A Big Special Thanks to Linda
for encouraging me to get my pattern to you!
And a Big Special Thanks to Gerry
for rewriting my pattern so that it's understandable!
Materials Soft Baby sport yarn Size E Hook 2" Bootie Soft worsted yarn G hook 3inch bootieFor Newborn size @ 3.5", Read Beth's revision of my pattern below mine. Thanx Beth for taking the time to make it easier for our crafting friends to help the lil babies.
Toe Chain 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring Note: ch 3 at beginning of a row always counts as 1 DC Row 1: Ch 3, 11 DC in ring, Join with sl st in top of the ch 3. ( 12 DC ) Row 2: Ch 3, DC in each st around, Join as before Row 3: Repeat Row 2 Instep Row 1: ch 3, turn 1 DC in next 10 DC (11 DC) Row 2: ch 3, turn, 1 DC in next 9 DC and in top of Turning ch of previous row (11DC) Row 3: Repeat Row 2 Leg Row 1: Working down side of last 3 rounds,ch 3, 5 DC evenly spaced down first side, 1 DC in unworked st of round 3 of toe, 5DC up other side of bootie and 1 DC in top of ch 3 of row 3 of instep ( 13 DC ) Row 2: Ch 3, turn,1 DC in each st ( 13 DC ) Row 3: Repeat row 2 Row 4: (Change color here if you want to, for the top ruffle) Ch 1,turn,1 sc in 1st st,*ch3 , sc in next st, Repeat from * to end End off leaving long enough yarn to sew back together or use Velcro dots to close as some babies have needles in their heels and this makes it easier for the nurses
WW yarn (I'm using white Simply Soft, with bits of red and navy for top ruffle and ties) Size G hook Chain 4, sl st to make a ring. Rnd1: Ch3, work 14 dc into the ring (15 sts), join to top of ch3 w/sl st. Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in each st around. Rnds 3-4: Repeat round 2. Instep: Row 1: Ch3, turn, dc in next 13 sts (14 sts). Row 2: Ch3, turn, dc in each st and top of ch3. Rows 3-4: Repeat row 2. Leg: Working down side of instep rows, ch3, 5 dc evenly spaced along rows, dc in st next to unworked st of toe rounds, dc in unworked st, dc in st just the other side of unworked round st, 5 dc evenly spaced along rows, dc in top of turn ch (15 sts). Row 2: Ch3, turn, dc in each st and top of turn chain. Rows 3-4: Repeat row 2. End off white with enough to use for sewing. Row 5: (change colors; I used red): Ch1, turn sc in 1st st, *ch3, sc in next st, repeat from * across. Using navy, chain 70, end off. Make double knots on each end of tie, snip close to knot. Weave through first row of leg to use in tying bootie closed, so it will stay on foot. Hope that helps some others to make larger sizes, too ... and thanks, Gloria, for the inspiration! Beth :-) Bethknitsallday@aol.com