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DUCKFEET BOOTIES

Duckfeet Booties Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Baby Wonder' 4ply 1 x 100g ball
  • 1 pair 3.25mm and a set of 3.25mm knitting needles or size needed for correct tension
  • 3.00mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Small amount of hobby fill

SIZE

 

MEASUREMENTS
SIZE 6 Months
To Fit Foot Length (approx) cm 9.5

TENSION

28 sts x 36 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 3.25mm needles

INSTRUCTIONS

BOOTIE (make 2)

BEG AT UPPER FOOT

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 2 sts.

1st row - K1, yfwd (to make a stitch), K1...3 sts.
2nd row - Inc in first st, K1, inc in last st...5 sts.
3rd row - Inc in first st, K1, P1, K1, inc in last st...7 sts.
4th row - Cast on 4 sts, P7 (incl 4 sts cast on) K1, P3, turn, cast on 4 sts...15 sts.
5th row - K7, P1, K7.
6th row - Cast on 6 sts, P13 (incl 6 sts cast on), K1, P7, turn, cast on 6 sts...27 sts.
7th row - K13, P1, K13.
8th row - P13, K1, P13.

Rep last 2 rows twice.

BEG SHAPING

1st row - K11, K2tog, P1, sl 1, K1, psso, K11...25 sts.
2nd row - P12, K1, P12.
3rd row - K10, K2tog, P1, sl 1, K1, psso, K10...23 sts.
4th row - P11, K1, P11.
5th row - K9, K2tog, P1, sl 1, K1, psso, K9...21 sts.
6th row - P10, K1, P10.
7th row - K10, P1, K10.
8th row - P10, K1, P10.
9th row - K8, K2tog, P1, sl 1, K1, psso, K8...19 sts.
10th row - P9, K1, P9.

Place these sts on a stitch holder.

BEG AT SOLE FOOT

Work as given for upper foot to . Change to a set of 3.25mm needles.

SET UP ROUND

1st round - K9, P1, K9, onto 1st needle, then from stitch holder K10 onto 2nd needle, then K9 onto 3rd needle...38 sts.
2nd round - K9, P1, K28.
3rd round - K7, K2tog, P1, sl 1 K1, psso, K26...36 sts.
4th round - K8, P1, K27. Rep last round 4 times.
9th round- K6, K2tog, P1, sl 1 K1, psso, K25...34 sts.
10th round - K7, P1, K26. Rep last round 4 times.

SHAPE HEEL

Turning Note - when turning take yarn under needle and onto other side of work, slip next st onto right hand needle, take yarn under needle and back into original position, slip st back onto left hand needle, then turn and proceed as instructed. This avoids holes in work.

Next row - K7, P1, K6, turn.
Next row - P6, K1, P6, turn.
Next row - K6, P1, K5, turn.
Next row - P5, K1, P5, turn.
Next row - K5, P1, K4, turn.
Next row - P4, K1, P4, turn.
Next row - K4, P1, K3, turn.
Next row - P3, K1, P7, turn.

Working in rounds for rem, cont as folls -

1st round - K7, P1, K26.
2nd round - K5, K2tog, P1, sl 1, K1, psso, K24, ...32 sts.
3rd round - K6, P1, K25. Rep last round 10 times.

BEG BAND

1st round - K1, P1, rep from to end.

Rep last round 7 times. Cast off loosely in rib.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. We recommend using mattress stitch to sew up your booties. Join toes of and front of bootees with seam in reverse so seam is on the outside. Using chain st and 2 strands of yarn together, make a chain along centre purl st on top of foot to centre toe. Join side and heel seam. Stitch the separate "toes" with 2 running stitches through the feet, then stuff with a small amount of Hobbyfill. Stuff the toes as picture. Sew in ends.

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