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Antique Heirloom Booties
Antique Heirloom Booties

Materials: Sport Weight Yarn 1 ½ ozs
Crochet Hook Size D or 3.00 mm

Approximate Finished Size 3 1/4" sole with changes for 4" sole in ()

Bootie:
Make 2
Rnd 1: Ch 12 (16), 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 (8) ch, hdc in
next ch, dc in next 4 ch, 6 dc in last ch; continuing on opposite side of
starting ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 4 (8) ch, 2 sc in last
ch, join with sl st in first sc (28 sts)(36 sts)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 9 (13) sts, 2 dc in
each of next 6 sts, dc in next 9 (13) sts, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, join
with sl st in top of ch 3 (38) (46). First ch 3 counts as first dc.

Rnd 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next 10 (14)
sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in ext 12
(16) sts, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts, join (49) (57). Fasten off.

Instep & Sides:
Row 1: Starting at instep, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch
across, turn. (8 sc)

Row 2-8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, do not turn.

Rnd 9: Working in rnds, for sides, ch 25 (33), sl st in opposite end of row
8,l ch 3, dc in end of next 7 rows; working in starting ch on opposite side
of row 1, dc in next 8 ch, dc in end of next 8 rows, dc in next 25 (33) ch,
join with sl st in top of ch 3 (49 dc)(57 dc)

Rnds 10-12: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join as before. At end of last
rnd, fasten off.

Top:
Rnd 1: Working in ch and sts around top opening of sides, join with sl st
in center back ch, ch 4, skip next ch, dc in next ch, (ch 1, skip next ch or
st, dc in next ch or st) around, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4 (17
dc)(21 dc)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first st, * skip next st; for shell, (2 dc, ch
1, 2 dc) in next st; repeat form * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (9
shells)(11 shells)

Rnd 3-4: (3-5): Sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch sp,
shell in ch sp of each shell around, join as before.

Rnd 5 (6): Work this rnd in back lps, ch 1, sc in each of first 3 (4) sts or
ch; for picot, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook; (sc in next 3 sts or ch, picot)
around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Hold sides and sole wrong sides tog, matching sts; working through back
lps, sew tog.

Drawstring:
Ch 90 (100). Fasten off.
Beginning and ending at center front, weave through sts of rnd 1 on top.

Tassel:
Make 2
Cut 16 strands each 3" long; tie separate 5" strand around center of all
strands held tog leaving ends for tying. Fold strands in half, tie separate
strand around all strands ½" from fold. Trim. Tie to ends of drawstring.