Shell Baby Booties
Size: sole is about 4 inches long
Ch – chain
Ss – slip stitch
Hdc – Half double crochet
Dc – Double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Beginning chain counts as a stitch.
Ch 3, 7 HDC in 3rd ch from hook, join to top of beginning ch. (8 HDC)
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.
Ch 2, Hdc in the next 11 stitches. (12 Hdc)
Row 8 and 9:
Ch 2, turn, Hdc in each st around (12 Hdc)
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.
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)
Ch 2, HDC in each st around Join with SS to top of beginning ch 2. (16 HDC)
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)
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.
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