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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blooming Berry Baby Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

These cute crochet baby booties are part of the "Blooming Strawberry" Baby Set, among the Blooming Strawberry Earflap Hat.

Blooming Berry Baby Booties  - Free Crochet Pattern
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The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns.


Blooming Strawberry Crochet Baby Booties

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Blooming Berry Baby Booties  - Free Crochet Pattern

Size: 0 - 6 Month baby

Gauge: for the sedge stitch: 1 group of (1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) = 1. 5 cm

Finished measurements: 
- length from toe to heel: 10 cm
- circumference around the foot: 12 cm

Materials for 2 booties:
- yarn: approx. 40 g of Anne Geddes Baby from Red Heart Yarns color Taffy (pink), small amount of Lily (white) and Spearmint (green) (UPDATE: this yarn is discontinued!)
- 3.5 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends
- 1 safety pin
- scissors

Stitches, Terms (US) and Abbreviations used:
sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

st: stitch

sk: skip

group: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) worked in same stitch

dc2tog: double crochet two together

shell: 5 dc into same st

* to *: repeat the sequence of stitches between the stars

Pattern: (Make two booties)
Work in rounds starting at the toe!
Make a magic ring.

Round 1: 8 sc into ring, join with sl st to top of first sc. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (16 sts)

Round 3: ch1, 1 sc in same st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st * repeat around ending with 2 sc into last st, join with sl st into first sc. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch1, work (1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into same st, sk 2 sts, work *(1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next st, sk 2 sts *, repeat from * to *, sl st into top of first sc. ( 8 groups)

Round 5: ch 1, work (1 sc, 1hdc, 1 dc) into same st, sk (1 hdc, 1dc), work * (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc, sk (1 hdc, 1 dc) *, repeat from * to *, sl st into top of first sc. (8 groups)

Rounds 6 - 8
: Repeat as round 5.

Start working the sides in rows:
Row 1: ch1 (count as the first sc), (1 hdc, 1 dc) into same st, * sk (1 hdc, 1dc), work (1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc) into next sc *, repeat from * to * 5 times total, sk next (1 hdc, 1 dc), work 1sc into next sc, turn. ( 6 groups)

Row 2: ch 1 (count as the first sc), work (1 hdc, 1 dc) into first st, * sk (1dc and 1 hdc), work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc*, repeat from * to * 5 times total, sk last (1dc, 1 hdc), work 1 sc into 1 ch, turn.

Rows 3 - 7: Repeat as row 2.

Heel decrease:
Row 8: ch 1 (count as the first sc), (1 hdc, 1dc) in same st, *sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc * x 2 times, sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), insert hook into next sc, pull up a loop; you have 2 loops on hook; leaving the 2 loops on hook, sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), insert hook into next sc and pull a loop; you have 3 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook - decrease made-
work (1 hdc, 1 dc) into same st as the decrease st, sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc, sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), 1 sc into 1ch. Turn.
(5 groups)
Heel decrease complete!

Row 9: ch 1 (count as the first sc), (1hdc, 1 dc) into same st, *sk next (1 dc, 1 hdc), work (1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc * x 4 times, sk next (1dc, 1 hdc), work 1 sc into 1ch.


Join the back of the heel:
Turn the bootie inside out!
Align the two sides and slip stitch across through both top loops of each side. Cut yarn. Fasten off!

Working in rounds around the foot opening:

Turn the bootie on the right side.
Round 1: Join same color yarn with sl st on top of the back seam, ch 1, 1 sc into same st (alternative: join yarn with a standing sc on top of the back seam.) Work 26 st evenly spaced around the foot opening, join with sl st into top of first sc. (27 sts total)

Round 2:
ch 1, 1 hdc in same st and 1 hdc in each st around. (27 sts)
Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.

Round 3: Join green with sl st at middle back of foot opening, work 1 hdc in same st (alternative join yarn with a standing hdc); ch1, sk 1 st, * 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, ch1, sk 1 st * repeat around ending with 1 dc into last st, join with sl st into top of first hdc. (This round will form the holes to insert the ties through.)

Round 4
: ch 1, * work a shell of 5 dc into next ch1 space, sl st in between the next 2 dc sts *, repeat around.
Cut yarn, fasten off.

The Ties: Ch 85, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 sl st in each remaining ch. Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Flower Pattern:
Magic ring. You will work all the petals directly into the magic ring.
* Ch3, work dc2tog, ch 3, sl st into ring *, repeat from * to * 5 times for 5 petals. Cut yarn. Fasten off. Pull yarn end to close the magic ring. You should have a small hole in the center of the flower needed to insert the tie through it.
Weave in the ends.
With the help of the safety pin, insert the tie through the spaces around the foot opening of the booties; then insert the flower on the tie end and make a tight small knot. (This will be the flower center!) See the photo collage below! Stitch the flower secure in place!
Blooming Berry Baby Booties  - Free Crochet Pattern

The matching Blooming Strawberry Baby Earflap Hat can be found HERE!

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