Cutie Pie Booties »
InstructionsIt helps booties stay on if they have an ankle ribbon, so work a row of yarn-over holes in the last cuff row. I made the ties by making a crochet chain long enough to go around the ankle and make a bow. Stitch your tie into the back seam when you sew up the booties sow it can't get lost or pulled out by the baby.
As you can see, I didn't use the fluffy yarn, and worked a 1:1 rib cuff ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Traditional, Funky
1 ball 8 ply/DK pure wool - formerly cream, but I hand-dyed it with food colouring; 1 pair 4mm needles, needle to sew up; iced and boiling water for felting
What was your inspiration?
I was playing with hand-dying self-striping yarn and was anticipating a winter baby, so I wanted really warm booties.
What are you most proud of?
I mixed my own colours and managed to make the booties match the embroidery on a dress I had made.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When looking for a pattern for your projects, don't worry if you can't find a perfect one - think about what the essential features are - I wanted a simple cuffed bootie pattern with mostly stocking stitch in a newborn size that would suit my 8ply yarn. The fact it had cuffs I didn't like wasn't a big deal.