Monday, April 20, 2009

Top Down Baby Booties

I was looking at baby booties this weekend to make for my pen pal's new baby. I found some I liked but wanted to try my own. I hope this pattern makes sense because I wrote it after I made the booties.

my booties

Red Heart Baby Yarn
size 'G' hook

ribbon for ties-optional

Abbreviations used:
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
sl st- Slip stitch
Hdc- Half double crochet
Rnd- round
Rpt- repeat

*Note- always join rounds by sl st to first st.

Ch 25 and join to work in the round.
Rnd 1: ch-1 and sc in each st around. Join Ch-1
Rnd 2-4: hdc in each st around. Join Ch-1
Rnd 5: sc in same st as join, ch-1, skip next hdc, *sc in next hdc, ch-1, skip next hdc* rpt from *to* around. Join

Rnd 6: Hdc in each sc and ch-1 space around to last sc and ch-1 space sc2tog. Join Ch-1

Row 7: Hdc in next 8 sts. ch-1 TURN
Row 8-11: Hdc in each st. Ch-1 TURN
Row 12: hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog.

Rnd 13: ch-1 and work 6 hdc along the side of the instep, 17 hdc along the cuff, 6 hdc on the other side of the instep and 6 hdc in end of the instep. Join to 1st hdc. ch-1 (35 sts)
Rnd 14: Hdc in each st around. Join Ch-1
Rnd 15: Hdc in 29 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join Ch-1 (33 sts)
Rnd 16: Working in the back ridge and back loop, hdc in each st. join ch-1
Rnd 17: hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 11 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts* hdc2tog. Rpt from * to * around. Join

Fasten off with a long tail and sew the bottom seam. Weave in ends and make another one.

Ties: You can crochet a chain to weave through round 5 or you can use ribbon.

If you find in any problems or don't understand my directions please let me know.

Pictures will come soon!

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