Using simple color changes, you can make this fab crochet plaid boot cuffs that feature buffalo plaid color work! They are perfect for your wardrobe or would make a thoughtful gift. These are the perfect fall and winter cozy accessories.
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Happy Saturday friends! Even though Plaid Week is over, I am still bursting with plaid ideas, and I also have several high-volume requests I wanted to get through before this holiday season passes by us. Crochet Plaid Boot Cuffs were probably one of the most requested items, and they turned out to be quite a quick project, so I decided to squeeze them in before the week is over!
CROCHET PLAID BOOT CUFFS – Crochet Pattern
What you need:
Size G hook (4 mm)
Medium Weight Yarn (less than 1 ball each- Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Wine, Red and Black)
Abbreviations: American Terms
Sp – Space
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet (working by inserting hook from behind and working around dc from previous round)
Fpdc- Front Post Double Crochet(working by inserting the hook from the front and working around dc from previous round)
Sl st – Slip Stitch
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RIBBED BAND (using black)
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 5 chs. Turn. (6 sts)
2. – 36. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 4 sts, working through back loop only. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (6 sts)
Band could be 11″ un-stretched. You can adjust the size of your boot cuffs by working more (or less) rows. When adjusting for the plaid part, make sure you go up or down in multiples of 6. Fold piece in half and sl st the sides together forming a band. Without breaking yarn, turn band right-side out, with seam on the inside and with loop at the top.
PLAID: (continuing where you left off)
1. Ch 1. Sc all around the top of the band, achieving 48 sts. (you can make more here, just make sure your number is a multiple of 6.
2. Ch 2. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to Wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Continue alternating between black and wine every 3 sts for the remaining stitches. Join.(48 sts)
3. With wine, ch 2. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to Red. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to Wine. Continue alternating between Red and Wine every 3 sts for the remaining stitches. Join.
4. – 6. Repeat rounds 2, 3 respectively.
Drop Red and Wine.
BOTTOM RIBBING: (Using black)
7. Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with first dc. (48 sts)
8. – 9. Ch 2. *Fbdc. Bpdc in next st* repeat all around the band. Join with first st. (48 sts)
Break yarn. Weave in ends.
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I bought your plaid book and am ready to start my first pair of boot cuffs. My daughter’s calf measures 15″. According to a boot cuff chart I found on Pinterest. She is a medium and the boot cuff circumference should be 13-14″. Your pattern says 11″ unstretched According to the chart yours would be small. Will your 11″ boot cuffs stretch to fit a 15″ calf or should I make the ribbing 13-14″ as the chart says? I am using Impeccable yarn. Please reply soon, as these are for Christmas. I love the plaid patterns, I made a cowl last month, after watching a You Tube tutorial about six times, discovered the plaid is not all that complicated. Thanks.
Hi Patsy! 11″ should be able to stretch several inches, this is a “pre-stretch” measurement. If you can gently pull your band and it measure 14″-15″, you should be good!
I love the pattern but also love the boots. May I ask where you got them?
I actually got them at my local IFA (a farming store). I had a few people inquire, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere. They are about 4 years old, so they might not be in stores anymore. I am sorry!
I am having a hard time understanding the instructions to begin the cuff, I can’t quite wrap my head around the ribbing. Do I make a foundation chain the width of my calf? In multiples of 6? Not new to crochet, but this is one of the more advanced patterns I have attempted. Thanks is. And I love your work.
The ribbing is worked to be a very narrow, tall piece, but you will turn it and the ribbing will be vertical. So to make your cuffs larger, you will make it “taller”. Does that make sense? The ribbing is worked horizontally, because your rows are horizontal, but you will actually join it into a ring and the ribbing will be vertical when it’s done.
Ok, I understand the concept, but not the pattern for it. Thanks. I am sure I can work something. Am I supposed to have ribbing on both ends or just one end?
Both ends, but the other end has ribbed made by alternating fpdc/bpdc.
Bethany thank you for sharing all of your plaid patterns. After I saw the plaid boot cuffs I used the plaid pattern to make a scarf for my niece. She loved the pattern!
SO fun! You are so welcome!
Could you make a plaid sock pattern? Maybe knee highs?
I’ll put it on my list! I will be doing another plaid week in the fall.
Sorry, I’m JUST beginning. Does The yarn come in red and black in skein?? Or 2. Different skeins?? Probably a dumb question. But I don’t know, so I’m gonna ask. Thank you. Love Everything.
Hello! I am glad you have picked up crochet :) You will use 3 different skeins: red, maroon and black.
Love the boot cuffs. If the 11″ is not quite big enough (my fat thighs :) ), how many do I increase the ribbed band by? I know with the cowl scarf you needed to increase 6 stitches. Thanks! Love all your ideas.
Thank you! You can use your leg as a guide. Make them a bit smaller than your legs and be sure to test your leg with jeans/leggings on for an accurate fit.
Bethany, I think what she’s asking is if she needs to increase the band by multiples of 3 or 6 to adjust for the plaid stitch. I, for example, added two extra rows to the band. How will this affect my plaid stitches?
Thanks for these amazing plaid patterns! These buffalo plaid colors just happen to be the team colors for my kids’ middle school and high school.
Oh! The band you can increase the way I explained. However, your first row will need to be in multiples of 6.
Thanks so much for the clarification! Since I added 2 rows to the band, I just added 6 stitches for my first row, so 54 stitches instead of 48. So far, it is working perfectly and I can’t wait to finish this wonderful project. I am just a little obsessed with buffalo plaid! ;)
Wow these are adorable! Love all your plaid projects too! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on FB! Have a great week!
Thanks so much!
I love all your plaid designs, I am working up the courage to try the hat and fingerless gloves. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
You are welcome!!
Wow! Good job, Bethany. I love all these plaid projects. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much!