|Spring Flowers Hat|
At first the hat was too big for our Lil’ One so, we wrapped it up and kept it ‘safely’; only to remove a month later and find that it was going to be small if we didn’t use it soon! Everytime I take Lil’ One out in it, people stop to smile and admire. 🙂 Ofcourse, they could be smiling at the Lil’ One too but then again, they are both cute. But, … the hat was only a hat… there had to be a matching something. Mommy, thought booties.
|Oh look! Same Family! 😀|
I have been trying to make a bootie for the Lil’ One for so long… This is what came out right.
|Hat and Booties|
Here is the pattern all written out. I am still in the process of making the picture graph for those of you who prefer diagrams over written but in the meanwhile here it is in words and pictures.
The Spring Flower Booties:
Material: Cotton Mercerised Yarn, 3.15mm needle.
sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
sl st: Slip Stitch
2sctog: 2 single crochet together
2dctog: 2 double crochet together
Beginner ch 14, dc in 3rd ch from hook.
|5dc in last chain to turn|
Dc in each ch to end. dc four more times in last chain to turn and dc till 1dc made in the beginning. dc 3 more times and sl st to 1st dc made.
|slip stitch to beginning ch3|
ch3 for first dc and dc in same stitch. 2dc in next stitch.
dc in each dc till the 5dc made in last st of previous row.
|2dc in next two stitches and 3dc in the middle dc|
make 2dc in next two stitches and 3dc in the middle dc. 2dc in next two dc. Continue with dc in each dc till you reach the turning ch of previous row.
|slip stitch to top of beginning ch3|
make 2dc in next two dc and 3dc in the last dc of previous row, sl st to top of beginning ch3.
|The base. This size fits newborn. I added one more row to make it 6-9months.|
This is the base of bootie and fits a newborn. I added one more row for 6-9months. You can increase each row by adding another row of dc but just remember you need to turn the corners/end and that can be achieved by alternating 2dc with dc at the last ch dc of previous row and there should be a 3dc in the middle dc. (I know, I am confusing! Just scroll up and see the stream of pictures to get an idea!)
For the shoe now, start with 2ch (This is the first sc. Ideally, it should be 1ch but I prefer 2ch because it becomes easier to spot and looks a little less taught). Make 1sc in each dc all around and then slip stitch into top of 2ch. Repeat this row 4times.
|1sc in each dc of previous row all around. Repeat this row 4 times.|
Start next row with 2ch and then sc each sc till you reach the corner or turning. This is when we start tightening the shoe. You achieve this by making 2sctog. (See picture below.) Insert needle in next stitch, pull out yarn onto needle, insert in next stitch, pull out yarn again onto needle, yo and pull through the three stitches.
|2sctog (pic 1)|
|2sctog (pic 2)|
Make the next stitch a single sc. Continue around the bend alternating between sc and 2sctog. sc in each sc to end and slip st in top of 2ch at the beginning.
For next row, begin as 2ch, followed by a sc in next 4 stitches and then dc in next four stitches. You will reach the corner of the toe. Start making 2dctog. (See pics below.) Yo, insert needle in next stitch, pull out yarn onto needle, yo again, insert in next stitch, pull out yarn again onto needle, yo and pull through 4 loops, yo again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on needle.
|2dctog. (pic 1: Yo, insert needle in stitch, pull out yarn)|
|2dctog (Pic2: Yo, insert in next stitch, pull out yarn. Notice that there are five loops on the needle.)|
|2dctog. (Pic 3. Yo, and pull yarn through four loops on needle. Two loops will be on needle.)|
|2dctog. (Pic 4. Yo again and pull yarn through the remaining two loops. )|
|Make the next st as a single dc. Alternate between 2dctog and dc till you complete the bend.
|This is what 2dc alternating with 1dc look like.|
|Side view of 2dc with 1dc followed by 1dc|
Continue with a dc in next 4 stitches and then sc all around to beginning. sl st in top of 2ch.
|This is the bootie made. You can cut the yarn, hide the ends and leave it as it is or you can add a band and button on the side or add a flower as I did.|
Make the flower as shown below. (We are making a flower to ease the joining but on the shoe it will look like a diamond) 🙂
Ch 6 and sl st in first ch.
ch2 for first sc, *(hdc, dc ch3 join with slip stitch to make picot, hdc, sc)*
Repeat * to * 5 times. sl st in top of beginning ch2. cut and hide ends.
Continue joining the flower as follows.
Make 2ch and sc in each of the next 4 stitches. Join the flower with an sc. (Insert needle into next st and then into a picot of the flower, yo and pull out thread on to needle. yo again and pull yarn through like an sc.) sc in next 4 stitches, join next picot, sc in next 4 stitches, join next picot (this will be the middle of shoe), sc in next 4 sts, join next picot, sc in next 4 sts and join the 5th picot of flower, sc to the turning around heel of shoe. tighten by doing 2sctog three times. sc to end, join with sl st to 2ch in beginning. Cut yarn, hide the ends.
Done. Now, do it all over again.. for the other bootie. 🙂
Please Note: This is my very own pattern. I really worked very hard on this so please, if you share this, link back and if you make it, tell me about it. I’d love to hear about it. Happy Crocheting.