Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Gorgeous Baby Boots!!!


Little ones will be snug as a bug in some Uggs with Veronica Shaw's 
gorgeous baby boots!

Walking or not, when the cold weather draws in tiny toes still need to stay toasty and warm! This pattern gives you the option of making three different styles from the same Knit Kit, which is perfect if you’ve got more than one baby in the family or a little fashionista in need of all three!

Knit Kit
Yarn: Rico Essentials Alpaca, (A) shade 001 Nature, (B) shade 002 Beige, (C) shade Camel, Rico Fashion Romance, (D) shade 001 Ivory
For colour version One and Two: (A) one 50g ball, (B) one 50g ball, (D) one 25g ball
For colour version Three: (A) one 50g ball, (C) one 50g ball, (D) one 25g ball
Needles: 4mm
Crochet hook: 3.75mm
Tapestry needle
Buttons: wooden, four; vintage, four
Strong thread or yarn for buttons and toggles: 4 metres
Small backing buttons as required
For size three: scraps of leather or felt to make toggles

KNIT KNOWLEDGE:Tension Square 
22sts x 28 rows
10cm x 10cm
stocking stitch
4mm needles

Tension Square
20 sts x 25 rows
double crochet
3.75mm hook
Special abbreviations 
rm: Remove marker

NOTE: Count stitches after every inc and dec row. When using yarn doubled, use one strand from the outside of the ball and one strand from the centre. When sewing on buttons make sure you secure safely with a tight knot 

NOTE: Make two in first contrast and then for second pair swap over the colours 
Using 4mm needles and yarn A cast on 30 (36, 42) sts using thumb method, leaving a 50 cm tail for sewing up.   Work st st sole shaping as follows:
Row 1 (RS): k
Row 2: p2, m1 pwise, p12 (15,18), m1 pwise, p2, m1 pwise, p12 (15,18), m1 pwise, p2. 34 (40, 46) sts
Row 3: k
Row 4: p2, m1 pwise, p14 (17, 20), m1 pwise, p2, m1 pwise, p14 (17, 20), m1 pwise, p2. 38 (44, 50) sts
Row 5: k
Row 6: p2, m1 pwise, p16 (19, 22) sts, m1 pwise, p2, m1 pwise, p16 (19 ,22) sts, m1 pwise, p2. 42 (48, 54) sts
Ridge Rows 7-10: p

Shape foot edges
Row 11:
p2, k38 (44, 50), p2
Row 12: p
Rep last two rows once (twice, twice), inc by m1 pwise in centre of last row. 43 (49, 55) sts

Row 1:
p2, k17 (20, 23) , k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k to last two sts, p2. 41(47, 53) sts
Row 2: p 18 (21,24), p2tog, p1, p2tog tbl, p to end. 39 (45, 51) sts
Row 3: p2, k15 (18, 21), k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k to last two sts, p2. 37(43, 49) sts
Row 4: p16 (19, 22), p2tog, p1, p2tog tbl, p to end. 35 (41, 47) sts
Row 5: p2, k13 (16, 19) , k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k to last two sts, p2. 33 (39, 45) sts
Row 6: p14 (17, 20), p2tog, p1, p2tog tbl, p to end. 31(37,43) sts
Row 7: p2, k11(14, 17), k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k to last two sts, p2. 29 (35, 41) sts
Row 8: p
Row 9: p2, k10 (13, 16), k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k to last two sts, p2. 27 (33, 39) sts
Row 10: p
Place ribbed cuff

Row 11:
p2, * k1, p1, rep from * to last two sts, p2
Row 12: p2, * p1, k1, rep from * to last three sts, p3

Row 11:
p2,* p1, k1, rep from * to last three sts, p3
Row 12: p2, * k1,p1, rep from * to last three sts, k1, p2

Rep last two rows 6 (7, 8) more times
Cast off loosely in rib
Place coloured marker on the centre st at the front of the boot ready for crochet finish

Step 1:
with RS facing towards you and tapestry needle, use tail end and mattress st the angled, open side of the sole base up to the beginning of the garter st ridge (leave all garter ridge loops free for next step). Weave back through to the bottom of the sole base on the WS and then complete in mattress st the long base section matching the garter loops. Weave in end on WS neatly. Pull sts securely to make a firm seam.

Step 2:
using 3.75 crochet hook and RS facing, begin at the top edge and last cast off st. Insert hook through the last cast off ‘chain’ and make 2ch. Working on one back edge only, make 2dc in between each garter edge st where the ‘garter knot’ occurs and end with 1dc in between the garter ridges. Turn and work 1dc joining the two garter ridges matching the inside loops of the garter stitches all the way round the base of the sole.
Step 3: reversing instructions rep Row 1 up the second side of the back seam (you are not joining the back seam yet) make sure you begin in the very first ‘garter loop’ at this point.
Step 4: turn, taking the yarn from left to right around to the back of the hook and work again from the same position as for beg of Row 1. Sl st into the first of the two ch worked previously at the beg of the cast on edge. Continue in dc catching up the inside loops only of the previously worked dc’s (leaving a loop ridge either side) and work back down the seam finally joining up all the dc’s evenly. Fasten off and weave in ends to the inside of the boot at the sole

Rnd/Row 1:
using 3.75mm hook and yarn D doubled begin at marked centre front st, make 2ch (this is the first dc), 1dc into each ch to the centre back, 1dc into ridge, 1dc into rest of ch returning to the centre st, 1dc into centre st, 2ch, (this is the first dc of next round), turn
Rnd/Row 2: missing first dc,1dc into each ch all round the boot top to the 2ch worked previously, 1dc into second of the two ch , 2ch, turn
Rep Rnd/Row 2 until ten (12,14) rows have been worked, tie off and weave in all remaining loose ends.
Tease and flatten the edges of the cuffs and steam lightly (with iron hovering over) covered with a damp cloth. Leave to dry still covered in a warm place. Do not steam the foot or sole of the boot.
Attach buttons as shown, sewing through the boot top and cuff to secure down. Place a backing button as required LK

MEASUREMENTS AND SIZESPattern for boots is an isosceles triangle with a base of 3.5cm and a height of 5cm

Sizes: One (0-3 months), Two (3-6 months), Three (6-9 months)
Foot base length excluding edging (cm): 8 (9, 10)

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