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Crochet in a Day for Baby
Crochet in a Day for Baby is a treasury of quick and easy designs that the average crocheter can complete in 2 to 12 hours. These 20 eye-catching modern designs by Candi Jensen are perfect when you need to finish items fast (for upcoming baby showers and gift-giving, or just because your free time is limited). Some projects are presented as basic patterns with "upgrades" to enhance the design with embellishments, colorwork, or other treatments when time permits. Designs include sweaters, blankets, caps, blocks, washcloths, bibs, vests, hanger covers, mitts, booties, and more. Have fun with the projects and make them your own, because every baby is special and deserving of gifts made with love.
Ivory & Green Booties
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 6-12 months
• Worsted weight (medium) yarn,
3-1/2 oz / 100g (approx 175 yds / 156m)
• Color A: 1 skein light green; approx. 85 yds
• Color B: 1 skein ivory; approx.
• Stitch marker
• Large eye yarn needle
Size G-6 / 4mm or size to obtain gauge
14 sts = 4" / 10 cm in single crochet.
Bootie is worked in continuous rounds with RS facing at all times. Do not join rounds and do not turn at the end of rounds.
To change color, work last stitch of old color tolast yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Fasten off old color.
Bootie (make 2)
Beginning at bottom of bootie, with A, ch 13.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 8 ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 3 hdc in last ch; pivot to work across opposite side of foundation ch, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 8 ch, 2 sc in last ch—28 sts. Place marker in last stitch made to indicate end of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in last st—33 sts.
Round 3: Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in last st—39 sts.
Round 4: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around; change to B in last st.
Round 5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: Sc in next 14 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next st] 4 times, sc in last 13 sts—35 sts.
Round 7: Sc in next 13 sts, [sc2tog] 5 times, sc in last 12 sts—30 sts.
Round 8: Sc in next 12 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last 12 sts—29 sts.
Work now proceeds back and forth in rows to shape top of front of foot.
Row 9: Sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st, ch 1, TURN—17 sts (not counting sl st).
Row 10: Sk the sl st, sc in next st, [hdc2tog] twice, sc in next st, sl st in next st, ch 1, turn.—4 sts (not counting sl st).
Work now resumes in rounds.
Round 11: Sk the sl st, [hdc2tog] twice, sc evenly spaced to end of round (to marker).
Round 12: Sc in each st around. Note: Last st worked should be at back (heel) of bootie.
Cuff is worked back and forth in rows.
Row 1: Hdc in first 12 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Hdc in first 24 sts, ch 1, turn—24 sts.
Rows 3 and 4: Hdc in each of the 24 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Hdc in first 12 sts, sl st in next st and change to A, ch 1, turn.
Trim Round: Sc evenly spaced all the way around top of bootie.
Weave in ends.
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