I've been wanting to make some baby booties to put up on my etsy shop, so I looked around and found some patterns, but none of them were quite what I was looking for. So I made up my own and
Here's the pattern:
US G (4 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna's Choice, but any WW yarn will work)
sc-2-tog - (insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and pull hook through all 3 loops
dc-2-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
dc-3-tog - (yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sc-2-tog (see above)
dc-2-tog (see above)
dc-3-tog (see above)
Boots (make 2)
1. Hdc in 2nd chain from hook and and next 8, 3 hdc in last, (working in backside of chains), hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in last, sl st to 1st hdc.
2. Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as joining, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 3, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
3. Ch 2, hdc in same, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next 8, 2 hdc in next 7, hdc in next 10, 2 hdc in next 2, sl st to ch-2 space.
4. (back loops only) Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to ch-2 space.
5. Ch 1, sc in next 9, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog, dc in next, dc-3-tog, dc in next, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
6. Ch 1, sc in same and next 8, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
7. Ch 1, sc in same and next 6, sc-2-tog, dc-2-tog 2 times, sc-2-tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.
8-11. Ch 1, sc in same and each stitch around, sl st to first sc.
For a taller boot, repeat the last row as many times as you need to. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Bows (make 2)
1. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across.
2-4. Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Fold the rectangle in half and, using the long tail that you left, stitch all the way around the bow so that you have a smaller rectangle. Then cut a long piece of yarn and wrap it around the middle of the rectangle tightly.
Sew the bow onto your boot and you're done! Mine ended up about 4" long and 2 1/4" inches wide, without stretching, which would probably fit a 3-6 month baby. You could use a smaller or larger hook to get a slightly smaller or larger shoe. I also have a pattern for a larger size of these booties here.
Love the baby booties but don't want to make them yourself? Buy them here.
If you make a pair, I would love to see pictures! You can post them on your blog (if you include a link, you get a coupon to my etsy store, jaysboutique!) or you can post a picture on ravelry.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern! Please don't sell the pattern itself, but you are welcome to sell items made from this pattern. If selling online, please credit my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jkwatson?ref=si_shop . Thanks!
Pattern requests? suggestions? Go here.