Pink Camo Baby Booties and Pattern

girl's 6-12 mo pink camo booties with white bowThis is my first post here on this blog, Crochetions, which I intend to make a gallery of my crochet work along with the patterns. I will also list everything I make on my Etsy site if someone is interested in a purchase. *Just a side note: Anything I make I can make in any size and in any color/color combo. So, if anyone needs something custom just ask. I will be more than happy to oblige.*

These are booties for a girl ages 6-12 months. They were made with Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Pink Camo. The bows were made with Red Heart worsted weight white yarn. I will list the pattern here. I had to make a very small change in the pattern. I don’t know if there was a typo on the pattern (on the inside of the yarn wrapper) or what, but I had to adjust in order to make the booties symmetrical on each side where the stitches start to reduce to make the ankle area. I will list the pattern below and note the change I made to it. It is a Red Heart Yarns pattern. Please take a look at them on my Etsy site if you wish to purchase: Pink Camo Baby Booties with White Bows

BABY BOOTIES

Difficulty: Easy

Should fit most babies 6-12 months.

Foot Length: 4″

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Red Heart Super Saver yarn-1 skein *the pattern calls for 970 Dress Blues but you can use any color you prefer*

5mm/Size H Crochet Hook

Gauge- 14 stitches = 4″ in half-double-crochet *Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.*

Special Instructions:

There are some places on these booties that call for a reduction in size in order to move from the foot area to the ankle area. In order to do that, the pattern calls for this: dc2tog. Instead of using this abbreviation I will tell you to double crochet two stitches together. Here’s how it works:

1. Yarn over

2. Insert needle through the stitch and pull through. Stop.

3. Yarn over and insert needle through the stitch and pull through.

4. Yarn over and pull through all three loops.

That is how you combine more than one double crochet stitch in order to produce a reduction effect in your work. This is only one way to do it. There are many others.

PATTERN:

Chain 9

Round 1: Work 2 double crochet in the third chain from the hook.

Double crochet in the next 5 stitches.

In the last stitch work 6 double crochet all into that same stitch. *DO NOT CHAIN ONE AND TURN*

Turn your work so that you will be going around the corner and working on the other side.

Double crochet in the next 5 stitches.

Work 3 double crochet all into the next stitch.

Slip stitch into the top of the beginning chain to join.

Round 2: Chain 2

Work a half-double crochet into the same stitch as the chain 2 you just made.

Work 2 half-double crochet into the next 2 stitches.

Half-double crochet in the next 5 stitches.

Work 2 half-double crochet into the next 6 stitches.

Double crochet in the next 5 stitches.

Half-double crochet in the next 3 stitches.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 3: Chain 2.

Half-double crochet in the same stitch as the chain 2 you just made.

Work a half-double crochet in each stitch around only in the back loop.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 4: Chain 2.

Half-double crochet in the next 8 stitches.

Double crochet two stitches together 8 times. *16 stitches*

Half-double crochet in the next 9 stitches.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 5: Chain 2.

Work a half-double crochet in the next 7 stitches.

Double crochet two stitches together 4 times. *8 stitches*

Work a half-double crochet in the next 10 stitches.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 6: Chain 2.

Half-double crochet in the next 6 stitches.

*Here’s where I changed the pattern. The pattern says to double crochet 2 stitches together 2 times, but that would have made one side more reduced than the other. So I double crocheted 2 more stitches together to make it a total of 3 times.*

Double crochet 2 stitches together 3 times.

Half-double crochet in the next 11 stitches.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 7: Chain 2.

Double crochet in each stitch around.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 8: Chain 2.

Half-double crochet in each stitch around.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 9: Chain 1.

Single crochet in each stitch around.

Slip stitch to join.

Round 10: Slip stitch in each stitch around.

Fasten off.

HOW TO MAKE THE BOWS:

Chain 80.

Fasten off.

Beginning and ending at the front of the bootie, weave in one tie in and out around the bootie at Round 7. *I sort of guesstimated where Round 7 was. I don’t think you have to be precise with it. Just so it’s moderately centered vertically and horizontally.*

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