CHEERY COTTON BABY SHOES (crochet)

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Skill level:

Size: 3-6 mos. (3.5” sole length)

Materials:

Light sport-weight   mercerized cotton yarn:

75 yds. main color (MC)

5 yds. contrast color A (CCA) (for optional trim)

2 yds. contrast color B (CCB) (for optional trim)

(Sample shown in Stahl Wolle “Mama Mia” and Tahki “Cotton Classic”)

 

Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 24 rows = 4" in single crochet on size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook

Stitches/Terms:  back loop only (BLO), beginning (beg), chain (ch), continuing (cont), decrease (dec), double crochet (dc), each (ea), half double crochet (hdc), half double crochet two together (hdc2tog), hook (hk), increase (inc), loop (lp), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), single crochet (sc), single crochet two together (sc2tog),  slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st)

 

Pattern notes:

Shoe is worked in one piece, beginning with sole worked in rows. Stitches are picked up around sole and work proceeds in joined rounds to build sides and instep.

Optional trim is made separately and sewn to top of instep.

 

Shoe (make 2)

Sole:

Row 1 (RS): With MC, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hk & in ea ch across, turn (6 sc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn (6 sc)

Row 5 (inc row): Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (8 sc)

Rows 6-8: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn (8 sc)

Row 9 (inc row): Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn (10 sc)

Rows 10-12: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn (10 sc)

Row 13 (dec row): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn (8 sc)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn (8 sc)

Row 15 (dec row): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc to last 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last sc, turn (6 sc)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn (6 sc)

 

Shape sides and instep:

Note: From this point, work proceeds in joined rounds. Do not turn at end of rounds but continue in same direction throughout.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc across 6 sc (this is the toe end), pivot piece to work along left side; working in ends of rows, work 15 sc evenly along side of sole; pivot piece and work 6 sc across end of piece (this is the heel end); pivot piece and work 15 sc evenly along remaining side of sole, join with sl st, do not turn (42 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in back loop only (BLO) of ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn (42 sc)

Rnd 3 (dec rnd): Working in both loops again as normal, ch 1, sc in same sc, sc2tog twice (for toe dec), sc in next 17 sc, sc2tog three times (for heel dec), sc in next 14 sc, join with sl st, do not turn (37 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn (37 sc)

Rnd 5 (dec rnd): Ch 1, sc2tog twice (for toe dec), sc in ea sc around, join with sl st, do not turn (35 sc)

Rnd 6 (dec rnd): Ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc2tog (for toe dec), hdc in next 7 sc, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog twice (for heel dec), sc in next 8 sc, hdc in next 6 sc, join with sl st to top of ch-2 (32 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sl st loosely in top of rem sc around, join with sl st and fasten off, leaving 10” tail for sewing instep seam.

 

Finishing:

Turn shoe inside out.  With overcast st, sew instep seam from toe end towards center of foot for 1.25”, leaving rem 1.75” unsewn for foot opening. Weave in tails.

Turn shoe right side out.

 

Optional flower trim:

Rnd 1: With CCB, ch 4, join into ring. Ch 1, sc in ring 8 times, join with sl st, fasten off CCB.

Rnd 2: Join CCA to any sc on Rnd 1.  *Ch 3, dc in same sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around, join with sl st and fasten off, leaving 12” tail for sewing.

Finishing: Sew flower trim securely to center of instep. Weave in all tails.

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For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.

 

  
 
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