Saddle Tramp Chap-Free Crochet Pattern

Chaps are designed to protect your little one’s jeans and shirt from hard riding and wrangling!  A fun set when paired with the matching vest.  Infant’s Size 0-3 months


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You’ll find real cute cowboy boots here:

Skill Level: Easy

Stitches Used: ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dec sc (decrease single crochet), rev sc (reverse single crochet), dc (double crochet), tr (treble crochet).

Supplies: Size F and H Crochet Hook, 1.5 ounces-Caron Simply Soft (Autumn Red), 2.5 ounces Bernat Satin-Camel, ½ ounce Caron Simply Soft (Coffee)

Gauge: 7 sc = 2″, 7 sc rows = 2″


Rnd. 1: with Autumn Red, H hook, ch 43 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn.   42  sc

Rnd. 2:  dc, ch 1 in next sc, skip next sc, *dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc*, repeat from asterisks 11 times, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.       28 dc, 13-ch 1 sp

Rnd. 3: 2 sc in first dc, sc in next dc, sc in next ch, *sc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch*, repeat 11 times, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, ch 1, turn.      43 sc

Rnd. 4: sc in each sc across, increase evenly by 5 sc, ch 1, turn.     48 sc

Rnd. 5: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.         48 sc

Rnds. 6-8: repeat rnd. 5, fasten off at end of rnd. 8, turn.            48 sc

Rnd. 9: skip first 7 sc, with Camel, attach thread in next sc on rnd. 8, sc in same st and in next 33 sc, ch 1, turn.              34 sc

Rnd. 10: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 32 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn, ch 1, turn        36 sc

Rnds. 11-16: repeat rnd. 5.            36 sc

Rnd. 17: (right leg) sc in first 18, sc, ch 1, turn.       18 sc

Rnd. 18: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn.        20 sc

Rnd. 19: repeat rnd. 5.         20 sc

Rnd. 21: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn.      22 sc

Rnds. 22-36: repeat rnd. 5.

Rnd. 37: dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 18 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.      20 sc

Rnd. 38: dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 16 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.      18 sc

Rnd. 39: dec sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 14 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, ch 1, turn.       16 sc

Rnd. 40: dec sc over first 2 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 8 sc, dec sc over next 2 sc (twice), fasten off.           12 sc

Left Leg

Rnd. 17: attach yarn in next sc, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 17 sc, ch 1, turn.     18 sc

Rnds. 18-40: repeat rnds. 18-40 of right leg.


Rnd. 1: With Autumn Red, H Hook, attach yarn in open loop of last ch on rnd. 1, ch 1, sc in same st, working left to right, rev sc across top of chap, working around chaps, rev sc in each sc and end of each row, join to beginning sc, fasten off.

Leg Decoration-Make 2

Rnd. 1: with Coffee, F Hook, ch 135, fasten off.  Sew in place as shown.


Rnd. 1: with Coffee, F Hook, ch 6, tr in 6th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in first ch, ch 1, do not turn.      2-ch 6 loops

Rnd. 2: 7 sc in first ch 6 loop, skip tr, 7 sc in next 6 ch loop, join to beginning sc, ch 1, do not turn.          14 sc

Rnd. 3: working over rnd. 2, 8 sc in first loop, 8 sc in 2nd loop, join to beginning sc, fasten off.        16 sc

Rnd. 4: attach Sable around tr post, ch 81, working in top loops, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st around tr post, ch 1, turn.             81 sl st

Rnd. 5: working in top loops, skip first sl st, sl st in next 80 sl st, ch 1, turn.    80 sl st

Rnd. 6: working in top loops, sl st in each sl st across, sl st around tr post, ch 1, turn.      81 sl st

Rnd. 7: repeat rnd. 5.

Rnd. 8: repeat rnd. 6.

Rnd. 9: repeat rnd. 5, fasten off.  Weave in ends.

91 Comments on “Saddle Tramp Chap-Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Really a wonderful pattern….So cute for Albuquerque wear! My Great Grandson will look so cute in the little Cowboy outfit~~~~

    Thank you for Sharing,
    Sherry Buenrostro

  2. My pleasure! So glad you’re able to use it!

  3. natalie Says:

    any tips or ideas for making them in a larger size? My great nephew would look adorable in these but he is already wearing 12 month clothes.

  4. Beth Says:

    Very cute!

  5. mauricette Says:

    tres joli!!!

  6. Thank you so much!

  7. I have sent you an email with more details.

  8. K. McGowan Says:

    Are these direction using US or UK crochet terms?

  9. Thank you for your interest……The directions are in US terms.

  10. Oh my goodness these are amazing. Do you have any tips for making them bigger? Like for a toddler? I would sooo love to make this for my son

  11. Thank you so much for your kind words. I sent you an emial to the yahoo address.

  12. I love this pattern… it is perfect to pair with for a pair of cowboy crochet boots pattern that I found on the internet. My nephew is already 10 months old how would i change the size?

  13. I sent you more detail in an email to your yahoo address…….hope it helps

  14. Lindy Says:

    I love this pattern it’s absolutely adorable! Would it be possible to get the larger size instructions? Thanks

  15. Thank you for your interest in this pattern. I’ve had so many requests for larger (toddler) sizes, that I’m working on it and hope to have it ready sometime in September.

  16. Lindy Says:

    Thanks Carol! That would be great! It’s so darn cute!

  17. Joyce Says:

    Am looking forward to your larger pattern I need to make two 24mo sets vest & chaps, hope can get them
    in time for Holloween

  18. I hope to have it completed in sizes 2, 3 and 4 sometime this month.

  19. linda Says:

    Love the the pattern but need a larger size

  20. Thank you so much…….currently working on sizes 2-4…….hope to have it ready by the end of the month.

  21. Monica Says:

    Any tips on how to make this pattern larger…maybe toddler size!!! It’s absolutely adorable and would love to make it for my son! Thanks

  22. I sent an email with more detail to your gmail address.

  23. how can I cut these down for the American Girl? the chaps would go great with as part of your western set that I am going to do.

  24. You might try size 10 thread or sock weight yarn and a #1 steel crochet hook or a C hook. You may need to lengthen the leg a bit at rnds. 25-36…….may 5-10 more rows or so.

  25. Nettie Arnold Says:

    I just fell in love with your baby chaps pattern. I’m going to be a great grandma for the first time. My grandson rode bulls in high school,and his wife rode barrels. This will make a great baby gift for them.
    Thank You,
    Nettie Arnold

  26. Oh how wonderful! A family tradition! Happy hookin’!

  27. Lynn Langford Says:

    I would like to make these for my 4 year old nephew – cowboy want-a-be….. do you have a larger pattern?

  28. whittymomma Says:

    Thanks for sharing, I love them! I will definitely have to try this and the boots you linked!

  29. My pleasure! Happy Hookin”!

  30. this is soooo cute makeing this for my great grandchild is there a hat to matchthans so much

  31. Thank you so much! I don’t have a free pattern, but I did find this one that is free….
    I only have cowboy hats with these 2 patterns that are for sale

  32. Anna Says:

    I would love to know how to make this in 3-6, 6-9 & 9-12 I just made this one it turned out amazing

  33. Anna: My apologies for the delay, I’ve been away. Thank you so much for your kind words. I do have patterns available in larger sizes…… and happy Hookin’!

  34. anna adair Says:

    OK Thx so much I would share the pic of the finished product but i can’t load one up but can email it if you like.

  35. Anna: That would be great! Do you mind if I add to the blog…..under “I did it My Way”?

  36. ashley S. Says:

    how in the world can I use this.. I made it and I am so confised.. how does a baby wear it.. like what im trying to ask is.. how do you attach it to the baby so they can wear it?

  37. Leave the belt on, pull up over the baby’s pants to the wasit and buckle the belt. Is that what you mean?

  38. I found you on the Crochet Crowd Facebook page and so happy I did. I love this pattern. Thank you for sharing :).

  39. Jane Says:

    love the pattern thanks for sharing I noticed there wasn’t a pattern for the hat. Do you have one? Thanks

  40. Barb Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern! Can’t wait to make it for my grandson that is due in July!

  41. Colene Myers Says:

    this is so cute but I could not find the pattern for the vest….

  42. Karen Says:

    Trying To Make The Cowboy HAt. CanNot Get it Right I Purchased A Pattern But It Goes Wrong At Thr BrIm Looks Like A Girls Cap. What Pattern Did You Use?

  43. I sent you an email.

  44. Thank you so much! It’s my pleasure!

  45. I sent you an email with additional info.

  46. Congratulations! You go girl!

  47. Can i please get the hat pattern? Thanks,Debbe

  48. Leslie Says:

    So cute but need a larger size.

  49. Leslie Says:

    Can I get the pattern for the vest and cowboy hat please

  50. I sent you an email with more details.

  51. I love this pattern. My niece is doing cowboys for her new baby boys room, Where can I get the pattern for the vest and hat?

  52. Thank you so much! I sent you an email with more details.

  53. Sandra Freeman Says:

    I love this, can I have the pattern for the vest???

  54. I sent it to you via email.

  55. minnie Says:

    Love your pattern, could I get the pattern for the vest has well,,,

  56. jannette76 Says:

    I would like the tips on how to make it bigger

  57. Thank you for your interest……it depends on how much larger you want to go…..the easiest is move up to a larger hooks, perhaps a G and I hook……I also used Caron yarn, which is a “light worsted”…..if you move up to something like Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat Super Value or even Vanna’s, that will also increase the size.
    For longer legs, you could also add some rows… rnds. 22-36….add a few more.
    Hope this helps,

  58. Lisa Says:

    Your patterns are absolutely adorable!! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful hard work!!! 🙂

  59. That’s so sweet! It’s truly my pleasure. Happy Hookin’!

  60. Michelle Murray Says:

    THis pattern is so cute could let me know what changes I need to do to make it for 12 months? I would like to make it for my grandsons first birthday

  61. You could probably move up to a G and I hook instead of F and H. I also used a “light” worsted wt, so if you used Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat or even Vanna’s which is a “heavier” worsted wt. …..that may do it for you. You could also add a couple rows for extra length in the legs.

  62. Michelle Says:

    Another question is the waist of the chaps go all the way around. Should I increase to fit around baby’s waist? His waist measures 18 inches. Thanks for your help

    Hope your days making you smile.

  63. No….it doesn’t. The back is opened so that it is easily adjustable to fit …….the belt will hold the chaps at the waist. You may need to measure that to make sure that you have the 18″ plus an additional 4-6″ (give or take)

  64. Michelle Murray Says:

    I am confused about the belt instructions is there an easier way you can explain it?

  65. Michelle Murray Says:

    Can you explain how to do the belt stitches? Is there any easier instruction

  66. It sort of looks like a figure 8…… need 2 “circles” to form the belt buckle. You could do the buckle like this: ch8, join to form ring, ch8 again and join in the same stitch as the firts joining. Then work 12 sc in the first loop, and 12 sc in the 2nd loop, join to beginning sc, fasten off. Then you could work 4sc in the center bar of the belt buckle, ch1, turn……working back and forth until the belt is the length that you want. Hope this helps.

  67. If the way below doesn’t work, let me know and I can work it out a different way for you.

  68. Heather Kerr Says:

    Hello, I was wondering if you had the cowgirl vest and skirt free pattern?

  69. If you change the colors of the cowboy vest to “girl” colors, that would probably work, maybe even add a flower appliques for the “tin star”. I don’t have a skirt pattern, however, if you check the free sites (many are listed on my main page) you would probably find the perfect skirt pattern, work it in the same color as the vest, then add fringe to the bottom of the skirt and viola! it’s a cowgirl skirt!

  70. Rebecca Robinson Says:

    This is so precious…. if you ever make a pattern for a larger size I think my grandson would be so happy

  71. Thank you so much…..I have this one in large sizes:

  72. love this pattern it works up so quick and easy thanks for sharing as my new grand daughter will look so cute in this…again thank you..

  73. It’s truly my pleasure. I’m always thrilled when someone can use a pattern! Thank you so much for letting me know.

  74. Judy Spencer Says:

    Please explain the end of rnd2.
    28 dc, 13 ch 1 sp

    I’m lost on this part.

    Thank you

  75. This row created the “belt loops”…….there is a ch-1sp after every 2 dc……so when completed, the total count is 28 dcouble crochet…….and 13 ch-1 spaces. Hope this helps.

  76. What an adorable pattern! Thank you very much for posting! 🙂 🙂

  77. You’re so very welcome!

  78. Joyce Nelson Says:

    I love your pattern and this will be perfect to round out the outfit I’m making. I’m confused by round 2, and the ch 1 in next sc. Can you please help me out? Im guessing it’s not skipping a sc?

  79. after you ch3 and turn….cwork a dc and ch 1 in next sc…..then sskip next sc, *dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc*, repeat from asterisks 11 times, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn. 28 dc, 13-ch 1 sp……….whenever you do the ch1…..skip the next sc, this will create the belt loops.
    My apolgies for the delay…..

  80. Jessica Says:

    Hi, I need help with row 2. Row 1 comes out fine with 42 sc but after I do row 2 it’s either 2 or 3 stitches left. Please help.I have tried starting that row in the last sc of row 1 and I’m left with 2 remaining sc and that after I’ve done everything in row 2. I’m left with 3.

  81. Rnd. 1: with Autumn Red, H hook, ch42 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. 41sc

    Rnd. 2: dc, ch1 in next sc, skip next sc, *dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc*, repeat from *to* 11 times, dc in next 2 sc, ch1, turn. 28dc, 13 ch-1sp

    At the end of Row 1, there should be a total of 41 sc……then at the end of Row 2, after completing the dc, ch1 repeats, there will be 2 sc left and you would need to work a dc in the last 2 sc.

  82. Jessica Says:

    Thanks for the help

  83. Patty Black Says:

    The chaps part of the pattern is very poorly written. And where the heck did row 20 go?

  84. I’m sorry you’re dissatisfied with this pattern. The pattern has the correct number of rows needed to complete the project except I did incorrectly number row 20 as row 21. I guess the old adage applies that you get what you pay for……

  85. Sonia Says:

    Love it!! Do you have a pattern for vest?

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