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Topic: Kick those boring bootees to the curb! *now with fat-free pattern!*  (Read 23300 times)
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jane feebles
« on: January 05, 2006 04:20:11 PM »

My new friend Audrey is still inutero at the moment, but I wanted to make her a welcome to the world present.
Her mum and dad are into the darker side of things, so I was going to make her some black bootees, but when I looked at patterns they were all so booooring, so I made her some baby mary janes instead, then jazzed em up with roses on her toes  Smiley
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and modeled by my care monkey
Thanks hope you and Audrey like them!

Here's the pattern:
I used 5 ply acrylic (strangely, you can't get black baby wool Roll Eyes) and a 2.5 mm hook
SHOE
1. ch 16
2. 3 TC in 4 th ch from end, and then in the following chains TC, TC, DC, SC, SC, DC, TC, TC, TC, dblTC, dblTC, dblTC, 12 dbleTC around end loop, turn
3. on other side of chain dblTC, dblTC, dblTC, TC, TC, TC, TC, TC, TC, TC, TC, TC, 4 TC in end loop,( basically repeat the other side in reverse without making a dip for the instep) slip stitch last TC top of starter TC
4. this makes a right foot. For the left foot do step 3 first, then step 2
5. Do 2 rounds of SC, increasing and decreasing at the relevent curves to make the sole sit nice and flat
6. 1 round SC, decreasing 1 or 2 sts at instep
7. 1 round SC, but at the toe DC, TC, skip, TC, TC, skip, TC, TC, skip, TC, TC, skip, TC DC to bring it up and around
8. 1 round SC, at toe alternating TCs
9. 1 round SC, but DC at heel (SC across toe)
10. start a round of shell edging (ss, skip, 6DC, skip, ss), but opposite the instep SC across 3 stitches (for the button), and at instep 4 SC in 4 sts, ch1, turn, *SC SC SC, ch1 , turn* repeat * until strap is 7.5 cm, ch9, attach to other side to form loop. BO, start shell edging again at base of strap and finish around shoe
BUTTON
1. ch 3, form loop
2. ch1, 5C around
3. ch1, 11 SC around
4. ch1 5 SC around. BO. stitch onto shoe opposite strap
FLOWER (taken from Knitting Fashion circa. 1976)
1. ch5, form loop
2. ch1, 14 DC around
3. * 4 ch, keeping the last stitch of each st on hook work 3dblTC into next st, yrh and draw through all loops on hook, 4 ch, ss into each of next 2 sts* repeat * around loop until you have a flower.  Stitch onto shoe at the top of the toe

Hope this makes sense, let me know if it doesn't Undecided  You could easily adapt this pattern to fit bigger feet by increasing the weight of the wool and the hook size, and adding extra stitches along the sole and up the sides. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006 04:35:30 PM »

::whimper:: AWWWW! I'm sure Audrey will muchly appreciate them, and will surely express her gratitude through a series of gurgles and howls.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006 04:43:43 PM »

very cute booties!
but i have to admit i'm really posting because i'd like to welcome a new Audrey to the world, being one myself Smiley i hope she loves her name cause i LOVE mine! i always get a kick when i find another Audrey
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006 04:51:23 PM »

Ah! SO cute! I need to bookmark some of these super cute baby things I'm seeing for when I have some of my own
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006 05:04:46 PM »

OMG! those are so cute! Nice to see something hip for the babes! I might just try a pair (as slippers) for my 2YO...
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006 06:46:54 PM »

it's nice when you can know the name before baby is born, it is so awkward talking about he/she/it. lovely shooz!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2006 03:55:37 PM »

They are excellent, I love seeing funky baby stuff and what a brilliant idea.
I keep on seeing such great baby stuff I almost wish my son was a baby again.
(not so I could make him wear maryjane slippers with a big flower on the toes but you get the idea Wink )
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2006 07:35:26 PM »

love them!

I love how you used a feminine design with non-conventional (pastels) colors for little Audrey.   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006 03:39:45 PM »

oh my jesus, those are so dear! pattern? please? i have a baby cousin due in.... two months? and need to make somethings
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006 01:41:26 AM »

Thanks for the compliments everyone, I've added the pattern now too.
I plan to make some big people slippers for myself when it gets cold over here, but it's summer in Australia and wearing any clothes at all is a trial right now!
Audrey is still hiding out, I wish she'd hurry up and be born so I can give her the shoes!  I'm not half as eager as her mum though!!  She is one biiiiiig lady
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