Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shell Baby Booties

Shell Baby Booties

Size: sole is about 4 inches long

WW yarn

H hook

Ribbon (optional)

Stitches used:

Ch – chain

Ss – slip stitch

Hdc – Half double crochet

Dc – Double crochet

Sc – single crochet


Beginning chain counts as a stitch.

Round 1:

Ch 3, 7 HDC in 3rd ch from hook, join to top of beginning ch. (8 HDC)

Round 2:

Ch 2, Hdc in same st, 2HDC in each st around, join to top of beginning ch. (16 HDC)

Rounds 3 to 6:

Ch 2, Hdc in each st around. (16 Hdc)

Start working back and forth in rows. 4 stitches in the round will be left unworked.

Row 7:

Ch 2, Hdc in the next 11 stitches. (12 Hdc)

Row 8 and 9:

Ch 2, turn, Hdc in each st around (12 Hdc)

Row 10:

Ch2, turn, Hdc in next st, HDC 2 together 4 times, Hdc in last 2 stitches (8 HDC)

Now you will again work in rounds.

Round 11:

ch 1, turn.

You will be working along the ends of the rows just completed.

Make 6 sc evenly spaced across the ends of rows 7 to 10.

Sc in the 4 stitches left unworked from round 6, then make 6 more sc evenly spaced along the other ends of rows 7 to 10.

Join with a ss to the first sc on the other side. You will have a bootie shape with a slit in the heel. (16 sc)

Round 12:

Ch 2, HDC in each st around Join with SS to top of beginning ch 2. (16 HDC)

Round 13:

(eyelet row)

Ch 3, skip a stitch, + Hdc in next st, ch 1, Skip a stitch + repeat from + to + around , join with SS to top of beginning ch (8 ch 1 spaces)

Round 14:

SS to a ch 1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, make a 3 dc in each of the other ch 1 spaces, join with ss to top of beginning ch 3.

Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to weave down to the slit in the heel and sew it up.

Weave in ends. Thread a length of ribbon through the eyelets, or make a crocheted chain to use for a tie.

These booties can be made smaller by omitting a round, or larger by adding a round or row. They can be made taller by adding a row of sc or another shell row at the end.

Pattern is untested, except by myself. Please let me know if something is unclear, or you find a mistake.
You may sell one or two items made from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern or publish it anywhere else. Please link to the pattern if you post a picture elsewhere.

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