Stay On Booties

Easy

Knit a pair of booties that will stay on baby’s feet. You will need 1 ounce baby yarn, a size 5 steel crochet hook and either number 3 or 4 standard knitting needles.  Contrasting color may be used for the instep stitches and eyelet row.

Starting at sole seam, cast on 40 sts.

Row 1: K1, inc 1 , k 16, inc1, k 2 inc 1, k 16, inc 1, k 1-44sts.

Rows 2,4,6,8 and 10: K

Row 3: K1,inc 1, k17,inc1,k 4, inc1 k 17 inc 1, k 1-48 sts.

Row 5: K1, inc 1,k 18, inc1, k 6, inc1, k 18, inc1, k 1-52 sts.

Row 7: K 21, inc 1, k 8, inc 1, k 21-54 sts.

Row 9: K 21 inc 1, k 10, inc 1, k 21-56 sts.

Row 11: K 21, inc 1, k 12, inc 1, k 21-58 sts.

K next 6 rows.

INSTEP: K 34, k 2 tog turn, K 11, k 2 tog, turn. Continue in this manner until 34 sts remain, k to end.

K 1 row

EYELET ROW: *K 2, k 2 tog, yo, repeat from*  ending with k 2,

P 1 row.

k 2, inc. in next and every 5th st. across row-41 sts.

PATTERN: *K3, P1, repeat from * ending with k1.

Continue in this matter for 2 1/2 inches. Bind off.and sew seam.

CHAIN: ch 75 to 80 sl st fasten off.

Weave  through eyelet row.

Attach small pompoms to end of chain. Fold top of bootie over like an anklet.

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