Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dorian Booties

Hello again beautiful peeps!

Another pair of booties today. I did say id be on a roll with them this week :) Once again, the name comes from a random name generator. I'm just really bad with naming things.

This little pair would be well suited for a boy, but I am sure it would work for a girl too in more feminine colours. They would also look good with the strap in a contrasting colour, or edged in a sl st in contrasting colour, or even with a contrasting sole. Lots of possibilities! Don't forget to add your finished images to Ravelry

Mine come out at around 6cm, and will suit a baby born at 30-32 weeks gestation.

You will need:

3mm hook

DK weight yarn

2 buttons

1. ch11

2hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 6 chains, dc in the next ch, dc 3 times in the end stitch, on the opposite side: dc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 6 stitches, hdc in the last (same as 1st) stitch, join

2. ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 6 stitches, dc in the next stitch, 2dc in each of the next 3 stitches, dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 6 stitches, 2hdc in the nex st, 1hdc in the last st, join

3. ch2, hdc blo around (26 stitches total) join.

4. ch2, hdc in the first 10 stitches, dc2tg 3 times, hdc in the last 10 stitches, join

5. ch1, sc in the first 9 stitches, hdc2tg, hdc, hdc2tg, sc in the last 9 stitches, join. End off.

1. Leaving a long tail for sewing: ch13, dc in the 2nd chain from hook and each ch across

2. ch2, turn, dc in each stitch across

3. ch3, sl st to the bottom of the dc below to make a loop for the button (see images below)

To add strap to bootie, position strap on desired location (mine are centered over the front edge so they partly cover the opening, partly cover the toe) and sew the inside edge to the bootie. On the outside add a button and loop the button hole over it.


  1. Adorable, as all your patterns are. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  2. Love these! What do you mean by "join" at the end of rows 1-5?

    1. Hi there Nelstar,
      Joining is ending a row, so once you finish the last stitch you then slip stitch to the very first stitch of that row to complete it. Then you are ready to start the next one. Hope that helps. :)

    2. So sorry about my typos the j' are supposed to be h's I am continuing on with testing your patter as I do allot for pattern correctness and was of understanding for myself & other elderly women whom have had strokes or ultsheumers or dimesia. That's allot of us, unfortunately we're slower but still love to crochet for babies & causes. Thank you for your becomin a designer.

  3. I am making your pattern now, but found an error on round 2 it says to jdc in last sy but I have 2 sts open to joining. I am thinking you might have meant jdc to the last st. Am I right?