FREE Knitted Boot Toppers Pattern – How To…(So EASY!)

knitted boot toppers pattern

by Chandi on November 22, 2013

OMG! These boot toppers are so cute! And really quick and easy to make.

Great for quick gifts that have a big impact!

AND! The pattern is adjustable. You can just make them longer (just knit the stockinette portion for as long as you like) and they are leg warmers instead of boot toppers! Woop woop!

Alright, alright! I’ll quit blathering on and tell ya how I made these adorable boot cuffs.


NEEDLES: US Size 9 dpns or circulars if doing the Magic Loop Method (which I do), plus a darning needle for sewing in ends

YARN: Any DK weight or worsted weight (I used my REFLECTION Dk weight superwash merino wool… limited edition, so it might be sold out by the time you read this post).  You’ll need approximately 75 grams of DK wt wool, so 1 skein was all it took for me.


Okay here’s the pattern… don’t blink or you might miss it!

  • CO 52 stitches and divide among your needles. Join for working in the round, making sure to not twist your stitches.
  • Work K2,P2 ribbing for 2 inches.
  • Work stockinette stitch (knitting every stitch every round) for 7 MORE inches. Total of 9 inches at this point.
  • Work K2,P2 ribbing for another 2 inches.
  • BO using a stretchy bind off, like Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.
If you really want to, you can block them by soaking them in luke warm water and laying them out to dry. This can help to even out your stitches and give them a more professional, even look.
But if you’re in a hurry and need to wrap them up for a gift or something, obviously they can’t be wet, so just forget the whole blocking thing and bundle them up for the lucky recipient!
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YAY! So that is literally all there is to it! So easy, right?
You can wear them slouched down around your ankles, poking out of your boots, or even folded double to show off the different colors (if yours change colors like these do). So many options.
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I hope you love them and I can’t wait to see your versions! Make sure to post pictures of your finished projects to my Facebook timeline, as I absolutely LOVE seeing them.
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Have a grand day…
I’m off to soak in the tub as my muscles are SOOOREE…. been working out like a fiend lately and shipping orders like a mad woman. YAY for lots of yarn orders!
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Bye now!


About the author

Chandi Hi, I'm Chandi! I'm a self-professed lover of all things yarn. I'm an avid knitter, crocheter, wool dyer, fleece and roving spinner and occasional felter! I offer beautiful, inspiring, hand-painted yarns and deliver the best of all yarn-related tutorials I can on my blog.

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Michele November 24, 2013 at 3:44 am

Cute, cute, cute!
Thanks for sharing!


Dianne Chamberlain November 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Thanks for super free pattern, will certainly get knitting x


Mary November 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Some day when I loose weight and can wear boots I will be knitting boot toppers. Right now I can’t knit anything for myself as far as clothing, no socks even :( I am having WLS in the next 6 months and I am knitting cowls, scarves, etc. Some day!


Darlene November 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I know this is a year old, but I had to respond. DON’T ever think that you can’t wear boots, or that you can’t do anything until… until you lose weight, until you are finished with the degree, until your kids grow up, until, until, until. If you love boot cuffs and boots, put them on! Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you want. Society demands that women shrink themselves to feel good about themselves. Demands that we bow down to societal acceptance by being quiet, being small, being less-than. Be who you are… right now. Saying this with lots of love.


Nancy Woods December 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm

What is the Magic Loop Method of casting on? I have knitted for 70 years and have never heard of it. I would lile to knit these Boot Toppers using the method.



Chandi December 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Nancy, there are many youtube tutorials on how to do this! It allows you to knit in the round with one long circular needle. Here is a video I did a LONG time ago (it’s so embarrassing!) but it might help:


irene January 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

If I have 16in circulars do I need to use the magic loop method? Thanks!
PS, I learned how to knit from your videos and haven’t stopped since watching them :)


Chandi January 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

That probably wouldn’t work… I think they’d be too short. You could try using them by just knitting around and around, if the stitches will fit. :)


Rebecca January 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Wow, these look really ‘kool’, will start on them tonight. Thanks.


Ann Whittaker February 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

love the boot toppers


Vicky C. February 11, 2014 at 6:31 am

Hi Chandi: What size might I make for granddaughters? They are age 13 and 11 and both girls are slim – thanks for your great pattern!


Chandi February 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Oh, I’d say cast on fewer stitches… perhaps 44. :)


Vicky C. February 13, 2014 at 5:23 am

Thank You! I’m gonna’ make-em!


Teresa Compton November 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Thank you for these patterns… I love knitting now if I could crochet….


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