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Crocheted Booties


Crocheted Booties

ABBREVIATIONS

CC - contrast color; ch – chain; cont – continue; dc - double crochet; dc2tog - dc two together; dec – decrease; ea – each; hdc - half double crochet; inc – increase; MC - main color; Rep – repeat; rnd – round; sc - single crochet; sl st - slip stitch; tch - turning chain; tog - together

SIZES

SMALL (9") fits women’s sizes 6 - 7 ½
MEDIUM (9 ½") fits women’s sizes 8 - 8 ½
LARGE (10") fits women’s sizes 9 - 10

MATERIALS

1 pair Boye® slipper sock bottoms
Size D/3.25 mm Boye® crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
MC: 3 (4, 4) oz #4 worsted weight yarn
CC: 1(1,1) oz #4 worsted weight yarn
(Original model made using Caron Country Merino Wool Blend color #0012 Foliage and #0022 Plum Pudding)
#22 tapestry needle
Optional: Safety pins or stitch markers

GAUGE

(Note: This pattern uses a smaller hook than usual for worsted weight yarn in order to create a firm fabric.)
With D crochet hook, 19 dc = 4 inches, 5 rows = 2 inches

DIRECTIONS

Directions are given for size Small. Size Medium and Large are in ( ).

FRONT With MC and D hook, ch 27 (29, 31)
Rnd 1: Work 6 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 7 dc). (This will form top of front.) Dc in each ch to end. Work 6 dc in last ch. (This will form toe.) Work 1 dc in ea ch along other side. Join with sl st in top of ch-3. 57 (61, 65) dc in rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc into top of ch-3 on previous row, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Dc in next 22 (24, 26) sts. 2dc in next 6 sts. Dc in next 22 (24, 26) sts. Join with sl st in top of ch3. 66 (70, 74) sts in rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc into top of ch-3 on previous row, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st. Dc in next 22 (24, 26) sts. *2dc in next st, dc in next st* Rep. from * * 5 more times. Dc in next 22 (24, 26) sts. Join with sl st in top of ch-3. 75 (79, 83) sts in rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), work sc into top of ch-3 on previous row, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. Hdc in next 10 sts. Dc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* Rep. from * * 5 more times. Dc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, hdc in next 10 sts. Join with sl st in top of ch-2. 84 (88, 94) sts in rnd.
Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc), work sc into top of ch-2 on previous row, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st. Hdc in next 10 sts. Dc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, *2dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* Rep. from * * 5 more times. Dc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, hdc in next 10 sts. Join with sl st in top of ch-2. 93 (97, 103) sts in rnd. Fasten off.

BACK Ch 63 (65, 67).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc) and ea ch to end. 62 (64, 66) sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in 2nd st and in ea st to last st, dc2tog in last st and top of tch. 61 (63, 65) sts rem.
Rows 3-11: Rep Row 1. 52 (54, 56) sts rem. Fasten off.

TRIM
Row 1: With CC, beg at lower edge, 11 sc along side, 3 sc in corner, sc in ea dc across top,3 sc in corner, 11sc along other side. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, rep Row 1.

TIE
With CC, ch 76. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Use safety pin or split rings markers to mark center lower edge of Back piece. Place marked center of Back Piece over seam in center back of slipper sole. Fasten tog with safety pin or marker. Mark center of wide edge of Front piece and align with center front of sole over slipper sock sole. Fasten together with pin or marker. Approx 6 (7, 8) dc sts will overlap with back on ea side. Pin together at sides where pieces overlap.

With MC and beg at overlapped pieces, work toward toe using Running Stitch to fasten pieces to sole. If desired, use CC and Back Stitch to create shoelace pattern on slipper front and to outline sole. Fold down 1" of upper back to form collar. Insert ends of tie into ea side just below collar.



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