Upgrade Your Winter Wardrobe With Knitted Boot Cuff Patterns

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Knitting | Comments


A few years ago, before boot cuff patterns were all the rage, I knitted a pair of legwarmers to peek out from the top of my boots. I wore the legwarmer-boot combination for just one day and immediately regretted it. Things were way too toasty and bulky in there. Thank goodness for the handy boot cuff pattern that gives our boots that extra awesomeness without making our ankles sweaty! (I know. Ew.)

It’s no surprise that with winter in full swing, Craftsy is overflowing with pretty boot cuff patterns for knitting. Here are just a few of our favorites, along with a few boot cuff styling ideas to change up your look.

Hurricane knit boot cuffs

Photo via Craftsy member Codi Booher

Hurricane boot cuffs

So many reasons to love these. The design is so pretty that you’ll want to be sure to show it off above the boot. Better yet, why not pair them with ankle boots to show off even more of the cuff? The pattern is free, so go ahead and add it to your Craftsy cart now. You’ll have a brand new pair of boot cuffs in no time. (I already printed the pattern for myself!)

Get the FREE Hurricane Boot Cuff Liners pattern.

Austin knit boot liners

Photo via Craftsy member Pam Powers Knits

Austin boot liners

I always feel frumpy and terribly unstylish in winter outerwear, but I think this cuff-and-glove pattern might be the answer to all my problems. These ruched boot cuffs have to-die-for matching fingerless gloves. Knit the boot cuff/glove combo in a color that complements your favorite winter coat and you’ll look stylish in even the yuckiest cold weather. The pattern even includes instructions for tall tapered and short non-shaped boot cuffs so that you can wear them with any style boot you own.

Get the Austin Boot Liners & Mitts pattern.

Leafty knit boot cuffs

Photo via Craftsy member Sylvia Leake

Leafy boot cuffs

This one’s for all you knitters who like a lot of embellishment. Too many leaves for you? You also have the option of just including two or three leaves clustered together on the side of the cuff; you’ll just need basic shaping skills to knit the leaves. Don’t you love how the cuff edge folds down over the boot?

Get the Leafy Boot Cuffs, Boot Toppers pattern.

Knitted boot cuffs with owl

Photo via Craftsy member Domestikatie

Owl-embellished boot cuffs

These cuffs prove that a simple ribbing can go a long way when you embellish it with a simple little owl. If you don’t have time to run to the craft store, dig through your button collection and swap the owls for something you already have.

Another great thing about this pattern is that it has two sizes — medium and large — so you don’t have to worry about making any adjustments.

Get the Knitted Boot Cuffs pattern.

Ruffled knit boot cuffs

Photo via Craftsy member Heidi Hennessy

Julia boot cuffs

Ruffles and buttons? Oh, yes. And designer Heidi Hennessy knit hers in a sport-weight cashmere, which makes me covet them even more. It’s so rare that something is both cozy and stylish at the same time!

Get the Julia Boot Cuffs pattern.

Need even more accessories to keep you warm this winter?

Marly Bird can keep your hands cozy with her Mittens and Gloves Galore class. Using just one simple pattern, Marly will show you how to make any type of glove from fingerless gloves to lacy cuffs. You could even make some gloves to match one of these boot cuff patterns!

You might also enjoy our Top 10 looks for an inspired winter wardrobe and our roundup of cozy winter wrap patterns.

What’s your favorite winter accessory to knit? Have you tried boot cuffs yet?