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The Malia Boot Cuffs

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 This pattern is part of the Fall 2017 Malia CAL (Crochet-Along). To view the other patterns in this collection, please visit the Malia CAL Homepage.

 

Boot cuffs are such an understated way to add a finishing touch to a cozy indoor or outdoor outfit. And they’re so quick to work up, you’ll want to make a pair in several colors!

VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you need a little extra help with any of the stitches in the pattern, I created a video tutorial for previous Malia patterns in which I crocheted up a swatch of the stitch pattern. You might find it useful to scan through the tutorial if you find yourself stuck at any point!

Free Printable Tags

I made some cute printable labels for this pattern that you are welcome to use! If you’re selling or gifting these boot cuffs, a label just ups the professionalism, in my opinion. Print on cardstock for best results!

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Malia Boot Cuffs

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Difficulty: Easy

Finished Sizes: 5" tall x 12" around (see notes for adjustment instructions)

Hook: I (5.50 mm) or whichever hook is needed to obtain correct gauge

Yarn: 160 yards (total for a pair of boot cuffs) of #4 aran weight. Yarn used in sample photos is Yarn Bee's Rustic Romantic in "Sugared Oats". 

Gauge: To ensure the best results, the gauge check is a swatch taken straight from the pattern. Upon completion, you should have a 4” square. If yours is larger, consider using a smaller hook or a thinner #4 yarn. If yours is smaller, consider using a larger hook.

Pattern for Gauge:
CH17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (16)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 3: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 7 times. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 7: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST across. (16)
Row 8: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 14 STS. SC in final ST. (16)
Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in each ST across. (16)
Rows 10-16: Repeat Rows 2-8. (16)

You'll also need: Yarn needle, 2 decorative buttons

Terms and Abbreviations:
ST/STS
 (stitch/stitches)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SK (skip)
CH (chain)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
LBS (large bean stitch - see "Special Stitches")
BLO (back loop only)
3rd LOOP (work stitch into 3rd loop only - see "Special Stitches")

Special Stitches:

Large Bean Stitch (LBS)
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (6 loops on hook). Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull through (8 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 8 loops. Chain 1 to close the stitch. (Because this stitch creates two sets of loops - one when creating the bean, and one when closing the stitch - each completed Large Bean Stitch will count for two stitches in the row or round's final stitch count.)

3rd Loop Only
Half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop that we utilize in this pattern. When working in turned rows, as in this pattern, the 3rd loop can be found just below the front loop on the side of the work that is facing you. When instructed to work in "3rd loop only", insert your hook into this special loop. This creates a delicate braided look on the opposite side of the pattern.

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) CH1s at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch in the final stitch count.
(3) A video tutorial for the stitch pattern is available up in the post, or by clicking here.
(4) To make boot cuffs taller, simply adjust your starting chain, being sure to begin with an odd number of chains, and add the extra height to the section between the two ribbings. To make boot cuffs larger around, continue the repeats section until they are the width you prefer, being sure to end on a row of HDC for best seaming results.

 

INSTRUCTIONS (Make 2)

To begin: CH21.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (20)

Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 6 times. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 4: Ch1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 5: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 6: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 7: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 6 times. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 8: Ch1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 9: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 10: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 11: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. (SK next ST, LBS in next ST) 6 times. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 12: Ch1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 13: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in 3rd loop of each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 14: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 15: CH1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. (LBS in next ST, SK next ST) 6 times. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Row 16: Ch1, turn. SC in first ST. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. HDC in each of the next 12 STS. SC in BLO of each of the next 3 STS. SC in final ST. (20)

Rows 17-48: Repeat Rows 9-16, in order, 4 times. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Seaming
Bring short edges together, wrong side facing out. Seam the edges together, starting with the first 4 stitches of ribbing, then the body of the cuffs (using your yarn needle to go under the 3rd loop of the HDC row and across to the corresponding stitch on the other side), then finishing with the last 4 stitches of ribbing. This will create a row of raised top loops along your seam, ensuring that it will blend in with the rest of the similar rows. (This technique is demonstrated on the video tutorial for the Malia Beanie + Slouch at the 42:00 mark.)  Fasten off and weave in both ends.

Buttons (optional)
Attach a decorative button to the top ribbing of each cuff.

 

Done! If you're sharing on social media, be sure to hashtag #maliacal and #maliabootcuffs and tag me @littlemonkeyscrochet. Hope you enjoyed it!

Pattern Permissions

This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
  • Do not post a translation of the pattern anywhere – this is copyright theft. If you would like to help make a translation available, I am happy to publish it on my blog with a link to your blog or Crochet-related Facebook page.
  • Do not make a video tutorial of this pattern (or any of my patterns). For a detailed explanation of why this hurts designers, please contact me.

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