Crochet Pattern: Victorian/Steampunk Ruffled Spats

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Steampunk fashion draws largely from Victorian-era styles and designs.  One item common between the two styles are spats, fabric cuffs that go over boots.  This free crochet pattern will show you how to make a pair of ruffled spats that are perfect for adding to your own DIY steampunk outfit.

 

The example shown was crocheted using sport weight yarn and a size F hook.  Finished size will vary based on yarn selection, hook size, and tension.  This pattern is written for making the right spat.  To change the pattern for the left foot, work R10 in back loops only instead of front.  You can also make the top portion of the spats taller or shorter according to your fashion taste by adding or removing rows before the ruffled portion of the pattern.

R1: With color A, Ch 57, turn.

R2:  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 55, ch 2, turn.

R3: Dc 55, ch 2, turn.

R4: Dc 3; ch 2, sk next 2 st; dc 50, ch 2, turn.

R5: *Dc 4, dc 2 in next st* repeat 10 times; dc 2 in ch sp, dc 3, ch 2, turn.

R6-7: Dc 65, ch 2, turn.

R8: Dc 3; ch 2, sk next 2 st; dc 60, ch 2, turn.

R9: *Dc 5, dc 2 in next st* repeat 10 times; dc 2 in ch sp, dc 3, ch 2, turn.

R10: Working in front loops only, dc 75, ch 2, turn.

R11: Dc 75, ch 2, turn.

R12: Dc 2 in each st across (150 st), ch 2, turn.

R13: Dc 2 in each st across (300 st). Fasten off and change to color B.

R14: Sl st into last st of previous row, ch 1, hdc 299. Fasten off and change to color A.

R15: Sl st into the end of R9, working in the open stitches left alongside R10; ch 2, dc 74, ch 2, turn.

R16: Dc 75, ch 2, turn.

R17: *Dc 6, dc 2 in next st* repeat 10 times, dc 5, ch 2, turn.

R18-19: Dc 85, ch 2, turn.

R20: Dc 2 in each st across (170 st), ch 2, turn.

R21: Dc 2 in each st across (340 st). Fasten off and change to color B.

R22: Sl st into last st of previous row, ch 1, hdc 339. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends and sew buttons into place to finish.

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Comments

  1. Asprin says

    I love these and I am currently making a smaller version for my wrists, I rarely wear shoes – I prefer boots, so I’m not sure if I will make spats but I love the look of them.

    As a query how do they sit over non-heeled shoes? Either flat soled shoes or Converse?

    Asprin

    • says

      You might need to shorten them by a couple of rows to keep them from hanging too low and getting dirty or becoming a tripping hazard. I haven’t tried them with flats, but I think it would be fine. I would love to see photos of your finished wrist ruffles! :)

      • Asprin says

        I am on row 8 (cuff one) of the single crochet and I am thinking it will be about 15 rows before I go frilly and depending on how confident I feel it might only be one row of frills.

  2. Ann says

    These are soooo sweeeeet! My daughter and I love steampunk stuff. I’m going to make a set for her I know she’s going to love them. Thank you so much for sharing. You are so talented!
    Ann

  3. Nanenna says

    Oh wow, I love these! I have some nice gray yarn and half a skein of a nice dark, dusky blue I didn’t know what to do with, these will be so perfect! Thank you very much for posting this!

  4. Tanya says

    I made these adorable spats :) totally loved the way they came out, wore them to a family gathering and my teenage niece conned me out of them. now I’m thinking (it’s winter & cold here atm) that a cute pair of fingerless gloves with same type of ruffle edging would be a perfect pairing.
    thanks for sharing the pattern, they will be made in many colors

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