I should be sitting and working on my study product for English but I can’t force myself to do it. The reason is very serious: I have to write this wonderful post about crochet baby booties. The next reason is that there are so many things I didn’t find yet so I just have to sit and search internet for inspirational ideas. My conscious is not very happy with me. Oh well, I cannot make everyone happy! Isn’t it right? 😀
Few days ago I saw a picture of the wonderful baby booties, and I couldn’t stop myself from making them. The first attempt wasn’t that good because I wasn’t reading the pattern carefully. I had to try a few times until I got it (don’t get misled, it’s a very easy pattern, it’s just me). I even had to follow a video to find out what I was doing wrong. My advice: read the pattern carefully, make stitches in the right places, and don’t forget to count. My biggest mistake was to miss Sarah’s suggestion to use invisible decrease. Therefore, my first booties don’t look as wonderful as I wished. You can see the difference between my first ones with a normal decrease (girly ones), and the gray ones with an invisible stitch. The difference is huge! I generally like the second ones better.
After I was done with the first pair (and, of course, I was feeling sad that I wasn’t reading carefully and didn’t make an invisible decrease), I decided to make a little bow to hide my mistake. You can find the pattern for the bow here: Crochet Bow Pattern. I think they look much better with a bow on.
I also have to say thank you for this great pattern I got from Repeat Crafter Me. I am still confused about how I end up with 23 stitches instead of 22 though. I counted a hundred times and it didn’t change, even in my second attempt making these booties. Though, funny thing. The first booty would always end up with 23, and the second one with 22. I don’t understand why and how, I think it’s a mystery. I’m not going to give up. I will make more of them, just to figure out what happened and how I managed to miscount.
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I would also use a bigger hook next time because my baby booties are suitable only for a newborn. They are only 8 cm long. I used a hook size F/5 (3,75 mm) this time and the thickest wool yarn I had, and they still turned out tiny. Nevertheless, I adore them!