I hope you have enjoyed this set as much as I have enjoyed making it! I really love that I got to see my little man modeling it before he grows too big. These boys are growing way too fast. Before I know it they will be teenagers (and then we will be broke feeding all four of them! Ha!) and then out on their own. I’m treasuring every minute I can, even when I am beyond exhausted… well, at least trying to. Let’s face it, parenting is hard. But it’s so worth it. <3
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (100% Acrylic; 251 yards [230 meters]/142 grams): 125 Mammoth Cave, 1 skein
Hook: US size F/5 (4.0mm); US size I/9 (5.5mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-3 (3-6) months, 3 (3 1/2)” sole length
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with smaller hook; 18 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with larger hook
Blo (back loop only): Work in the back loop of the stitches indicated.
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.
With smaller hook, ch 8 (10).
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 (3) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 1 (2) sts, 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 1 (2) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 (3) sts – 20 (24) sts.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 6 (8) sts, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next 6 (8) sts – 28 (32) sts.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 6 (8) sts, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 6 (8) sts – 36 (40) sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice more, sc to end, join with sl st – 39 (43) sts.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in blo of each st.
Rnd 2: Sc in next 19 (21) sts, (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 4 (6) sts – 35 (39) sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (10) sts, (sc in next st, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 4 (6) sts – 29 (33) sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 6 (8) sts, hdc2tog blo, (dc3tog blo) twice, hdc2tog blo, sc in next 4 (6) sts – 21 (25) sts.
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sc2tog next ch and first st of next round – 4 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 3 sts, sc2tog blo last st and 2nd st of next round (sk 1 st).
Rep Rows 2-3 around.
Sew seam. Weave in ends. Cut 8 small felt triangles for claws. Sew 4 claws to each bootie.
That’s it! These are super easy and make such cute gifts. I hope you will make this set for a little one in your life!