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Friday, December 31, 2010

Cushy warm booties

I sat and did these in a day's time (though I was distracted by three grandkids). They're very warm and cushy.
My granddaughter Kadi insisted on modeling them, although they're way to big for her.











Materials:

Bernat Baby Blanket, 2 balls, any color.
Crochet hook size K

Gauge: 4 sc= 1"

Note: I have no idea how to write for different sizes, but the way this pattern is written, it should be easily adjusted up or down for larger or smaller feet. I wear a size 8-1/2W shoe, so the pattern as written will fit a fairly large foot. If adjusted up or down, keep the number of stitches worked at an even number.

Note: You decide which side looks best, and that will be your right side. When you go to crochet bootie together, you will need to fold it so the right side is to the inside, then turn it right side out when finished,

Yarn substitutions: Since this is a very thick velour yarn, any comparably thick velour yarn should do nicely. You may also try holding several strands of WW yarn together, at least three strands. I may try that just to see and let you know. The yarn weight for Bernat Baby Blanket is 6, so use that as a guide.

Instructions:

Note: Ch 1 to turn all rows.

Dec: Insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a lp, insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a lp, YO and pull through all three lps on hook.

Sole:

Ch 55

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. 54 sc.

Next three rows: Sc in each sc across.

Shape instep:

Sc in first 22 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 22 sc. 50 sc.

Sc in first 20 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 20 sc. 46 sc.

Sc in first 18 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, rep dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 18 sc. 42 sc

Sc in first 18 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 18 sc. 40 sc.

Sc in first 17 sc, work a dec over next 2  sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 17 sc. 38 sc

Sc in first 16 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 16 sc. 36 sc

Sc in first 15 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 15 sc. 34 sc

Sc in first 14 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 14 sc. 32 sc

Sc in first 13 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, work a dec over next 2 sc, sc in last 13 sc. 30 sc

Cuff:

Work 10 rows of sc. Do not cut yarn.

Finishing:

Fold bootie in half, right sides together. Crocheting through both thicknesses, slst bootie together down the back seam and across bottom. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Tip: Try to catch only one strand of yarn when crocheting bootie together to minimize the thickness of the seam.

Tip: It's really aggravating when you're crocheting the back seam together, if you find it too frustrating, try using a smaller hook to pull up a strand, then stick your working hook into it. Once you get to the bottom, it's much easier to crochet through the unused loops of the beginning chain.

Abbreviations:

ch: Chain
sc: Single crochet
dec: decrease
rep: repeat
YO: yarn over
lp/lps: loop/loops
slst: slip stitch.

1 comment:

Mollie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I just love that yarn and never thought to use it for slippers. I wear and 8 1/2 wide too so this should be a perfect fit.