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Mary Jane Shoe Booties Knitting Pattern For Babies

Designed by Jennifer Gontier

Mary Jane Shoe Booties Knitting Pattern For Babies

Super easy to knit, these booties look like Mary Jane shoes!

Size:
0-6 months (but I find they fit more like 6-12 months)
Foot length: Approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Ankle: Approximately 4 inches (10 cm) circumference with strap buttoned

Materials:
Sport weight yarn, 137 yards (125 meters) (I used Bernat 100% acrylic in lavender because it is machine washable and dryable)
Size 3 US needles (3.25 mm)
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
2 small buttons about 1/4-1/2 inches (.6-1.3cm)
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn

Gauge:
24 stitches and 52 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch

Instructions
Left Bootie
CO 31 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: Knit
Row 2: K1, make 1, k14, make 1, k1, make 1, k14, make 1, k1 (35 sts)
Row 4: K2, make 1, k14, make 1, k3, make 1, k14, make 1, k2 (39 sts)
Row 6: K3, make 1, k14, make 1, k5, make 1, k14, make 1, k3 (43 sts)
Row 8: K4, make 1, k14, make 1, k7, make 1, k14, make 1, k4 (47 sts)
Rows 9-17: Knit
Row 18: K15, ssk 4 times, k1, k2tog 4 times, k15 (39 sts)
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: K9, beginning with next 2 sts BO 21 sts, knit across remaining 9 sts. (This includes 1 st already on right needle after the bind off.)
Put first set of 9 sts on holder.
Rows 21-23: Knit 9 sts on needle.
BO all 9 sts; cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 sts. CO 12 sts using the Cable Cast On.
Row 21: Knit across 12 new sts and 9 from holder. (21 sts total)
Row 22 (buttonhole row): K18, k2tog, yo, k1. (21 sts on needle)
Row 23: Knit
BO all sts.

Right Bootie
Work same as for left bootie through Row 20. Put first set of 9 sts on holder.
Row 21: K9 sts on needle; turn work and CO 12 sts at end of row using cable cast on method.
Row 22: K21 (beginning with the 12 new sts).
Row 23 (buttonhole row): K18, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 24: Knit all 21 sts.
BO all sts on needle. Cut yarn leaving 40 (10cm) tail to weave in later. Rejoin yarn to stitches on holder.
Rows 21-23: Knit 9 sts on needle.
BO all sts.

Finishing
Fold bootie with WS together and, using the invisible seam for garter stitch, sew together back of bootie.
Bottom edges: With WS together, whipstitch CO edges together.
Buttons: Sew each button on tightly because they can pose as a hazard to little ones. When you do the finishing touches on the trim just chain stitch about 3 extra stitches to use as the button loop.
Weave in all yarn ends to WS of work.
To complete, change stitch all around the top of the bootie just to give it a finishing touch, choose a contrast colour that works well with you main colour. You can also add little decorations on the sides and bottoms of these booties, just use your imagination!

©Jennifer Gontier. Visit her blog HipKnitIzed: Knitting On The Edge

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