The winner of Masterpiece Knits: The Modern Collection plus a skein of Dragonfly Fibers yarn to make the Picasso Socks is Ruth, who has been contacted. Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the drawing.
I recently needed to whip out a pair of quick baby booties as a gift for a soon-to-be-born baby boy, so was cruising around Ravelry, looking for a good quick pattern. I decided on Baby Uggs, a free pattern by Autumn Street that is also available via Craftsy. They are DK weight so I figured they’d go quickly, and they did. I made this pair last Friday night — in one evening:
I used Mrs. Crosby Carpetbag in the “French Chambray” colorway and the suggested size 5 needles. Note that my little helper is sitting behind the booties in the photo, not messing with them in any way. Do not be fooled. This is my first attempt at a photo:
Ahem. Anyway, if you need a quick pair of adorable booties, check this pattern out. and speaking of adorable booties, check out this book!
This is Creature Feetures: 30 Crochet Patterns for Baby Booties by Kristi Simpson, published by Lark Books. I think you can get an idea of how cute it is just from the cover.
As the title indicates, there are 30 patterns by a total of 7 designers, including the editor, for baby booties that are so cute it hurts. The patterns are divided into sections by theme: Out of this World, Wild Animals, Cute Creatures, and Good Enough to Eat. They are all so incredibly cute it is hard to choose favorites, so I picked one pattern from each section to show here.
Some of my faves:
This is “Beepbot Booties” — robot booties! The pattern is written in two sizes: 0 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months.
How about “Baa Baa Booties?” How cute are those? They are again available in two sizes
“Foxy Feet” — so adorable! And these look simple enough so that even I could make them.
“Scrumptious Sushi” — genius, right?
There is a nice illustrated section of crochet basics at the back of the book so you can brush up on your skills if needed.
This is a great book for quick adorable baby gifts, or to make your baby irresistible to one and all.
Who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in the drawing to win my copy of Creature Feetures: 30 Crochet Patterns for Baby Booties, leave a comment on this post by noon on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
Here is what I am working on now.
More about this next time!
He looks so innocent when he is asleep, doesn’t he? Don’t be fooled.