Sunday, March 10, 2013
Free Pattern: Newborn Booties Worsted Weight Yarn
I couldn't find a free Mary Jane style baby bootie pattern using worsted weight yarn, so I started with this sport weight pattern from free-crochet.com and changed it all up to work for worsted weight yarn. I made mine for a nursery decoration, so I haven't tried them on newborn baby #3, but they look about the same size as the size N shoes we have.
Worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic)
Size 5mm (H) hook
Opt tapestry needle
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Hdc2tog - 2 half double crochets together (see special stitches)
YO - yarn over
Hdc2tog - Make a half double crochet within one step of completion (3 loops on hook). In next st, make a second hdc within one step of completion (now 5 loops on hook). YO, Pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Instructions (make 2):
Round 1 - Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in next 4 st. 5 sc in last sc. On other side, sc in next 4 st. 2 sc in last st. Join to ch.
Round 2 - Ch 1, Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 5 sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in last 2 sc. Join to ch.
Round 3 - Ch 1. Sc in next 9 sc. 2 sc in next 3 sc. Sc in next 9 sc. 2 sc in last 3 sc. Join to ch.
Round 4-5 - Ch 2. Hdc in each sc around. (I did Round 4 in back loops only, to make a nice edge on the sole.) Join to top ch of ch 2.
Round 6 - Ch 1. Sc in first 6 hdc. Hdc2tog in next 12 st (6 hdc2tog). Sc in next 11 hdc. Join to ch.
Round 7 - Ch 1. Sc in first 6 sc. Hdc2tog in next 8 st (4 hdc2tog). Sc in last 10 sc. Join to ch. Don't finish off.
Strap - Sl st over 4 scs. Ch 6. Attach to the other side with a sl st. Finish off, weave in ends.
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