I bought some variegated green cotton yarn for these booties because I think babies might get itchy feet if I used yarn from my sheep's wool. I also thought that if this little project went well, I would have yarn that worked for either gender of baby, in case any more of my friends should have the
So, here is what I did! I began with the half-double-crochet rows. I hadn't done that stitch before and had to look it up, but I think it went OK.
Then, I did the remaining rows, which are double-crochet. You can see that I have an error here on the left bottom side where I did an extra stitch (I think) but it doesn't generally hurt the overall item.
When that's complete, you fold the bootie in half and whip stitch it with a large needle.
Ta-daaaa! Finished bootie! Seriously? I mean, this thing barely fits a walnut. Is that really going to fit a baby foot? Really? No really?!
Marshmallow tried it on but she was less than impressed.
The instructions said to run a ribbon around the top. I think that sounds silly. I mean, infants try to eat their feet and whatnot. They could easily choke on a ribbon. Besides, ribbon doesn't tend to wash well, and then you'd have to take out the ribbon and re-insert it every time. What new mother has time for such nonsense. So, should I make a single chain crochet tie that goes around the top that could be made into a bow? I presume the idea is to stop the infant from removing said bootie and likely trying to eat it or throw it to some mysterious location.
Overall, I think it went OK for my first proper crochet project. Now for the second bootie...