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Home : Patterns : Simple Garter Stitch Booties

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Garter Stitch Booties

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: 81064AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 20 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Fits most babies from birth up to 9 months.


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strip of cardboard 1 in. wide (for tassel)

Simple Garter Stitch Booties

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby


17 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit every row). 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

BOOTIES (make 2)
Cast on 24 stitches.
Work in Garter st (knit every row) for a total of 34 rows.
Next Row (shape toe): (K2tog) across row – 12 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle, then thread one at a time through all 12 sts. Pull tail to gather sts together. Knot yarn to secure. With same yarn, sew open edges of Bootie together from toe to within 2 1/2 in. (6.25 cm) of opposite end of Bootie. Fasten off.

Thread large-eyed blunt needle and sew remaining end of Booties for back seam.
For drawstring, cut two 18 in. (45.75 cm) strands of yarn. Thread one strand into large-eyed blunt needle and weave through top edge of each Bootie, beginning and ending at front of Bootie. (This will allow you to loosen and tighten top of Bootie).
Tassels (make 4)
1. Wrap a strand of yarn around cardboard 10 times.
2. Cut yarn leading from ball. Cut a 4 in. (10 cm) length of yarn, thread through top of tassel and tie tightly. Cut yarn strands at other end of tassel open and remove cardboard.

3. Cut a 6 in. (15.25 cm) length of yarn and wrap around tassel tightly several times at midpoint. Weave yarn ends into Tassel. Tie Tassels to ends of drawstring. Tie drawstring into bows.
Weave in ends.

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k2tog = knit 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 20 reviews)
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Simple Garter Stitch Booties Reviewed by M. M. Monaghan on 2013-10-20 *****
A great pattern for baby doll booties -- just fewer rows. Baby dolls (16-inch) have too few patterns and I find adjusting "preemie" patterns work well as this one does. Not sure why where are not more knitting patterns for baby dolls -- 3- and 4-year olds can manage knitted things bettern than woven.

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