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How To Make Baby Booties?

How To Make Baby Booties?

Worked using just chain and double crochet stitches, these delicate baby shoes are an ideal way to learn how to increase and decrease stitches. The shaping is created by working twice into one stitch for the increases and simply missing the necessary stitches for the decreases.

Size: Finished shoe measures 10cm (4in) from toe to heel.

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You Will Need For To Make Baby Booties

  • 1 x 50g (2oz) ball of Coats Musica 5 crochet cotton.
  • 1,75mm crochet hook.
  • 1m (1 yd) of narrow ribbon.

Tension

32 sts and 38 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over double crochet fabric using 1.75mm hook. Shoe (Worked in one piece, starting at heel edge of sole) Sole. Using 1.75mm hook, make 7 ch.

1st row (RS): 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch to end, turn. 6 sts.

2nd row: 1 ch (does not count as st), 2 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, 2 dc into last dc, turn. 8 sts.

3rd row: 1 ch (does not of count as st), 2 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each of next 6 dc, 2 dc into last dc,

turn. 10 sts.

4th row: 1 ch (does W0f count as st), 1 dc into first dc, 1 dc intoeach dc to end, turn.Last 4 rows set double crochet fabric, with increased sts at both ends of 2nd and 3rd row. Cont as now set, ıncluding one st atboth ends of 7th, 13th and 21strows. 16 sts. Work 12 rows without shaping Now dec one st at both ends of next row. 14 sts. Work one row.

Dec one st at both ends of next 3 rows. 8 sts. This completes sole section. Shape upper Including one st at both ends of next 7 rows and foil 4 alt rows. 32 sts.

Shape first side 54th row (WS): 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc into first dc, 1 dc into each of next 8 dc, turn. Work on these 9 sts only for first side. Dec one st at beg of next row. 8 sts. Work one row. Including one st at end of next row. 9 sts. Work one row.

Including one st at beg of next row and at same edge of foil 2 rows. 12 sts. Including one st at both ends of next row. 14 sts.

Make buttonhole 63rd row: 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc into each of first 2 dc, 1 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into each of next 11 dc, turn.

64th row: 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc into each of first 11 dc, 1 dc Into next ch sp, 1 dc into each of last 2 dc, turn. Work one row. Including one st at beg and dec one st at end of next row. 14 sts. Work I row. Dec one st at end of next and foil 2 alt rows. 11 sts. Work 4 rows. Fasten off.

how to make baby booties

Shape front tab

Return to last complete row worked before first side, and miss first 2 dc after first side, attach yarn to next st and proceed as follows.

54th row (WS): I ch (does not count as st), I dc into dc where yarn is attached, I dc into each of next 7 dc. Turn work on these 8 sts only for front tab. Dec one st at both ends of next 2 rows. 4 st. Work 16 rows. Fasten off.

Shape second side Return to last complete row worked before first side and front tab, miss first 2 dc after front tab, Uach yarn to next st and proceed as follows:

54th row (WS): 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc into dc where yarn is attached, 1 dc into each of next 8dc, turn. Work on these 9 sts only for second side.

Now complete second side as for first side by working from * to *, reversing shaping by working it at opposite end of row to first side and making buttonhole in 63rd and 64th rows thus:

Make buttonhole 63rd row: lch (does not count as st), 1 dc into each of first 11 dc, 1 ch, miss 1 dc, 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, turn.

64th row: 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc into each of first 2 dc, 1 dc into next ch sp, 1 dc into each of last 11 dc. turn.

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Making Up

Join heel seam of sides. Matching heel seam to centre of foundation chain edge of sole, sew upper to sole. Starting and ending at end of front tab, work one row of dc along entire upper edge of shoe. Fasten off. Fold last 8 rows of front tab to inside and stitch in place. Cut ribbon into 2 equal lengths and thread each length through buttonholes and loop of front tab. Tie the two ends in a bow on top of foot. Then you  Baby Booties is ready.

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