Winter Wisteria Booties

On those chillier evenings, these cabled ankle booties would help to keep even the tiniest tootsies warm and looking extra stylish! The booties each feature a flipped over cuff, with mini cable stitches running down the cuff.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months

Finished Sole Length 3½ (4)” / [9 (10) cm]

Shown in size 0-6 months

Gauge: 20 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Hdc

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK (100% Cotton; 201 yards [184 meters]/100 grams): 3664 Wisteria (Color A), 1 (1) ball; 3665 Ivory (Color B), 1 (1) ball.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

hdc – half double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

fpdc – front post double crochet

cable st – cable stitch

Special Stitches

Front post double crochet (Fpdc)

Yo, insert hook under the post of the next st, yo, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, draw through 2 lps on hook (2 lps on hook), yo, draw through last 2 lps on hook.

Cable stitch (Cable St)

Skip 2 sts, work fpdc in 3rd st, work 1 fpdc in 4th st. Going back to the first st skipped, fpdc in the first and 2nd skipped sts (the sections should be crossed over).

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from bottom to top.

Pattern

Sole

With Color A, ch 11 (13).

Rnd 1: Work 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 5 hdc in next st, working on the opposite side of foundation chain, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 3 hdc in last st. Do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 26 (30) sts.

Rnd 2: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, work 2 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 2 hdc in next 3 sts. Do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 36 (40) sts.

Rnd 3: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * one more, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * 4 more times, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * twice more, sl st in first st of this rnd – 46 (50) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Top of Shoe

Rnd 1: Attach Color A right in the middle of the heel, ch 1, working through the backloops only on this rnd, sc in the same st and next 45 (49) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 46 (50) sts.

Rnds 2 – 4 (5): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in every st around. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 46 (50) sts.

Rnd 5 (6): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 15 (17) sts, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times, sc in next 13 (15) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 40 (44) sts.

Rnd 6 (7): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 15 (17) sts, work 6 sc2tog, sc in next 13 (15) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 34 (38) sts.

Rnd 7 (8): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 13 (15) sts, sc2tog, work 3 dc2tog, sc2tog, sc in next 11 (13) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 29 (33) sts.

Rnds 8 (9) – 14 (17): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in every st around. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd.

Rnd 15 (18): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in every st around, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Cable Cuff

Rnd 1: Attach Color B to 3rd (4th) st of Rnd 15 (18) of Top of Shoe. Turn. Working from the inside of the bootie, ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 27 (31) sts, work 1 (2) sc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd – 30 (35) sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 0 (1) st, *Cable St over next 4 sts, sc in next 2 (3) sts; rep from * 3 more times, Cable St, sc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 29 (34) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 0 (1) st, *Fpdc around next 4 fpdc (Cable St) from 2 rnds below, sc in next 2 (3) sts; rep from * 3 more times, Fpdc around next 4 fpdc (Cable St) from 2 rnds below, sc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 29 (34) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 0 (1) st, *Cable St around next 4 fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next 2 (3) sts; rep from * 3 more times, Cable St around next 4 fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Rnds 7 – 9 (13):  Rep Rnds 3-5, 1 (2) more times, then rep Rnd 6, 0 (1) time more.

Rnd 10 (14): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 0 (1) st, *Cable St around next 4 fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next 2 (3) sts; rep from * 3 more times, Cable St around next 4 fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next st, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Fold over cabled cuff so that the cable stitch is featured on the outside of the bootie. yarn ball

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