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Pine Ridge Booties

Last night I had to take Jerek to the emergency room with his back pain. Of course I am not going to take him to the hospital without having yarn and needles along! I was going to make another hat (I finished two yesterday while we were out and about with my uncle Allen) but I think I am hatted out for the moment.

Instead, I made booties.

Nice, easy garter stitch booties loosely based on some that Tiri was given. I though everyone might like the pattern.

I am calling them Pine Ridge Booties because I am linking the pattern to the Bundles of Joy group on Ravelry.com. They make baby things for the OB ward of the hospital on Pine Ridge Reservation. They expect about 30 births a month and the poverty on the Rez is staggering. The things the people in this group send might be all the baby has to wear at home.

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Pine Ridge Booties

Size 7US needles

Worsted weight yarn

Yarn needle

Scissors

Size J crochet hook

Gauge isn't a critical issue here, I don't think, as babies come in all sizes.

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Cast on 30.

Row 1-8: Knit.

Row 9: Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last three stitches. K2tog, knit 1.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 11: Knit 1, k2tog, knit to last three stitches. K2tog, knit 1.

Row 12: Knit.

Row 13: Knit 1, k2tog, knit 1, k2tog, knit to last 6 stitches, k2tog, knit 1, k2tog, knit 1.

Row 14: Knit.

Row 15: Repeat row 13.

Row 16: Knit.

Row 17: Knit 2, YO, k2tog. Knit 3, YO, k2tog. Knit 4, YO, k2tog. Knit 2, k2tog, YO, knit 2.

Row 18: Knit.

Row 19: Bind off loosely.

Sew bootie seam as flat and smooth as you can, starting in the forth ridge from the bind off to leave a decent opening for ease of getting the bootie on the baby. Weave in ends.

Using crochet hook, chain 60. Weave ends on the ties, then tie a knot in the ends. Weave into the eyelets. It would be a good idea to secure the tie in the back of the bootie, so they don't get pulled out and lost. 

You could also use ribbon instead of making a chain to tie them.

I have no good camera at my disposal at the moment, the charger for our eepad melted. :( I did take a webcam photo. It's not the greatest, but it's the best I can do right now. :)


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  1. I am a new k titer with several babies on the way! Not me personally but Granddaughter,Great niece, etc. This is the easiest to understand and knit pattern for booties I have found! Now if I can find a hat pattern to match I will be so happy. Any suggestions will be appreciated. These are so forgiving and lend themselves to embellishment such as a ruffle around the top, maybe with some beads worked in! Please suggest a hat to go with them!

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! :D

      I've made this hat pattern literally hundreds of times. I knit loose so I either use a size 5 or 6 needle with worsted or a size 6 pr 7 needle with DK weight, but this is my favorite: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-coffee-baby-hat

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