Friday, October 25, 2013
Two Tone Strap Shoes for Preemies
Good morning beautiful people! I have a little bootie pattern for you today. These are so very quick to make and use barely any yarn at all making them a wonderful scrap buster project, while at the same time helping out families that need these items. These booties will fit around 28 weeks gestation, however up or down a hook size and you can make them for 26 and 30 weeks.
3mm hook and dk weight yarn in 2 colours.
2 small buttons
With sole colour:
R1: ch10, dc in the 3rd chain from hook, dc in the next 6 chains, dc 4 times in the last chain, which will bring you to the opposite side of the chains you just worked in, dc in the next 6 stitches, dc in the last stitch and join. (18)
R2: ch2, hdc twice in the same stitch as the chain, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 5 stitches, 2hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 5 stitches, 2hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, join. (26)
R3: ch2, sc in the back loop only, each stitch around, join. (26)
End first colour, join second colour.
R4: ch2, hdc in the next 7 stitches, dc2tg (double crochet 2 together) 6 times, hdc in the last 7 stitches, join. (20)
R5: ch2, sc in the first 5 stitches, dc2tg 5 times, sc in the last 5 stitches, join. (15)
For RIGHT bootie R6: sl st in the first 5 stitches, chain 14, skip 7 chains and sl st into the 8th chain and sl st in each remaining chain, sl st back into that 5th sc and end off. Weave in all ends.
For LEFT bootie R6: ch1, TURN, sl st in the first 5 stitches, chain 14, skip 7 chains and sl st into the 8th chain and sl st in each remaining chain, sl st back into that 5th sc and end off. Weave in all ends.
Add buttons and you are done. These booties are a little fiddly to get going but after a few they are so very fast to make up and look great in any colour.