Baby Ballerina Slippers

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Dress baby up for a night at the Nutcracker with these simple baby ballerina slippers. Ribbons and crystal accents add a finishing touch to this precious project.

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3 ½ (4)” sole length

Shown in size 0-6 months.

Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Light (100% Acrylic; 318 yards [290 meters]/127 grams): #3724 Pinkie, 1 skein.

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Hook: US size F (3.7 5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; removable stitch markers; six 5mm stick-on crystal accents; three yards 5/8” ribbon; matching thread; sewing needle.

Pattern Notes

Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.

Pattern

Sole

Ch 10 (12).
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 (4) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 (3) ch, 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc in next 2 (3) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 3 (4) ch – 24 (28) sts.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 8 (10) sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in next 8 (10) sts – 32 (36) sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice more, sc in next 8 (10) sts; rep from * 5 times, sc in next 8 (10) sts – 40 (44) sts.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice more, sc to end – 43 (47) sts.

Body

Rnd 1: Sc in back loop only of each st around – 43 (47) sts.

Rnd 2: Sc in next 21 (23) sts, (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 6 (8) sts – 39 (43) sts.

Rnd 3: Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 9 (11) sts, (sc in next st, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 7 (9) sts – 33 (37) sts.

Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (10) sts, hdc2tog, (dc3tog) twice, hdc2tog, sc in next 5 (7) sts – 25 (29) sts.

Make invisible join: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made (DO NOT fasten off the regular way). Insert hook from right to left in 2nd st to left and pull yarn through. Insert hook from right to left in the middle of the last st made (the one you pulled the yarn through initially) and pull yarn down through the middle of this stitch.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Cut four ribbons 24” long and sew to sides of booties as seen in photos.

Use self-stick crystals to decorate sides.

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