Monday, September 20, 2010

I Made it: Baby Booties, with knitting pattern


I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but when the seasons change, so do the things I want to craft. During fall and winter, I find myself knitting a lot more. When we knew that Rotten was coming, I whipped up some of these baby booties. They're still a little big, but they'll fit when it's colder. You can change the sizeof the bootie by changing the needle size.

I created the pattern myself. It's super simple, and once you get going, you can whip these up in the time it takes to watch a movie or two.

Knit bootie pattern:

On size 2 needles, cast on 44 stitches.

Rows 1-24: Knit in garter stitch
Row 25: Bind off 11 stitches, knit to end
Row 26: Bind off 11 stitches, knit to end.
Row 27-36: Knit in garter stitch
Row 37: knit two together to end. (ending with 11 stitches)
Row 38: Knit two together, knit one (ending with 6 stitches)
bind off, leaving long tail.
repeat for second bootie
Fold in half (it will be in the shape of a sock) and stitch long straight edge on side halfway down, turn inside out, stitch together to the top. Using tail, stitch around the toe area, turn inside out again and stitch to top. fold top half down, like a sock. Weave in the ends. Repeat for second bootie. All done!

2 comments:

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

Those are so cute. And Yes, the other day I got the craving to crochet again. I haven't crocheted since last winter. It must be the season.

Gale said...

Those are so cute...and it gives me an idea! You know those extra tiny, extra cute baby socks that they grow out of so fast? And that loose their pair before you can give them to another mom? Well, wouldn't they be cute on a ribbon attached with clothes pins like yours! Not QUITE as cute as yours of coarse, but still a nice little nursery decor piece or keepsake!