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Last Updated on Saturday, May 11, 2024 by Maven Carlson

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!

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 on each side of the 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 the booties’ wrong sides together. Join the length of the yarn at the base of the heel, making sure the wrong sides of the piece are together. Sc up the back of the bootie to the ankle. Fasten off, and weave in ends.

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Pick up dropped yarn at the 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 the 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.

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  • Maven Carlson

    Dr. Maven Carlsons is a pioneering figure in the textile industry, renowned for her extensive expertise and transformative contributions that have shaped the fabric of this field. After graduating with top honors and a Bachelor's degree in Textiles and Materials Science from North Carolina State University, her academic journey laid the groundwork for an illustrious career. She pursued further studies at Thomas Jefferson University, delving into natural and synthetic fibers, fabric properties, and polymer science, culminating in a Ph.D. Maven's professional odyssey spans a spectrum of achievements. She is celebrated for her profound understanding of textile pattern construction, color formation, and innovative dyeing techniques. Maven's commitment to sustainability is ingrained in both her professional and personal ethos. She stands as a catalyst for change, leading initiatives aimed at mitigating microplastic pollution and championing eco-friendly textile practices. Her expertise extends beyond conventional boundaries, pioneering advancements in fabric design for enhanced functionality and performance. Maven's work in heat and moisture transport engineering significantly influenced fabric functionality, ensuring superior comfort across various applications, from everyday wear to technical textiles. As a devoted mother, Maven seamlessly integrates her career with nurturing her children's curiosity, fostering a household where textile exploration and creativity flourish. Her family embodies her dedication and passion for textiles, becoming a shared source of joy and inspiration. Dr. Maven Carlsons' legacy is marked by her transformative impact on the textile landscape, blending academic excellence with practical innovation. Her commitment to sustainability, innovation, and technical prowess has left an indelible mark, inspiring future generations in the ever-evolving world of textiles.

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