Lacy Top Crocheted Booties

 

 

Materials

Size E Crochet Hook

Baby Sport Yarn

 

Makes bootie of 3 " length

 

Sole

Ch 16.

 

  1. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 6 chs, 1hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, 5 hd in last st (for toe), dc in next 6 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, then sc to the heel.

 

  1. 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to toe, 2 sc in each of the 5 dc around toe, sc down other side to heel. 2 sc in last st.

 

  1. Sc around to toe, 2 sc on each side of toe and 1 sc in middle st at toe. Sc around to heel.

 

Side Section

  1. Sc in back loops only around.

 

  1. Sc in both loops all around

 

  1. 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in the next, 1 sc in each around to within 4 sts from the toe. (Mark the center of the toe area as you will begin decreasing on this row.) For the decreases, you will be working on the 4 sts before the center toe area and on the 4 sts after the center toe area.

 

To decrease, pull up the front loop in the 1st st of the previous row, hold on needle, pull up loop in 2nd st in previous row, then YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on the hook. Do this 3 more times around toe area. (This forms the foot area.)

 

Continue sc down the other side to heel. Finish row with 2 sc in same st.

 

  1. Sc around to toe then decrease in the 8sts around the toe, sc down the other side to heel.

 

8 11: Repeat row 7 four more times.

 

12.    Sc in each stitch all around to heel. Join with sl st to 1st st.

 

13.    Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each st around. (This row forms the ankle area where the ties will be woven.) Join to ch 3 with sl st at end of row.

 

14.    Ch 1, sc around. Join with sl st.

 

 

Shell Pattern

15.    Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, *skip 2 st, 3 dc in same st,* repeat from * around. (To make "lacier" bootie, *skip only 1 st, 3 dc in same st* around.)

 

 

Trim

16.    Ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, ch3, skip sc, repeat around then finish off and weave in ends.

 

Ties

Ch 80. Finish off. Weave through row 13 and tie.

 

 

 

 

 

To make a Mary Jane style bootie, stop at row 10. Do row 12 and finish off. Slip st and 1 sc 2 st before decrease and ch 10. 1 hdc in the 2nd st from the hook and in each across. Join and finish off. Add a small button to opposite side and slip button through 2nd hdc from the end.