Free Pattern & Tutorial: Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs

Last week I revealed my latest project which was a pair of cozy crochet boot cuffs. Today I’m posting the pattern!

Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs

Free Crochet Boot Cuff Pattern

The following is an original crochet pattern for one pair of reversible boot cuffs. Each boot cuff is worked as one piece – no sewing required! The cuffs are fully reversible. There is no right or wrong side and they can be worn with the pattern or ribbing side showing. The finished cuff measures 6.5″ wide (approx 13″ circumference) and 6″ in height. The narrow opening measures 4.5″ (approx 9″ circumference). The boot cuffs are stretchy and can fit calf circumferences up to 15″.

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As promised, I’m providing the pattern for free. You may use this pattern to make your own boot cuffs. Please do not copy my pattern. If you would like to share the pattern with a friend, please link directly to my post.

Tools & Materials

  • 1 ball Patons Classic Wool Worsted
  • 5mm Crochet Hook


4 sc = 1 inch


  • ch – Chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space

Ribbing Section (Boot Cuff Base)

Working your crochet stitches in the back loops only creates a ribbing effect. This is an easy way to add texture to your projects.

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Start by chaining 11 stitches.

Foundation Row:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook – back loop only. *Sc next stitch back loop only. Repeat from * until end of row (10 stitches in total). Turn.

Rows 2-41: ch1, sc in back loops only next 9 stitches. Turn. Repeat.

Do not bind off. The boot cuff is worked as one piece. There is no sewing required.

Bring the two ends together and line up the stitches. Sl st in the back loops only across the row to join the base of the boot cuff together.

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Boot Cuff Pattern Section

Foundation: Ch 2 (counts as your first sc). Sc 40 stitches along the edge of the cuff. Sl st to join the round (41 stitches total). Turn.

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Round 1: Ch 2. sc, ch 2, sc in third stitch from hook (skip 2 sc stitches). *Skip 1 stitch. 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc stitch. Repeat from * until end of round.

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There should be one stitch left before the two ch stitches made at the beginning of the round. To finish the round, sl st into the top of the two ch stitches. Turn.

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Rounds 2-11: Chain 2. *1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch2 sp. Repeat from * to end. Sl st into top of two ch stitches. Turn.

Bind off and weave in ends.

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So I hope this tutorial/pattern works for you. I test drove it and made another pair of cuffs just to make sure I have my numbers and stitches correct. If you have any questions about this project, please post in the comment section.

Until next time…happy crafting!

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  1. Thank you, sweet woman, for the free pattern! These are perfect!!!

  2. Loretta T. Consiglio says:

    Any idea on how to make these narrower? I’ve tries using 37 rows instead of 42, but they still came out way too big! I need your help…please

    • Try wrapping the ribbed foundation around your calf before joining to determine if the cuff will fit or not. If it is too wide, decrease the number of rows. Adjust the petite shell pattern accordingly to match the foundation. Also check your gauge. I hope this helps! All the best to you:-)

    • Sharon Mulenburh says:

      You could try using a worsted yarn & a smaller size hook , that may work .

  3. Thank you for sharing and taking the time to post a tutorial. I appreciate it!!

  4. Just finished one leg. I’m certainly no crocheter but it was fast and came out fabulous! Will finish the second leg tonight. Thanks for the great beginner-friendly pattern!

  5. how many shells should you have? I feel mine is getting ruffely

    • Sorry for the late reply. I don’t have the original boot cuff to count but based on the pattern there should be no more than 20 shells in the round. Good luck with your project!

  6. Thank you so much for posting these instructions!! I have modified them for my yarn and needle and love them! Normally I have trouble following patterns but found this one easy to follow and easy to modify to what I needed!
    The girls I work with all want a set!

  7. I’m going to try these cute cuff for a quick Christmas gift. I have two questions.
    1. In rows 2-41 of the ribbed section, what happens to the 10th stitch from the original foundation row?
    2. In the video that is referenced for the petite shell stitch, the person uses a half-double crochet in the shell pattern, but the boot cuff instructions don’t mention a hdc.

    Sorry if I’m being obtuse, but I’m a beginning crocheter! Thanks for the cute pattern.

    • Hi Vikki – I will try my best to answer your questions.

      1. In rows 2-41 of the ribbed section…Ch 1 counts as the first stitch of the row and is followed by 9 sc stitches making a total of 10 stitches/row.

      2. The video mentions hdc because that is how each row ends/starts. I don’t use the hdc stitch because the boot cuff is crochet in rounds. Each round is joined by a sl stitch.

      Good Luck!

      • Hi there, I too am wondering about that 10th stitch from the foundation row. Even with the ch1 and 9 stitches we are left with an extra stitch from the foundation row. I think. Or should we just be chaining to begin? Thanks, cute pattern.

  8. Jacquie Friesen says:

    Hi, these are lovely! I also am having the issue of them getting rufflier as i add rows. I am wondering if it was vecause i am still only crocheting in the back loop on the shell part. It didnt say what to do so i just kept doing that as jn the foundation rows?

    Thank you for the pattern

    • Hi Jacquie – The second part of the pattern is not crocheted in the back loops only. Crocheting in the back loops only creates a ribbing effect. As for the ruffling, it is likely that you may be adding an extra stitch or two.

  9. Will you make a video of how to make these please and thank you

  10. I just want to say thank you very much for this wonderful pattern. Your instructions are very easy to follow.

    I have made two sets already I’m on my third and I am preparing to make more for Christmas presents, so again I say thank you very much for this wonderful pattern.

  11. I just want to tell you how much I appreciate this free crochet pattern. Your instructions a wonderful & very easy to follow.
    I can’t say thank you enough. I have made two sets already and I’m on my third.
    I’m preparing to make three more for Christmas presents so thank you again for this wonderful pattern!

  12. Michaeline Fletcher says:

    Worried my comments didn’t get to you. Let me know so I can repost if needed.

  13. Michaeline Fletcher says:

    I’m enjoying this pattern and can’t wait for the finished product. I do have a question about round one of the shell pattern. The way I’m reading it; chain,, ch 2 sc in third chain from hook. (Skip 2 stitches) *skip 1 stitch 1sc, chain 2, sc in next chain stitch repeat from *

    I’m reading that I skip a total of 3 as I start the pattern part of this round. Is this correct?
    Also does the first sc after the beginning chain 2 go I the chain two base or the next sc?
    Sorry, I’m probably just trying to be too precise.

  14. My daughter wanted hers with just the basic cuff – no lacy part, just the foundation! She LOVES them! I’ll see if I can get the picture in here to send…. cid:IMG_0359.jpg
    I don’t think that will work….

    • Great idea! A basic rib stitch cuff sounds lovely. I’m not sure if pictures can be attached to comments. If you have a picture, I’d love to see it. Please send it to me via email:-)

  15. These are so nice looking, thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

  16. I am so excited to be able to make these for my daughters and nieces, but mine doesn’t look like this :-(. I’m good with the foundation,but after that mine just got bigger and rufflier with each round. What am I doing wrong? I’m only on the fourth round, and this keeps up, I’ll have an eleventh round that’s as big as a skirt!

  17. I had no problem with the pattern as written. The cuffs were perfect.

  18. ty very much for this pattern, i just bought a pair of Hunter Boots the calf high one, a grey one, now i can make a grey, red and beige colors fir these…

  19. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your pattern!
    It is my FAVORITE cuff pattern and I have made
    it many times for my friends!

  20. Thank you for sharing this pattern! It is so easy to follow. I’m making several pairs for Christmas gifts. I love that it is reversible!

  21. Thanks so for the pattern ! I am making these for my adult granddaughter. I adjusted the pattern somewhat as the number of stitches would have been too big for her legs, but the pattern was pretty easy to understand. Big thank you from Texas !!

  22. Eileen DiPietro says:

    Easy to follow instructions, mine came out perfect. Thanks for sharing your pattern

  23. Making these for my daughter. Easy to follow, had no problems, thanks for the pattern .

  24. I’m not sure why people felt they had to comment on your pattern, if it didn’t work for them. I am delighted to have stumbled across your pattern. Thank you for sharing. ! The wworld needs more great people like you who takes their time to create and share for free ! Thank you !!

  25. The pattern was so simple to do. I made a pair for my daughter. Thanks!!

  26. LOVE, LOVE this pattern, thank you so much.

  27. Beautiful pattern, thank you so much. :)

  28. I’ve been working on your pattern . I think I have it figured out. I did have to go back and make 35 rows on top instead of 41. It just was coming out to big for my daughters calf. My question is back at row 2 of the top. How did you go from 10 stitches down to 9. I’m not sure where you loose a stitch.

    • Hi Laurie,

      Regarding the “lost stitch” – The Ch 1 counts as your first stitch so you are not actually dropping any stitches. I hope this makes sense. Good luck!

  29. I am just getting back into crocheting after my grandma taught me so many years ago. It is very peaceful. And this will be my first project. Based on the other positive feedback I can’t wait to try it. And will let you know how it turns out.

  30. Do you have a pdf of the pattern?
    To print as is, takes 10 pieces of paper. Thx.

  31. Nancy Iannios says:

    I have made a few different pairs of boot cuffs from other patterns and this is, by far, the best and easiest one I’ve found. I can’t believe you offered a FREE pattern of such quality when you could have easily posted the pattern on Etsy or another site for sale. I don’t understand some of these other posts. I was able to convert the crochet hook size on my own, and adjusting for size and yarn weight is always a variable due to the scale of each person’s handiwork. I am sorry that some people can be so ungrateful towards someone as gracious as yourself. Thank you very much for this beautiful pattern and for your generosity!

    • Dear Nancy – Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I really appreciate your kind words and I’m glad the pattern worked out for you. The free pattern has been so overwhelming popular. I didn’t think so many people would be interested in crocheting their own boot cuffs but I guess I was wrong!

  32. WOW! Just finished a pair of these boot cuffs and I LOVE them. Going to make some for my sisters and my best friend. Very easy to follow pattern and I LOVE the petite shell stitch! Thank you so much for going to the trouble of writing the pattern and SHARING FOR FREE!!! I know how difficult it is to write down your pattern so it is much appreciated! Again, thanks so much!

    • Dear Janice – Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m amazed by the great response to this post. I hope I can find some time to post more projects in the future.

      Thank you again!


  33. As a first time crocheter this pattern was MUCH easier to understand than the other pattern I tried. Thank you! I do have a question; The top ended up ruffle-y and flares out. Still pretty, but not like your lovely pictures. What did I do wrong?

    • Thank you! I’m happy to hear the pattern is working out for you! It sounds like you may have too many petite shell stitches (1sc, 2ch, 1sc in same stitch) in the round, hence the ruffled appearance. Each round should have a total of 19 shells. Make sure you skip 1 stitch in between your petite shells. I hope this helps! Good luck!

  34. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! This was my first crochet project and once I figured it out I managed to make a pair in no time at all. I’m going to make more in other colours, then I’d like to try your knit-like cowl pattern. I’m absolutely hooked (no pun intended).


    • Hi Tamara! I’m glad the pattern worked out for you. Great job on completing your first project. The knit like cowl is a great beginner’s project. It’s really easy to work up. Let me know how it turns out!


  35. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I love it. I am getting ready to make up a pair of these for one of my cousin’s daughters. She wants a few pair in different colors :)

  36. Debi Odom says:

    Thank you for posting this pattern. I made several pair for Christmas this year, and the girls loved them! Now, perhaps, I can make a pair for myself!
    Happy New Year,

  37. I’m usually not one to comment but I just finished these and I love love love them!! Simple pattern which yields beautiful detailed results!! I will be using them to fashion my new hunter boots :) Thanks again for the pattern! ~ Cheers!

  38. Shani,

    Thank you for your pattern! My cuffs came out perfect! Easy to follow and I’m a beginning crocheter (Is that a word? Dunno but I like it!).

    :) Wendy

  39. Is the yarn u used comparable to 4 ply? Also convert 5mm hook to the letter size please

    • Hi Marj,

      I’m sorry but I don’t have the label for my yarn to confirm if it is 4 ply. I’m pretty sure the Paton’s Classic wool is comparable to 4 ply but I’m not 100% positive. As for the 5mm hook – it is the same as a US 8 or an H.


  40. I don’t understand how you are turning your work. When you turn are you working on the backside of the work? From your pictures it doesn’t appear that the work is turned.

    • Hi Bobbie,

      I’m sorry if my pattern is difficult to follow. I don’t really write patterns very often.

      I turn my work after I slip stitch to finish one round. So instead of slip stitching and continuing to work the stitches on the same side, I turn my work so that I’m crocheting on the opposite side. You technically don’t have to turn your work but then the petite shell pattern will look different.

      Some people prefer not to bother crocheting in the round and just work the cuff up as flat piece. Once the rows are complete, they sew the cuff together.

      I hope this helps.

  41. I don’t understand the reason for turning at end of round. It just didn’t work for me, but I do like the cuffs. Ive made some adjustments because the shell were nearly an inch wider than the rid bo i adjusted for that. Also going to try to decrease pattern to made smaller suffs for young girls.

    • Hi Joanna,

      Thank you for the feedback! :-)

      The reason why I turn at the end of each round is because working continuously would change the look of the petite shell stitch. Personal preference of course. Also I have written the pattern so the boot cuff is worked as one piece. Some people find it easier to work the boot cuff flat (not in rounds) and then sewing the edges together.

      The petite shell pattern part of the cuff is a little bit wider than the ribbing section but it doesn’t really affect the way the cuff looks when worn around the calf.


  42. please tell me what is the name of the pattern used on the bottom of the pattern?

  43. Penny Ruthruff says:

    Nice pattern, but feel you should add some finished measurements so people can decide if they need to adjust pattern to make them wider or narrower, or longer before they start. I have made up my own also and enjoy trying all different looks. Love your yarn choice!


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