Tuesday, May 07, 2013
EASY SEAMLESS BOOTIES
In the fall of 1960, when I was expecting my older son, I first crocheted these booties. This version is updated for today's yarns.
Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.
EASY SEAMLESS BOOTIES
0-3 months (3.5 inches):
Sports weight (3) yarn about .5 ounces
US size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight (4) yarn about 1.25 ounces
US size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker (I use a bobby pin)
- Read instructions through before beginning.
- If you want a larger bootie
you can adjust the number of stitches in your starting chain.
- Booties in the photo were crocheted with Bernat Baby Sport (0-3 month) and Red Heart Super Saver (3-6 month).
Sc2tog = Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up
loop, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over
and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Hdc2tog = (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull
up loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
Leaving about a 4 inch tail, ch 16.
Round 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook.
Hdc in remaining 14 ch. Do not turn. Working over tail for remainder of this
round, hdc in the opposite side (unworked loops) of the beginning ch. (30 sts)
Place stitch marker in the hdc you just crocheted.
Do not join, work in
continuous rounds. Move
your stitch marker up to mark the last st made of each round.
Round 2-4: Hdc in 30 hdc. (30 sts)
Round 5: Hdc2tog in next 2 stitches;
twice. Hdc in remaining sts. (28 sts)
Round 6: Hdc2tog in next 2 stitches; twice. Hdc
in remaining sts. (26 sts)
Round 7: Sc2tog in next 2 st; twice.
Sc in remaining sts. (24 sts)
Round 8: Sc2tog in 2 st; twice. Sc in remaining sts. (22 sts)
Remove stitch marker, you won’t need it until you start the next
Round 9: Slip stitch in 1st st, pull
the slip stitch tight so it almost disappears. Ch 2, dc in same stitch as slip
stitch and in remaining 21 stitches. Skip
ch2, join with a slip stitch around the first dc as if to fpdc. (22 sts)
Ch2. *Bpdc around next stitch. Fpdc
around next stitch.
Repeat from * around. Join with a slip
stitch around the ch2 as if to fpdc. (22 sts)
Repeat for second bootie.
TIES AND TASSELS:
Leaving a 5 inch tail, ch 60. Fasten off leaving a 5 inch tail.
Cut 3 pieces of yarn, each 10 inches
long. Use the tapestry needle to pull
the pieces through the end of the tie.
Tie an overhand knot as close as possible to the chains. Pull each strand of tassel individually to
tighten knot. Repeat for other end of
Repeat for second tassel.
Weave tie through round 9.