I have been wanting to offer these for quite some time and am so happy to post this pattern! These adorable booties are the compliment to the X's and O's Infant Beanie Style Hat Pattern. If you are anything like me, you enjoy giving a set -especially one that coordinates or matches- when gifting someone or even dressing your own special bundle!
Just as the hat, the booties' name is inspired from the combination of the Puff Stitch Round and the Cross Stitch Round. Love the name if I do say so myself! These booties are also equally appropriate for a boy or a girl just by changing the color choices.
Size 0-3 Months
- Worsted Weight Baby or equally soft Yarn in the color of your choice. I used Crochet Simply Soft
- Size F Crochet Hook *Using a larger size hook and/or thicker yarn will increase the finished size of the booties for those wanting a larger size.
- Large Eye Tapestry Needle
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
SS: Slip Stitch
BLO: Back Loop Only
Puff Stitch Directions: *Yarn Over Hook and insert thru stitch. Pull up a loop and pull thru* Repeat from * 3 more times. Yarn over and pull thru all loops on hook. Chain 1 to close. Puff Stitch Made
**Beginning Ch 3 counts as a DC
Round 1: DC in 4th chain from hook, 4 DC in same stitch, DC in next 7 chains, 5 DC in last chain. Working down opposite side of chain, DC in last 7 stitches. Join with SS in 3rd chain of beginning chain
Round 2: Ch 3, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each of next 4 stitches, DC in next 7 stitches, 2 DC in each of next 5 stitches, DC in last 7 stitches. Join with SS in 3rd chain of beginning ch 3
Round 3: Ch 1, SC in same stitch, SC in BLO of each stitch around. Join with SS in first SC
Round 4: Ch 1, SC in same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with SS in first SC.
*You will be working back and forth across top of bootie to create toe area for the next 3 rows.
Row 5: Ch 1, SC Dec over next 2 stitches, SC in next 6 stitches, SC Dec over next 2 Stitches, SS in next 2 Stitches on previous row, TURN
Row 6: Ch 1, Skip 2 SS, SC Dec over next 2 stitches, SC in next 4 stitches, SC Dec over next 2 Stitches, SS in next 2 Stitches on previous row,
Row/ Round 7: Ch 1, Skip 2 SS, SC Dec over next 2 stitches, SC in next 2 stitches, SC Dec over next 2 Stitches, SS in next 2 Stitches on previous row, DO NOT TURN
Ch 1, SC in same stitch as last SS, SC in each stitch around, Join with SS in first SC Dec
Round 8: Ch 3, DC in last SC of previous row- creating the first X Stitch, * Skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in skipped stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with SS in 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.
Round 9: Ch 1, SC in each DC around. Join with SS in first SC
Round 10: Ch 1, Puff Stitch in same stitch, *Skip next stitch, Puff Stitch in next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with SS in chain 1 closure at top of first Puff Stitch.
Fasten Off. Weave in any loose ends
Optional: If you feel the booties need a tie to stay on better you weave a thin ribbon thru Round 4 or make a chain approx 12" long and weave it thru Round 4- make ends meet at middle front and tie in a bow.
Hope you enjoy the booties and if you have made the booties or the hat or the set I would ADORE seeing the photos! Please post them here or on the hat pattern page