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Crochet Baby Booties
If the infant booties are a bit too small, then these slightly larger crochet baby booties should be just right (the bottom of the foot measures 3-3/4" long). And just like their counterpart, these baby booties are quick and easy to put together.
- regular weight yarn
- 2 - 14" long 1/4" ribbon
- crochet hook - size H
- crochet hook - size G
- large-eye needle
With crochet hook H, chain 26. Switch to crochet hook G.
Row 1 - Skip 1st ch. Sc in each ch across (25 st).
Row 2 - Ch 1, turn. Sc across (25 st).
Rows 3 thru 6 - Repeat Row 2.
Row 7 - Ch 1, turn. Skip 1st sc. Sc in next 22 sc. Skip 1 sc. Sc in last st (23 st).
Row 8 - Ch 1, turn. Skip 1st sc. Sc in next 20 sc. Skip 1 sc. Sc in last st (21 st).
Row 9 - Ch 1, turn. Skip 1st sc. Sc in next 18 sc.
Row 10 - Ch 1, turn. Sc in next 16 sc.
Rows 11 thru 13 - Repeat Row 10.
Row 14 - Ch 4, turn. Skip 1st st, *dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st. Repeat from * all across the row. Dc in last st (8 spaces).
Row 15 - Turn. Ch 3, 1 dc in ch-2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next space (shell made). Repeat from *, placing a shell in each space across the row.
Repeat instructions to make a second bootie.
Fold each bootie in half and then, with yarn, sew the seam down the front, around the toe, and along the bottom of each bootie.
Weave in loose ends. Turn the booties right side out.
Turn the ruffle down.
Thread ribbon through the dc spaces along the ruffle of each bootie and tie in a bow.
As an alternative, you can put a plain finished edge on the bootie, without the ribbon. Just replace Rows 14 and 15 above with the following instructions:
Alternative Row 14 - Ch 3, dc in each st all the way across. ch 3, turn.
Alternative Row 15 - Skip 1st dc, sc in top of next dc, *ch 3, skip next dc, sc in top of next dc. Repeat from * all the way around. Tie off.
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