- crochet*/knit boot socks (hand made or purchased)
- calf high socks
- medium crochet hook
- decorative button (that fits in stitch width) approximately 1/2 inch
- needle and thread to match yarn
To make my 3-year-old daughter’s cuff:
(I do not write crochet patterns and have no clue how to, but here’s the stitches I used and hopefully you can follow! If you know how to write patterns feel free to correct me.)
Row 1: skip 2 / 29 dc
Row 2-4: 30 dc
Row 5: in first stitch sl st / in second stitch, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 6 dc / skip 1, Sl st / skip 1, 3 dc
dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
To make any size cuff:
1. Chain yarn until your chain is as wide as your calf. Count as you go to determine how many double crochet stitches you will have in each row. You will need an even number so if you have an odd number simply add one more chain.
2. Using double crochet stitch make 4+ rows until cuff is almost the height you desire.
3. Create scallops on last row. This can be done by filling every odd numbered stitch with a slip stitch and every even numbered stitch with 6 double crochet. On the last set of stitches make only a half scallop by making 3 double crochet instead of 6.
Once you have your cuff and a pair of socks your ready to go!
1. Pin front center of sock to center of cuff (see hot pink pin).
2. Use pins to mark back center of sock (see purple pin) and midway point between front and back center (see pale pink pin).
3. Mark halfway point between the center and end of cuff (see yellow pin).
4. Stretch and tightly zigzag sew the sock to the cuff while lining up center pins (pink/yellow). Then continue by lining up purple pin to end.
5. Remove sock, turn, and repeat this process with second half of sock.
6. Hand sew on button to close cuff.
If using a one piece commercial boot cuff simply stretch and evenly pin top of sock to fit fully aligned with bottom edge of boot cuff.
Don’t they look so comfy!
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