Elfin Baby Booties
If you have an hour to spare, you can still whip up a pair of these booties before Christmas! The pattern is easy and the optional jingle balls add just the right amount of ‘aawww’ factor. Enjoy! And happy holidays! PDF: Elfin Baby Booties.
Size: 0 to 6 months
Materials: size G hook, Vanna’s Choice in Shamrock Kelly Green, four 9mm jingle balls (optional).
Gauge: 7 sc and 7 rows = 2 ins. (The finished sole is approximately 3 1/2″ long.)
Instructions: Chain 20
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook; sc in remaining; chain 1, turn. (19 sc)
Row 2 – 7: Sc across; ch 1, turn. Place markers at each end of row 7.
Row 8: Sc across; ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Dec 1 sc each side of row; ch 1, turn. (17 sc)
Row 10 -13: Sc across; chain 1, turn. (17 sc)
Row 14: Dec 1 sc each side of row (15 sc)
Turn. Do NOT yo. Draw up a loop in each of the next 15 sc; yo, draw through all 16 loops on hook; pull snugly; chain 1. Drop your yarn.
Fold bootie wrong sides together. Join length of yarn at base of heel, making sure wrong sides of piece are together. Sc up back of bootie to ankle. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Pick up dropped yarn at toe. Holding both sides of the bootie’s fronts together, Sc up to marked rows to join, then sc around ankle opening. Slipstitch into 1st sc at ankle opening. Chain 3; DO NOT TURN; dc at base of same stitch. Dc around to front center of ankle opening; chain 3; TURN; dc around*. Fasten off and weave in ends. Fold down cuffs at ankles and attach optional 9mm jingle balls securely with yarn at their corners or * incorporate the jingle balls into the stitches at the corners as you crochet them for maximum safety.