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Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Booties

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70225AD
Rating: ****3.9 (based on 127 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 0-6 mos, 6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)

Finished Foot Length 3 3/4 (4 3/4, 5 3/4, 6 3/4) in. (9.5 (12, 14.5, 17) cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 8, 2009)
Pattern has been edited for clarification.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Easy Booties

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


12 sc + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Bootie is crocheted in one piece: first the sole, beginning at the heel, then the sides of the Booties, the top of the foot and then the cuff.

BOOTIE (make 2)

Ch 5 (7, 9, 9).
Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 4 (6, 8, 8) sc.
Next 5 (6, 7, 9) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc - 6 (8, 10, 10) sc.
Next 4 (7, 10, 12) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Place marker in last st worked. Move marker up as work progresses.
Rnd 1:
Do not turn, work 10 (14, 18, 22) sc evenly spaced down side of sole; work 4 (6, 8, 8) sc along opposite side of foundation ch (this is the heel); work 10 (14, 18, 22) sc evenly spaced along other side of sole; work 6 (8, 10, 10) sc across to marker - 30 (42, 54, 62) sc.
Next 2 (3, 4, 5) Rnds: Working in front loops only, sc in each sc around.
Top of Foot
When working top of foot, do not ch 1 at the beginning of rows.
Row 1: Sc in next 1 (1, 2, 2) sc, sl st in next sc, turn, sk sl st, working in front loops only, sc in next 6 (8, 10, 10) sc; working in both loops, sl st in next 2 sc; leave remaining sts unworked.
Next 4 (8, 12, 14) Rows: Turn, sk first 2 sl sts, working in front loops only, sc in next 6 (8, 10, 10) sc across top of foot; working in both loops, sl st in next 2 sc along side of Bootie.
Next Row: Turn, sk first 2 sl sts, working in front loops only, sc in next 6 (8, 10, 10) sc across top of foot; working in both loops, sl st in next sc along side of Bootie.
Rnd 1:
Turn, sk first sl st, working through both loops, sc in each sc around entire Bootie opening; do not join - 18 (22, 26, 30) sc.
Note: If you would like cuff to be a little tighter, when working Rnd 2, work 3 decreases evenly spaced around as follows: draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts, yarnover and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rep last rnd until cuff measures 1 1/2 (2, 3, 4) in. (4 (5, 7.5, 10) cm). Fasten off.


Weave in ends.

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ch(s) = chain(s) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.9 (based on 127 reviews)
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I think I found the problem Reviewed by Kristal Cuthill on 2015-01-19 ***
I've seen a lot of comments from very experienced crocheters who had problems with this pattern. I also did the first time through the top of the foot, and I think it's a matter of the way the pattern is written. May I suggest a clarification? In the "Top of Foot" section, where it says "Next 4 (8, 12,14) Rows:....", it could be written "*Turn, sk first 2 sl sts, working in front loops only, sc in next 6 (8, 10, 10) sc across top of foot, sl st in next 2 sc along side of Bootie, working in both loops.* Repeat for each row."

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