Cheery Cherry Booties

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These adorable booties are the perfect addition to any spring outfit for your little fashionista! Cute as can be, these booties are soft, sweet and make a great baby shower gift that’s guaranteed to get “oohs” and “aahs.” With contrasting soles and bright buttons, these baby shoes are both classic and modern – and sure to please!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Age 0-6 months (up to 3.5” foot length)

Gauge: 9 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% Cotton; 186 yards [170 meters]/ 100 grams): 172 Grass (A, 1 ball), 101 Pink (B, 1 ball), 142 Rose (C, 1 ball)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, two 5/8” (16 mm) buttons

Special Stitches

bphdc (back post half double crochet)

Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern does include a right and left. Instructions for the Uppers are listed by foot.

The soles are identical and made as ovals, beginning by working all the way around the foundation chain.

Pattern

Soles (make 2)

With A, ch 12.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 9 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working into bottom of ch, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in same ch as first st, join. (24 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts, join. (30 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 9 sts, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) twice, join. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, sc in next 11 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, join. (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in the next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) twice, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, join and break A, place stitch marker in last st of Rnd. (48 sts)

Upper

Right Foot

Rnd 1: With B, join to marked st of Sole from RS, ch 1, bphdc in each st around, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 12 sts, (dc2tog, dc in next st) 8 times, hdc in last 12 sts, join. (40 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 12 sts, dc2tog 8 times, hdc in last 12 sts, join. (32 sts)

Rnd 5 (final edging and strap): Ch 1, sc in first 11 sts, ch 12, skip 4 chs closest to hook, sc in rem 8 chs, sc in last 21 sts, join and break B.

Upper

Left Foot

Rnd 1: With B, join to marked st of Sole from RS, ch 1, bphdc in each st around, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join. (48 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 12 sts, (dc in next st, dc2tog) 8 times, hdc in last 12 sts, join. (40 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 12 sts, dc2tog 8 times, hdc in last 12 sts, join. (32 sts)

Rnd 5 (final edging and strap): Ch 1, sc in first 23 sts, ch 12, skip 4 chs closest to hook, sc in rem 8 chs, sc in last 9 sts, join and break B.

Cherry Appliques

Stems (make 2)

With A, ch 9, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 5, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 chs, ch 3, break yarn leaving long tail for sewing.

Cherries (make 4)

With C, make a magic circle, ch 1, work 6 sc in the ring, join and break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Step 1: Sew Stems to shoes as shown, using the long tail left at the end.

Step 2: Sew a pair of Cherries to each shoe as shown, using the long tail left on each.

Step 3: Sew a button to each shoe as shown, using color of choice (B shown).

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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