of fur. The image does not indicate anything but a trimming of fur should it have changed at row two?
Hi Kay, thanks for your comment! You’re right, there is only a trimming of fur, and only at the top. I should have mentioned that the pattern starts with the Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn, not the Pelt. I’ve updated that in the instructions.
kay Mathis says
Thank you for your reply, I am going to make these for the church auction, we use the funds for our Christmas project Mrs Claus, we buy Christmas for children that would not normally have Christmas last year we had 150 children we supplied presents for. I crochet hats, scarfs, dollies and many other items this will be my first boot cuffs. However our church is in the country and I think the patrons will love them.