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Knee-High Baby Booties

Designed by Vickie Howell



Knit Baby Booties free pattern

Skill Level: Beginner
Yarn Size: #4

ABBREVIATIONS

beg - beginning; BO - bind off; CO - cast on; k - knit; k2tog-knit two together; p - purl; rep - repeat; RH - right hand; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s) - stitch(es);

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION

RT (right twist) K2tog and leave on needle, k first st again, slip both sts off needle.

SIZE

Infant (3-6 months)

MATERIALS

Yarn

  • Color A: 1 skein #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, 153 yds/140 m, 3 oz/85 g
  • Color B: 1oz #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, 153 yds/140 m, 3 oz/85 g
  • (Original model made using Caron Simply Soft Party (99% acrylic/1% metallic, colors #1 Fuchsia Sparkle and #2 Snow Sparkle (B))

Tools

Boye Double-Point Knitting Needles, size 8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Boye Crochet Hook, size H/8 (5 mm)
Boye Starting Points Baby Booties
#22 tapestry needle, stitch holder, stitch markers
Sewing needle and thread
(2) size 1" coordinating buttons

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st. *Take time to check gauge.*

TWISTED RIB PATTERN

Rnds 1-2 With B, *k2, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 3 With A, *RT, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 4 K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for Twisted Rib.

DIRECTIONS (Make 2)

With A, CO 24 sts.

Rnds 1-5 *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 6 *RT, p2; rep from * around.

Beg Twisted Rib Pattern using colors as indicated and work even until piece measures 6" from beg. Knit 3 rnds. BO.

Weave in ends.

FINISHING

Use needle and thread to sew knitted leggings to suede booties.

BUTTON LOOP

With A and crochet hook, crochet a 4 1/2" chain, leaving a 6" tail. Fasten off.

Fold chain in half to create loop. Thread tail onto yarn needle; wrap tail several times around chain loop so loop opening is only large enough to go around button. Sew loop to one side of bootie front. Rep for 2nd bootie. Sew buttons under loops.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Booties are hand washable with mild detergent. Consider the yarn you used to make your slipper socks before washing. After washing and rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water. Stuff with clean paper or cloth to retain shape. Allow to air dry.



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