Spring is finally here!! Well, at least officially. It still feels a lot like winter where I am but I am dreaming of warmer weather. These Springtime Baby Booties will get you in a spring mood, too!
Baby items are my absolute favorite things to make. Here are some reasons why: They are smaller projects that work up quickly, they make great gifts, they are so cute and they can become treasured heirlooms that are handed down. I love, love, love designing for babies and I will continue to do so even when we don’t have a baby in the house. Be sure to check out my other free designs for babies on my Crochet Blankets, Toys and Babies page. 🙂
Springtime Baby Booties
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium, 1 skein each of Frosting and Pinkie
Hook: Size F/5/3.75mm
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch markers
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3 ½ (4)” sole length
Shown in size 0-6 months.
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc
Notes: Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.
Special Techniques Used:
2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook into ch-1 space, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook into same ch-1 space, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining loops.
To work an invisible join when joining sc: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made. (Do NOT fasten off the regular way). Insert hook from right to left in 2nd st to left and pull yarn through. Insert hook from right to left in the middle of the last st made (the one you pulled the yarn through initially) and pull yarn down through the middle of this stitch. [See Video HERE!]
To work an invisible join when joining slip sts: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made. (Do NOT fasten off the regular way). Insert hook from right to left under both loops of next slip st to the left and pull yarn through. Insert hook from right to left in the center of the last slip st and pull yarn down through center of last slip st. [See Video HERE!]
SOLE (make 2 of each color)
Ch 8 (10).
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2 (3), hdc 2, dc 1 (2), 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc 1 (2), hdc 2, sc 2 (3) – 20 (24) sts.
Row 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc 6 (8), 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc 6 (8) – 28 (32) sts.
Row 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc 6 (8), repeat from * five times, sc 6 (8) – 36 (40) sts.
Row 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc to end – 39 (43) sts.
Make an invisible join. Weave in ends.
Holding 2 soles together (one of each color) with RS facing out and CC on top, join MC in any stitch, going through both soles. Sl st around edge to join soles. Make invisible join. Weave in ends.
With MC, join yarn at center heel st.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each slip st; join to first sc with slip st – 39 (43) sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc 11 (13), *sc2, sc2tog; repeat from * three more times, sc 12 (14); join to first sc with slip st – 35 (39) sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc 9 (11), *sc, sc2tog; repeat from * three more times, sc 8 (10), sc2tog, sc; join to first sc with slip st – 29 (33) sts.
Round 4: Join CC, slip st 9 (11), hdc2tog, dc3tog 2 times, hdc2tog, slip st to end.
Make invisible join. Weave in ends.
FLOWER (Make 2)
With MC, make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, (sc, ch1) four times, sc, join with slip st to 2nd ch of t-ch.
Round 2: Change to CC, slip st to first sc, *ch 3, 2 dc cluster in ch-1 space, ch 3, slip stitch in sc (one petal made); repeat from * four times for five total petals.
That’s it! I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. See you soon 🙂