The Amelia Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern

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The fall and winter months are my very favorite time of year and I am especially enamored with the clothing and accessories of the season! Boot cuffs and infinity scarves go with every occasion, and every outfit! So I thank you very much if you give my pattern a try! Let me know how it turns out. 

“The Amelia” Boot Cuff pattern is now available for purchase here. It’s only $2.75, and allows for you to make these boot cuffs in a small, medium, or large size. They will measure 5.5 inches in height when finished and are perfect to wear over your jeans, tucked into your boots. They keep the cold out, and are a great fashion accessory. These particular boot cuffs are very thick, and tightly stitched to be very warm for extra cold climates. The pattern is a PDF file instant download, (you will be able to instantly download the pattern after purchasing, you will not have to wait for me to email it to you.) It has some pictures showing what the cuffs should look like after different steps of the pattern as you go along. It’s very easy to follow. I plan to add pictures of what these cuffs look like on a person with some boots soon, so you can get a better feel of their cuteness!

I used Lion’s Pride Woolspun yarn which is the first addition to their new “Lion’s Pride” line. (Yarn review on that coming soon.) I came across it in my local Michael’s store for $5.99, but I used a 40% off coupon to grab it. It’s a 80% acrylic, 20% wool blend bulky weight yarn, that comes in amazing colors for fall / winter. Perfect for boot cuffs, scarves, earwarmers, etc. The yarn is extremely soft! 

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Textured Coffee Mug Cozy Sleeve Pattern (re-visited)

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I LOVE making and using coffee mug cozies, they actually do keep your coffee warmer for longer, and they just seem to make the cup so much more comfortable and “cozy” to hold. I have a pattern for one on my blog already but I wanted to make the cozies look cleaner, and more “finished”. So I decided to re-work the pattern with single crochets all the way around the finished project, which helps to make the edges smoother / straighter and the final product over-all looks better. But if you were to just add single crochets all the way around the original pattern that I had typed up then it would most likely be too large for your mug, so I re-wrote the pattern to be the right size when finished. These things make great gifts, they are machine washable, and will last a long time! If you don’t know how to crochet, or just don’t feel like making one, you can purchase them in multiple colors from my Etsy shop for only $8!

Materials needed for pattern:

  • worsted weight cotton yarn, I used Lily Sugar and Cream, but there are many other cotton yarn options.
  • size 5.5mm crochet hook
  • button of your choosing
  • needle and thread to sew on button

Stitches used:

  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • SL ST – slip stitch

To begin, you will chain 9.

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Row 1 – skip first chain, make 1 SC and 1 DC in the 2nd chain, skip next chain, 1 SC 1 DC in the next chain, skip next chain, 1 SC 1 DC in the next chain, skip next chain, 1 SC 1 DC in the next chain, then SC in the very last chain. You should end up with 4 SC, DC clusters, and 1 ending SC.

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Row 2 – chain 1, turn, skip first stitch, 1 SC 1 DC in the 2nd stitch, skip next stitch, and continue in this manner until you reach the last stitch, make 1 SC in the last stitch. Just as row 1, you should end up with 4 SC, DC clusters, 4 skipped stitches, and 1 SC worked in the very last stitch.

repeat row 2 until your mug sleeve is almost as long as you’d like it to be. (I made 28 rows total).

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Then you will chain 1, turn, and slip stitch over the next 3 stitches, chain 1.

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Now make 1 HDC in that stitch, 1 HDC in the next stitch. Your 2 HDC stitches should be in the middle of the row. (This is to make the strip that goes under the handle of the mug).

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Chain 1, turn, 1 HDC in the first stitch, 1 HDC in the 2nd stitch. (repeat this row until you have worked 5 total rows of 2 HDC stitches in each row.)

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Then you will chain 7, and slip stitch to the other HDC stitch to make a loop. (This will be your button loop) 

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Then you will chain 1, and SC all the way down the side of the button loop strip….

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….down the side of the sleeve, and all the way around and up the other side too. Just make SC stitches all the way around til you get to the button loop.

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Then make 10 SC stitches into the button loop.

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Slip stitch into the first SC stitch made in the side of the button loop strip when you first started the SC stitches around. Fasten off, and weave in the ends.

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Then all you need to do is sew your button to the other side, and you are finished! 

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Textured Coffee Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

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I love crocheting simple things that people will love and get regular use out of! This is a pattern post, but if you don’t crochet you can purchase these in multiple colors from my Etsy shop for only $8.00! This will be my photo / pattern tutorial for how to crochet a textured coffee mug cozy sleeve. You will need worsted weight yarn, preferably cotton, or something durable and washable. I used Lily Sugar and Cream Yarn in lilac. You will also need a 5.5 mm crochet hook, a button, and some needle and thread to sew the button on with.

Stitches used are single crochet (SC) and double crochet (DC)

First you will chain 11

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Then you will turn, skip first chain, and then SC in each chain across. (10 SC total.)

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Row 1 – Chain 1, and turn, then make a SC, and a DC in the same very first stitch, skip next stitch, then SC and DC in same next stitch. Keep repeating this until you get to the end of the row, you will have made 5 SC, DC clusters, and have one stitch leftover at the end of the row. SC in this last stitch.

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Row 2 – Chain 1, turn, skip the first stitch, and then make a SC, DC cluster in the 2nd stitch, skip next stitch, repeat to the end of the row, make 1 SC in very last stitch. You should end up with 5 SC, DC clusters and 1 SC in the very last stitch.

Repeat this row until your sleeve is as long as you’d like it to be (30-35 rows – about 10 inches for this part)

 

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Then you will join new yarn to the 4th stitch across the top. Chain 1, and SC in 4 stitches across. You should have 3 stitches on either side of your 4 SC stitches, like this.

 

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Chain 1 and turn, then SC in each of the 4 stitches across, back and forth until you have about 2 inches of single crochet stitches. I have 7 rows. Then you will chain 8-10 chains (however big you want your loop to be for your button), and slip stitch to the SC on the other side, like this.

 

 

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Then you will fasten off and weave in your ends again. Sew your button onto the opposite side as your loop, and you are done! Mine measures about 13 inches total including the loop.

 

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So I hope you have fun making these cozies, feel free to contact me if you need any help with the pattern. These make great gifts for teachers, nurses, housewarming, stocking stuffers, anyone who loves coffee, and tea!