Sunday, April 26, 2015

Crochet Baby Shoes

  I've been working on some really cute baby shoes lately. My cousin requested some faux Converse, then some baby boat shoes. Then I got another request for some girly baby shoes, so I made the little mary janes. They are all so cute! You can find links to the free patterns below.

  The Converse shoes were a little intimidating, and being that I haven't had a little one in a while, I forgot how big a 6 month old foot would be. The first pair that I made were way too big. They were most likely a 1 year old size. I used a pattern that I found on Ravelry. The yarn I used was bigger than what the pattern called for and so was my hook. Since it was my first try, they weren't so cute either. I guess they were cute enough that my neighbor wanted to take them home, so now they are gone. On my second try I found another free download on Ravelry. This time the sneakers may be a little on the small side, but at least they will stretch a little. The first pic is unfinished (missing the stripe) but it shows how tiny they are in my hand.

  Next up are the baby boat shoes. My cousin decided that she also wanted some of these little cuties for her little one. The pattern is from Whistle and Ivy. It is an awesome blog well worth checking out. I used the size for a 6-9 month old baby. They are a little bigger than the sneakers, but not much so either I crochet too tight, or they are just right. I guess we'll find out. These shoes took a little assembling, but overall not very difficult. The blog also has links to her videos to go along with her patterns for the visual learners.

  Last by certainly not least are the baby mary janes. The pattern is from the same website as the boat shoes so the sole is made similar but this shoe is worked in the round. They were really quick to work up too. I guess the only thing that slowed me down was finding buttons small enough. My mom requested these for someone's baby. These are also made with the size 6-9  month instructions.

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