Bev's Very EASY Newborn Booties
= stitches; ch =
chain; dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet; sc = single
crochet; sl st = slip
stitch, FP and BP = front post and back post;
Size H (5 mm) hook
1 oz of soft 4 ply worsted weight yarn. (Caron Simply Soft Yarn works great)
Bottom of bootie foot -- Ch 26
ROW 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 hdc) Ch 2 (counts as a HDC on next row), turn
ROW 2 - 3: HDC in each hdc across row (25 hdc). ch 2, turn.
ROW 4: (you can change
colors here if desired) DC
in each hdc
across row (25 dc) - do not
chain 3 at the end, just turn
5 (top of bootie) :
st in the first 5 dcs, ch 3 - in that 5th st- (counts as one dc) dc in the
same st and then in each dc across leaving 4 unworked at the end.. (17
dcs) Chain 3, turn
ROWS 6 and 7 : (change colors back) DC in each dc across the 17 sts being sure to DC into the very last stitch, ch 3 and turn (17 dcs)
ROW 8: Girls top: Sc into 1st st near hook, ch 3, sc in next st, repeat across to make a ruffle on the top.
Finish off. ~Fold
piece in half
and whip-stitch closed using yarn and big eyed needle, starting at the top
of the cuff, working all the way down, and then across sole of the foot - this is the wrong side of the
bootie. TURN booties right side
out and shape them with your hands to make them more puffy and rounded.
FOLD TOP DOWN.
click for WHIP STITCH DIRECTIONS to stitch booties shut