Colder weather has me wanting to stitch up lots of cuteness for the baby! She’ll only be able to wear adorable crochet footwear for this season before she starts walking and needs actual shoes, so I have to make the most of it. They really do grow up so fast!
Here’s a look at my newest projects fresh off the hook.
I used a pattern called Frilly Feet by Christy McMahon from the Spring 2012 issue of Crochet Today! magazine. You can see their picture here, as well as purchase that May/June 09 issue of the magazine where the pattern originally appeared. If you know the basics of making socks, you simply crochet every other row of the leg using the back loops only. This will leave you with a front loop in which to crochet shells, creating cute ruffles.
I used a Size E hook with Premier Yarns’ Deborah Norville Collection, Serenity sock weight yarn in the color Pink Sugar. I just love these socks, and they really weren’t too difficult to make.
After making the socks, I wanted more cute footwear! I was cruising through Pinterest and found this adorable free pattern for cuffed booties.
Sarah’s Repeat Crafter Me blog is super cute, and her instructions include a video for the first several rounds of the bootie. I even learned a new way to decrease stitches! She also has an example of boyish cuffed booties for those of you with boys. I used a Size G hook and Red Heart with Love yarn. The booties were really fast to work up, and I just love them!
No cute photo of the baby wearing these (yet, anyway). She was entirely too wiggly and trying to chew on the booties during our photo shoot! They are super cute on her, though! At 8 months old, they fit her well and should have enough room for her to grow into them for the next few months.
Both of these projects would make great gifts for the new babies in your life! I’ve pinned a few other really cute free patterns on my Pinterest board if you’d like some more ideas! 🙂 Happy hookin’!