Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Crochet Mini Booties Souvenir - free pattern



Mini Booties Souvenir 
by Mimi Alelis, copyright 2011

Materials
You will need only a few yards of thread for each bootie. I used Cannon cotton thread, size 8
Crochet hook: 2mm or 3/0
Safety pin or marker
Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
Optional: Magnet, or keychain attachment
Finished measurement: 1 1/4 inches in length at the sole.
(Gauge doesn't matter much for this pattern)
Special Stitches:
hdc/dc together - yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, leave the 3 loops on hook, yo, insert hook into next st, pull up loop, yo, and pull through 2 loops, yo, and pull through remaining 4 loops on hook
dc/hdc together - yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, and pull through 2 loops, leave the 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook into next st, pull up loop,  yo, and pull through all 4 loops on hook

Bootie
Rnd 1: With pink thread and 2mm hook, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and on each of 4 ch across, 4 sc in last ch, turn to opposite edge of starting ch, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in last st, sl st on the 1st sc to join. (16 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in 4 sc, hdc in next sc, 2 hdc in next, 3 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, join. (23 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the back loop only of each sc around, join (23 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in 5 sc, hdc/dc together (see explanation above) on the next 2 sc (mark this st if making the right bootie), dc in next sc, 3-dc together on the next 3 sc, dc in next sc, dc/hdc together on the next 2 sc (mark this st if making the left bootie), sc in next 5 sc, (sc together the next 2 sc) twice, join (17 sts)
Leave 10 inches tail, fasten off pink thread.
Strap and edging 
Right bootie
Working with yellow thread, insert hook at left side of bootie in 2nd sc from st marked, pull up loop, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and on each ch across, sl st on same st as the beginning; sl st in each of the next 7 sts at the front part of bootie, sc in the remaining sts of rnd 4, sl st on the same st as the beginning, sl st on next st. Leave 18 inches tail, fasten off pale yellow thread.
Left bootie
Working with yellow thread, insert hook at right side of bootie in 2nd sc from st marked, pull up loop, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and on each ch across, sl st on same st as the beginning; sc in each of the next 9 sts at the back part of bootie, sl st in the remaining sts at the front part, sl st on the same st as the beginning, sl st on next st. Leave 18 inches tail, fasten off pale yellow thread.
Bottom edging
Weave in yellow thread to the back and bottom of bootie. With top of bootie facing you, pull up thread on remaining loop from rnd 3, sl st in each loop around, weave in end.
Assembly and finishing
Weave in pink thread to where the strap should close, sew the strap in place, then weave the thread to the back and bottom of bootie. For a fridgie, cut off remaining thread, glue the bootie onto a magnet (sample used is one-inch square). For a keychain attachment, make a chain (ch 10) with the remaining thread, weave the end back into the chain, then attach the keychain ring.
Step-by-step photos are here on Ravelry.

16 comments:

  1. Ooooo! How cute are these!!! And a great gift idea too!

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  2. Sweet and beautiful. Congratulations Mimi, another of your great crochet ideas!

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  3. Thank you Debbie and Vik!!

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  4. I have been looking for something like this for a while now to make for a friend! So cute, thank you!

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  5. So cute. I will have to think of a reason to make one of these. :D (Ha ha... Like I need one, if you know me...) Thank you for sharing your cute pattern!

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  6. this is very cute ^_^ thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  7. Wow so cute and a great gift idea. Love the project and bookmarked the pattern. TFS!

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  8. hi hun what a great blog and so many great things that you have made keep up the brilliant work xxx suz

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  9. This is a beyond adorable idea! Love it!

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  10. These are perfect for a baby charity that I make things for, they could be hung on a cot in Premmie wards x

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  11. I have a friend just got her new baby, this is perfect ^^ thank you

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  12. OMG! I love it!!!! Hope my skills will be good enough. Let you know if I manage!

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  13. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is exactly the pattern I was looking for! I hot glued a first pink pair to a brooch for my parents in law and now I'm crocheting another pair for my mother. Can't wait to see her face :)

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  15. Oh my goodness...you are tremendously talented! I love these, cannot wait to make them. Thank you for sharing!

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