My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.



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.


  1. That looks like an awesome book. I’d love a copy.
    And Loki is only living up to his name…
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  2. What an adorable book.
    I just love your colorwork. Maybe one day I will have the courage to give it a go 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The sushi and fox booties are my favorites!
    And I really like the yarn you chose for the uggs. It was perfect.

  4. Abby Call says:

    Kids slippers are so cute and don’t take a lot of time to make. These would be great for a slipper charity i belong to.

  5. Sarah Fuller says:

    Great post and Loki is the perfect star (how did you know he was made for stardom when you chose him?)
    At any rate, I would love to be entered. Into the contest and would of course be delighted to win. Me, I like the sheep the best.

  6. Pamela Quigley says:

    I have been scouring crocheted baby booties patterns for the past 3 days. This book looks fabulous! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I love the foxy booties! Would so love to win the book. Thanks!

  7. Gina Zahra says:

    I have two young cousins I could keep in booties with this book!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    So cute! Now I just need a baby to put them on.

  9. I know of 3 babies that need cute booties. I would love to win this book. As always, Loki is adorable.

  10. These are so adorable they may make me want to start crocheting again!

  11. Jean Palionis says:

    Hi Wendy, You come up with the cutest projects. Please enter me in this drawing.

  12. The bootie pattern book looks adorable! It seems like I am always knitting baby stuff for friends and nieces and nephews. I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks so much Wendy!

  13. Oh how cute are those booties!?! My kids and grands keep making babies so this book would be perfect! And the perfect opportunity to try my hand at crochet again after a very long vacation.

  14. Lynda Schwechtje says:

    The little robo-slips are adorable! Love what you’re working on every. single. time. The colors are really appealing. Loki always looks angelic.

  15. Linda G Howell says:

    Loki is sooo cool! Baby booties, crocheted – I’m in!

  16. Christiane Johnson says:

    A friend just became a grandma for the 1st time. I would love to make her a batch of booties. I just cannot choose just one, unless Loki would help me in choosing a pair. Can he put his paw on one? Thanks in advance. LOL

  17. I love that the book includes a ‘refresher’ course on crochet. I could use that, and some cute baby patterns.

  18. I love making baby booties and this book looks wonderful!

  19. How adorable! I have 3 grandchildren who may be getting married in the next few years so these would be perfect gifts for any great grandchildren they may give me.

  20. Brigitte says:

    Lol, Loki. He’s showing those booties who’s boss and the world is safer because of it, hee.

    I knew it! Those involuntary hand spasms I had during my meeting the other day WAS the Universe telling me that someone I know started a stranded project. 🙂

  21. Kathie Mayo says:

    Not only are the booties adorable, but would look cute as decorations in the baby’s room once they were outgrown.

  22. Oooh, what adorable booties! I’d love to win a copy of this book 🙂
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  23. I’m in too cute

  24. MaryO1230 says:

    Love it! Please enter me!

  25. Love x just finishing my 3rd dog from knit your own dog

  26. Great timing! I was thinking about the perfect pair of booties yesterday! I love your Uggs but I would have to make those ‘sheepish’ ones if I happened to win the book!!

  27. Aaagh, those robot booties! What an adorable book.

  28. I would love a copy of that book. I’d be figuring out how to make these adult-sized!

  29. Leslie Fischgrund says:

    I love the Uggs. Loki just wanted a different angle on the photo.

    I have a good friend who would love the Creature Features book. She has been churning out Disney princesses and could use a break.

  30. Wow! I’m assuming that’s going to be another cowl, but what ever it it, it is gorgeous! You are so talented at choosing contrasting colors. You’ve also got perfect timing on the baby booty info. I need to have a pair knit by Sunday & I hadn’t even started looking for a pattern yet. I’ve found one now! 🙂
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  31. Lynne S. says:

    Cute booties! Looking forward to your great reveal – I love the colours!

  32. Amazing colors on that knitting. I can’t wait to find out what yarns you’re using. I’d love a copy of the baby booty book. I have a small grandson who I would to outfit! Thanks for all your give-aways.

  33. Oh, my gosh! Those sheep booties are so darn cute! I love them. 🙂

  34. Grandchild # 2 is arriving this week – this would be a fun small project for spring!

  35. The booties are adorable and crochet is so quick and easy. Thanks for the give-away.

  36. Your color work is always so lovely!

  37. Just started following your blog. Looking forward to more posts.

  38. The books you offer are always the best! I just started crocheting again and these are darling! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  39. Sushi booties! What clever people. Your fair isle knitting looks terrific too.

  40. Anne Landser says:

    Just love the patterns and would like to try something different. Those booties were really good and I love the Foxy lady ones.
    BTW, love your sock patterns and I haven’t stopped using them as a basis for all my socks.

  41. Robot booties!!! I have yet to make booties. I need to. You are so awesome to give away so much!

  42. That book looks so cute. My sister the crocheter would love it.