Shamrock boot cuff pattern 

This year I didn’t fancy going full dress up for St. Patrick’s day but I still wanted a little touch of something as nod to the day in my outfit. As I didn’t have a boot cuff pattern yet I thought this would be a great time to design one that could be used any time of year as well as in the 17th of March! Who doesn’t love a Shamrock! 

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What you will need 

4.5m hook, green DK yarn for edging and colour of your choice DK yarn for the cuff.

The Cuff

This is crocheted in a flat piece and joined at the end

CH 10, starting in the 2nd chain from the hook SC across the row. CH1 turn, now working in the back loops only SC across for 42 rows in total.

At the end of the 42 row CH 1, turn your work 90 degrees and SC along the edge of the rows you just created. You should end up with 42 SC one in each row.
Now we are going to work on the second half of the cuff. Turn CH2 2DC in the next stitch, *skip a stitch 2 DC in the next stitch, repeat from * to the end of the row. The will be 1 stitch left at the end of the row 1 Dc in that stitch to finish the row off.

Turn, CH 2 then 2 DC in the space between the 2 DC of the previous row. 1 DC in the last stitch of the row. Repeat this pattern for 6 rows in total. Do not cut the yarn or tie off at the end.

The shamrock edging

Now working on the top of the ribbed section, attach the green yarn and SC across the end of each row so you have 42 stitches.

*CH 6

Slip stitch into the 4th CH from the hook to create a loop. This is the loop the rest of the stitches will be worked through.

Now turn the loop so you are working through the reverse. If you don’t do this your shamrock will be backwards!

Hold the loop in place, now starting the first leaf. **CH3, now from half a puff stitch. So yarn over, pull up yarn through the loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You should have 2 loops left on the hook.

The repeat so yarn over, then pull up yarn through the loop, so you have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loop. You should now have 3 loops on the hooks. 

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. The slip stitch back through the middle to anchor the leaf. Repeat from **twice more for 2 more leaves.

Once your shamrock is complete you need to anchor it to the base row of SC. so count 4 stitches from where the CH 6 started and slip stitch in the 4th. Slip stitch in the next 2 stitches 

Repeat from * to create the next shamrock and across the row until you have 7 in total. Ties off the yarn and weave the ends.

Now use your other yarn to sew the 2 edges together. A simple slip stitch works nicely I find. Make sure you sew the correct sides together so the shamrocks are showing the right side out.

If you stop at the end of the cuff pattern and leave the edging off you will have a simple reversible boot cuff you can where all year round!

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