Winter Wonderland Ankle Booties

The booties each feature a flipped over cuff, with a tiny snowflake as a frosty embellishment. These tiny booties were created to give a snug fit, resulting in a comfort and cozy fit for the little one.

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 Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% Merino Wool; 115 yards [105 meters]/50 grams): 081 Sea Greem (color A), 1 (1) ball; 002 Ecru (color B), 1 (1) ball.

Hook: US size C/2 (3.0 mm); US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

magic ring

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

hdc – half double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)

Insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over, and pull back through that stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over, and pull back through that stitch (3 loops on hook).

Yarn over, and pull through all the loops on your hook.

dc2tog (double crochet 2 together)

Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull back through that stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook). Yarn over, insert your hook into the next st. Yarn over and pull back through that stitch (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook). Yarn over, pull through last 3 loops.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from bottom to top. The Cuff section of this pattern is worked in the row from bottom to top.

Pattern

Sole (make 2)

With larger hook and 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, 1 hdc in next st) twice, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st) 5 times, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st) 3 times, 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, sc in the same st through the backloop only, continue working sts in this rnd and in the backloop only, sc in next 45 (49) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 46 (50) sts.

Rnds 2-3 (4): 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 4 (5): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 14 (16) sts, (sc2tog) 9 times, sc in next 14 (16) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 37 (41) sts.

Rnd 5 (6): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 12 (14) sts, (sc2tog, sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 10 (12) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 32 (36) sts.

Rnd 6 (7): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 12 (14) sts, sc2tog, (dc2tog) 3 times, sc2tog, sc in next 10 (12) sts. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 27 (31) sts.

Rnds 7 (8)-11 (13): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in every st around. Do not sl st in first sc of this rnd.

Rnds 12 (14):  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.

Cuff

Right Bootie

Row 1: Attach Color A to 24th (28th) st of Rnd 11 (13) of Top of Shoe. Turn work, working from the inside of the bootie. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts. Turn work – 27 (31) sts.

Rows 2-3 (4): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts. Turn work.

Row 4 (5): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 23 (27) sts, sc2tog. Turn work – 25 (29) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Bootie Border

Rnd 1: Attach Color B to 24th (28th) st of Rnd 11 (13) of Top of Shoe. Turn work, working from the inside of the bootie. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in every st around the edge of the cuff (2 sts in the corners), sl st in first st of this rnd – 36 (42) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Bootie

Row 1: Attach Color A to 8th (10th) st of Rnd 11 (13) of Top of Shoe. Turn work, working from the inside of the bootie. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts. Turn work – 27 (31) sts.

Rows 2-3 (4): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 (30) sts. Turn work.

Row 4 (5): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 23 (27) sts, sc2tog. Turn work – 25 (29) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Bootie Border

Rnd 1: Attach Color B to 8th (10th) st of Rnd 11 (13) of Top of Shoe. Turn work, working from the inside of the bootie. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in every st around the edge of the cuff (2 sts in the corners), sl st in first st of this rnd – 36 (42) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Snowflake

With smaller hook and Color B, create a magic circle.

Rnd 1: *Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in 3rd and 4th ch, sl st in magic circle; rep from * 5 more times.

Finishing

Fold over cuff so that the cuff is featured on the outside of the bootie. Sew 1 snowflake onto each cuff, towards the front of the cuff.

Weave in all ends.

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