These booties were pretty easy and came out very cute.
The pattern asked for red and white 4-ply yarn/ DK weight yarn and I used worsted weight yarn hoping the gauge would be close. Even if it was off a little bit I didn't think it would make much difference. The sole measurement they give for the small size is 3 1/2 inches and here is the sole with the worsted weight yarn.
No problems with changing the yarn weight slightly!
The pattern makes the sole first, then the red tongue of the shoe and then the sides. It's finished with the stockings and little edging on the soles and the shoestrings.
Since those cowboy booties were so cute I looked for a pattern for them. I found an Annie's Attic book called "Big Foot Boutique: Kick Up Your Heels in 8 Pairs of Crochet Slippers" that looked like it had similar patterns. Next week I'll have a toddler's version of the cowboy boot ready to show you!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.