Sunday, 24 February 2008

Bootee Central

The bootee creating is in full swing. Two pairs are complete and another are just awaiting the addition of some buttons before being declared finished.

First up a knitted pair.

From Felting Attem...

From Felting Attem...

The pattern for these is very simple (just right for one who knits but prefers crochet) and was given to me ages ago by my grandmother. I have the pattern written out on a piece of very poor quality paper and I should get my act together and type it up so that there is more that one copy. My grandmother passed away 15 months ago and this has now become a precious link to the past. She was a prolific knitter and was always interested in all of the crafting endeavours that I undertook growing up. I do not have a clue where she got it from - it is merely called "Foundation Bootee Pattern" and it calls for 3 ply yarn with no brand specified. Avid Crafter chose the same colours in 8 ply yarn and she is going to make a hat. Hopefully they will make a nice set to give later in the year.

Second up a crochet pair. Again this is an old pattern that I have made previously. I have not followed the pattern for a while so there were a few errors at the start. After reminding myself to read the pattern fully things progressed much more smoothly.

From Crocheted Flo...

At this stage I was halfway through the second bootee. Since then both have been finished but I need to find some little buttons to sew on before they can be put away with the others. I used the same yarn as the first knitted bootees.

Third - a pair of crocheted Ugg Booties. Just what any true Aussie bub should own! I do wonder how well they might stay on but love the look of them! The pattern was purchased from Crochetroo's Etsy shop. Love the pattern and like the many photos included which make it easy to look at what is described in the pattern instructions. I did the shorter version but might try the taller version in a larger size as well.

From Crocheted Flo...

The yarn was from my stash - an 8 ply plus a bit of Caressa for the fuzzy fold down top. I love how bootees are so quick to be finished. These will all be tucked away to be given to a new arrival expected later in the year.

1 comment:

  1. I love how these turned out. I am yet to try them in a caressa but have some in my stash as it is a fave of mine. How about a ribbon or crochet tie through round 5 of the bootie?

    Cheers Susan aka crochetroo


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