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Baby Booties
Free  Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Baby yarn and plastic crochet hook No. 3
 ch  chain  sc  single crochet
 st  stitch  hdc  half double crochet
 sl st  slip stitch  dc  double crochet
 rnd  round  tr  treble
 sp  space    
Tension: 6 1/2 sc = 1 inch
6 1/2 rows = 1 inch

Crochet a pair of booties for baby using baby yarn in a single colour or two different colours. The bootee is crocheted with simple stitches; sc for the bottom half and scalloped dc for the cuff. Lace a cord through the cuff and tie in a bow. Attach tassels or pom poms if you wish.

Starting at centre of Toe Piece, with White ch 10. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in next 12 dc, sc in next dc, ch 40.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around Toe Piece, sc in each ch.
Rnd 4 - 11: Sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 11, sl st in next sc. Break off.

Attach White in the 5th ch from Toe Piece (right side facing) and ch 4.
Row 1: * Skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1. Repeat from * around to within 4 ch from opposite side of Toe Piece. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in next dc, * sc in next sp, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in sp, sc in 3rd ch of ch-4. Ch 4, turn.
Row 3: Skip next 2 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 4: Sc in next dc, * sc in next sp, sc in next dc. Repeat from * across, now sc along remaining edges (side of Cuff and Toe Piece). Sl st in first sc. Break off.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, attach Blue to first sc on last rnd of Cuff, sc in same place, * skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * along top of Cuff. Now make sc across remaining edges. Join and break off.

With White, ch 20 to measure 3 1/4 inches.
Rnd 1: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 6 ch, 9 tr in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make tr in next 6 ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, 4 dc in same place where first 3 dc were made. Sl st to 3rd ch of turning chain.
Rnds 2 & 3: Sc in each st around, increasing as necessary to keep work flat around curves - to inc 1 sc, make 2 sc in 1 st. Join and break off. Pin Sole in place on Upper.

Working through both thicknesses with Blue (Upper facing), make sc in each sc around. Join and break off.

With double strand of Blue, make a chain 14 inches long. Lace chain through lower dc row of Cuff and tie in a bow at the side.

TASSEL: (Make 2)
Cuff a piece of cardboard 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Place a 5 inch piece of Blue yarn across length of cardboard. Wind Blue 30 times around width of cardboard. Tie strands with the 5 inch length. Remove cardboard. Wind a strand of Blue several times around 1/4 inch from top (where strands were tied). Cut opposite ends and trim. Sew a Tassel at each end of chain.

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