Ellen Bergman

Ellen Bergmann is the artisan and pattern designer behind Crochet by Ellen. When she’s not at home crocheting the day away, you can find her squishing yarn at her local yarn store or chatting with the Oregon Crochet Community at the local coffee shop. She’s passionate about making genuine connections in the maker community and sharing her love of fiber with friends both online and in person.

Barley Bootcuffs Crochet Pattern


Hey Hook Nookers, I’m Baaaaaaaaack!

...AND, you guessed it! I’m here with another “one-skein-wonder” using the fabulous We Are Knitters “The WOOL”!

These trendy boot cuffs literally took me less than 10 minutes each! I love a project that adds an eye-catching flare to your wardrobe but is super easy to work up.

Simple patterns, eye-catching designs…That’s  my motto!!!!

Hook some of these as gifts, market items, or for your own personal wardrobe this fall. I know you will love ‘em!!!


  • N/P (10 mm) crochet hook
  • 1 Skein (87 yards) We Are Knitters The Wool
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring Tape


ch: chain

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

st(s): stitch(es)

(#): Stitch counts at end of row

Skill level: Easy

Size: Adult. Approx. 6 in tall and 5 in wide (lying flat).

Gauge: 4-inch by 4-inch swatch is 7 sts x 6 rows of hdc


Chain at beginning of each row does not count as a st.

Use a stitch marker at the beginning of each row to ensure you join each row in the correct stitch.

Boot cuffs tend to stretch with use. Though these may feel tight at first, wearing them will help them stretch to the size of your calf.

For any questions please email me at I’m happy to help!

Barley Boot Cuffs

Foundation: Chain 22, sl st to first ch to form a circle. (22)

Round 1: Ch 1, [hdc, ch 1, skip st] repeat [ ] around. Join to first st with sl st. (22)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn. [hdc in ch sp, ch 1, skip st] Join to first st with sl st. (22)

Round 3-8: Repeat round 2. (22)

Round 9: Ch 2, skip st, [5dc in ch sp, skip st, sl st in ch sp, skip st] repeat [ ] around until 1 ch sp remains. 5 dc in final ch sp. Join to base of first st with sl st. (36)

Finish off and weave in ends.

As always, I love to see your finished products! Tag me with or use #barleybootcuffs on Instagram with photos of your finished makes!

Looking for more free patterns?  I'm now hosting Freebie Fridays ( for my newsletter subscribers. You can also visit my blog at or check out my full pattern collection on available on Ravelry.

Happy Making!

Ellen Bergmann

Photo Credit: Anna Lisethe Photography

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