CuppaStitches: Santa Boot Cuffs

Aug 22, 2017

Santa Boot Cuffs

When it's hot and humid outside, it feels like the wrong time of year to crochet Fall and Winter items, but it's something that I have to start on as I'm gearing up for craft fairs.

It's been awhile since I've shared one of my patterns, but with vacations and my kids' busy schedules, I haven't been home very much lately. But now I'm back! And I'm sharing one of the many things I'm working on for some of the fairs I'll be doing.

Boot cuffs are a fun fashion accessory and I've been on a Santa kick so I figured, why not make Santa boot cuffs! They are super simple to make and really don't take all that long.

What you need:

Worsted yarn - Red, Black and White (Pictured - Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red and Black, Vanna's Choice in White)
Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White
Vanna's Glamour in Topaz
Tapestry needle

These cuffs can be worked up in a variety of sizes and each size does offer some stretch to it. I've written this pattern for three sizes - small, medium and large. If you're unsure of what size to make, measure around your calf where your boot cuffs will sit. To change sizes, increase or decrease the number of rows made until your beginning strip of rows can wrap around your leg.

Small: 11-12 in. around (40 rows)
Medium: 13-14 in. around (46 rows)
Large: 15-16 in. around (52 rows)

Pattern is written for small size, with larger sizes in parenthesis. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. Begin each round in the same stitch as your join.

With red
Row 1: Chain 11, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each across, turn (10 sc)
Row 2: Ch. 1, working in back loops only, sc across, turn (10 sc)
Repeat row 2 for a total of 40 (46, 52) rows

Place the first and last rows together and slip stitch them together

You will now begin working in the round

Round 1: Ch. 1, sc evenly around, join - 40 sc (46,  52)
Round 2: Ch. 1, sc around, join black in last stitch before the join

With black
Round 3: Ch. 1, sc around the front post of each stitch around, join - 40 sc (46, 52)
      *You can do regular single crochet stitches. I feel working around the posts makes a cleaner line
Round 4: Ch. 2, hdc in each stitch around, join
Round 5: Ch. 1, sc in each stitch around, join red in the last stitch before you join

With red
Round 6: Ch. 1, sc around the front post of each stitch around, join - 40 sc (46, 52)
Round 7: Ch. 2, hdc in each stitch around, join
Round 8: Ch. 1, sc in each stitch around, join, fasten off

For the white fur trim, you will work with 1 strand of white and 1 strand of Pipsqueak.

Join the white yarns in any stitch along the top of your cuff. Ch. 1 and sc around. Join to the first stitch and fasten off.

For the buckle, take a long strand of Vanna's Glamour (about 12 inches). You will work in the black stripe along front of the cuff. Using your tapestry needle, make a few stitches (I did 4) between rounds 3 and 5. Repeat across 3 or 4 stitches for the top of the buckle. Make a few stitches between rounds 3 and 5 for the other side of the buckle and repeat across 3 or 4 stitches for the bottom of the buckle.

 I hope you enjoy these cuffs as much as I do. Happy hooking!


  1. These are so cute and easy to make! Thanks for the great pattern.

  2. Soo nice! =)
    I want to make one for me! In winter I always wear boot cuffs because I'm very slim and boots are always too big, so I need cuffs!
    Yours are really beautiful, thank u for the pattern! =)


  3. I love this pattern! Made many pairs. Also I am thinking of changing colors and making some snowman ones!

  4. Great tip about crocheting around the front post when changing colors. It really does make a much better line. I'll use that for many projects. Thank you!

  5. What a wonderful pattern! The instructions are very concise, clear and easy to follow. These came together very quickly, and my daughter, for whom I made them, squealed with delight when she saw them.

  6. Loving the pattern and easy flow. One question, after the row of Fpdc with the black, where does the hdc in round 4 go? I tried it behind the Fpdc into thebted sc from previous round but it makes the red show. So do they go around the Fpdc?? Thanks in advance for your answer.

    1. Hi! In round 4, you work each hdc in the top of the post stitches just as a regular stitch. I hop that makes sense.

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