JOY'S Baby through Toddler BOOTIES

Photo by Janice Helge, Copyright 2005 - All Rights Reserved
Janice used number 5 needles and
Red Heart Baby Sport Pompadour for a 4" bootie/slipper

Copyright 2005 -  Joy Coetzee
Please only use this for charity and family - I created this pattern when I was expecting Stephen back in 1979 and still use it regularly for baby charities.
 (Bev's note:  Joy is from South Africa so their yarns are a bit different than ours.  I would suggest experimenting with various baby yarns for these.)

Using 3 ply and 12 needles (UK Sizes), Size 2 US - size small booties
Using 4 ply and 11(UK sizes), Size 3 US needles - size medium booties
Using quickerknit and 9 (UK sizes), Size 5 US needles - size large up to 18 months
Using double knit and 8 (UK sizes), Size 6 US needles - size toddler about 2 years
 
Cast on 29 sts
1st row - knit twice into the first stitch, knit 12, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 12, knit twice into the next stitch, knit 1
2nd row and alternate rows - knit
3rd row - knit twice into the first stitch, knit 14, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 14, knit twice into the next stitch, knit 1
5th row - knit twice into the first stitch, knit 16, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 16, knit twice into the next stitch, knit 1
7th row - knit twice into the first stitch, knit 18, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 18, knit twice into the next stitch, knit 1
9th row - knit 21 stitches, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 22
11th row - knit 22 stitches, knit twice into the following 2 stitches, knit 23
You should have 49 stitches on the needle at this stage.
Next 5 rows knit
Now shape the top of the foot
1st row knit 28 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, turn
2nd row knit 8 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, turn
Repeat this 2nd row until there are 12 sts left unworked at either side of the centre 9 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Knit 2 rows.
Ribbon row at the ankle - Knit 1, yarn forward, knit 2 stitches together, repeat to the end of the row
Next row knit
Now knit 6 or 12 rows single rib or any other pattern for the leg.
Cast off loosely.
To make up - join back and under foot seam.  Thread twisted or crocheted cords or ribbon through the holes at the ankle.
 
Make another bootee to match the first.






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