Designed By: Marilyn Coleman
Skill Level: Intermediate
RED HEART® “Soft Baby Steps®”: 1 ball 9700 Baby Pink OR 9505 Aqua.
Yarn needle, 2 snap sets for each pair of booties, sewing needle and thread.
With larger hook and color of choice, ch 9.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 7 dc in last ch; working on opposite side of beginning ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch; join with a slip st to first sc – 22 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, [2 dc in next sc] 3 times, dc in next 4 sts, [2 dc in next dc] 3 times, 3 dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in next 4 sts, [2 dc in next sc] 3 times; join to top of ch-3. Mark ch-3 as center back st. Fasten off.
Ch 24; join to first ch taking care not to twist ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first 10 ch, [2 sc in next ch] twice, sc in next ch, [2 sc in next ch] twice, sc in last 9 ch; join with a slip st to first sc – 28 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] twice, 3 sc in next sc, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc; join – 36 sc.
Rounds 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
NOTE: Next sc is the center back st of upper.
Round 6: With wrong sides of upper and sole together and matching each st, ch 1, slip st in each st around; join.
Ch 13, with wrong side facing, sc in 5 sc BEFORE center back st, sc in center back st and next 5 sc; turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sc, sc in each ch to end. – 24 sc. Fasten off.
With wrong side facing, attach yarn in 5th sc BEFORE center back st; ch 1, sc in same sc as joining and next 10 sc, ch 14; turn.
Next Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 12 ch, sc in each sc across – 24 sc. Fasten off.
Sew a snap set to each strap and ankle.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet;
mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);
yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat
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