Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How to Knit Simple Baby booties


These adorable booties are ones that every mum will love. The knitting pattern shown below is a basic pattern, it is very easy to knit. Although it is simple, it can be well decorated in many ways. For example, tie a little bow on the strap or sew a little knitted flower on the toe cap. You can also knit the booties with several colors.

 I found that a lot of knitters like to use stitch holder when they knit baby bootie with single strap. Anyway, I don't use stitch holder. Let's go through the knitting pattern written below then you will know the difference.




Baby size : 0-3 months
Finished length : approx 3 1/4" (8cm)
Gauge : 22 rows = 2" ; 13 stitches = 2"  in garter stitch


materials:
1. yarn (100%  acrylic, weight 40g )
2. a pair of straight needles size 3.5mm
3. yarn needle or tapestry needle
4. two small buttons


knitting abbreviations :
K - knit
Kfb - knit front and back
SSK -  slip slip knit
K2tog - knit two together
YO - yarn over
sts -  stitches



Knitting pattern


Right bootie
cast on 32 stitches
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (wrong side ) : K all

Rows 2 (right side ) : K1, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K1 (36 sts)
Row 4  :  K2, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K4, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K2 (40 sts)
Row 6  :  K3, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K6, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K3 (44 sts)
Row 8  :  K4, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K8, Kfb, K12, Kfb, K3 (48 sts)
Row 9 - 19 : K all
Row 20  :  K16, SSK four times, K2tog four times, K16
Row 21  :  K all
Row 22  :  K10, K next 2 sts, bind off 20, K9
Now, you have two sets of 10sts on your needle.

For the first set of 10sts :-
Row 23 - 29  :  Knit seven rows.
Bind off and cut yarn about 12" to sew with.
(Leave the second set of 10 sts on the left needle when you knit the first set of 10 sts)

For the second set of 10 sts :-
Rejoin yarn at where you started binding off the 20 sts and cast on 16 sts tightly.
Row 23 - 25  :  K 26 sts
Row 26         :  K to last 3 sts. YO, K2tog, K1 (buttonhole)
Row 27 - 29  :  K26 sts
Bind off and cut yarn.



Left bootie
Rows 1 - 22  :  same as right bootie

For the first set of 10 sts :-
Row 23         :  K10, turn work, cast on 16 sts tightly
Row 24 - 25  :  K26
Row 26         :  K1, K2tog, YO, Knit to the end of the row (buttonhole)
Row 27 - 29  :  K26 sts
Bind off and cut yarn about 12" to sew with.
(Leave the second set of 10 sts on the left needle when you knit the first set of 10 sts)


For the second set of 10 sts :-
Rejoin yarn at where you started binding off the 20 sts.
Row 23 - 29  : Knit seven rows.
Bind off and cut yarn.


Finishing : Fold bootie with wrong side together and using the method of sewing invisible seam for garter stitch to sew up the heel seam. Then continue sewing the cast on edges (bottom edges) together with the whipstitch. Weave in yarn ends. Sew button opposite buttonhole on strap.

Note: attach button securely to avoid choking.
         : click here to get the free pattern for baby booties for baby size 4 - 6 months in another design.









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