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This summer at the Farmer's Market, someone was handing all the Mamas with little babes these sweet little crocheted booties/slippers. DS has outgrown the pair we got, and I'd like to make him another (he likes to slide around on our pergo floor with them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br>
DD wants me to make her a pair too, because they "look like Jasmine slippers Mama!"<br><br>
I've done a search here at MDC and on Google but haven't found ones that look similar.<br>
They look like a really simple pattern, here are a few pics I took:<br><br><a href="http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i146/Autumn-Mama/P1010179.jpg" target="_blank">Closeup</a><br><br><a href="http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i146/Autumn-Mama/P1010181.jpg" target="_blank">View of the heel</a><br><br><a href="http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i146/Autumn-Mama/P1010185.jpg" target="_blank">Closeup on DS</a><br><br><a href="http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i146/Autumn-Mama/P1010184.jpg" target="_blank">Further back for perspective.</a> (That's a really weird angle, DS doesn't have that big of a head, or such tiny legs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
If anyone has any idea I'd really appreciate some help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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It sort of difficult to tell from the pictures what is going on here... is the body of the foot worked in a single piece, or is there a seam along the sole? The variegated yarn makes it difficult to see the stitch definition in the pictures.<br><br>
Just from looking at the pic, it looks like you would work a single rectangular piece wide enough to wrap halfway around the foot, long enough to wrap from heel to heel, seam up one side, then piece in a heel piece. The top is just slip stitched halfway closed, then finished around the ankle.<br><br>
Let me get out some scrap yarn this afternoon and see if I can come up with a reasonable facsimile.
 

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No, there's no seam on the sole. I'm not experienced enough to know exactly what's going on at the heel, but it's definitely thicker in about an inch strip (going vertically). I should've taken a pic of them inside out, but I can't now cause I kinda gave them to a pregnant mama yesterday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks for offering to try to figure it out! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Ok, I think I have something close.<br><br><a href="http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=26acvdfj.2cwmht9z&x=0&y=9n8wo5" target="_blank">Pics are here</a>. I used three different colors so you can see what's going on. The green is worked as a roughly rectangular piece, with decreases in the last few rows. The pink is the heel, and it's just picked up off the starting chain, and the white just closes the top and trims the ankle.<br><br>
When you start the bootie, you can leave an extra long tail off the starting chain, and use that for the heel later.<br><br>
So, <b>for the body:</b><br>
Chain an even number of stitches, you want the full length to go from the ankle, under the heel to the other side of the ankle. *Chain 3 more and DC in every chain across. Repeat from * until you reach about an inch short of the desired length.<br><br>
Fold the rectangle in half and find the center four stitches (2 on either side of the fold). DC to those stitches then work a decrease across 2 stitches twice, DC to the end (The decrease I used, although any will do: yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo pull through all but 1 loop, yo pull through all loops).<br><br>
Chain 3 and turn, DC to the stitch before the first decrease, do 2 more decreases, DC to the end (you can repeat this row once more if you need more length).<br><br>
Ch 3 turn, find the center 6 stitches (2 decreases, 4 DCs), DC up to them, then work 3 decreases, DC to the end.<br><br>
Fold the bootie in half long ways, your toe should be fairly short at this point. Slip stitch the two sides together along the toe, finish off.<br><br>
At this point you should have half a canoe shape. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If you left a long tail off the starting chain, then you're going to pick up there. If you didn't, join to the starting chain with a slip stitch.<br><br><b>For the heel:</b><br>
Fold the bootie in half and find the center. Chain 3, DC in each chain until the last 3 stitches. HDC in the next stitch, SC in the next one, slip stitch in the center stitch. Turn, slip stitch in the slip stitch, SC in the SC, HDC in the HDC, DC to the end, turn, line up the open edge of the bootie with the edge of the heel and slip stitch the two together all the way down. Finish off.<br><br><b>To finish:</b><br>
I started at the toe, which is probably easiest. Attach with a slip stitch in the first slip stitch of the toe closure.<br><br>
With the bootie folded in half, and the sides aligned, SC evenly across the top of the bootie... this was roughly 2 SC for each DC. SC down as far as you want it closed. Then drop one side of the bootie and continue SC around the ankle, placing the stitches evenly. When you get back to the front of the ankle, slip stitch into the SC for the finished look. Finish off.<br><br>
You have a bootie.<br><br>
HTH
 

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Oh thank you <i><b>so</b></i> much!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I've started one, I can't wait to see it all finished.<br>
And actually, I think the way you did it is going to turn out better than the original! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:
 
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