Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Arianna Baby Cuffed Booties



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Difficulty:  Advanced Beginner 

Materials:  Any worsted weight  (aran/10ply/grade 4)  yarn;  I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Lavender; 4mm hook for 0-6 months; 4.5mm hook for 6-12 months;   5mm hook for 12-18 months (adjust hook size if you need to according to whether you crochet tightly or loosely); Yarn needle for sewing in ends. 

Pattern Notes:   

(1)  Work in rounds, joining each round into beginning sc on single crochet rows, and to the 2nd chain of beginning ch 2 on hdc rows. 

(2)  Beginning Ch2 on hdc rows counts as 1 hdc.  When the pattern says to ch2 and then hdc in same st, it means to ch2 and then hdc into the *same chain in which you joined the prev row*.  The next hdc  will be placed in the stitch directly to the left. 

(3 Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end. 

Gauge is not important with these booties, as the drawstring tightens them around the ankles so they don’t slip off.  However for reference, the gauge working with a 4mm hook in single crochet = 16 sts and 20 rows to 4". 

Work both booties the same.   

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; beg = beginning; st/s = stitch/stitches; ch = chain; hdc2tog = half double 2 stitches together; blo = black loop only; fphdc = front post half double crochet; bphdc = back post half double crochetrep = repeat; sl st = slip stitch. 

Sizes:  0-6 months (11 x 6 cm approx.); 6-12 months (12.5 x 6.5 cm approx); 12-18months (14 x 7 cm approx). 

Pattern: 

Row 1:  Chain 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, and next 7  sc in last chain.  Working on other side of the chainsc in next 7 sts; 2 sc in last st join to beg sc. (20) 

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts,   sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 3:  Ch 2 (Counts as 1 hdc)hdc in same st2hdc in next st; hdc in next 9 sts2hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in last sts, join to beg ch2. (36) 

Row 4:  Ch 2hdc in same st2 hdc in next sthdc in next 31sts, hdc in last stssl st to beg ch2.  (39) 

Row 5:  Ch 1sc in next st and every stitch around in blo sl st to beg sc. (39). 

Row 6:  Ch 1sc in same stsc in next 12, sc2tog 7 times, sc in next 12 stssl st to beg sc. (32) 

Row 7:  Ch1, Sc in same st and every st around; sl st to beg sc. (32) 

Row 8:  Ch1, sc in same st and in next 11 sts; hdc2tog 5 times; sc in next 10 sts, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 9:  Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and every stitch around. Sl st to beg sc.  (27) 

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*You can stop here if you wish to simply make a low bootie, or carry on to make the cuff. 

To make the Cuff:  

Row 10:  Ch1, sc in same stsc in next 1stshdc in next 6 stssc in next 9 sts, join to beg sc. (27) 

Row 11:  Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc); hdc in next 13 sts; dc in next 6 stshdc in next 7 stssl to beg ch2. (27) 

Row 12:  Ch2, *fphdc in next stbphdc in next st*; rep from * to * to end sl st to beg ch2. (27) 

Rows 13 to 17: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 18:  Ch1, reverse sc around, fasten off and tidy up ends. 

Roll down top of bootie, or leave up, whichever you prefer depending on the time of year.  You can use a ribbon to tie the booties, you can leave them untied, or you can make a simple chain stitch tie as follows: 

Make a chain of 75 sts; fasten off, tidy in the ends, and thread it through at the base of the ribbing.  Tie in a bow in the front and your bootie is done!   

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