Free Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

Crochet boot cuffYesterday’s post was a free knitted boot cuff pattern. For those of you who prefer to crochet, here’s one for you;-)

This is a quick and easy boot cuff pattern. One size fits most, but length is easily adaptable by adding or subtracting the beginning number of chains and width is easily adaptable by adding or subtracting in multiples of 2 rows. The bottom portion is crocheted in rows, joined together, and then the top portion is added in the round.
This cuff is made all in one piece, so do not cut yarn until entire cuff is complete, unless you are changing colors.

Materials:
6.0 mm (J) hook
About 2 ounces worsted weight yarn
scissors
yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
blo dc- back loop only double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet

Ch 14

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across to end (12 dc), turn

Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as a stitch) and blo dc in same stitch and in each stitch across (12 blo dc), turn

Rows 3-16: repeat row 2

At end of row 16, (do not cut yarn) measure around where you will wear boot cuff and add by multiples of 2 rows if needed.
Match up sides, right sides out, ch 1, and sl st together to form bottom portion of cuff. (12 sl st)

Round 1: ch 1, sc evenly around top of boot cuff, (2 sc for each dc, if you crocheted 16 rows you will have 32 sc, 18 rows, 36 sc, etc.)
Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next stitch and in each stitch around (You will have same dc count as sc count from round 1). Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch 4 times, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, skip next stitch, dc 5 times in next stitch, repeat from around and after last 5 dc, skip 1 stitch, sc in next stitch, and sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3, cut yarn, pull through loop on hook, tighten and weave in ends.

Repeat pattern for second boot cuff.

Check out Lori Bennett Kramer’s Ravelry Store for other patterns.

 

Free Reversible Knit Boot Cuff Pattern

Boot CuffSo, you’ve seen the super cute boot sock look, right? I’ve had it in my head for quite some time that I wanted a pair or two. I periodically look when I am at town. I periodically think about making some for myself–either knitting some or using sweater sleeves or something, but there are always more pressing projects to finish.
Well, now that all my Christmas knitting projects are finished, I had some time to just go ahead and knit  myself some. I’ve gone a little knitting crazy this winter; it seems that if I don’t have a project going, then I feel a little lost, so these were a natural next project. I decided that I wanted a pair immediately rather than take my time to knit a more elaborate pair, so I came up with a nice, basic ribbed boot cuff, as opposed to an entire (unnecessary) boot sock. AND I had the foresight to realize that it’d be crazy efficient to make them reversible since only one side will show at a time. [read more]

Hand Painted Chevron Mugs

by Shauna Mailloux

I love the sweet, quirky quality that hand painted dishes have. They’re so charming and personal. I’ve been eyeing these ones on Pinterest for some time now.

Handpainted Chevron MugsI bought my army of mugs from Christmas Tree Shoppes for just $1 a piece (unless any of my mug receivers are reading this…then no, they were super fancy & crazy expensive… :)

To paint them, I used Pebeo Porcelaine 150 China Paint Fine Tip Markers.

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Crystal Chain Bracelet

CRYSTAL CHAIN BRACELET by Deborah Roberti

Materials (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp):

• 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine

• Approximately 325 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L.

• Approximately 22 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Khaki.

• Approximately 24 size 4mm fire-polished beads: Czech Purple/Gold.

• clasp

Step 1: Thread your needle. String a fire-polished bead, three seed beads, a fire-polished bead and three seed beads.

Leaving about a 10-inch tail for attaching the clasp, tie the beads together in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the fire-polished bead, the three seed beads, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you strung in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 3: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go around and back across through the fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 6: Go back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 7: String four seed beads. Go around the bicone crystal and back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String four seed beads. Go around the bicone crystal and back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String three seed beads, a fire-polished bead and three seed beads.

Go around and back across through the fire-polished bead that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 10: Go back up and around through the three seed beads, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 11: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads. Go back across through the seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: Repeat Step 5 to Step 12 until your bracelet is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch and the length of your clasp:

Step 14: To attach one end of the clasp, string four seed beads.

Go through your clasp and then back through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 15: String three seed beads.

Go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Go through these seed beads, the clasp and the fire-polished bead again for reinforcement.
Weave back into the bracelet, knot in several places and cut your thread.

Step 16: To attach the clasp to the other side of the bracelet, thread your needle with the tail from Step 1. Go across through the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Repeat Steps 14 and 15.

For a PDF of this pattern, click HERE:

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Decorative Paper Clips

decorative-clips-1Here is a super cute embellishment idea to share with you…decorative clips. Paper clips that is, and so quick to put together. All you need are some of the larger sized paper clips, and scraps. And, any little embellishments or glitter to decorate with. Oh, and a stapler! [read more]

Post It Note Covers

Post it note coverIf you are anything like me, and maybe even if you aren’t, then you love pretty things. Am I right? I love when things can be pretty and functional. Just because something serves a purpose doesn’t mean it can’t be colorful or exciting. Something like let’s say post-it notes. I use these constantly. At home, at work, and every where in between. So when I found out the new Amy Tangerine Plus One collection was coming out, I knew that it was a match made in heaven. (Of course, you can use any stock you choose;-) [read more]

Earthy Fairy Button Cowl

Earth Fairy CowlThe Earth Fairy Button Cowl is an elegant project that uses a special skein of yarn.  Rows of eyelets are finished off with a pretty open picot edging and topped with two lovely buttons.  This cowl is versatile and can be worn in lots of different ways, fastening it with one or two of the buttons.  No need to work button holes in either, the eyelets and edging work just fine.  The Earth Fairy Button Cowl is quick to stitch up, making it a perfect gift idea too! [read more]