Monday, October 28, 2013

Lacy Scalloped Boot Cuff




I made these boot cuffs using Domestic Bliss Squared's free pattern. Thank you for the adorable pattern! I did find it a little difficult and unclear, so I improvised some of the parts. Here is how I made the boot cuffs. I did not write this pattern, I am simply making the instructions more clear from Domestic Bliss Squared and putting the pattern into my own terms. 

Materials:
Size H crochet hook (5.00 mm)
Tapestry needle
<1 skein of Grey Craft Smart Yarn

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch


Row 1:
Ch however many chains will fit around your calf. For the cuffs I made, I chained 40. Sl st with the beginning ch to make a circle. Make sure you don't twist the chain.

Row 2-5:
Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. Sl st with beginning ch 1 to join.

Row 6:
Ch 4 (acts as dc+ch 1 from here and throughout). Dc in same space as join right below the ch 4. *Skip 2 sc. (Dc, ch 1, dc) in next stitch.* Repeat around from * to * ending with a sl st in the top of the ch 4.

Row 7-11:
Ch 4. Dc in same space as join (space in between the two Vs). *Skip 2 dc and (Dc, ch 1, dc) in the space between the two Vs.* Repeat from * to * around ending with a sl st in the top of the ch 4.

Row 12-14:
Ch 1. Sc in same space as join. Sc in each stitch around ending with a sl st in the ch 1 to join. Each stitch means the two dc's, as well as the ch 1 space between the dc's. Do not sc in the space between each V.

Row 15:
Ch 1. Sc in same space as join. *Skip 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Skip 2 sc. Sc in next sc.* Repeat from * to * around and join with the beginning ch 1.
It'll be okay if the shells (5 dc in one sc) and the single crochet aren't  spaced out evenly when you end.

Fasten off and weave in all ends with tapestry needle.



11 comments:

  1. Hi Justine! This is Jessica from Domesticblisssquared.com, and I wanted to say what a gorgeous job you did on these boot cuffs! I think I like yours better then mine. Also I wanted to say thank you for clarifying some of the finer points of the pattern, this was the first crochet pattern I've written this season and I just could not seem to get it right for some reason! I'm going to update the pattern on our blog, using some of my own clarifications and some of yours, and I'd like to include a link back to this page as well with a big "thank you!" Would you mind if I did this?

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    1. Jessica,

      You're welcome! The boot cuffs are really cute, and we've all made mistakes writing patterns--don't worry about it! I'd be honored to have my link on your blog! I love all the crafts on your page. Thank you!

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    2. Thank you for posting this. I started a pair last week using the pattern for Dominicblisssquared.Com but I only got one completed so today I had time to make the other however the original website was down. Thanks to you instructions I was ablessed to complete a matching pair.

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  2. What a great tutorial, and yours came out looking so gorgeous!! Thank you for posting, this was very helpful c:

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    1. You're welcome, Leah! Hope yours turn out great! :)

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  3. Hi there i was just wondering if you could tell me if in rows 12 - 14 you only miss the in-between v in row 12. Hope it's not to silly a question but i am on my L plates and teaching myself to crotchet. Kind Regards Sandy

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    1. Sandy,

      You are right. That statement only applies to row 12. For rows 13 and 14, you would just sc in each sc around. I should have made that more clear. Hope your boot cuffs turn out great!

      Best,
      Justine

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  4. Question... I want to make these cuffs. They're so cute! But in rows 2-5 did you sc in the SL space before proceeding around the ring with sc? I'm finding it hard to distinguished previous row and where to SL to join without that little step up.

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    1. Hi Tanya,

      I didn't. The Ch 1 at the beginning of each row is the little step up that helped me distinguish the previous row. You can use a stitch marker too if that helps.

      Best,
      Justine

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  5. On row 6, does "Ch 4 (acts as dc+ch 1 from here and throughout)" mean double crochet and chain one instead of chaining four? I am new to crochet and this was confusing to me.

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    1. The ch 4 acts as the dc and ch 1 at the beginning of the rows.

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