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Newborn Booties
{Lyn's Designs}
Materials: 1 oz. Red Heart Baby Sport Pompadour in "Sweet Dreams" size "F" Hook Matching Satin ribbon, small amount (Optional)

Bootie sole measures 3½ inches long.

Foundation Row: ch 10, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. then 1 hdc in each of next 6 ch, 6 hdc in last ch. (working around the other side now...) put 1 hdc in each of next 6 ch, ending with 3 hdc in last ch where you had the starting ch ... join with sl st to starting ch. Row 2: ch 2, put 1 hdc in same sp, then 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts. Then 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 5 ch, working around...put 1 hdc in each of next 7 sts, ending with 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts. join. Row 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, working in back loops this row only...then join. Rows 4-5: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. join. do not fasten off, but pull up a loop and leave it for now. TOE: fold the bootie in half lengthwise, to determine center front. then count back from center , 8 sts, and attach yarn there (working with other end of skein of yarn at this time..just temporarily). work partial dc in the next 15 sts. your ch 3 will count as your 1st pdc , for a total of 16 sts. *** For making this toe area: do 15 partial dc's by: yo. insert in next st,yo, draw loop thru st and then yo and draw thru 2 loops on hook, leaving last loop on the hook while working next stich. do this for all 15 sts, so that you end up with 16 loops on the hook. Then yo, and pull loop thru all 16 loops on hook, pull tight and yo once more and thru last loop on hook. Tie off, weave in ends.*** CUFF: pick up loop at back of bootie, pull back to correct size, and ch 2, then 1 hdc in each st around the opening. join. Rows 2-5: ch 2, make 1 hdc front post stitch, then 1 hdc back post stitch... around. join. (repeat same pattern always putting a front post in a front post st, etc. around.) end off after row 5. weave in ends. run a satin ribbon thru the 1st cuff row and tie in bow on front (optional). Post Stitches : front post : working a hdc around the front side of the st. back post: working a hdc around the backside of the st.

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~Lyn's Designs~ (\0/) 2002
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