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After creating the 1 Hour Baby Scarfie Hat I just knew that I would have to create some other baby items using this yarn. With Lion Brand Scarfie yarn you can make three adult hats and still have a little left on a skein! I created a Messy Bun Hat with this skein and then the Scarfie Hat shown above and wanted some matching baby booties. I still have more left from this skein so be on the lookout for another baby item that matches these two in the near future.
I don’t know about you but I seem to go in spurts when I am making things. I used to design only sweaters for publication, but sweaters can take so long and I really wanted some quicker projects so I decided to start making scarves and cowls. Then I turned to crochet jewelry and now my obsession is baby booties. My first baby shoe design sparked my interest and I quickly made a pair of Mary Janes after that. Now here is my third baby bootie design and I can see many more in the future. I guess I need to have another baby who can wear all these… 😉
Scarfie Baby Booties
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie (acrylic/wool; 312 yards [285 meters]/150 grams): 1 skein cream/teal
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, stitch markers
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-3 months (3-6, 6-12) months, 3 1/4 (3 1/2, 4)” sole length
Shown in size newborn.
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 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:
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. [Click here for video]
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. [Click here for video]
Back loop only (blo): Work into the back loop of stitch only
SOLE (make 2)
Ch 8 (10, 12).
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2 (3, 4), hdc 2, dc 1 (2, 3), 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc 1 (2, 3), hdc 2, sc 2 (3, 4) – 20 (24, 28) sts.
Row 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc 6 (8, 10), 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc 6 (8, 10) – 28 (32, 36) sts.
Row 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc 6 (8, 10), repeat from * five times, sc 6 (8, 10) – 36 (40, 44) sts.
Row 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc to end – 39 (43, 47) sts.
Row 5: Slip st in each st around.
Make invisible join. Weave in ends.
Note: To make the sole and the body of the shoe different colors with Scarfie I worked with the white section first, then pulled the yarn out until it changed to teal and cut the yarn to start with a teal strand.
With MC, join yarn at center heel st, working in both loops of slip st from round 5 of sole.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each slip st; join to first sc with slip st – 39 (43, 47) sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc 11 (13, 15), *sc2, sc2tog; repeat from * three more times, sc 12 (14, 16); join to first sc with slip st – 35 (39, 43) sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc 9 (11, 13), *sc, sc2tog; repeat from * three more times, sc 8 (10, 12), sc2tog, sc; join to first sc with slip st – 29 (33, 37) sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc 9 (11, 13), hdc2tog blo, (dc3tog blo) twice, hdc2tog blo, sc 10 (12, 14) – 23 (27, 31) sts.
Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc 9 (11, 13), (dc2tog) twice, dc 9(11, 13) – 20 (24, 27) sts.
Make invisible join (work same as an invisible join for sc). Weave in ends.
You’re done! I really hope you are enjoying my free baby crochet projects. I am enjoying them so much!! I love designing for babies! 🙂