Hi there peeps!
Today I have a new pattern, a super cute pair of newborn sneakers! Adorable, cute, fun!
Now I know this idea is nothing new. In fact there are a few various styles and types and ways. Ive had a look at some and frankly, they drove me mental. Most wouldn't work and the ones that looked like they might had so many steps my mind boggled.
Im sure you guys know by now, I like simple and easy, so I sat down and worked on these little beauties. I used the basic sole from my simple sandals and went from there. I have to say, I am mighty happy with how they turned out, and how simple they are to make! I've added step by step images to help out anyone that is new to it all.
Hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing your completed piccies! Seriously, more of you need to share them on Ravelry, I really love seeing how things turn out and all the fun colours Im sure you use!
DK weight(8ply) Yarn in white for the sole and tongue, black for the stripe and a main colour.
2 stitch markers
Starting with the sole
1: Ch 10, hdc into the 3rd chain 4 times, hdc into the next 2 chains, dc into the next 4 chains, 6dc into the last chain, working on the opposite side (backs of the chains you just used) dc in the next 4 chains, hdc in the last 2, join to the first hdc. (22)
4: ch1, sc in each stitch around, back loops only, join (36)
5: Join black, ch1, sc in each stitch around, join. (36)
6: Join white, sc in the next 12 stitches, dc2tg 6 times, sc in the next 12 stitches, join. End off white and weave in ends.(30)
8: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 16 stitches, hdc2tg. (18)
11: ch1, turn, sc in all 14 stitches. End off and weave in ends. (14)
Making the tongue
1: ch5, hdc in the second chain from hook and the next 3 chains (4)
2: ch2, turn, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the last stitch. (6)
3-5: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. (6)
6: ch2, turn, hdc in the first 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the last 2 stitches (6)
7: ch1, turn, sc in the first stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, 2trc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, sc in the last. End off leaving a long tail for sewing.
With the bottom of the tongue lined up with the toe of the shoe, sew into place. I tend to sew it using the back loops of the toe row (6) so the shoe has a raised edge around the toe, but it is really up to you on how you attach it.
I told you it was easy, didn't I! Now you just need to make a second one! Hope you guys have as much fun with these as I did.