Saturday, March 1, 2014

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



top down one piece crochet
Another free crochet pattern from Cats-Rockin-Crochet
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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.
To fit: Newborn
NEW SIZE ADDITION!
For 3 months + size see pattern directions below newborn pattern
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




 

 Pattern Instructions for 3 month + size
To Begin, ch 24 loosely, sl st into 1st chain to form a ring (24 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 (24 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 (24 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 10 dc, work a dc dec over the next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 10 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 (37 dc)
Row 5, work 1 dc in same space as ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 16 dc, work a dc dec over the next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 17 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, (37 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 36 dc, sl st into the 1st dc of this round (37 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 14 dc, work a dc dec over next 3 dc, work 1 dc in each of next 14 dc, work a dc dec over the last 2 st’s, sl st st into the top of the 1st dc of this round (32 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 11 dc, work a hdc dec over next 3 dc, work 1 hdc in each of next 12 dc, work a hdc dec over the last 2 st’s, sl st st into the top of the 1 st of this round (27 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



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


6 comments:

Rene said...

I crochet for Aubrey's Angels Charity Crochet. I saw your cute little bootie and just had to share your page with our group. Right now we are doing a "Bootie Challenge" collecting booties and slippers from micro-preemie to adult that we donate to hospitals and crisis centers. Wanted to let you know your pattern will be on the cute little feet of many adorable babies! Thank you!

Dorothy said...

Looks like a great pattern. I make for charity and will certainly be trying this. Many thanks for the pattern. xox

Cathy Wood said...

You are a saint Dorothy and I am glad to share it :)

Cathy Wood said...

Rene, you are another saint, bless you all.

Anonymous said...

thank you Cathy...I will make these "Boots Start Walking" yet
BUNNY

Cathy Wood said...

Go Bunny! and you are welcome :)