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Little Lady Bug Baby Booties

By: Lorna Miser for Red Heart

Watch out, your little bug will fly away wearing these sweet, easy knit baby booties. The Little Lady Bug Baby Booties are the perfect finishing touch to the Little Lady Bug Baby Set. These precious baby lady bug booties will keep baby's feet warm as she toddles around the house. They're perfect for baby's first Halloween, but the Little Lady Bug Baby Booties are so cute you might want to knit them for a year-round shoe.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™: 1 ball each 902 Ladybug A, 112 Night-night B and 100 Lily C
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 3.5mm [US 4]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 21 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations
A, B, C = Color A, B, C
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
mm = millimeters
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Booties measure 4” [10 cm] long


BOOTIES
With A, cast on 28 sts.
Work in St st for 3½” [9 cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Cut A and join B. Work 2 rows in St st.


Shape Toe
Row 1 (Right Side): *K2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 21 sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 14 sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: [K2tog] 7 times – 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.


FINISHING
Sew 2½” [6.4 cm] from Toe closed along edge.


Cuff
With right side facing, join C at last st of first row, pick up and knit 28 sts along edge of Ankle to first st of first row.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.


Fold cast-on edge in half and sew closed for back seam. Using B, embroider a line up the center of foot in chain st. Work French knots randomly on either side of chain sts for ladybug spots.


Weave in ends.

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