My Crochet Bucket List – Knot Hard To Do! Baby Booties Pattern

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Knot Hard to Do Baby Booties Pattern,

A Crochet Bucket List Project

This baby booties pattern made it to my bucket-list for only a few hours – before my sister mentioned how much she loved  it too –  so since baby Savannah is already one-month old I needed to hook these up quickly!

The pattern is very easy to follow – the instructions are clear and precise and Salena provides photographs to show how each round should look after it has been completed.

I found these photographs extremely helpful – as initially, I struggled to interpret how to work the slip stitch and ch-1 (or 2) stitches into the pattern.

I don’t often work with ss or ch-1 at the end/beginning of rounds so this was a little confusing for me at first – but once I realized I needed to count them (the ss and beginning ch1 or ch2) as stitches, yet skip over them when I ss at the end of each round, I was able to get the stitches in the rounds to add-up and the pattern to centre properly at the front of the booties.

Here is my attempt to explain how it should be hooked:
The ss at the end of the round goes in the first stitch of the round; which is not the chain-1 (or 2) but the stitch that follows the chain-1 (or 2) at the beginning of the round. So, you count the chain-1 (or 2) as a stitch but you don’t work into it. 
I hope that makes sense and assists others who try the pattern and are unfamiliar with ending/beginning rounds with slip stitches and chain stitches.
The pattern is 100% accurate – it was my interpretation that was off 😉
You can download your free copy of the pattern here.
Photo Credit: Salena Baca (Ravelry)
Here are links to two of Salena’s free patterns on Ravelry:
Photo Credit: Salena Baca (Ravelry)
Ribbed Headband
(12-24 mos, 2-5 yrs, 5-8 yrs,
Young Adult & Adult)


Photo Credit: Salena Baca (Ravelry)
Apple Hat (newborn, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos)


If you are unfamiliar with Salena Baca (Baca Creations) – I encourage you to view her portfolio on Ravelry.  She is a fabulous crochet Designer and she is the Mastermind behind the Design Wars Challenges.

Photo Credit: Salena Baca (Design Wars Blog)

Design Wars is a Crochet Challenge – Design Wars 4  is scheduled to start on July 24, 2013.

The Challengers this time include:

Mamachee, Frayed Knot, Mad Mad Me, Playin’ Hooky, One & Two Co., Just Be Happy, Crazysocks, A Creative Being, Holland Designs and Baca Creations.

You can follow Design Wars on Facebook here.

You can subscribe to the Newsletter (includes coupon codes/promotions, sneak peeks, etc.) for Design Wars here.
You can follow the Design Wars blog here.
Design Wars is sponsored by Red Heart Yarns and runs quarterly.  It is filled with fun and engaging events – sales, giveaways and even a great prize-pack.  Creativity at its best!
If you love crochet – then you will love Design Wars 🙂
Happy Crocheting!
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  1. Thank you SO much for your clarification, it was driving me crazy that i couldn’t figure out how to make it line up!