Saturday, January 17, 2009

Little Pillows Booties






Materials-
For Newborn Size:
~Baby yarn or light 3 yarn
(I used Bernat Baby Jacquards in Berries and Cream. Done per
Instructions with this yarn will be about 3 ½ inches long.)

~Size “E/3.50MM” Crochet Hook.
~Stitch Marker.
~(Optional--large eye needle to weave in yarn at end.)


For Baby Size
~Worsted Weight or Medium 4 yarn.
(I used Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White Fleck. Done per
Instructions with this yarn will be about 4 ½ inches long.)

Size “H/8-5.00MM” Crochet Hook.
~Stitch Marker.
~(Optional--large eye needle to weave in yarn at end.)



Helpful Notes
~Can also be enlarged by using a longer starting chain and adding that extra length into the row count. ~Hide beginning yarn tail by working over it. ~ *Move Stitch Marker to last stitch worked at end of each row. ~ Check through my other patterns for helpful links explaining crochet stitches.

Abbreviations-
Ch - Chain.
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet.
Dhdc - Decrease Half Double Crochet.
Yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch
(3 loops on hook). Insert yarn in next stitch, yarn over hook and pull through
Stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over hook and pull through 4 loops on hook
(you have decreased one stitch off your project.) When “twice “ is in pattern,
repeat those instructions again.

Dsc- Decrease Single Crochet.
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook.)
Insert hook in next stitch-yarn over hook and pull through stitch (3 loops on hook),
Yarn over hook and pull through 3 loops on hook.

Sl st- Slip Stitch.
Fpdc-Front Post Double Crochet.
Bpdc- Back Post Double Crochet.

Instructions-
Row One: Ch 17. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in 14 ch. Do not turn-rotate
and Hdc in the bottom of the 15 “beginning” ch.
Place stitch marker in the Hdc you just crocheted.

(the following was added on May 24 2009 to help explain the
beginning/bottom of the booties!)
Look at a pillow case opening.
Imagine that it has a zipper and you are crocheting around the edge
of the zipper with it zipped up. The Chain 17 is your closed zipper.
That hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook counts is your first hdc.
Hdc in the 14 chains on the one side of your zipper, then continue
around the "end" of your pillow case/zipper, to the opposite side of
your beginning chain for your bottom 15 hdc.
In row 2 you are crocheting all the way around that
pillow case/zipper into each of the 30 hdc's around.


Row Two: Hdc in 30 Hdc.
(Be sure you are working in the top of that 1st Hdc and not its side.)
(You are working on the Right side/Out side of the sock/bootie,
tuck work accordingly.)
(*Move stitch marker to “last stitch made” at end of each row.)

Row Three and Four: Repeat Row Two.

Row Five: Dhdc in next 2 stitches; twice. Hdc in 26 hdc.
Row Six: Dhdc in next 2 stitches; twice. Hdc in 24 Hdc.

(Next row is single crochet)
Row Seven: Dsc in next 2 st; twice. Sc in 22 st.
Row Eight: Dsc in 2 st; twice. Dc in 20 st.

Row Nine: Sl St in 1st st. Ch 2. Move stitch marker to top of ch 2.
Dc in same stitch as Chain 2 and in remaining 22 stitches.
Sl st to top of ch 2. Chain 2-move stitch marker to top of ch 2.

Row Ten: *Fpdc around 1st stitch. Bpdc around next stitch.
Repeat from * around for a total of 23 stitches. End with Fpdc.
Sl st to 1st Fpdc. (The beginning ch 2 will be un-worked.) Chain 2.
Row Eleven: Fpdc around Fpdc‘s. Bpdc around Bpdc’s.
Sl st to first Fpdc. ( 23 Fpdc‘s and Bpdc‘s)
(leave the beginning ch 2 un worked.)

Tie off leaving a yarn tail to weave into/hide in your work.

© 2009 Sandyfroglegs Designs

12 comments:

SANDRA CROCHE said...

Hi,
I went to see the news and congratulated the work is beautiful !!!!!
A great week,
Sandra Coatti kisses ........

Sandyfroglegs said...

Thank You!!
Big Smile-Sandyfroglegs

CindyCrochets said...

I gave you an award, you can pick it up at my blog.

Sandyfroglegs said...

This is for "Tiffany"(I did not want to post her open email address!)
Hi Tiffany--Thank you for the good words. I don't have a way to take step by step pictures.
But when I need help with stitches I use the links that I included in the directions for the "Baby Clam Shell Booties." Also--I joined The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). If you can find a local CGOA Chapter near by,you will make great crochet friends who will be the best teachers!!!! Hope the links help.

Jennifer said...

I am trying to make the little pillow booties. This is my first attempt at such a project, and I'm feeling frustrated. I successfully chained my seventeen and hc back across the row, but I'm not sure if I did it right. I wish the pattern had something to tell me how many stitches I should be able to count across. It looks like I have 10 stitches or so across. Then it says to hdc in 30 hdc. Am I to do three hdc in each stitch? Please help! I really want to make these for my friend and thought I'd be able to stitch them up quickly, but I'm getting very frustrated. - Jennifer

Sandyfroglegs said...

Hi Jennifer--I added to the directions. Please let me know if this helps! Thank you so much for choosing one of my designs.

Suzetta said...

I like how there is only one yarn tail to weave in and NO seaming. Thanks.
Suzetta

Mandi said...

Should Row 8 also be a SC not a DC? I wonder if it was a typo?

Sandyfroglegs said...

Mandi-sorry it took me so long to reply. I crocheted several pairs of the booties-the DC in row 8 is not a typo (doing it by the pattern, makes slipping the booties on delicate foot easy so as not to hurt the newborn feet.)
Thank you for trying my design.
Sincerly-Sandyfroglegs

naominthehome said...

I love the pattern so far! I want to make sure I do it exactly right. It each row meant to be finished off with a slip stitch, or is the bootie built up like a spiral?

Sandyfroglegs said...

naominthehome --Yes, you do not slip stitch unless asked to!! Thank you for trying my design!

naominthehome said...

Once I learned all of the stitches, these booties were so quick and easy to make! Thank you!