Baby Converse by Suzanne Resaul

Baby Converse

June 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
3.0 mm
1.4 mm
11.5cm length (12 months)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Let’s face it, everyone has seen these somewhere and tried a version whether knit or crochet. A couple of 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)

21Sep2010 Swedish translation now available with thanks to Pysselkiisen.

11Nov2010 please check the comments as I have made a couple posts with some responses to questions about the pattern and making other sizes.

06Jul2011 Spanish translation now available with thanks to Duendecilla.

09Mar2013 Italian translation pdf now available in downloads.
with thanks to Mirella.

11Apr2013 Photo notes for an alternate version of the sewn on star

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.