Crochet Baby Converse
Let’s face it, everyone has seen these somewhere and tried a version whether knit or crochet. Couple years ago, before I found Ravelry, I saw a knit pair and tried to make it in crochet. Many attempts by trial and error have led to these notes. (Many attempts that probably could have been avoided if I had found Ravelry earlier.)
I have never written a pattern before, so I don’t guarantee anything. Some of it had been scribbled down here and there, but lots was still just in my head. Someone has asked for an account of what I have done, so here goes…
Soles can be made either with or without the non-slip sole.
I do make these in many sizes, shorter/longer, thinner/fatter, smaller/taller, but after a week of trying just to explain one pair, I no longer have the brain power to explain the other sizes. Hopefully, after you’ve made one you’ll understand the process.
I have included a variation to do the black trimmed version, more like an actual shoe. Personally, I prefer the two colour version, but as I said before, didn’t want to leave anything out. And since I didn’t have a black trim one around to photograph, it became the model for most of this.
I am completely open to all comments, suggestions, and especially, corrections.
22Jun2010 added 4 photos showing my trick to pickup sts through the loop behind the back loop when it’s tight (use a sock dpn)
11Nov2010 please check the comments as I have made a couple posts with some responses to questions about the pattern and making other sizes.
09Mar2013 Italian translation pdf now available in downloads.
with thanks to Mirella.
Mar2014 May I also suggest for the beginning of the tongue section where you join new colour to the toe cap, swap out the first row of sc with slip sts to make a neater line of the new colour.