Wednesday, 13 November 2013

booties

Having finished all the baby photo prop stuff I wanted to make (with the exception of one item as I hadn't figured out how to make it yet), sitting on the sofa watching TV, I needed something to do.

Something made me reach for the book Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicky Trench and when I came to the pattern for the booties, I knew I'd found the perfect quick project.



They're made with DK yarn, I had bought the green one recently though I can't remember what for.  The blue in the middle is from a never-ending ball of my favourite Sublime merino and the purple is the left-overs of some soft recycled yarn.  I think it's called Calico though I don't know who made it.



I did struggle putting the fronts together and after repicking twice, I amended the pattern to suit me personally better.  It was an excellent pattern, I think sometimes you need to find your own method though.



The purple tops are supposed to be picot stitches and I do think something was missing from the instructions here.  I can't seem to do picots but I'm sure they can't be THAT hard.



How cute are the soles!  I have no idea what I'm going to do with these.  I suppose they'll sit in my craft room until someone has a baby.  But only if they agree to lend me the baby for some head measurements.

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

They are really sweet! Baby shoes look simple but I find them so fiddly to make and getting them to look identical - well that's a different story!

Anna said...

Super cute !
Have a nice day !
Anna

JoJo said...

Very cute!

Sandra :) said...

Sounds like a fair deal --- cute booties for head measurements, LOL!

Jane Galley said...

Really pretty, and the soles are fabulous

ukcitycrafter said...

They look as if they would be fiddly to make, but they've come out so sweet.

Celtic Thistle said...

You are going to make some baby toes very cosy one day :)

Janine said...

These are adorable! I do hope someone tells you their baby's head size! Thank you linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Mona said...

Very cute! Whish I could make some too!

Teresa Connolly said...

Cute, very pretty!