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Bailey Boot Cuffs, Free Crochet Pattern

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Finished crochet boot cuffs in yellow color used with brown boots
Finished crochet boot cuffs in gray color used with brown boots
Closeup of Finished crochet boot cuffs in yellow color used with brown boots
A pair of yellow and gray boot cuffs on a wooden floor
Boot cuffs are a very popular accessory for high school kids and they sell like hotcakes at craft fairs. They look stylish peeking out of your boots! It can go well with skinny jeans as well as a dress or a skirt. This is one fashion accessory you wouldn’t want to miss! Boot cuffs not only add warmth but also keep snow from getting into your boots. Whipping these up takes only a couple of hours and can make great Christmas gifts. This crochet pattern is simple, quick and yields elegant results. Crochet them in colors of your choice and add a new twist to your old boots.




1. Worsted weight ( size 4 medium) yarn
2. Hook – G (4.25mm)
3. A Pair of ¾ inch wooden buttons


Using G hook, 16 sc rows worked in back loops = 4 inches


Finished size:12.5 inches around and 6 inches high.

Stitch Explanation

Work in Back loops or Front loops only: See the picture below to learn what it means to work into back loops only or front loops only. When making a regular stitch the hook is inserted under both loops as seen in 1st diagram below but inserted only into one of the loops in case you are working into the back or front loops.
Shows hook inserted under both loops, back loop only and front loop only of a stitch


150 Yards for a pair of boot cuffs


Stitch Abbreviations

Pattern is in standard American terms.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip
With G hook chain 10.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across. Turn.————-9 sc
Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1 ( not counted as a st) , 1 sc in back loop of the same st as ch 1, 1 sc in back loop of next 8 stitches. Turn.—————– 9 sc
Slip stitch the two shorter ends of the ribbing together to form a tube
Repeat Row 2 till your work measures 10 inches without stretching the band. Now slip stitch the two shorter ends together inserting your hook through the front loops of the stitches on your last row and the free loops on the very first row to form a circular band as show in Pic 1 above. See Stitch explanation for working in front loops. I got 18 ridges in the band including the ridge formed by slip stitching the ends together.
Work around the ribbing ring in the round
Round 1:Now the rest of the boot cuff will be worked in the round as shown in pic 2 above. Ch 1( does not count as a st), proceed to work a round of 36 sc distributed evenly all around the band, working one sc in each row end (each ridge and trough). Sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.  ——— 36 sc
Round 2: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in the same st, *( skip next st, 2 dc in next), repeat from * to end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.—————- 36 dc in the round
Round 3: Sl st in the gap between beginning ch-3 and the next dc, ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in to the same space, *(2 dc in to the gap between next two dc stitches), repeat from * till end of the round, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3. Do not turn.—————- 36 dc in the round
Repeat Round 3,  three more times.
Note: Make sure the sc stitches of the next round are worked tight.
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in next st and each st around, sl st to beginning ch1, fasten off.
On the bottom side of the boot cuff, work a round of 36 sc and fasten off. This will keep your ribbed band from stretching too much. Weave in all the ends.
Finishing Round: On the bottom side of the ribbed band, work 36 sc as evenly distributed as possible and fasten off.

Band for Embellishment

Ch 18, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 14 st, 4 hdc in last st, do not turn but continue to work in to the free loops of the foundation chain as shown in pic 3, 1 hdc in each free loop across. Fasten off. Weave in the tails. Fold the band over the top of the boot cuff, place the button and sew through both the layers.
Make one more following the same pattern.
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Monday 25th of November 2019

Is there a video of this pattern. I seem to be confused. I get more than 18 ridges. Thank you


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I am sorry, I do not have a video.

rosemary Copeland

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

what type of yarn should be ised? thanks


Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Any acrylic yarn would work.


Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Your design is absolutely adorable! I am not an expert in crochet. I am wondering if/why when completing Row 1 it is not slipped stitched into the beginning chain to join to form a circle/loop? Can that be done instead of what is reflected in Rows 1 and 2? I would love to see this done in a video. I learn by watching. Thank you for your help.


Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

I wanted the ribbing ( ridges) to run vertically for good elasticity and that is the reason it is not worked in the round but in rows.


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

how do i make this for a wider calf


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Make more rows of the ribbing ( sc in back loops). This stretches, so it should be around 1 to 1 1/2 inches shorter than your calf. Then when you do the sc across row ends, instead of 36, increase the number of stitches to any multiple of 2. I hope that helps.


Friday 6th of January 2017

thanks you working on a set now really like the pattern very simple and easy.