||Baby yarn and plastic
crochet hook No. 3
|| single crochet
|| half double
| sl st
|| slip stitch
|| double crochet
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
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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