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Classic Crochet Baby Booties

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Classic Crochet Newborn Booties in Organic Cotton

pattern and tutorial

You will need Organic Cotton Yarn (I use Lion Brand Nature's Promise)
Satin Ribbon in Ivory
K Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
This pattern uses the following sts (stitches): ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), and a hdc (half double crochet).  You will also need to know how to sc2tog (single crochet two stitches together) and hdc2tog (half double crochet two stitches together). 
Size: Newborn
What I love about this pattern is how the ribbon is woven to create a 'drawstring' effect around tiny ankles so the booties actually stay on.  No more losing booties over the side of strollers, falling off feet in baby carriers, or getting lost under seats in the car.  Getting home with booties on both feet?  Hooray! 
1. Ch 7
2. In 2nd ch from hook, 2hdc.  Hdc in next 4 sts, 6 hdc in last chain.
Continuing back on the opposite side of the ch, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in last st.  In every row after this one you will be slip stitching to join but for this row, continue to row 3 without a sl st.  
3. 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in last 2 sts. Sl st to join. 
In the next row you will be sc'ing in the back loops only.  This creates a delineation between the 'sole' of the booties and the sides that extend up around the foot.  The sole will be facing down from this point on and you will be working upwards along the sides of the booties.
4.  Ch 1.  Working on back loops only, sc around, sl st to join. 
5. Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog 6 times, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sl st to join.  You should now start to see the toe of the booties forming.
6. Ch 1, sc 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc 1, sl st to join. 
7. Ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sl st to join.  Now the base of the booties are finished!  Tie off and use the tapestry needle to weave in tail.
Using the tapestry needle, thread on a length of satin ribbon and begin weaving the ribbon in every other stitch from the 6th row.  Once all the way around, pull so the ribbon is even and centered and tie in a bow.  You can adjust how tight or loose the ribbon is based on the little one.  And you are finished!  I love these booties and have made a set for my own baby girl.
They are a perfect baby gift for any season.  
Happy crocheting!  

**This pattern is written by me, Morgan Roberts, and all photos and text are copyrighted.  Booties made may be used for personal use or gifts, but may not be sold, nor may the photos be used without my permission.  Feel free to email me with any questions, I love hearing from you!** 

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