Friday, February 20, 2015

Hot Pink Baby Booties

Here's a basic pattern for baby booties.  Fits Newborn to 3-mons.

 Booties, no cuff.  Seed Stitch pattern & Stocknette.


Booties, cuffed.

Size 5 DPNs. Cast on 24 sts. loosely. Newborn size. For 3-mons. to 6-mons. size, use Size 7 needles.

Divide sts on 3 dpns as follows:
N1: 6 heel sts
N2: 12 instep sts
N3: 6 heel sts. Join.

Cuff Pattern:

Ribbing K2, P2. for 12 Rnds.

 Leg Pattern:  or work plain (stockinette)

Pattern:
Rnd. 1: k1, p1
Rnd. 2: k
Rnd. 3: p1, k1
Rnd. 4: k

Work in leg pattern stitch for 12 rnds. Complete sts on N2. Stop. 3” total from the cast on edge.

Heel Flap with Heel Stitch:


Slip N3 sts onto N1. 12 sts
With RS facing,work back and forth as follows:
Rw 1: Sl 1 purlwise, k1. Repeat from to end.
Rw 2: Sl 1 purlwise, p to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until 10 rows are complete. 1”

SSK:  (Slip, slip, knit)  http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingglossary/g/slip-slip-knit.htm

Turn Heel:
Note: Sl 1 = slip 1 purlwise
Round Heel
Rw 1: (RS) K 7, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 2: (WS) Sl 1, p 3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Rw 3: (RS) Sl 1, k 4, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 4: (WS) Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p1. Turn.
8 sts remain.

Work 4 sts. Beg. of Round.

Heel Gusset:

With a free needle, knit remaining 4 heel sts. N1
Continuing with the same needle, pick up 5 sts along the side of the heel.
Pick up and knit a st from row below the first instep st to prevent a hole. N1: 10 sts total
With a free needle, work across 12 instep sts. N2
With free needle, pick up and knit from row below the first heel st to prevent a hole.
With same needle, pick up 5 sts along side of the heel and work across remaining heel sts. N3: 10 sts total Beg. of Round.

Shape Gusset:

Rnd 1: (Dec Rnd)
N1: Work to 3 sts from end. K2tog, k1.
N2: (Instep) Work even.
N3: K1, ssk, work to end.
Rnd 2: Work even.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until there are 24 sts remaining.

Foot:

Continue working in rnds until foot measures 2.57” from base of heel.
Complete sts on N3. Beg. of Round.

Shape Toe - (Round Toe)

Rnd 1:
N1: (Sole) Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
N2: (Instep) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
N3: (Sole) K1, ssk, complete round.
Rnd 2: Work even.
 
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 20 total sts remain. 2 rnds
Work decrease rnd only until 12 sts remain. 6 instep sts, 6 sole sts

Finishing:
Cut  yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread a yarn needle with yarn tail and thread tail through remaining sts, pulling
firmly. Weave in ends.
Work second sock.

Fell free to use this pattern.  Happy Knitting.

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