At last, after a long, busy summer, I have a new pattern for you! I had made some sweet baby booties this spring, and they inspired me to create a different pattern using the same sole of the shoe. This pattern uses a 6-petaled flower as the top, and they turned out super-cute!
Finished size: Newborn to 6 months.
I Love This Cotton Yarn (Hobby Lobby)
3.75 MM Hook
Rnd 1: Ch 15, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 10 chs, 4 dc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in each of the next 10 chs, join in top of beg ch. (26 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), dc in each of the next 11 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (32 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch-3, dc in each of next 13 dc, [2dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (37dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc throughout), working in back loops for this round only, hdc in each st around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2, fasten off.
Rnd 1: Start with a magic circle, with 6 sc in circle. Join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 12 times (18 sc)
Rnd 4: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 18 times (24 sc)
Skip 1 sc [sl st in next sc, skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 1 sc] 6 times. Join with a sl st to the last st of previous round.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Set flower on top of sole so that one petal is centered over the toe. Thread the same color yarn through a tapestry needle and folding the petals over the outer edge of the sole, sew 5 petals of the flower to the sole creating the top of the shoe. Be sure to sew it very securely, particularly the edges (*).
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