Tootsie Fruity Baby Booties

Delicate baby booties are always in season, and these Tootsie Fruity Baby Booties are no exception! Featuring a spiral-made sole and a crochet flower button for the shoe strap, these adorable pastel booties are perfect for your summer newborn.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-6 months old; Sole Length = 9 cm

Gauge: 4 rows x 5 stitches in hdc = 1 inch

Materials

Yarn: Patons Cotton Blend (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 104 yards [95 meters]/50 grams): #03 Cream (1 ball), #06 Yellow (1 ball), #16 Apple Green (1 ball), #26 Coral (1 ball)
Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry/yarn needle

Abbreviations

Hdc: Half double crochet
Hdc2tog: Half Double Crochet 2 Together/Decrease

Pattern Notes

The sole of this bootie is crocheted as a spiral instead of the round.
The flower counts as the button for the strap.

Pattern

Sole

Using coral yarn, ch 11.
Rnd 1: 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next 8 ch. 5 hdc in the last ch. (You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.) 1 hdc in next 8 sts. 3 hdc in the last st. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (26 sts)
Rnd 2: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next 8 sts. 2 hdc in next 5 sts. 1 hdc in next 8 sts. 2 hdc in next 3 sts. Do not sl st in the 1st st of this rnd. (36 sts)
Rnd 3: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. *2 hdc in the 1st st. 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * twice. 1 hdc in next 8 sts. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * 5 times. 1 hdc in next 8 sts. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * twice. 1 hdc, 1 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Sl st in 1st stitch of this rnd. (46 sts)
Fasten off.

Top of Bootie

Rnd 1: Attach coral yarn right in the middle of the heel. Ch 1, 1 hdc in same stitch, but only through the back loop. (Continue crocheting the sts in this rnd only in the back loop.) 1 hdc in next 45 sts. Sl st in first sts. (46 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 hdc in 1st st. 1 hdc2tog. 1 hdc in next 40 sts. 1 hdc2tog. 1 hdc in next st. Sl st in 1st st. (44 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st. 1 hdc in next 12 sts. *1 hdc2tog. 1 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from the * 6 times. 1 hdc in next 13 sts. Sl st in 1st st. (38 sts)
Rnd 4: Change yarn color to apple green. Ch 1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 10 sts. 8 hdc2tog. 1 sc in  next 11 sts. Sl st in 1st st. (30 sts)
Fasten off.

Bootie Straps

Right Strap

Attach apple green yarn to the 10th st of Rnd 4.
Rows 1-10: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work.
Row 11: To create the button hole, ch 7, and sl st in next st. Turn your work. 9 sc in chain loop. Sl st down into the loop.
Fasten off.

Left Strap

Attach apple green yarn to the 21st st of  ‘Rnd 4’.
Rows 1-10: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next st. Turn your work.
Row 11: To create the button hole, ch 7, and sl st in next st. Turn your work. 9 sc in chain loop. Sl st down into the loop.
Fasten off.

Daisy

Rnd 1: Using yellow yarn, ch 2. 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in 1st sc. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: Change yarn color to white. *Ch 1. 1 dc in the same st. Ch 1, and sl st in next st. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 10 petals now.

Finishing

Sew 1 flower onto each bootie, exactly on the opposite side of the straps. Note: The flowers act as buttons, so the loop of the strap goes around the flower. yarn ball

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