Saturday, 15 August 2015

Brick Street Boot Cuffs



Brick Street Boot Cuffs


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A very easy pattern for boot cuffs to match the Brick Street Scarf and Brick Street Hat


Difficulty: Easy


Measurements:  


Extra Small (XS) 11-12” Calf
Small (S) 12-14” Calf
Medium (M) 14-16" Calf
Large (L) 16-18"” Calf  
Extra Large (XL) 18-20" Calf


You can make these any size you wish provided the main pattern section of the cuff is a multiple of 5 sts.  


Materials: 100g - 150g Worsted Weight Yarn #4; I used Hayfield Bonus Aran for the Cream set and Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green for the Green set; 5 mm (H/8) hook; yarn needle, 2 buttons of your choice.


Gauge:  12 sts and 12 rows hdc with 5mm hook = 4”


Abbreviations:  fhdc = foundation half double crochet; sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/es


Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Pattern Notes:  


In the main body of the cuff, where you work the “Brick Street” pattern; be sure to work you hdc into the spaces between the stitches, not into the top two loops of the stitch below, as you normally would.  This ensures the correct texture and pattern is produced.


The bottom section rib is worked by joining at the end of each row.  The centre and top sections are worked in rounds so that there is no joining seam.

Pattern:


Make Two


Row 1.   fhdc 30 (36, 40, 46, 50); sl st to beg fhdc to join.


Row 2.  Ch2 (counts as 1st hdc) *fphdc in next st; hdc in next st; rep from * to last st; fphdc; sl st to top of beg Ch 2.  


Rows 3-8:  Repeat Row 2.


Row 9 (S and L only):  sc in next st; hdc  in every stitch to last 3 sts; hdc2tog; hdc in last st; Do Not Join, work in rounds from here. (35, 45)


Row 9 (XS, M and XL only): sc in next st; hdc in every stitch around. (30, 40, 50) Do not join.  Work in rounds from here.


Row 10:  *fphdc in next; hdc in next 4; repeat from * to  end.


Row 11:  hdc 3; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 2 sts; fphdc, hdc


Row 12:  hdc in next st; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 4 sts; fphdc, hdc 3


Row 13:   hdc 4, *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last st; fphdc


Row 14:  hdc 2; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 3 sts; fphdc, hdc 2


Row 15:  *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to end


Row 16:  hdc in every stitch around, working on past the stitch marker to get yourself back to the centre back of the cuff.   Re-situate stitch marker as this is now the starting point for the top part of the cuff.


Row 17:  hdc in 3rd loop of next st and every stitch  around.


Rows 18-20:  Repeat Row 17


Row 21:  sl st in every stitch around, (TIP:  to maintain the stretch needed for pulling up the cuffs, when you are working your slip stitch, pull every loop up away from the fabric to about half an inch before proceeding with the next slip stitch.  This will maintain a very loose tension in the top edge of the cuff, so that it will stretch easily.


Fasten off; join beginning seam where you began with the fhdc, weave in ends.


Sew on buttons on the top parts of the cuff, and you’re done!


©AG Handmades 2015


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