Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Booties with gathered strap



Only 24 hours past when I said I would post the pattern. Not too bad for me. Sorry about the picture quality. too impatient to get the light box out.


I used a medium (4) “baby” yarn and a g hook to create 0-3 months booties.  An h hook made the blue and yellow 3 - 6month size booties.  

ss - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
hdc2tog - half double crochet 2 together

Ch 10

Round 1
Sc in 2nd ch from hook
sc in next 7 ch
5 sc in last chain  (toe)
Working in free loops on back side of chain sc next 7
2 sc in last ch (heel)
join with ss to 1st sc

Round 2
Ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc same stitch
hdc in each of next 7 sc
2 hdc in each of next 5 sc
hdc in each of next 7 sc
2 hdc in each of last 2 sc.
join with ss to top of first ch 2

Round 3
Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same stitch
hdc in each of next 12 stitches
2 hdc in each of next 3 stitches
hdc in each of next 12 stitches
2 hdc each of last 2 stitches

Switch colors

Round 4
working in back loops only
ch 1 sc in same stitch
sc around
join with ss to first sc

Round 5
ch1 sc in same stitch
sc around
join with ss to first sc

Round 6
ch2 (counts as first hdc)
hdc next 9 stitches
hdc2tog 6 times
hdc around
join ss to top of first chain 2

Switch colors

Round 7
ch1, sc same stitch
sc next 9 stitches
sc2tog
sc next stitch
sc2tog
sc around
join with ss to first sc
fasten off

locate sc @ center of toe between the two sc2together.
count up towards heel 4 stitches and join yarn

ch 5 attach at corresponding stitch on other side of the bootie
ss up one stitch towards heel
ch 6 attach at corresponding stitch on other side of bootie
ss up one stitch towards heel
ch 3, make a sc looping yarn around ch 5 and ch6 gathering them.
ch 3 attach at corresponding stitch on other side of bootie
finish off.


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7 comments:

  1. can you please help a beginner. I am having trouble figuring out how to connect the yarn for the strap

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    1. simple slip stitch
      or a tight sc stitch

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  2. Love this pattern! Quick question, if I wanted to adapt this for a 6-9 month bootie, do you think I could step up to an I hook, or would I need to try and add stitches? Thanks!

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    1. I did it by going up to an I hook and using a little heavier yarn. For some baby yarn I think adding stitches might be required, but some are a little bulkier anyway. Vanna's baby, Lion Brand Baby's First - those always seem to work up bigger for me.

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  3. Hi what does working in free loops mean please?

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    1. When you work in a chain there is a bottom loop on the chain. After you turn you work in this instead of the normal loop like you did on the other side. Crochet Spot has a good tutorial on it as this link
      http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-on-opposite-side-of-chain/

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