Earlier this summer I completed my first Craftsy Class (affiliate link: Beyond Rectangles). I love the little baby sweater I crocheted and I gifted it to my niece Savannah – here is my CBL Project post from this summer for the Beyond Rectangles Baby Cardigan designed by Linda Permann.
My sister asked if I would mind crocheting (me mind crocheting?) a pair of booties and a hat to go with the sweater for Savannah.
I chose this pattern to crochet because as a Mom I remember how hard it was to keep slippers on my two Littles’ baby feet. They kicked all their lovely little slippers off.
It actually drove me a little bit crazy. I always seemed to be missing 1 slipper.
I think these will be the perfect solution because the ribbed ankle portion should help keep the slippers in place – no matter how active Savannah is!
I was almost out of the yarn I used to make the sweater (and I had already planned to use it for the bonnet I am designing) so I tried to match up the colour as best I could with the Handicrafter cotton available from Bernat.
TIP: If you can purchase the yarn the Designer used when writing the pattern, do it! Or search for patterns using the yarn you want to use…you can substitute but no two yarns will ever provide exactly the same gauge – especially when you add in human variations in crochet technique and style! So for a relatively stress-free project – with more accurate results – use the yarn indicated in the pattern!
|Photo Credit: Bernat (Ravelry)|
I followed the pattern exactly except for the 2nd and 3rd rounds of each Foot. I used FPDC instead of BPDC to give me the look I wanted to achieve (I didn’t want the ‘decorative’ edge).
I used a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook, 1.5 balls of the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton and maybe 2.5 hours of my evening to crochet these wee baby slippers. They are the 12 mos size. Savannah is 4 mos old now but her feet are long – the little slippers I made her earlier this year (2-pairs) are already too small for her!
I am very pleased with how these turn out and if I ever get a photo of her wearing them I will share on FB 😉
Here they are: