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rib cuffed booties

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To celebrate an upcoming event that I am speaking at Create, I have been working on a new pattern which I have made available here for free.

I am selling these booties and beanies at this event. I have been slightly obsessed with crochet lately.

There are so many babies around me at the moment any that are left over will not go to waste.

I hope you enjoy and I’d love you to take a photo and post the booties on social media with the hashtag #inspire14 so I can see your amazing creations.

Crochet Addicted! For some more patterns click here: Slouched Adult winter beanie , Child’s ribbed beanie , Toddler Hoodie






To download as a PDF so you can print click here: rib cuff booties or here is the pattern in this post.

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Rib cuff booties

Size newborn 0-6 months.

What you will need: 

Favourite Wool X 1 ( I used Moda Vera Beetle)

4.5mm Hook (use a larger hook for size 6-12months)

Darning needle

Pattern abbreviations:
ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

dc2tog: double crochet 2 together

dc3tog: double crochet 3 together

fpdc: front post double crochet

bpdc: back post double crochet

(To find more information on stitches go to some great tutorials on Youtube. Type the stitch into search and you will pick them up quickly.)

ch 11

row 1: sc in 2nd ch, sc 5 times, hdc 3 times, 7hdc in last ch, finish the rest of the round working along the back of the chain, hdc 3 times, sc 5 times, 4sc in the last/first ch, sl st to the first sc.

row 2: ch1, sc in same sc, sc 7 times, hdc, 2hdc 3 times, 3hdc (in same stitch), 2 hdc 3 times, hdc, sc 8 times, 2sc 3times, sl st to first sc.


row 3- ch1, working in back loops, sc around, sl st to first sc.

rows 4 & 5: ch1, sc around, sl st to first sc.

row 6: ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 9 times, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc3tog, dc, dc2tog, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.

row 7: ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 7 times, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.

row 8: ch 1, sc in same sc, sc 5 times, sc2tog, dc, dc3tog, dc, sc2tog, sc around, sl st to first sc.

Cuff:?row 9: ch 2, dc whole way round, sl st to first stitch. (this is where you will thread the ribbon to keep shoe on tight)

row 10-12: ch 1, hdc whole way round, sl st to first stitch (if you want to make the booties longer then add more rows here)

row 13 &14: ch 2, fpdc, bpdc repeat around to make the ribbed cuff, sl st to first stitch. (make sure you start row 14 with the same stitch as 13 ie- fpdc)

row 15: ch 1, sc around, sl st to first stitch finishing off the bootie. fold the ribbed cuff over and repeat whole pattern for second shoe.

Ribbon finishing:

ch 70 to make the ribbon to tie the boot tight on little feet. Thread through row 9 and tie in a bow. repeat for the second shoe.

I hope you enjoy this patten, post on instagram, facebook, twitter with #inspire14

You can use this pattern in anyway. copy, paste, sell, whatever your heart desires.

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Nesting during pregnancy always manifests in different ways, but one main way for me personally is through making little things.

Not always for my new baby, just keeping my hands busy.

This week I have had a major case of Sciatica pain through my back and legs and I truly know I am embarking on the third trimester.

Sitting down is one of the only times I have been free from pain, so crochet has become even more of an addiction.

A friend asked me to crochet her a slouched winter beanie. I haven’t made one before and most of the patterns I could find for this type of beanie were knitted ones. So I had a go and fiddled and made my own. Here is my pattern for a slouched winter beanie.

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Slouchy Winter Beanie

Easy pattern: Beginner

crochet hook 5 US size

2 balls 50 gram

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet


(here is a little selfie with the beanie on.)

Chain 4 link together to make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 2 (this counts as 1st dc). Make 11 dcs in the middle of the ring (12 stitches).

Round 2: chain 2, do 2 dcs in every stitch (24 stitches).

Round 3: chain 2, do 2 dcs in every stitch (48 stitches). This creates the slouchy gather.

Round 4: chain 2, Increase 1 stitch in every other stitch. (e.g. 2 dcs in 1st stitch, 1 dc in 2nd, 2dcs in 3rd, 1 in 4th and so on) (72).

Rounds 5-14: chain 2, do 1 dc in every stitch (72). If you want the hat to be slouchier then do more rows here until you’re happy with its length.

Round 15: chain 2, Decrease after every 6th stitch (do 7th & 8th stitches together) (64).

Round 16: chain 2, Decrease after every 5 stitches (do 6th & 7th stitches tog) (56).

Round 17: chain 2, 1 dc in every stitch (56).

Round 18: chain 1, Use hdc. Decrease after every 10th stitch (11th & 12th tog) (52).

Round 19: chain 1, hdc 52 stitches around.

Round 20: chain 1, hdc  52 stitches around.

Join and finish off by weaving ends in.

Depending on the wool you choose the size of the hat may vary.

This pattern fitted my head perfectly, but you may need to make smaller or bigger in the half double crochet rounds depending on head size.

face cloth

I have also embarked upon making dish cloths/ face washer cloths for the first time.

Using organic cotton and this pattern here that I changed slightly (extra rows of Half double crochet around the edging) Organic Dish Cloths

I think these will be perfect little presents to throw in with the care packages for all the people having babies at the moment.

They are also so simple and easy to make.

If you want some good videos on Novice Crochet, check out my post I did a while ago.

Speak tomorrow