UPDATE: after some confusion I separated the pattern, the larger version is still right here, comparable to a size 4, and the smaller crochet wrap around button infant boot is on it’s own post.
I am SO excited to share this tutorial with you. My cousin just had twins last week so I made a boy and girl version! Of course I made them to fit my model so they won’t fit the twins for SOME time. But they are precious!
Yes, I made my sweet little boy wear the girls boots for this picture. Better than a skirt or something, right? I love the scallops on the girl version, but the boy version is adorable too! The really sad thing is he’s already out grown these boots as well.
I started with a size to fit my model, Baby Boy. I ended up with boots that are around a size 4~ YES, 4 and they area already tight on him. According to a shoe website that’s like a 9-12 month shoe for the average babies feet! I was going to share just that size, but a friend, Summer, asked me to make a pair for her baby, a size 1. So I figured it out, and added those numbers to the pattern at the last min! (on another post now)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet)
sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)
dc2tog (double crochet 2 together)
dc3tog (double crochet 3 together)
row 1- sc in 2nd ch, sc 7 times, hdc 3 times, 7hdc in last ch, finish the rest of the round working along the back of the chain, hdc 3 times, sc 7 times, 4sc in the last/first ch, sl st to the first sc (32)
row 2- ch1, sc in same sc, sc 9 times, hdc, 2hdc 3 times, 3hdc, 2 hdc 3 times, hdc, sc 10 times, 2sc 3times, sl st to first sc (43)
row 3- ch2, hdc in same sc, hdc 11 times, *2hdc, 1hdc* 7 times, hdc 11 times, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc twice, hdc, 2 hdc, sl st to first hdc (54)
row 4- ch1, working in back stitches, sc around, sl st to first sc (54)
rows 5-6- ch1, sc around, sl st to first sc sc (54)
row 7ch1, sc in same sc, sc 12 times, sc2tog, dc2tog 7 times, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc (45)
row 8- ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 10 times, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc3tog, dc, dc2tog, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc (39)
row 9- ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 8 times, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc (33)
row 10- ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 6 times, sc2tog, dc, dc3tog, dc, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc, cut yarn weave in ends. (29)
for the right boot sl st in the 8th stitch from the seam, for the left boot sl st in the 12th stitch from the seam
row 1- dc in 4th ch from hook -first 3ch counts as first dc, dc in next 11 ch, dc in first sc (the one you sl st in), dc 24 times (there will be 4 spaces left), skip 3 spaces, sc in last space. (39) **note – some people had a problem with getting two right or two left feet. remember to not cross over the front, work down the inside, around the back and back up the outside, so you’ll work in opposite directions for each bootie, counterclock wise – looking top down, or “wrong” side out for the right booties and clockwise, or “right” side out for the left bootie**
row 2- ch3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first dc and around 35 times, ch 1 skip one dc, dc in last 2 (38- with a ch1 space)
row 3- ch3 (counts as dc), turn, dc, dc in ch1 space, dc around (39)
row 4 scallops (girls)- turn, 5dc in second dc, *skip 1dc, sc in next dc, skip 1dc, 5dc in next dc*, repeat around (10 shells), sc down the side (I do 2 for each row so a total of 6 down the side), continuing around sc across the bottom along the original chain (13), sl st, cut yarn and weave in ends
row 4 simple (boys)- ch1, turn, sc across top (39), down the side (6) and across the bottom chain (13), sl st, cut yarn and weave in ends
Do you love them??? Considering the twins are HALF the size of Baby boy when he was born (let alone they don’t have his massive hobbit feet) I doubt they’ll even come close to fitting until they are at LEAST 9 months, maybe a year?? So next winter, perfect!
Don’t forget to add a button where ever you like and your done! I placed mine at the bottom of the 6th dc over from the front- I might go lower next time… or maybe two smaller buttons?
And one final picture, I thought you might want an inside shot so you can see how it wraps a bit… I’m still so very much in love with these boots. And when I finish Baby Boy’s I’ll post picture’s!!!Ashlee Marie by Email