It’s been over a year since I developed the pattern for these Noella Baby Booties and last month I finally got the last photos added to the pattern and got it off to the tester! Talk about procrastination! There has been so many other things to work on as well as my other initiatives that somehow it just didn’t get done. But here they are! Three sizes of cute, squishy and soft bootie joy that will warm and adorn baby feet from 0 – 12 months old.
The pattern consists of 3 separate patterns for 0 – 3, 3 – 6 and 6 – 12 month old babies – the sizes are of course guidelines as baby feet vary enormously in size, but for average size babies they should be spot on. The pattern for 0 – 3 months contains a photo tutorial and there are instructions for making the twisted cord for the shoelace as well. There is one special stitch, which is explained in full, so the pattern is suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
I make my booties with Drops Nepal – an Aran weight plied yarn of 35% alpaca and 65% wool. The yardage is 75 m per 50 g. I use a 5 mm hook. Other Aran yarns should be suitable depending on yardage – my tester used Scheepjes River washed and Stonewashed XL and the booties were exactly the same size – and lovely and soft too!
You can get the pattern in both US and UK terms in either my Etsy shop or Ravelry store for a small sum. I have a similar pattern for Baby Booties in DK weight yarn with a 3.5 mm hook, you can read more about it here. The pattern is based on the same principle, but also contains instructions for making a premature/small size bootie.
I make these booties to sell as well and they make baby feet happy both in the UK and US – as much as baby feet can be happy! I hope you feel inspired to try them out – if you buy a pattern rather than a product you’ll be able to make your own baby shower gifts whenever needed rather than having to buy a present.
© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI