Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mini Gathered Flats - Crocheted Preemie Booties

Good morning everyone,

Today I have another little bootie pattern for you. This one is for bubs of 30 weeks gestation, working up with a 6cm sole and with only 5 rounds and a simple gathered tie, they are super fast to make and excellent scrap busters.

You will need:

3mm hook
dk weight (8ply) yarn in main colour
a very small amount of yarn in a contrasting colour for the gather and bow. I have used 3/4/5/8 ply successfully. You could also use ribbon.

R1: ch9, dc in the 3rd from hook twice, dc in the next 5 chains, 4dc in the end chain, Working on the opposite side of the stitches just made (into the backs o the chains) dc in the next 5 stitches, 2dc in the 1st stitch, join.
R2: ch1, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 6 stitches, 2sc in each of the next 2 stitches, join. -24
R3: ch3, dc back loop only in each stitch around, join. -24
R4: ch2, hdc in the first 7 stitches, hdc2tg 5 times, hdc in the last 7 stitches, join. -19
R5: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

Take a small length of yarn or ribbon and starting at the toe, weave it in and out of the sc stitches from R5. Pull slightly to gather the ankle opening a little and tie a bow.

Repeat a second time for the next bootie, and you are finished! 1 set from start to finish takes me about 20 minutes. Super fast!


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    1. It means you half double crochet two together (a hdc decrease) 5 times. :)

  2. Where do I join in r1. To the opposite side. Sorry new to making booties

    1. All joins are made in to the first stitch from the round you are working on :)

  3. I made a small pair today for a sweet little baby girl. Nice pattern. The picture is sweet. Where can I send it to you?

    1. Glad you liked the pattern :)
      If you use facebook, you can share the picture on my page there at https://www.facebook.com/MammaThatMakes?ref=hl

      Otherwise, feel free to email me at myshellecole@gmail.com :)

  4. Hi is there a way to downsize or upsize these really sweet booties

    1. Hi there :D The easiest way would be to simply change the hook and/or yarn sizes. A 3.5mm or 4mm hook with DK weight yarn would both yeild different larger sizes. Likewise if you changed to a fingering weight yarn or thinner, or down to a 2.5mm hook you'd get smaller sizes :)

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  5. To make a smaller size try using a larger hook size or two, makes all the difference I find when i'm trying to size items,such as I used a 6mm hook and baby sport yarn on the preemie booties and they came out a newborn to 3 months size, as in the actual pattern called for a 3mm hook used. I followed the original stitch pattern, picture will follow soon on Raverly! Happy crocheting!