Julee’s Easy Baby Booties Pattern
Materials- Simply Soft or equivalent yarn.
“F” hook if you crochet tight, “E” hook if you crochet loose.
A blunt plastic canvass needle
Row 1: 2 sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Row 3-5: Sc in first sc and each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (9 sc)
Row 6: Sc in first sc, ( skip next sc, 3 hdc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc), repeat from ( to ) once more. Ch 1, turn. ( 3 sc, 2 groups of 3 hdc. Total of 9 sts)
Row 7-9: Repeat row 3.Row 10: Repeat row 6.
Row 11-25: Repeat row 3. Mark 18 row ( middle row).
Row 26: Repeat row 6.Row 27-29: Repeat row 3.
Row 30: Repeat row 6.
Row 31-33: Repeat row 3.
Row 34: 2 sc tog, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc tog. Ch 1, turn. (7 sts)
Row 35: 2 sc tog, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog. Ch 1, turn. (5 sts)Fasten off.
Row 36: Join yarn with sl st in row 18 ( the marked row), ch 1, sc in same st as sl st, sc in end of each row (18 sc), sc in each st of first row (unworked part of ch), (5 s c), sc in end of each row ( 35 sc), Sc in each st of last row (5 sc), sc in end of remainder rows (17 sc), sl st in top of first sc, fasten off, leaving enough yarn to sew around the bootie ( I think I left about 17 inches.)
Fold bootie in half, inside out. Start by sewing the stitch on each side of the middle stitch together. Sew until you have a 2 ¼” opening ( 4 ½” around), make sure the sts are matched up, secure end. You should have 19 sts for your opening.
Options:1- For a boy bootie, instead of doing a shell rows ( row 6), just do a plain sc rows.2- An edging also looks nice. I do two rows of sc around top ( without joining), then I do a shell row. Basically row 6, but you repeat what’s between the parenthesis until your row is done. I like to do my edgings in white.
This pattern was written by Julee Reeves on Tuesday, 12/5/2006, and is copy righted. This pattern is for use only for personal and charity use.