Easy Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs

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Pattern for reversible crochet boot cuffs

Crochet pattern for reversible crochet boot cuffs

Easy Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs

One of my very favorite things about this time of year is being able to break out my boots. Over the last season or two, boot cuffs or boot toppers have really become popular and rightfully so, they really help showcase your beautiful boots.

I’ve been wanting to purchase some boot cuffs for a while now but haven’t found anything fabulous so I decided just to make my own instead. Boot cuffs are such an understated way to add a finishing touch to a cozy indoor or outdoor outfit. 

This is a great beginner crochet project and a perfect way to use up leftover yarn. And they’re so quick to work up, you’ll want to make a pair in several colors!

Crochet boot cuffs are also a popular gift item. If you’ve been meaning to learn how to crochet boot cuffs, this simple pattern is a great crochet project to start with. You’re going to wonder why you didn’t start making them long ago!

Reversible Boot Cuff Pattern


  • A soft medium weight yarn (130 yards total) – I used Red Heart Soft in Light Grey Heather.
  • Crochet Hook – US J10/6 mm.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Basic Boot Cuff Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, tr = treble crochet (U.S.)

Part 1: Ribbed side of the boot cuff

Ch 15.

Row 1: 1dc in the third chain from the hook and then one dc in every stitch until you’re at the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. 1sc in each stitch until you’re at the end of the row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3. 1dc in each stitch across row. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 3 until you reached your desired length. Keep wrapping the piece around your leg in the knee/calf area to fit to the correct size. The cuff should be snug enough so that it doesn’t fall down your leg but not too tight that it’s difficult to get over your pants. For reference mine was 13 inches wide. If these are for someone else, you’ll want to measure their legs before you start making the cuffs.

Part 2: Textured side of the boot cuff.

Ch 18.

Row 1: 1sc in the second chain from the hook. *Tr in the next chain, sc in the next chain*, rep * until end of row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, *tr into the sc from the previous row, next sc into the tr from the previous row*, rep * until end of row. Turn. (tip: your tr should always be going into a sc stitch from the previous row and your sc should always be going into a tr from the previous row).

Repeat Row 2

Keep up this pattern until this piece is as long as the ribbed part of the cuff. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now using your yarn or tapestry needle cut a long piece of yarn and carefully sew together the two parts of the cuff along the longest sides (see photo below). When the long side is complete, sew together the two short sides. Weave in any loose ends.

Follow the instructions above and create another boot cuff for the other leg.

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Easy pattern to make your own crochet your own boot toppers.

Easy pattern to crochet your own boot toppers.



52 Comments on Easy Reversible Crochet Boot Cuffs

  1. Jeanine
    October 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM (8 years ago)

    Ohh thank you ever SOO much for sharing this tutorial! You just saved me a whopping $50.00!!!! I look forward to many more of your great shares!

  2. Megan Zirkle
    October 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM (8 years ago)

    I am not sure I understand the ribbed part.. you are saying to dc in “every other” stitch?

  3. Lori_B
    October 30, 2013 at 4:32 AM (8 years ago)

    About how many rows of each did you do ?

    • Jamey
      October 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM (8 years ago)

      I made them 13″ long and then sewed it together but you should be making it to the size of your calf/knee area (or the correct size of the person you’re making it for).
      ~ Jamey

  4. Mary C
    November 5, 2013 at 6:33 AM (8 years ago)

    How long did these take you to make? I’ve never done crochet before, but I’m wanting to learn.

    • Jamey
      November 11, 2013 at 11:45 AM (8 years ago)

      Hi Mary,

      Hard to say as I just exactly as I kind of pick away at them when ever I get a spare moment. I’m sure you could finishing them in a weekend though.
      ~ Jamey

  5. Rebecca
    November 7, 2013 at 5:49 AM (8 years ago)

    Part 1 was what was giving me trouble but I think I figured it out. I’m not sure if this is what you meant, but it turned out just like your picture so I think it’s at least pretty close. 🙂
    Ch 15.
    In 4th chain start your row of DC. Including your turning chain you should have a total of 13 stitches.
    Ch 1, turn.
    (don’t skip any stitches at the beginning of my dc or sc rows)
    so in the very first stitch start your row of sc. Including your turning chain you should have a total of 13.
    Ch 3, turn. In first stitch, start your dc’s.
    Continue alternating sc and dc until you’ve reached your desired width.
    Part 2 is working out just how you wrote it and it looks just like the picture. 🙂 I think it will turn out great!! 🙂

  6. Theresa
    November 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM (8 years ago)


    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    I am having trouble starting on both Part 1 and Part 2.

    “Chain 13 stitches and chain 2 in the last stitch from hook”

    Can you please explain…

  7. F
    November 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM (8 years ago)

    Hello Jamey,
    Thank you for your pattern,
    I love this idea, and have started already.

    now I did stumble upon a sentence what gave me some confusion:
    under part 1: “Dc in every other stitch in the row”
    I read this first as: 1 Dc, then skip a stich, 1Dc, skip a stich, 1Dc etc..
    but this doesn’t make sense when I do it, because on the second row when I do all Sc I do not recover the skipped stich,
    which means Im losing / decreasing the amount ofstiches..
    so I read it now as Dc in each stitch…

    I can be a liitle blond when it comes to understanding paterns. so have a good laugh when Im totally not getting it… and still do it wrong.. but then I hope you can let me know in diofferent words?

  8. Name
    November 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM (8 years ago)

    Chain 13 and then chain two? I dont understand the first line, I’ve only been crocheting for about six months so maybe I’m missing something but whats the difference in that and simply chain 15?

  9. Lesta
    November 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM (8 years ago)

    I do not understand part one of the reversible boot cuff pattern. There is no chain one between dbl crochets and this decreases the number of stitches. Please help thank you

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  10. Kara Beth
    November 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM (8 years ago)

    I’m looking at your pattern and where you say to chain 13 and then chain two in the last stitch from the hook… what do you mean by chain 2? Do you mean two single crochets?

  11. Kathlynn
    November 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM (8 years ago)

    I love these and want to make them for my daughters. I have been crocheting since I was a kid but I am stump on the beginning directions. It says ribbed side of the boot cuff, ch 13 and ch 2 in the last stitch from the hook. I am sorry I don’t understand, could you please help?

  12. Donna
    November 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM (8 years ago)

    Your picture looks like the second part is flat and every time I try to follow your instruction mine comes out looking like the popcorn stitch, you know bumpy

  13. Shevon
    November 29, 2013 at 7:10 PM (8 years ago)

    I’m confused by the “and then ch 2 in the last stitch from the hook.” – wouldn’t that create a circle? I must not understand ): help!!!

  14. susan
    November 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM (8 years ago)

    what do you mean by “ch 2 in the last stitch from the hook” after the initial chain? these are going to be my sisters first crochet project and i want her to succeed. they are cute as all get out! thanks for sharing your talent!

    • Jamey
      December 2, 2013 at 7:03 PM (8 years ago)

      Hi Susan. So after you’ve created your 13 chains, go back into the 12th chain and then do 2 chain stitches into that stitch and then continue in that same direction for the rest of the row. I hope that helps.
      ~ Jamey

      • Jennifer
        December 20, 2013 at 2:11 AM (8 years ago)

        I’m an experienced crocheter and I have no idea what you mean. If I do it as you wrote it, I end up with 2 loops on my hook (at best). Have you written it this way in order to avoid doing a traditional ch3 at the beginning of a row? Is that a viable option?

      • Tricia
        October 22, 2018 at 9:48 AM (3 years ago)

        Love pattern.

        So I began making these boot cuffs and still don’t understand What it means by chaining into a chain and I cannot find anything on YouTube to help out. Then I hit the download pattern and it looks like the directions are different. Sorry I am stilll a new crocheter. That one says to chain 18 and then ch2 at begin Of each row and not 3.

  15. jackie
    December 5, 2013 at 6:11 AM (8 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,when you say do two chain stitches in the 12th chain from hook,do you pull through the two loops left on chain?

  16. Karen
    December 9, 2013 at 6:49 AM (8 years ago)

    When I DC every other stitch, I ended up with only 7 or 8 stitches and it did not look like it had as many as you had. What did I do wrong. Should I have DC every stitch in the ribbed area?

  17. tina
    December 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM (8 years ago)

    Hi Jamey, about the previous comment I’m still not understanding what you mean by “2 chain stiches into that stitch” I’m not sure if I have ever heard it explained this way…

  18. Cindy
    December 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM (8 years ago)

    Hi Jamey. I am really confused by the ch2 in last st from hook. Can I just dc?

  19. Heidi
    December 10, 2013 at 11:43 PM (8 years ago)

    I am doing something wrong. The textured side keeps coming out with the tr stitches as a series of lumps. Doesn’t look like the picture at all. Seems like it should lie flat. All searching says tr is same as triple crochet, but wondering if that is true.

  20. Carly
    December 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM (8 years ago)

    Hey so on the ribbed portion of the boot cuff it says to dc in every other stitch but when I did that it just got smaller and smaller. Are you supposed to chain 1 in between each dc or just dc in every stitch? Thank you 🙂

  21. Patricia
    December 19, 2013 at 8:39 PM (8 years ago)

    Wow Jamey,

    These are simple beautiful! I will try to make them for one of my friends as a Christmas gift. Many thanks for sharing the pattern! =)

    Happy Holiday!

    Patricia in Montreal

  22. Joy
    December 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM (8 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,
    I need some clarification please :). After you chain 13 the crochet book I learned from states that the loop that is over your hook doesn’t count as a chain, so I started by chaining 13 and my hook was in the 14th “loop” or unfinished chain. It would appear based on those directions that I should end up with a chain of 12 with my hook in the 13th loop? When I did that, I couldn’t get my dc in every other stitch to come out at the starting knot of the chain properly. Anyhow, that brings me to my real question. If I continue to alternate sc rows and dc rows skipping every other stitch then the piece works down to a smaller and smaller width by skipping every other sc stitch. I was able to make the cuff come out right by doing a dc in every sc stitch to maintain the width, but the foundation row has the skip every other stitch in it and it looks funny in that one row. Could you please clarify?

  23. Lexie
    February 17, 2014 at 7:45 PM (8 years ago)

    I am a beginner crocheter and this seemed easy enough to start. But im not sure how i get my number of stitches right, so if I ch 13 then skip 1 for each DC how do i get my 13 back in my SC?

  24. Cindy
    February 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM (8 years ago)

    I am kind of new with this, and my sister is insistent that I make her these. After chaining 13, I am having a difficult time understanding chaining 2 into the 12th chain. Do you put hook into 12th chain and pull through chain and through loop and repeat?

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  25. Linda M.
    February 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM (8 years ago)

    Are you using crochet terms from Britain? So do you mean to single crochet in the 1st chain from the hook after chaining the 13 of Part 1? This pattern is confusing to me. Then it says dc in every other stitch in the row but answering Susan you said to continue the ch 2. Do you mean to sc 2 in every stich or do you dc in one st and sc in the next st all the way down? Please let me know. Thanks

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  26. Linda M
    February 23, 2014 at 6:31 PM (8 years ago)

    I, too, don’t quite understand your pattern when you say to chain 13, then ch 2 in the last st. Do you mean to sc 2 in the 1st st from the hook and then to dc in the next st, sc in the next and dc in next all down the row? Then turn, chn 2 and sc for the whole row? Turn, chn 2, sc, dc down the row? Your cuffs are so cute, but the pattern is confusing. Please clarify it. Thanks

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  27. Virginia
    March 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM (8 years ago)

    Jamey, I’m confused. I don’t understand what you mean by making 2 chain stitches in the 12th stitch. Do you mean single crochet in the 12th stitch? Thank you.

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  28. Stephanie
    March 6, 2014 at 11:50 PM (8 years ago)

    Having trouble with chain 13 then chain 2 more. Then if you dc in every other one and sc crochet next row it becomes smaller and smaller.
    The second part I made fine.

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  29. Cindy
    March 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM (8 years ago)

    I’m confused about the chain 2 into 12th chain. Do you slip stitch into 12th and then chain 2?

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  30. Name
    June 26, 2014 at 9:24 PM (7 years ago)

    In part one when you said chain 13 then chain 2 in the last chain from hook, what does that mean?

  31. Hannah
    June 26, 2014 at 9:27 PM (7 years ago)

    In part one when you said chain 13 then chain 2 in the last stitch from hook, what does that mean?

  32. Paula
    October 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM (7 years ago)

    I made these. Super easy and fun. Turned out great!

  33. Libby
    December 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM (7 years ago)

    What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing. I’m new to crochet and have been practicing my stitches and am ready for a finished project. This would be fun to make for my daughter and daughters-in-laws.thanks.!

  34. Cyndi Ficker
    November 12, 2015 at 11:57 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi I love the pattern used for these boot cuffs. I was wondering though if LionBrand Heartland Yarn would work for these?

    • Jamey
      November 12, 2015 at 12:28 PM (6 years ago)

      Hi Cyndi, yes I think the Heartland yarn would be perfect for this. They are almost identical in weight. Heartland is one of my favourite yarns. Enjoy!


  35. Erika
    November 14, 2015 at 11:58 AM (6 years ago)

    Hi, thank you for the free pattern! I have finished the first part no problem, but the second part is a little bit confusing. Chain 16 plus 2? (Idk) then triple crochet then single crochet but I get big bumps and it looks nothing like the picture. I am an advanced crocheter, so please can you help me out? Thank you!!

  36. Liz
    November 15, 2015 at 7:09 AM (6 years ago)

    I don’t understand the pattern. If you are dc in every other chain, wouldn’t you chain 1 stitch after each dc or is this just the beginning row?

  37. Liz
    November 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM (6 years ago)

    I understand now. I did chain of 15 and dc in 12th chain or 4th chain from end of hook and dc in each chain across. Chain 3 counts as 1 dc and 12dc for a total of 13. I turn and chain 1 to begin the sc row and chain 3 to begin the dc row. I found that 1 dc row and 1 sc row equals 1 inch.

  38. Erin
    November 17, 2015 at 4:49 PM (6 years ago)

    I’m sorry this is making no sense to me Ch 13 and then ch 2 in the last stitch from the hook. Dc in every other stitch in the row until you’re at the end of the row.
    1. How do you chain in a chain?
    2> DC in every other stitch in the row leaves awfully big gaps, The the next rows are alternate sc and dc in the next row, If I DC in every other for that first row that makes ike 6 stitches for that first finished row…is this correct?

  39. Allison Sandoval
    December 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM (6 years ago)

    Love the look of these, but I’m stuck on the very first step. I don’t understand how to ch2 IN the last stitch from the hook in my foundation row. Is it different than just a slip stitch? Thanks for your help!

  40. Marilee konen
    December 13, 2015 at 7:21 PM (6 years ago)

    I still am having trouble with the first row. When I finish the 13 then do the chain 2in the chain under(12th chain) hook I end up with 2 chains on hook, so have too many on hook for double ,I am really confused, saw the explanation not helping,my sis and her friend also are confuse, sis does crochet a lot I used to for years so am not totally a novice ty

  41. sandi s bradford
    December 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM (6 years ago)

    I’m having trouble with the first row of the textured piece. The ch 2 is throwing me, I ch the 16 then i’m lost and I know it’s something simple, but sometimes the simplest things cause us the most trouble. HELP

  42. Kay S
    December 21, 2015 at 1:11 PM (6 years ago)

    These look GORGEOUS. I’m trying to figure out the pattern, though, and I’m a little confused. Not sure if I’m missing something. Are you supposed to chain at all between the DC? Or . . . why chain 13 if you’re only going to dc in every other one? If there’s a ch in between I assume there’s a ch in between the sc also?

  43. Linda
    January 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern…. can’t wait to try them!!

  44. Amanda
    August 28, 2018 at 9:32 PM (3 years ago)

    I mad these and they seem so puffy on the second side is this normal? I’m not sure went wrong

  45. Barbara
    October 4, 2018 at 2:53 AM (3 years ago)

    Love this pattern! And it is so versatile! I made some with two different colors (top and bottom) so they are even MORE reversible! Lots of options for color combinations and stitch variations!

  46. Pat
    October 23, 2018 at 11:48 AM (3 years ago)

    I love the pattern, I noticed some differences when I downloaded the patter from The one written here. I also don’t understand how you chain into the last chain.


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