©Home made hats by Cheryl 10.2015
Last year I designed a little baby dress called "Shells & Picots Baby Dress." I have finally managed to get the bootie pattern written out and edited. One of my readers also e-mailed me regarding the dress. The way it was written out was confusing. After looking it over I had to agree with her and have re-edited it for a more user friendly appeal. Below you will find the bootie pattern; I will be reposting the dress and bonnet soon. I need to make sure that there are no longer any errors to confuse or discourage anyone.
To make these little booties I used Red Heart's Soft Baby Steps yarn. This yarn is so soft, it is a medium weight worsted yarn. The recommended hook size is I/9/5.5 mm; the recommended knitting needle size is 8/5 mm US. Made of 100% acrylic this yarn is easy care machine wash (gentle) and dry. Soft Baby Steps comes in solid and multi colorways, you can see them all here at Red Heart's Product Page.
For the trim on these cute little booties I used Carons Simply Soft Party. A #4 weight worsted yarn. Made of acrylic with a strand of metallic thread running through it, giving is a bit of sparkle that is perfect for the up coming holidays. You can find all of Caron's pretty colorways here at Yarnspirations product page. The recommended hook size for this pretty sparkly yarn is H/8/5 mm; knitting needle size is US 8.
G/6/4.25 mm hook
Red Heart Soft Baby Steps medium worsted yarn #4
Caron Simply Soft Party medium worsted weight yarn #4
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Snips or scissors to trim ends
This pattern is written using American Crochet terms
Stitches and abbreviationsMain color - mc
Contrast color - cc
Half double crochet - hdc
Double crochet - dc
Shell - sh
Single Crochet - sc
To make shell: 2 dc in indicated stitch, ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch. Shell madeTo make picot: sc in stitch or chain 2 space indicated, chain 3, ss in 2nd ch from hook. Picot made
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To begin: with mc ch 11
Round 1 - 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of starting ch dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in last ch, ss in top of beg ch.
Round 2 - ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in next 2 St, hdc in next 6 St, 2 hdc in next 6 St, hdc in next 6 St join with ss in top of beg ch.
Round 3 - ch 2, hdc in back loop of each St around, join with ss in top of beg ch.
Round 4 - ch 2, hdc in next 8 St, (dc2tog) 7 times, hdc in next 7, join with ss in to of beg ch 2
Round 5 - ch 2, hdc in next 8 St, (dc2tog) 4 times, hdc in next 6 st, join
Round 6 - ch 2 hdc in n next 10 St, (dc2tog) 1 time, hdc in next 5 st, join
Round - 7 ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next stitch, *skip 2 st, shell in next st, keep from * around, skip last 1 stitches. Join
Round 8 - slip st over to first ch 2 space, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *shell in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around.
Round 9- Repeat round 8, fasten off
Join cc with sc in any ch 2 space, picot, *sc in next 4 sts, picot in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * around. Fasten off weave in ends.
Make 2 - ties are decorative only.
With cc chain 30, fasten off. Weave tie through bottom front 2 shells, make loose knot. Trim ends evenly
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