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Cute Little Booties

I was in-between crochet projects when the neighbours daughter gave birth to their first grand-daughter.  I had seen on Pintrest a set of booties that were consider quick and extremely easy to make, so I thought I’d whip up a couple of pairs.

Crossover Booties 1I have to say that I didn’t find the pattern very easy to follow, which seems surprising when you know that it’s a basic “T” shape, but I couldn’t understand the “ch 2” at the beginning of each row and then skipping the first SC from the previous row.  If you google “Crossover Booties for Crochet” you’ll easily find the pattern which is by Louise Mac.  I ended up ditching my efforts and searched for an alternative pattern.

I found another pattern on You Tube that used Half Double Crochet stitches, and logically the pattern made more sense to me.  This pattern is by Jayda Institches and are called Wrap-Style booties.  You can find the video here.

The second pair that I made were with 4 ply Merino yarn.  I followed the basics of the pattern, but converted it to:

Ch 41, DC 39 x 4 rows.
ST into the 4th row to start the middle section.  I can’t remember exactly which stitch I used, but I’m sure you can work it out.  Then DC 9 stitches x 7 rows.  I made some cute little flowers and stitched them on.

Crossover Booties 2

They certainly are extremely cute, and I think that you could easily adjust the pattern to make different sized booties.  And there would of course be lots of fun options for little motifs to attach to them.

Cute Bunny Booties

When I first started crocheting, I made a few blankets….nice easy pieces….which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Then I started getting more adventurous and decided to make some booties.  One of the first pairs that I made was adorable pink Bunny Booties.  The pattern was not too difficult…or so I thought.  I soon realized that one of the challenges with making booties is that you have to make two the same size….your tension, and every stitch had to be consistent.

Bunny BootteesWhilst I’m sure there was some really good learnings here, it was enough to put me off.  Below are the booties I made.  I’ve made one other pair, but have essentially hung up my ‘bootie hook’.

Of course the other irony, is after going through the pain of making these booties, no one I know has had a girl!  Everyone has been producing boys, and pink bunny booties just don’t seem right.  So now they are sitting in a drawer waiting for an owner.

I found the pattern for these here.