Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sea Creature Baby Bootie

Size “G" Crochet hook.
Baby or Sport yarn
(I used Lion Brand Microspun in Turquoise.)
Large Eye needle for sewing heel.
Sew-on-eyes (or what you have on hand.)

(Chain 2 at end of each row, and turn to start next row).

Dc=Double Crochet. Sc=Single Crochet. Sl st=Slip Stitch.
Fp=Front Post Stitch. Bp=Back Post Stitch.

To Start : Leave a tail of about 8 or so inches (for sewing the heel) and Ch 16. DC in third chain from hook. DC in each
remaining chain for a total of 14 DC. Chain 2 and turn.
(this counts as Row 1)

Row 1, 2 & 3 : DC through both loops for a total of 14 DC in
each row.
Row 4: Dc in back loops only of 14 dc.
Row 5: Dc through both loops of 14 dc.
Row 6: Dc in back loops only of 14 dc.
Row 7 & 8:DC through both loops for a total of 14 DC in
each row.

This will give you a little square with two rows of ridges which are the bottom of the bootie and the place to attach the sea creature tentacles. You will end at the opposite end that you started the square. (three rows per each side, two rows for the bottoms)
Step 1--Taking care to make sure the “ridges” are on the outside of your booties-Gather toe end by inserting the hook,
into the end of each DC row & draw a loop onto the hook.--
you will have 8 loops on the hook. Draw another loop, and
pull that loop through all 8 loops on the hook. then sl st this
tight (this gathers the toe and closes it)
Sc the two top sides of bootie together with 7 Sc
(from toe to middle of top of bootie.)

Step 2- While keeping your work on your hook,
Take a large eye needle - put your yarn tail
for the heel into the needle and stitch your heel closed, tie off.
Weave in/hide your yarn end.

Row 1 & 2: *Chain 2, Dc in each stitch around the bootie
ankle opening, and Sl st closed.
Row 3: Ch 2, *Fp dc around 1st dc. Bp dc around 2nd dc.
Repeat from *around cuff of bootie.
Tie off-weave/hide yarn ends.

Sea Creature tentacles (sorry--no directions for left hand.)
With heel in right hand, Slip stitch to ridge on bottom of bootie.
Sc in same stitch. *Sc and next 3 stitches on ridge (work through
two loops for strength).
Ch 8. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch. 3 sc in next ch. Sl
St in last 3 chains. Sl st is same st on ridge.
Repeat from * around foot (At the toe-work into the end of the 2 rows where there is no ridge to attach to) so that you have
Four legs/tentacle on each side of bootie.. Sc in last stitches and
tie off at end of ridge at heel. Weave/hide yarn ends.
Sew on your eyes on each side of bootie, just below cuff.

To make these into spiders--place eyes on either side of bootie, “near toe”instead of under cuff.

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