Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento






Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:    Crochet Baby Bootie Aliento

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Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

BLO - Back Loop Only
FLO - Front Loop Only
SP - Space

Double Crochet Decrease - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the BLO, yarn over, pull through, yarn over the hook, pull through two loops.  Leave the two remaining loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert your hook through the next BLO, yarn over, pull through, yarn over the hook, pull through two loops. There are three loops on the hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through all three loops.  This is reducing two stitches down to one stitch.

Materials
Size F/4.25 mm crochet hook
3 ply yarn  - 12- 15 Wraps Per Inch
Tapestry Needle


Length of Sole
4-1/2 Inches
10.5 Centimeters


Bootie Sole
Size F Hook

CH 14


Round 1: 3 SC in 2nd CH from hook. 1 SC in ea of the next 5 Ch's, 1 DC in each of the next 6 CH's. 7 DC in last chain(toe). 1 DC in ea of next 6 CH's, 1 SC in ea of next 5 CH's. 2 SC in BEG SP, JOIN.


Round 2: Chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch, 3 DC in same SP, DC in next ST, 3 DC in next ST. DC in each of the next 11 stitches. (Toe Increases) 3 DC in next ST, 1 DC, 3 DC in next ST, 1 DC, 3 DC in next ST, 1 DC, 3 DC in next. DC in each of the next 11 stitches. 2 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next, JOIN.  ( 26 stitches total)

Round 3 - 4: CH 3, in the back loop, DC in each of the next 45 ST's. (46 stitches)
Cut yarn, Sew in Tails.

Bootie Toe Top


Row 1:
  Chain 1, this is the step up and will not count as a stitch. Work 9 double crochet, work 4 DC Decrease, work 9 double crochet. (22 double crochet after decreases)

Row 2: chain 1,Work 8 DC,  3 decreases at toe center. Work 8 DC. (19 DC after the 3 decreases)

Row 3: Chain 1,Turn baby booty wrong side out. HDC joining on opposite side with a SL ST.

Bootie Edging

Round 1: Ch 2, 31 HDC evenly around bootie opening.
Round 2: CH 3 for first HDC, CH 1. Work 15 more HDC, CH 1 evenly around bootie top. (16 HDC, CH 1) This will be the row for weaving in a tie or ribbon to tie bootie.

Round 2 - 3: CH 4, DC in same ST for first V stitch, DC, CH 1, DC in next HDC for next V stitch. V stitch in each of the remaining HDC around, join. When rows are finished, cut yarn and sew in tails.

Bootie Tie
CH 70, SC in each chain, cut of yarn and sew in tail.


Weave the crochet tie or ribbon in-between the open HDC row.

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