Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Amazing Top Down, No Sew, 8 Row, Bootie Pattern






Introduction: The bootie is made from the cuff down and in the round, then onto a flat row for a bit of shaping, then back into the round to shape it all off. If you can do the stitches explained you can make this and if you want a super quick and easy bootie pattern, this is for you!

The idea behind this pattern was to create a functional bootie that would be quick and easy to make. I am hoping that this pattern will not only reach the beginner, but the many of thousands whom crochet for charity. I am a strong believer in the “Pay It Forward” motto and this is my way of helping those who help others.


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To fit: Newborn
Materials list:
Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 20 gm’s US DK/Medium
Sewing needle, optional
Small amount of ribbon, optional
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner
Tension: medium
Time: approx 1hour
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Dec = decrease
Hdc decrease over 2 st’s = yo hook, insert hook into the 1st st and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook),  yo over hook, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Hdc decrease over 3 st’s = yo hook, insert hook into the 1st st and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo over hook, pull through all 4 loops on hook
Dc decrease over 2 st’s = yo hook, insert hook into the 1st st and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook),  yo over hook, pull through 3 loops on hook, yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook
Dc decrease over 3 st’s = yo hook, insert hook into the 1st st and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo over hook, pull through 4 loops on hook, yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook
Please note! The beginning ch 2 of every rnd is not counted as a st.
To Begin, ch 20 loosely, sl st into 1st chain to form a ring (20 ch)
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each ch to end, to join sl st into the top of the 1 st dc of this round (20 dc)
Row 2, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each dc to end, to join sl st into the top of the 1 st of this round (20 dc)
Row 3, repeat row 2
 Row 4, ch 10, work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, work 1 dc in next 7 ch, skip the dc that has the 10 ch coming out of it and work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, work a dc dec over the next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 8 dc, now working on the opposite side of the ch 10, work 1 dc in each of the next 8 ch spaces, ch 2 and turn (33 dc)

Row 5, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, work a dc dec over the next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, ch 2, do not turn, please have the end of the toe section facing up, work 1 dc into each end of the 2 center rows of the toe, skip the ch 2, sl st into the next dc, (33 dc)
 Next row you will work every dc into the front loops only
Row 6, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 32 dc, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (33 dc)

Row 7, ch 2 and turn, work a dc dec over the first 2 dc, dc dec over the 3rd and 4th dc, work 1 dc in each of next 13 dc, work a dc dec over next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, work a dc dec over the last 2 st’s, sl st st into the top of the 1st dc of this round (28 dc)
 Row 8, ch 1, do not turn, work a hdc dec over the first 2 dc, hdc dec over the 3rd and 4th dc, work 1 hdc in each of next 10 dc, work a hdc dec over next 3 dc, work 1 hdc in each of next 9 dc, work a hdc dec over the last 2 st’s, sl st st into the top of the 1 st of this round (23 hdc)

To join sole seam, fold bootie in half and sl st together by using only 1 loop of the top st and 1 loop of the bottom st, break off yarn leaving a long tail, now you can turn your bootie inside out and sl st those loose ends in, or you can bring out the sewing needle and sew in the ends

The picture below shows the loops of the top and bottom st








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Free CrochetPattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
 2014.
You can sell your items made from this pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

1 comment:

Bev Curd said...

I live in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Our local charity hospital has a lot of baby hats donated but I've never heard of anyone donating crocheted booties. So this is a perfect pattern for me to try and then donate them to the hospital. Thank you Cathy for all you do! You've been an inspiration to me.
Fondly,
Bev Curd