Happy Girl Booties
Designed By: Heather Lodinsky
Skill Level: Intermediate
BOOTIES (make 2)
With larger hook and A, ch 7 (9).
Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—6 (8) sc.
Next 6 (7) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st cross, turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn—8 (10) sc.
Next 7 (10) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Round 1: Do not turn, work 14 (18) sc evenly spaced down side of sole; work 6 (8) sc across opposite side of foundation ch (this is the heel); work 14 (18) sc evenly spaced up other side of sole; sc in each st of last row; do not join, work in continuous rounds (spiral)—42 (54) sc. Place marker in last stitch made to indicate end of round. Move marker up as work progresses.
Next 3 (4) Rounds: Working in front loops only, sc in each sc around.
Top of Foot
Notes: The top of foot is worked back and forth in rows across one end of the bootie. Take care to turn when instructed. When working the top of foot, do not ch 1 at beginning of rows.
Row 1: Sc in next 1 (2) sc, slip st in next sc, TURN and leave remaining sts unworked; skip slip st, working in front loops only, sc in next 8 (10) sc; working in both loops, slip st in next 2 sc, TURN; leave remaining sts unworked.
Next 8 (12) Rows: Skip first 2 slip sts, working in front loops only, sc in next 8 (10) sc across top of foot; working in both loops, slip st in next 2 unworked sc on side of Bootie, turn.
Next Row: Skip first 2 slip sts, working in front loops only, sc in next 8 (10) sc across top of foot; working in both loops, slip st in next unworked sc on side of Bootie.
Rounds 1 and 2: Sc in each st all the way around top of Bootie, working twice around and ending at center back of Bootie. Fasten off.
With right side facing and smaller hook draw up a loop of B in last st of cuff (at center back).
Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 24 (28) more dc evenly spaced around top of cuff; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—25 (29) dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, *Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Repeat Round 2 for a total of 10 rounds of ribbing or until cuff is desired length.
Last Round: Change to larger hook, repeat Round 2. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Turn down cuff.
A and B = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; dc =
double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc
= single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work
directions in brackets the number of times
specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as
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