Saturday, May 23, 2009

Crochet Baby High Top Booties


Baby High Top Booties

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby High Top Booties
Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby High Top Booties Left Hand

Written Instructions for a Toddler Child size high top bootie:
Baby High Top Booties - Toddler/Child Size

Written by Teresa Richardson

Skill Level - Intermediate

Size Estimate
Hook F/3.75mm - Size 3.5"/8.9cm Sole
Hook G/4.25mm - Size 4"/10.2cm Sole

Abbreviations
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half Double Crochet
EA - Each
CH- Chain
MC - Magic Circle
HDC DEC - Half Double Crochet Decrease
( ) - Parenthesis - The parenthesis are used to include how many stitches are made on each round or other information of relevance.

Half Double Crochet Decrease - The HDC DEC is worked over 2 stitches to join and reduce it down to 1 stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the first stitch, pull the yarn through the stitch. Leave all 3 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the next stitch, Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through. There are 5 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through all 5 loops to complete the half double crochet decrease.

SOLE
Round 1 - Side 1: 10 Foundation Half Double Crochet, Work 4 HDC in the same space as the last stitch.
Round 1 - Side 2: Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 8 HDC, Work 4 HDC in the last HDC, join with beginning HDC. (26 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 2: Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. 2 HDC in the same ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 8 St's. (Increase Section) (This next section has increase stitches to form the rounded shaping of the booty) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next St, 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 8 St's, (Increase Section) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next St, join. (32 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 3: Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. 2 HDC in the same ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 8 St's. (Increase Section) 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 HDC in the next ST. 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 St's. 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 8 St's. (Increase Section) 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 HDC in the next ST. 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 St's. Join with the beginning HDC. Do not cut the yarn, you will be able to join it on round 5. (40Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 4: Contrasting color of your choice. Attach the new color with a SL ST. CH 1, Work 1 SC in ea ST around, join. Cut the yarn. (40 Single Crochet Total)

Round 5: Pull the loop from Round 3 up through the top of the closest single crochet on Round 4. Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. Work 1 HDC in ea ST around, join. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.

Toe Top
I am providing two was to make the toe top.
Technique 1 - Magic circle, Work 8 HDC in the loop, pull shut, CH 1, turn, Work 2 HDC in EA ST around for a total of 16 HDC. Knot to magic circle so it will not com apart.

Technique 2 - CH 3, join. Work 8 HDC in the loop, pull shut, CH 1, turn, Work 2 HDC in EA ST around for a total of 16 HDC.

Cut off a long length of tail for either technique. It will be used to sew the toe top to the sole of the bootie.

Attaching Toe top to Sole
Find the front center of the sole. Mark with a yarn marker. Count back 8 stitches. Whip stitch the each individual stitch of the top, top to the matching stitch of the sole.

Ankle Side
Row 1: Attach color of choice to the first HDC on the right side of sole. CH 1, pull up, this will not count as a stitch, Work 1 HDC in ea HDC around. ( 24 Half Double Crochet total)

Row 2: CH 1, pull up, this will not count as a stitch, Work 1 HDC in ea HDC around. ( 24 Half Double Crochet total)

Row 3: CH 1, SK the first HDC, Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 21 St's. Work a HDC DEC for the last ST. ( 22 Half Double Crochet total)

Row 4: CH 1, SK the first HDC, Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 19 St's. Work a HDC DEC for the last ST. ( 20Half Double Crochet total)

Row 4: CH 1, SK the first HDC, Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 17 St's. Work a HDC DEC for the last ST. ( 18 Half Double Crochet total)


Row 5: CH 1, Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 18 St's. Cut the Yarn. ( 18 Half Double Crochet total)

Tongue
Row 1: Attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the toe top, CH 1, Evenly work 6 HDC across toe top.( 6 Half Double Crochet Total)

Row 2-6: CH 1, 1 HDC in ea HDC across. Cut the Yarn. ( 6 Half Double Crochet Total)

Eyelet Edging and Tongue Edging
Attach same color yarn, as side or color of your choice to the top left of bootie. Work the next stitches evenly along the lace edge. CH 1, *SC, CH 2, 2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC.* There wil be 4 eyelet loops. Work single crochet evenly along the 3 sides of the tongue. Repeat between the two asterisks * one time for the opposite eyelet edging. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.

Ankle Edging Top
With a contrasting color or color of your choice, work 1 row of single crochet across to top. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.

Lace
Chain 80, SL ST back across the lace. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail. Weave the lace through the eyelets once all the tails are sewn in and everything is attached.

Star Emblem

Circle behind star - Chain 7, join. CH 1, pull up loop. Work 12 HDC in the loop. Join with the beginning HDC

Star
Technique 1 - Magic Circle , *CH 3, SL ST in loop, repeate 5 times total from *.
Technique 2 - Chain 3, join, *CH 3, SL ST in loop, repeate 5 times total from *.

Align the star on top of the circle using the best blending color of yarn, to attach the emblem, sewing all pieces at once. Knot and sew in all the tails.







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