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Baby's First Bootees

Essential Crochet
Knit Now, Issue 10, July 2012, Beginner's Guide to Crochet
Crochet
January 2005
DK / Sport ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in single crochet using D/3 hook, or hook size required to achieve gauge
3.25 mm (D)
125 yards (114 m)
0-3 months (3 1/8 in./8 cm); 3-6 months (3 1/2 in./9 cm), 6-9 months (4 in./10 cm)

Summary: Crocheted booties decorated with a “rosebud” flower, with suede soles for protection.

Materials:

- 125 yds. sport-weight cotton yarn
- hook size D/3
- 1.25 yds. (1.25 m) satin ribbon, 1/4 in. (1 cm) wide
- tapestry needle
- size #10 sharp needle and cotton thread
- scraps of suede fabric for soles

From Essential Crochet:

There is nothing quite like a pair of tiny bootees with sweet rosebuds to prompt you to take up a hook and learn to crochet. Reminiscent of little dancing shoes, these rosebud bootees are irresistible. Made in glazed cotton and worked in single crochet with simple increases and decreases, they are finished with butter-soft suede soles, satin ribbon ties, and dainty crocheted flowers. They are a delight both to make and give.

Tip: The bootees are made in one piece, starting with the sole. Make sure to secure all motifs very carefully. Take time and care in checking for any remaining pins once the bootees are sewn together.