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Snowman Baby Booties

A Free Crocheted Bootie Pattern For Babies 3 Months to 1 Year

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Snowman Booties

Turn these booties into a set by making the Snowman Earflap Baby Hat as well.

© Erica Jackofsky

The Snowman Baby Booties utilize a classic crocheted bootie shape, you are likely to see several variations of this construction around. Adding or subtracting decorative elements, like this snowman applique, gives a standard design added personality.

See the Snowman Earflap Baby Hat to create a matching set.

Skill Level: Easy +

Materials
Yarn:
Knit Picks Swish Worsted [100% superwash merino; 110 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight]

Main Color: 1 (1) skein in color “Twilight”
Coordinating Color 1: 1 (1) skein in color “White”
Coordinating Color 2: 1 (1) skein in color “Black”
Coordinating Color 3: 1 (1) skein in color “Orange”

If you wish to make substitutions, look for a worsted weight acrylic or superwash wool yarn. You will need: 19 to 25 grams of your main color, 7 grams of cc1, 5 grams of cc2, and a 24” scrap piece of cc3.

Crochet Hook:
Size G/4.5mm crochet hook.
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.

Extras:
Locking stitch marker, or piece of scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
8 sc and 8 rows = 2” using size G/4.5mm hook.
Stitch gauge is more important than row gauge for this pattern.

Finished Measurements:
3.25 (4)” length

To Fit Sizes:
3-6 mo. (6-12 mo.) -- Ages are given as an estimate and should be used as a guide only.



Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
cc1 = coordinating color 1 yarn
cc2 = coordinating color 2 yarn
cc3 = coordinating color 3 yarn
ch = chain
mc = main color yarn
rep = repeat
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


Pattern Notes
Some rounds purposely skip the beginning chain stitch. This is not a pattern error. If you are more comfortable adding in the chain then feel free to do so, however, be aware that it may throw off your stitch count by 1.

Pattern is written for the smallest size with changes for the larger size in parenthesis. If only one number appears it applies to both sizes.


Snowman Bootie Pattern
Bottom of Bootie
Using mc, ch 7 (9).

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch st across, turn -- 6 (8) sc.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end, turn -- 6 (8) sc.
*Repeat this row until piece measures 3 (3.75)” from beginning.


Sides
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across row. Do not turn. Rotate work 90 degrees to the right, Work 13 (16) sc evenly spaced down long edge of piece. Rotate work 90 degrees to the right. Work 6 (8) sc along bottom edge of foundation ch. Rotate work 90 degrees to the right. Work 13 (16) sc evenly space up long edge of piece, sl st to beginning ch to close rnd -- 38 (48) sts.

Rnd 2: Sc in next 34 (44) sts, sc in next st and place ring marker on st, sc in next 3 sts, sl st to close rnd -- 38 (48) sts.

Size 6-12 month Bootie only: Repeat Rnd 2 once more.

Do not fasten off yarn.


Heel and Ankle
Rnd 1: 1 sc in next 10 sts, ch 6, sc in st with marker, sc in next 3 sts -- 20 sts.

Row 2: Work 1 sc in every st around back of heel and across ch -- 20 sts.
*Repeat Rnd 2 until ankle measures 1 (2)” or desired length. For a folded cuff work twice the length.


Top of Foot
Using mc, ch 7 (9).

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every ch st across, turn -- 6 (8) sc.

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end, turn -- 6 (8) sc.
*Repeat this row until piece measures 2.25 (3)” from beginning.


Tie
With cc1, ch 55 (65) sts.

Fasten off yarn.


Snowman
With cc1, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form rnd.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), work 7 sc into center of rnd -- 8 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, 2 sc in every st to end -- 16 sts.

Fasten off yarn.


Top Hat
With cc2, ch 8.

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, turn -- 7 sc.

Row 1: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, turn -- 3 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts -- 3 sc.

Fast off yarn.


Finishing
Lay Top of Foot piece over the Bottom of Bootie and sew securely in place. Take care not to leave loops and knots where little toes can get stuck.

Using cc2, cc3, and tapestry needle, embroider eyes, nose, and mouth on Snowman.

Arrange Snowman and Top Hat in place on bootie and sew down.

Beginning at the back of the bootie, lace ties through sts around ankle.

Fasten off and weave in all remaining yarn ends.

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