DIY Boot Cuffs | Minnetonka Moccasin

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit. Today's post comes from Hailey Smedley of Ozetta Handmade Knitwear.

This DIY knit project is a cute accessory to complete your fall and winter looks. With the illusion of chunky knee-high socks, the cuffs are actually two wide bands that easily slip on underneath your boots. Hailey Smedley makes these and other cozy creations at her Etsy shop, Ozetta Handmade Knitwear. Want to make your own boot cuffs? Here she shares with us how to recreate the look. Hailey matched the accessory with her 3-Layer Fringe Boots for an outfit rich with warmth and texture. If you enjoy handcrafted gift giving, knit boot cuffs also make a unique and special holiday present for family and friends! Keep reading to see how Hailey crafted her project, and check out her Instagram for more knitting inspiration.

What You’ll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • US Size 13 double pointed needles (4)
  • Size 6 bulky weight yarn (Hailey used Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick in the color “fisherman”)

How to Make Your Own Boot Cuffs:

  • Cast on 24 stitches divided onto 3 of your double pointed needles for a total of 8 stitches per needle. Leave a long tail for weaving in later. This marks the beginning of your round.
  • Rows 1-6 : *Knit 1, Purl 1; repeat from * to end of row/tail of yarn
  • Rows 7-12 : *Knit all 24 stitches; repeat for all rounds
  • Cast off by knitting each stitch. Cut yarn, weave in all ends.

Message From Hailey:

There is truly nothing like the warmth of a handmade piece of knitwear to keep you cozy on the coldest days. One of my favorite go-to accessories is a pair of boot cuffs to slip under my boots for that extra layer of warmth. I designed these specifically for your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots, I hope you enjoy making these for the winter ahead!

Photography courtesy of Danielle Darbe Photography

About Ozetta Handmade Knitwear

Hailey Smedley created Ozetta Handmade Knitwear in 2008, which is dedicated to her great-grandmother Marjorie Ozetta who taught her the foundations of knitting and crocheting at a young age. Her shop is filled with a unique collection of knitwear and is based out of a small town in Oklahoma. She is married to her high school sweetheart who goes on insane amounts of yarn runs, and is the mama of two little ones. For a behind the scenes glimpse into the process of Ozetta Handmade, visit her Instagram.