Buttercup Butterfly Booties

Baby will be ready for spring in these adorable butterfly booties featuring a Mary Jane style and butterfly accents.  Made from chunky yarn, these booties work up quickly.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3.5 (4)” sole length

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (100% Acrylic; 247 yards [226 meters]/200 grams): #141 Pink Lemonade (MC, 1 ball), #158 Turmeric (CC1, 1 ball), #178 Malachite (CC2, 1 ball)

Hook: US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Special Stitches

Bobble St: (Yo, insert hook into ring, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook.

To work an invisible join when joining sc: 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 st.

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

With MC, ch 8 (10).
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 (3) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 1 (2) ch, 5 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc in next 1 (2) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 (3) ch. (18 (22) sts)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 5 (7) sts, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next 5 (7) sts. (26 (30) sts)

Body

Rnd 1: With MC, sc in back loop only of each st around. (26 (30) sts)
Rnd 2: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) twice, sc in next 6 (7) sts, hdc2tog, (dc3tog) twice, hdc2tog, sc in next 4 (7) sts. (25 (29) sts)

Left Bootie Strap

Row 1: Turn, ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, turn. (2 sts)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, turn.

Fasten off.

Right Bootie Strap

Make invisible join.

Join MC on opposite side.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next. (2 sts)

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, turn.

Fasten off.

Butterfly

With CC1, ch 4.

Rnd 1: Join with slip st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 2: (Ch 2, bobble st, ch 2, sl st) twice in ring, (ch 1, sc, sl st) twice in ring.

Fasten off.

Wrap CC3 tightly around as seen in photos and tie at top, leaving ends as antennae.

Finishing

Sew Straps in place with butterflies on top, using photos as a guide.

Weave in ends.

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