CuppaStitches: St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Boot Cuffs

Mar 15, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are some of my favorite things to make. Not only are they simple, but they work up pretty quick!

I don't know about you, but where I live, March is typically a pretty chilly month and still falls into the boot cuff season. But whether is cold or not, showing off your Irish spirit is a must for St. Patrick's Day!

Similar to my Santa Boot Cuffs, 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.

What you need:

Worsted yarn - Green, Black and Gold
        Pictured: Vanna's Choice in Kelly Green, Red Heart Super Saver in Black, Big Twist in Gold      Tapestry needle

With green
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)
      *I feel working around the posts creates a cleaner line, but you can do regular single crochet stitches. 
Round 4: Ch. 2, hdc in each stitch around, join
Round 5: Ch. 1, sc in each stitch around, join green in the last stitch before you join

With green
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
Round 9: (Optional) Reverse single crochet around

For the buckle, take a long strand of your gold yarn (about 12 inches). You will work over the black stripe along front of the cuff. Using your tapestry needle, make a few stitches (I did 3) between rounds 3 and 5. Repeat across 3 or 4 stitches along the top of the black 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 take great pride in my work. I ask that you do not redistribute or sell this pattern or modify it in any way and claim as you own. Please feel free to make as many as you want for your own personal use or to sell at craft fairs, on your own personal website or on marketplace websites, such as Etsy. I would appreciate a link to my site in your listing,

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