Good morning everyone!
Today's preemie pattern is for a sweet little pair of booties. They feature a frilly top and a little splash of colour. Super fast to make and they look so very dainty. These booties will fit a baby of 28 weeks gestation. Yes, before you ask, I do indeed have plans to make these bigger at some stage :)
3ply yarn (light fingering) in main and contrasting colours
3.5mm hook for the bootie
1.5mm hook for the tie
1: ch10, hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, hdc in the next 8 chains, hdc 4 times in the very last chain, working on the opposite side (into the same chains), hdc in all 8 chains, join. (20)
2: ch1, 2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches, 2hdc's in each of the next 4 stitches, hdc in the next 7 stitches, 2hdc in the last stitch, join. (26)
3: ch1, sc into the first stitch, 2sc into the next stitch, sc into the next 10 stitches, 2sc into each of the next 4 stitches, sc into the last 10 stitches, join. (31)
4: ch1, sc2tg using the back loops only, sc in the back loops only for all remaining stitches, join. (30)
5: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join. (30)
6: ch1, sc into the first 10 stitches, hdc2tg 5 times, sc in the last 10 stitches, join. (25)
7: ch1, sc into the first 8 stitches, hdc2tg, hdc2tg, hdc, hdc2tg, hdc2tg, sc in the last 8 stitches, join. (21)
8: ch1, turn, slst into the first 6 stitches.
9: ch1, turn, sc into the first 14 stitches. (14)
10: ch1, turn, 2sc into the first stitch, sc in the next 12 stitches, 2sc into the last stitch. (16)
11: ch1, turn, 2sc into the first stitch, sc into the next 14 stitches, 2sc into the last stitch. (18)
12: ch1, turn, 2sc into the first stitch, *ch5, skip one stitch, sc into the next stitch* Repeat across, 2sc into the last stitch. Finish off and weave in tails.
With the bootie in your hand, toe facing down and sole away from you, join your contrasting colour with a slst to any front loop from round 4. sl stitch in all remaining front loops around, join. End colour and weave in tails.
With contrasting colour and a 1.5mm hook, chain 65 for a tie. Weave in and out of every second sc on round 10.
Repeat all steps to make a second bootie.