Crochet Short Boot Cuffs

Top your short boots with a velvety cuff.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 6″ tall; 5.5″ wide


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a quick project to use up that one skein of velvet yarn in your stash, you’re in the right place. Our crochet short boot cuffs are a quick make and they’re a great way to keep the chill of your ankles when you wear a pair of short boots.

If you have never worked with velvet yarn before, your fingers are in for a treat. You already know how soft it is! However, this yarn may test your patience a little bit. It has what you call “low stitch definition” which is a fancy way of saying you can’t see your stitches when you work them. The good news is this is a very simple rectangular pattern and a great way to start your journey crocheting with fuzzy yarn.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial and, of course, written instructions to walk you through our crochet short boot cuffs step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 105 yds; Lion Brand Vel-Luxe yarn (Colorway pictured: Eggplant)
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

5″ wide; 5.5″ wide assembled (laying flat)


19 sts x 10 rows = 4″
(half double crochet through BLO)

Additional Notes: Each boot topper is worked as a flat rectangle and joined to form a tube. Working stitches in the back loop create the ribbed texture you see.

Tips for working with fuzzy yarn:

  • Always count your stitches as you work
  • use your fingers to feel where the stitch should be worked
  • Use the band that runs through the yarn to help identify the “V” to help you with your stitch placement.

As long as your edges are straight, this yarn will conceal many of the mistakes you may make throughout this project. Stick with it! The results are worth it!

Chain one at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch 25. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn. (24 sts)

Rows 2-27: 1 hdc in the BLO of first st. 1 hdc in the BLO of each rem st. (24 sts)

Check the sizing at this point. Wrap it around your ankle and make sure it’s not too loose or too tight. Add or remove rows if needed to adjust the circumference.


Fold the two sides together and slst in each stitch (from last row worked) and each chain (from starting edge) to attach the two ends together. (Minute Mark 3:40)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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