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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Crochet Newborn Booties

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Pattern for the hat can be found HERE


Materials

3.50 mm hook
DK Yarn - I used Olympus by Crucci
Scissors
Yarn needle
Tape Measure

0-3 months- fits 3.5'' foot

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS. IF YOU NEED HELP CONVERTING STITCHES TO UK TERMS PLEASE SEE THIS CHART THAT ALSO PROVIDES LINKS TO VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE BASIC STITCHES.  IF YOU NEED MORE ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE SEARCH YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE THE STITCH

Pattern

DO NOT JOIN, MARK EACH ROUND WITH A STITCH MARKER.

Round 1: Ch 9, work 2 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook. Sc in next 4 stitches. Hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next. 6 hdc in last ch. Now working along the other side of the chain. 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next. Sc in next 4 stitches. 2 sc into the last ch. (24 stitches)

Round 2: 2 sc into the first stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, sc in next 6. 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next, 2 sc in next 4 stitches. Sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next. sc in next 6. 2 sc into each of the last 2 stitches.. (34 sts)

Round 3: sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next stitch. sc in next 11 stitches. Put 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 2 stitches. Put 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 11 stitches. 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc in next 2 stitches. (40)


Sides:
Round 4: Join to first sc with a sl st, working in back loop only. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Join to ch 2 with a sl st (40)

Round 5Ch 2, fphdc in next st, bphdc in nxt 2 st, *fphdc in next 2 stitches, bphdc in next 2 stitches* around. Join to ch 2 with a sl st. (40)

Round 6:  Ch 2, fpdc in nxt st, *bpdc in next 2 stitches, fpdc in next 2 stitches* around. Join to ch 2 with a sl st. (40)

Round 7: WORKING IN BLO. Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7. Hdc in next stitch, dc2tog 9 times. Hdc in next stitch,  sc in next 7. Sc2tog, sc 1. Join to top of first sc with a slip stitch. Ch 1. (29)

Now working in both loops

Round 8: Ch 1, sc into the same stitch as ch 1, sc in next 8, sc2tog 6 times, sc in next 9, Join first sc with a slip stitch (24)

Left shoe:

Work ==>

Round 9: Ch 8, sc in second ch from the hook and in remaining 6 ch. Continue sc in each stitch around the bootie (you would have turned when working down the ch) (31 sc)

Round 10-14: Ch 1, turn. Sc around. (31 sc)

Now working down side of strap to create button hole. I only want to use one button  but you can make as many button loops as you like.

Ch 1, sc in end of first 2 rows, ch 3, skip 2 rows and sc in each of the next 2 rows. 

Finish off.

Right shoe:

Work <==

Round 9: Ch 8, sc in second ch from the hook and in remaining 6 ch. Continue working around rest of bootie in the direction of the arrow. (31)

Round 10-14: Ch 1, turn. Sc around. (31 sc)

Now working down side of strap to create button hole. I only want to use one button  but you can make as many button loops as you like.

Ch 1, sc in end of first 2 rows, ch 3, skip 2 rows and sc in each of the next 2 rows. 

Finish off.

Weave in ends and sew on buttons.






17 comments :

  1. Hi! I'm a beginner in crochet and I'm making these booties for a friends newborn. I'm having trouble with the booties coming out the same each time(I'm sure it's due to my skill level). But I had a question about the directions for the sides, starting in round 4. It says "working in back loop only". Does that mean from that point on or only for the slip stitch? I think I tried one way and then the other and that's why they look so different.
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi there,

      It means from that point on. Just for that row though. It will help the sides turn out from the sole of the shoe. Hope that helps.

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  2. When starting row 4 on the beginning bootie, do I count the chain two as the first hdc or do I hdc into the same stitch as the chain and count that as my first stitch? In other words are you counting the chain two as the first stitch or not counting it in the stitch count?

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    1. Hi there,

      Yes the chain 2 counts as the first stitch so is included in the stitch count of 40 for that round.

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  3. Another question on Row 5: If I have 40 sts and I use 3 for the first three sts (1 fphdc and 2 bphdc in next 2sts) how can I possibly come out even at the end with the 2 fphdc and 2 bphdc from the star on? That leaves me 37 sts after the first 3 are used. It would have to be an even number left to come out right. Should I just end with one bphdc?

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    1. Because the ch 2 counts as a hdc you will count it as a fphdc so really it will be 2 x fphdc, 2 x bphdc around.

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  4. I just made a pair and they are adorable! Thank you.

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  5. I don't think my last comment posted... I was wondering what the gauge should be, since these need to come out a specific size. Thanks!

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  6. how could you make these to fit a 6-9m or even 12m.? i'd love to make these for my daughter.

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  7. Trying to make my frist bootiies for my first grandchild;
    question regarding round 6: fphdc in next st ... does this mean that round 6 fphdc/bphdc would b on top of round 5 fphdc/bhpdc. Based on what I have done so far it seems that my first st start in the round 5 fphdc.
    Round 7: Is the BLO only for that line or all through the round.
    does the work<== mean anything ( sorry being new to crochet.) thanks for your help

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  8. One thing I have trouble with are shoes but this pattern is fab and they look great thank you so much

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  9. Hi! What other yarn would work? I shop at the chain craft stores in our area.
    Thanks!

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  10. What does "fphdc" and "bphdc" mean?

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    1. Fphdc is front post half double crochet
      Bphdc is back post half double crochet
      Hope this helps

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    2. Fphdc is front post half double crochet
      Bphdc is back post half double crochet
      Hope this helps

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