Monday, January 14, 2013

Cerys Booties - Free Pattern

Hello again :D

I know, It hasn't been a week yet since my last pattern. I had a change of plans :) Instead of aiming for one a week/52 in total, Im just going to aim for 52 for the year. If I make it before the end of the year thats great, Ill just add more :)
I know people are always on the lookout for new patterns to use in their charity work, so I thought I best release them when they are ready.

Today I have ready a new bootie pattern. It looks fantastic in any colour and completed with a slightly ruffled white cuff is great for the stronger colours too, as the white offsets it enough :)

These booties will fit a baby of 20-22 weeks gestation, and feature an open heel for ease of dressing such a small one. Ive received word back from both hospitals and funeral homes saying they really like the open heeled ones the best, so Ill stick with that for the wee ones :) I have named these the Cerys booties, pronounced (s-EH-riyz) and is a Welsh name which is derived from Carys and means "love".

These booties are done in 6 rows, and use very little yarn. Excellent stash busting pattern!

3mm hook
4/5ply yarn (fingering/baby/sports weight) in main colour and white for the trim.

In main colour
1. Ch11, hdc in the second chain from hook, hdc in the next 8 chains, 3hdc in the end chain, Do not turn, working on the opposite side (back side of the chains), hdc in the next 8 chains, slst to the first stitch.

2. TURN your work, ch2, hdc in each stitch around

3. Turn, ch2, hdc in each stitch around

4. Turn, ch2, hdc in the next 4 stitches, dc2tg 6 times, hdc in the last 4 stitches. End off main colour and weave in ends.

Join white with a slst to either corner

5. ch1, sc in each stitch around, turn

6. ch2, dc in the same stitch, *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* Repeat around until you reach the end. Finish off and weave in ends.

chain 55. Weave the tie in and out of the stitches from row 5.

NOTE: If you want to use dk weight 8ply) yarn, you will need a 3.5mm hook, as a 3mm makes too stiff a bootie. The bootie will also be more 22-24week gestation in size.

NOTE: For a frillier top (nice for pink booties) make 2dc in each stitch around, rather then alternating 1dc, 2dc.

Pattern 3/52 for 2013
Images copyright Myshelle Cole, please do not use without permission.


  1. very cute, made seven pairs the other night.

  2. ty love this pattern,keep up the good work.

  3. I have made a lot of these in many colours over the past few days, with a slight change to the them that looks quite nice for boys and girls. Made in 1 solid colour, but would still look nice in two colours.

    Row 1 - 5: as per pattern
    Row 6: ch2, dc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
    Row 7: sc in first dc, *ch 2, sc in next dc * repeat till the end, finish off.

  4. I'm not very good at reading patterns so it would be a great help if the instructions had a stitch count at the end of each row. That way i would know if I am making a mistake before I get done. Like the looks of yours but mine didn't look the same.

  5. These look sooo cute, thank you so much for sharing your patterns, it's so kind of you. I havent started on them yet but really looking forward to doing so & I know my closest premature baby unit will be over the moon with them.
    Thank you so much again xx