I am a crochet addict. And a pattern addict, if I am being honest. When I see cute patterns, I simply must have them. And while my intentions are good, I don’t always get around to making everything I purchase. I have countless patterns sitting in limbo just waiting for a reason to be made. Several of these said patterns are for baby booties.
I have always loved little baby feet in adorable handmade booties. Unfortunately, I learned to crochet well after my children were past the toddler stage. Although I have made them slippers in the past, it really isn’t the same as making newborn booties, and let’s be honest, not many teens and pre-teens are too keen on wearing mom’s handmade wearables.
Despite the fact that I had no one in mind when I saw theese super cute crochet crocs from Crochet Oasis, I knew I needed this pattern.
I would classify this pattern as an intermediate pattern, although it uses basic crochet stitches, you must be comfortable in making several stitches in the same stitch on various rows; for example, the white and beige edging shown in my pictures. The band of the croc is done using a knotting technique called macreme. While it is a very simple technique to master, people that are new to this may struggle with the knotting at first.
The pattern itself, is written beautifully in terms that are relatively simple to follow. There are a tonne of pictures for those who prefer visual learning.
For this project, to obtain the correct gauge for the newborn size, I used my 2.75mm and a 2.25mm Clover Amour hooks. The soles of the shoe were created using a beige Needle Crafters yarn and the tops and band were made with Bernat Softee Baby. I chose the option of non-moveable straps for my booties, since I did not have anyone to test the size on (the pattern recommends that you size the strap according to the child’s feet if you are making a moveable band).
I enjoyed this pattern immensely and have gotten many compliments on the finished product.