Despite a last minute surge in voting for the elephant, the booties won with 74% of the votes.
These have multiple sections for each part of the bootie and seem pretty detailed. I don’t have any immediate concerns with the pattern.
The Materials – the pattern suggests that you use:
I think 4-ply yarn is the equivalent of DK or #3 yarn and 3-ply baby yarn is #2 weight/fingering. I’m going to use acrylic worsted weight yarn instead of DK and DK instead of fingering. After reading through the pattern I’ve discovered that I’ll also need a size D hook to make the shoestrings.
There is a gauge so I’ll see if what I make matches it but since these aren’t being made for a specific baby I’m not too worried about being exact.
The gauge is 4 sc = 1-inch and the small sole measurement is 3.5 inches.
These adorable booties are going to be pretty quick to make so I’ll have the finished ones up next weekend. The following weekend you get a bonus bootie. I found a similar set of patterns by Annie’s Attic that includes the cowboy boots and I’ll make those for the February 15th weekend. They're in a booklet called Big Foot Boutique. These are more children and adult sizes instead of baby sizes so the boots will be a little bigger than the tennis shoes.
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. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.