After numerous FAILED attempts at baby booties, (first attempt being over a year ago) I finally completed a pair of presentable baby booties and I’m so happy!
I bought the patten from OnePaisleyPig on Etsy. Although it is tricky to crochet with black yarn (because it makes stitches hard to see), her pattern was pretty easy to follow. The author also included some photos to help you understand how to join the sole and the tongue to the bootie.
I always go to YouTube for helpful tips because there are so many people out there posting videos. I searched “crochet baby sole” and found a lot of videos that helped explain what to do for that part. You can find a video example here.
Another tip is to make sure that all of the black yarn you’re using is from the same dye lot! Since I used the end of an old black yarn for one boot and started a new skein of yarn (same brand) for the second boot, one came out a little shiny and the other one was matte. Since I didn’t notice the difference until AFTER I crocheted the bootie, I had to cut off the black part of bootie #1 and start again so they would match…tragic!
But even with all the trial and error, I can finally say that I know how to complete a baby bootie and I’m so pumped!
I’ve completed 2 pairs so far to use as toppers on diaper cakes for my friends – they were a hit!
Until next time, happy crochet’ing!