Dec 102013
 
Mariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

Mariposas Boot Cuffs – Free Crochet Pattern

Do you crochet a project when it calls your name?  It’s that way for me.  I fell in love with crochet boot cuffs 2-3 years back, however, I’ve never picked up my hooks to make a pair because non of them truly called my name.  A few months back, I created the Mariposas Bolero pattern (yet to be revealed at the time of posting the crochet boot cuffs pattern), and I KNEW they were going to be much more than just a bolero pattern.  The rest was history :)

Since I can’t just leave you to crochet boot cuffs with nothing to match, you can be sure to see pattern testing for the matching infinity scarf up and coming; perhaps even a cute holey beanie that you’d have to line to wear in cold weather, but might be just right for decorative purposes.  For now, a good pattern to pair this set of boot cuffs with is the Chunky Bricks & Bobbles Cowl that makes a bold statement whether it is worn as an infinity scarf or over your head as a cowl!

So many wonderful Loungers stepped up to be a pattern tester for this set of crochet boot cuffs – and they will soon be announced and linked.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the grand Mariposas Boot Cuffs pin that features quite a few of you lovely ladies’ handiwork.  You may even want to tell your friends/family to help repin it!  There are more pins to come as well ;)

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Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn – Featured in Red Heart With Love Aran 1 skein (uses about 150-175yards)
  • Size J hook
  • Solid colors really show off the stitch – also great for slow variegated yarns if you want the stitch pronounced

Stitches Used

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Photo Contribution by Tactile Darlings, Simply Knots, Crittertine Creations, Laura Mae’s Crochet, Crochet Tree, Mary Dunphy-Williams, Mindy West-Thompson, Tina Salsedo

fsc, ch, sc, slst, dc, tr, V-st, 9tr-Fan

Foundation single crochet (fsc) – ch2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1 (this creates the next foundation 

chain), yo draw through 2 (this completes the single crochet)
*insert hook into the next foundation chain just created, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 1, yo draw through 2
Repeat from * until total fsc completed

Yarn over (yo) – wrap yarn over hook

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Single crochet (sc) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2

Slip Stitch (slst) - insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch as well as the loop on hook

Half double crochet (hdc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

 

Front Post hdc (FPhdc) - yo, insert hook from front to back to front from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite

Back Post hdc (BPhdc) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back from the right side around to the left side of the indicated post (Lefties do the opposite from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook from left to right), yo draw up a loop, yo draw through all 3 loops on hook

Special Stitches

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Standing dc) - 

V-Stitch (V-st) - (dc, ch2, dc) in indicated stitch

9tr-Fan in V-st - 9tr in ch2 spc of indicated V-st

V-st in 9tr-Fan - V-st in 5th tr of 9tr-Fan (center tr of the 9tr-Fan)

Invisible sc Join The Crochet Lounge™ Way – in the last stitch of the round, insert hook into the last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the back loop only (blo) of the first stitch in the round, yo, draw up and through the loops on hook, leave a 6” tail, cut the yarn.  Insert hook through both loops of the second stitch of the round, yo with tail draw yarn through.  Insert hook into the front loop only (flo) of the last stitch of the round, draw tail through.  From wrong side of piece, insert hook through the same last stitch in the round under both loops, draw tail to the inside and fasten off

Gauge

8 Stitches & 6 Rows of FPhdc, BPhdc = 2 inches

PatternMariposas Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern | The Crochet Lounge™

fsc 40, slst join to the first fsc being careful not to twist when you join
<Note: when joining fsc in the round, you must also sew the initial tail to the last stitch to form the full circle.  You can also replace this with Ch40, slst join to the first ch, being careful not to twist when you join, ch1, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, slst to first sc>

Round 1
Ch1,
*BPhdc in next st, FPhdc in next st,
Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

Round 2
Ch1, BPhdc in BPhdc from slst join, FPhdc in FPhdc,
*BPhdc in BPhdc, FPhdc in FPhdc,


Rpt from *, slst join to first BPhdc
<Note: the last FPhdc goes around the joining st of the prev round and will cover over the beginning ch1 after join>
[20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

 Rounds 3-7 Rpt Round 2
 [20FPhdc, 20BPhdc]

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 Round 8
Standing dc, ch2, dc into joining st of the prev round, ch2, skp 4 st,
*V-st in next st, ch2, skp 4st,
Rpt from *, slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 9
Slst into ch2 spc,
Ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, V-st in next V-st,
*9tr-Fan in next V-st, V-st in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to 4th ch of beginning ch4
<Note: Beginning Ch4 plus 8tr counts as the first 9tr-Fan>
[4 V-st, 4 9tr-Fan]

Round 10
Slst in next 4 tr,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in next V-st, ch2,
*V-st in next 9tr-Fan, ch2, V-st in next V-st, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center tr of 9tr in previous round and Standing dc, ch2 dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 11
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
*V-st in next V-st, 9tr-Fan in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Standing dc, ch2, dc at the beginning of the round counts as the first V-st>
[4 V-st, 4 9tr-Fan]

Round 12
Slst into ch2 spc,
Standing dc, ch2, dc in same st as standing dc, ch2,  V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch2,
*V-st in V-st, ch2, V-st in 9tr-Fan, ch2,
Rpt from *,
Slst join to standing dc
<Note: Beginning of the round starts in the center of a V-st of previous round and Standing dc, ch2 dc in same st start counts as the first V-st>
[8 V-st]

Round 13
Slst into ch2 spc,
Ch4, 8tr in same ch2 spc, sc in next V-st,
*9tr-Fan in next V-st, sc in next V-st,
Rpt from *,
Invisible sc join to beginning ch4 The Crochet Lounge™ way
<Note: Beginning Ch4 plus 8tr counts as the first 9tr-Fan>
[4 sc, 4 9tr-Fan]

Weave in ends

Make a second because you may have 2 boots to fill ;)

 

 


  24 Responses to “Mariposas Boot Cuffs – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. These are awesome and take no time to make!

  2. Perhaps some matching wrist-warmers? ;-P I LOVE the look of these, AND that you’ve got other items which will match in future.

  3. I’ve been asked to make a couple sets of these… what size are your?
    best way to adjust the size? b/c one set is for a tween

    • Hi Martha – you should be okay downsizing to an H/I hook with the same worsted weight yarn. The gauge is on the ribbing for these boot cuffs “Gauge
      8 Stitches & 6 Rows of FPhdc, BPhdc = 2 inches” with an initial 40fsc, so you are looking at ~10″ outer circumference 9~9.5″ interior circumference depending on your tension. Hope this helps! :)

  4. One question: is it alright to make these and sell them online? Because I made some for a friend, and she asked me to update my Etsy account with them.

  5. I am wondering about the finished dimensions of these? I have very muscular calves and I don’t want to make one and not have it fit….unless there is a good amount of stretch to them?

    • Hi Dana – they do have a good amount of stretch and the largest measured calves were 17″ – Since it is all worked bottom up, you can tell right away after the fsc and first round of ribbing whether it is too tight then adjust a hook size up to accommodate your needs :)

  6. Took me way too long to finally get to make a set of these! Just wanted to thank you for some really beautiful patterns! I think the mariposa set may be a fave for a long time to come!

  7. I love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it. People at work are loving them! So far I have 10 sets ordered. :)

    • Congrats and I am glad to be able to provide a pattern that is contributing to your business :) Keep up the hooking! Can’t wait to see your FO on the Moogly 2014 CAL!

  8. Thank you! I am really enjoying the CAL to this point. I finished my second block last night and it was fun to add some new colors to the scheme. Of course I got to go yarn shopping and that is ALWAYS a plus. :P What does FO mean?

  9. I’d be happy to! The two sets I made for a co-worker are in charcoal and buff fleck so everyone who has ordered since has ordered in those colors or black. Some wanted buttons on the ribbed edge so they can flip them and wear them that way too. I’ll post them as I get them finished. :)

    I did actually think of finished object but I didn’t think it was right. Thanks. :)

  10. Added some pics to my projects on Ravelry. Is that all I have to do for them to show up in the projects for your pattern?

  11. Sorry, never mind. I see that the do. :)

  12. Dropped in to thank you so much for sharing my photos on your FB page! Holy cow….my likes have gone from 100 to 124 practically overnight! I really didn’t know how or why. One person had asked to share a photo and then very quickly the numbers and comments began increasing. I stopped by your page today to try to leave a thank you only to discover the post and realize it was you the whole time! Thanks again too for your generosity in sharing this great pattern. I am steadily working to churn out the 11 pairs people have ordered.

  13. Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I worked up a pair and featured them in my blog! I love this pattern and the others that go along with it! Thank you so much for putting these patterns up and letting us use them for free!

    http://kotascrochetcreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/crocheting-right-along.html

  14. Thank you so much. Now have to purchase a pair of boots to show them off.

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