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Monday, July 12, 2010

Super Simple TV Socks or Booties - Crochet

Good morning,

I've made these so many times and in so many sizes, but haven't written the pattern down until now.  The two booties in the picture are identical, but look a little different because the one on the right is more flattened out than the one to the left.

This is so simple and basic you can use it to make booties for baby or slipper socks for kids and adults with a different top finish, of course.  If you want to make them smaller, you don't have to change the pattern, just use a smaller hook and sport weight yarn.  Of course, you can measure and adjust the pattern to make them much larger, too.

I remember sitting in the living room with the kids and making them to fit their feet as we sat watching a movie.  For older kids and adults I didn't make the ruffle at the top.  This image was taken before the cuff was added.  I made them in double strand yarn to make them more substantial when I made them in larger sizes, worked only two rows of the cuff, then worked reverse sc around the top for a substantial edge without the need for a tie.

These are great for wearing in the house, especially if your home is one where you leave your shoes at the door to protect your floors and carpets.


Super Simple TV Socks or Booties - Crochet

Finished size as pictured above: 6" long foot, 5" high.

Fits 18 to 24 months.

2 oz #4 yarn

h crochet hook

ch 2 always counts as first dc

Bootie (make 2):

Begin at toe:

Round 1: (rs) ch 4, join with ss, 12 dc in ring

Round 2: 2 dc in ea st (24 dc)

Rounds 3 - 6: work even in dc

Begin working in rows:

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, dc in next 15 st, ch 2, turn

Rows 2 - 5: work even in dc.

Heel seam:

Fold flat piece just made in half and ss heel seam.

Break off and weave in end.


Round 1: With right side of back seam facing, join yarn with ss in end of row to left of back seam. ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in end of next row, 1 dc in end of next row, 2 dc in in end of next row (6 dc made). The next st is the last before the arch. Working in that last side st and first st of arch, make a dec (pull up a loop in each st, then work off as dc), work 6 dc across arch, work dec in last st of arch and end of first row of side. Work 7 st evenly in ends of rows to back seam. There are 21 st in round. Join with ss.

Rounds 2 and 3: Work even in dc.

Ruffle: ch 1, dc in same sp, *ch 2, dc in next st. Repeat from * join with beginning of round with ss. break off. weave in ends.


Cut two 28" pieces of narrow ribbon OR make two 28" chains of yarn. Weave tie through stitches on round 1 of cuff, leaving the odd stitch in the round under the tie.



~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are too cute, how I wished I could crochet! If only a wee bit...
Lots of love for the new week, Lois. We're enjoying tons of rain at the moment ^_^ My garden and me craved RAIN xxx

Terry said...

Cute booties! Too bad I don't crochet! :0)

Montanagirl said...

Very cute little booties - you are quite talented!

Diana said...

Very nice Lois! I need to get busy as my DIL's sister is expecting and I promised her some crocheted items!
Geez, I forgot all about that!!!
Love Di ♥

Cheryl said...

My children have all worn booties just like this pattern. And I have them all safely packed away, awaiting grandbabies, hopefully!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, this is a basic pattern that re-emerges every few years around here when a new baby is expected or born or one of the kids has needs a quick pair of TV socks.

Welcome to Steve as a follower. Steve has a fantastic blog about the nature that surrounds him at his Blue Jay Barrens. I follow his blog daily and learn something new every time I visit.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,