Simple Charity NB Booties

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Free pattern for simple newborn booties! Works up in about 20 minutes. Super quick, super simple. Change colors and buttons around for a plethora of different outcomes! Good for boys or girls.

Materials: H hook; Preferred Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn; Tapestry needle; Scissors; Measuring tape (to check gauge); (2) 5/8 buttons

(Caron Simply Soft would be comparable. To Sub Red Heart Super Saver or Caron One Pound, go down a hook size)

Skill level: Beginner1-2BCraft-2BYarn-2BCouncil-2B-2BBeginner-2BDefinition

Gauge: With H hook: 2’’ x 2’’ square = 7dc x 3rows

 A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can.  http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/

ABBREVIATIONS

 

Tips:  Ch 1, Ch 2, or Ch 3 turning chain at the beginning of the round does not count as first stitch. First stitch in the round will be in the same stitch as the turning chain.

 

Here is a video walk through on how to pick up third loops on a hdc stitch. You will need to do this for only row 3 of the heel area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEDVgAhhtpU   

 

Bootie:

Round 1: Ch1, 8hdc in mc, Join (8)

Round 2: Ch1, 2hdc in each around, join (16)

Round 3-7: Ch1, hdc in each around, join (16)

Then we begin working in rows. To do this we will drop some stitches.

Row 1:  Ch1, hdc in next 12 sts, turn (12)

Row 2: Ch1, hdc in next 12 sts, turn (12)

Pick up third loops for row 3 only.

Row 3: Ch1, hdc in next 12 sts, turn (12)

Row 4: Ch1, hdc in next 12 sts, turn (12)

Flip bootie inside out and sl st up ends to seam the bootie. FO

With contrasting color: Sl st in at any st in opening and sc around.

Skip corner sts to pull it together in those areas. FO

Strap:

Row 1: Ch3, hdc in last 2 sts, turn (2)

Row 2-7: Ch1, hdc in next 2 sts, turn (2)

Row 8: Ch3, sl st in last st, turn (1 ch3 buttonhole)

Row 9: Ch1, hdc in ch3, ch1, sl st in same st as ch3 from last round.

FO

With contrasting color: Starting at one corner, sl st around. (Do not crochet across flat foundation edge.)

FO

Sew strap to bootie

Add a 5/8 button in button hole area attached to shoe.

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