Crochet, Current Projects, Items for Sale, Modified Patterns

I finished some of them!!

So those projects I was working on? I actually finished two of them, AND! I started and finished another small project as well.

The first one is the 12″ teddy bear that I referenced in This post. The links to the patterns used are in that post.

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She’s a pretty good size, and SOOO fluffy!

If you’d like to make one yourself, here’s a link to my Ravelry Project Page.

OR! If you’d just like to buy one because you don’t have time to make one yourself (or don’t know how), you can check out my Etsy Shop. She comes in 6 different colors, including different body and shirt colors!

Check back to find out what the other finished projects are – I promise you’ll love them!

 

Crochet, Current Projects, Modified Patterns

Modified Cuffed Baby Booties

One of my favorite baby shoe designs is the Crochet Cuffed Baby Booties Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me. It’s a sweet and very versatile pattern that i’ve used a number of times.  One of the issues i’ve run in to, however, is that when you cuff the bootie, and sew the button on, it’s really difficult to get the baby’s foot actually in to the bootie.  My solution? I’ve created a cuff that actually buttons, but looks very similar to the one in the pattern.

Here’s my shoe:

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Want to know my secret? You’re in luck! Here’s my modifications:

Work bootie pattern through rnd 13 as written. Cut yarn and finish off (I also like to weave in my ends as I go, just so there’s no awkward fiddling with a tapestry needle and ends inside a completed shoe).

Right Foot

  • Row 1: Join Color 1 in 6th st to the right of the back seam. sc around, DO NOT JOIN! Ch5, turn You will now work back and forth across the cuff instead of in the round
  • Row 2: sc in second chain from hook, and in each ch and sc across. Ch 1, turn
  • Row 3: HDC in 1st st, and in each st until you have 2 sts left (you should have worked 24 HDCs), ch 1, sk next sc, hdc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn
  • Row 4: sc across, finish off.

::Theoretically, these 3 rows could be repeated as many times as you want for a taller boot::

Left Foot

  • Row 1: With Color 1, Ch4. Without turning, work your next sc in the 6th sc to the left of the back seam on the bootie. Sc in every st around, but DO NOT JOIN! Ch 1, turn. From this point on, you are working back and forth in rows instead of in rounds
  • Row 2:Sc in Every st across (26 sc)
  • Row 3: HDC in 1st st, ch 1, sk next sc, HDC in next sc, and all sts across . Ch 1, turn
  • Row 4: sc across, finish off.

Sew buttons on, weave in ends. Ta-da! Functional booties!!

Like what you see, but don’t have time to make them yourself?

Come explore My Etsy Shop! You’ll find these booties in multiple color choices, and so much more!