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Free Pattern Friday: Santa Belt Boot Cuffs!

If you weren't in the holiday spirit already, will you be now! The first official snowfall of the season came this past Saturday, which meant lots of cozy blankets, a little Netflix binge-watching, and of course being surrounded by tons of yarn. I mean you could literally nap in the amount of yarn I had sitting on the couch with me.

My to-do list this week included an incredible Piglet amigurumi (post and pictures to come), some yankee swap items for my upcoming work Christmas party, and these adorable little Santa boot cuffs. Pictures simply don't do the texture and color enough justice.

I received a custom request from my co-worker to replicate a similar design she found on Pinterest. After browsing through some posts, I decided the pattern was basic enough that I could figure out how to make them on my own. These were so much fun to make during the holiday season, and the fuzzy band on the top makes them look and feel that much more comfy! Not only is my co-worker obsessed with them, but she's also already gathered 8 more people who want a pair of their own- 8 people! It's incredible how much business you can get just by spreading the word!

If you're feeling festive this holiday season, keep scrolling for the free pattern!

An ad-free, large print PDF version is available for $3.99 on my Etsy Store!

Santa Belt Boot Cuffs


1 skein of weight 6 yarn in Red, Black & White (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in “Tampa Spice” & “Oakland Black”, and Bernat Blanket in “Vintage White”)

1 skein of weight 4 yarn in Yellow (I used Red Heart Super Saver in “Bright Yellow”)



I - 5.5mm (for Buckle)

N - 9mm (for Ribbed Band & Boot Cuff)


ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half-double crochet

F/O = finish off (ch1, cut yarn and pull tail through to create a knot)


  • For the ribbed band, each stitch is worked in the back loop only

  • When creating half-double crochets in the side of the band, I generally create 1hdc in the top of the “rib” and 1hdc in the stitch between

Ribbed Band Pattern

  1. (Red) Ch 5. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook and create 1sc in each stitch until the end of the row (4)

  2. Ch1 & turn. Create 1sc in back loop of each (4)

  3. Repeat step 2 until the ribbed band wraps snuggly around calf right before where the top of the boot ends (remember: the band will stretch over time, so don’t make it too loose)

  4. Once band is long enough, fold in half & create 1sc in each stitch across to connect (DO NOT CUT). Turn band so loop is on top & connecting stitches are on the inside

Boot Cuff Pattern

1. Ch2, create 1hdc in each stitch across the side of the ribbed band (refer to notes for number of stitches per ribbed section). Join round w/ slst in 2nd chain

2. Ch 2, create 1hdc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in 2nd chain. Change to Black

3. & 4. (Black) Ch2, create 1hdc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in 2nd chain. After row 4, change to Red.

5. & 6. (Red) Ch2, create 1hdc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in 2nd chain. After row 6, change to White.

7. (White) Ch1, create 1sc in each stitch. Join w/ slst in chain. F/O & weave tail.

Creating the Buckle

  1. Fold boot cuff in half & find the 4 center hdc posts. Starting in the red row directly under 1st black round, insert hook in the space to the left of the 1st hdc post & create slipknot with hook on the inside of the cuff. Pull loop through space

  2. Insert hook into the black hdc post directly above, yarn over (inside boot cuff) & pull loop through

  3. Insert hook into space between the two black rounds directly above, yarn over & pull loop through

  4. Repeat this pattern (in hdc post & in space) for the entire buckle. Once you reach the 1st red round after black rounds, turn boot cuff & continue stitching across the 4 middle hdc posts until you reach the space to the right of the 4th hdc post

  5. Turn cuff & repeat down side, then bottom

  6. Create a 2nd buckle layer to the left of the 1st buckle round. Once you reach the bottom left corner of the 2nd layer, insert hook into space, yarn over & pull through on inside of boot cuff to create a knot. F/O, trim tail & enjoy your new boot warmers!

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