Saturday, May 19, 2012

Origami Booties & a Guest Blog post!

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Yes, here I am! I know, it's been a while. Life has taken me down some rather interesting avenues in the past 5 months. Yes, it's been that long!

First I was asked by a friend if I would write a guest blog post for her blog. I thought about it for a while and finally decided that I should. It would explain a lot and heck, it would be fun! So head on over to Susan's blog and have a read. I hope you enjoy!

I've also taken this opportunity to introduce a brand new pattern! I've always liked the thought of baby booties but have never had the patience for the increases, decreases, twists and turns so have avoided making them. But now a young friend of mine is expecting! What to do?!? Well, of course that meant that I would have to sit down and figure out how to make super cute booties with a super simple pattern. I think I've succeeded :)

Here for your enjoyment, my Origami Booties!

I created what I feel is the easiest way of making baby booties. One strip of crochet fabric, how much simpler can it get?

The fun comes with the folding of said strip. Hence the name Origami booties. There is a photo tutorial with the pattern to show you step by step how to fold the strip that becomes the cutest pair of booties around.

The other feature that I love about these, no buttons! baubles, etc... I've been designing clothing and accessories for children since my children were very young and one of the big things I avoided was adding anything to a design that might cause a choking hazard for the child wearing it. The way these booties are made, there is no need for buttons or strings. The booties stay on those wee footsies quite nicely by themselves. And if baby decided to have a chew on them, no problem!

As a part of the pattern, I have included the formula to calculate the length and number of stitches to make in order to create booties of any size, even for adults if they would like some!

Duckie booties!

And just for the heck of it, I decided to figure out how to turn these cute booties into duckie feet booties! Now how many toddlers do you know that would just love to waddle around the house quacking while they look down at their duckie feet?!? 

Aren't these the absolute cutest booties??!!?? 


This pattern is available for purchase from my Ravelry store. Please use the button below to go directly to my store. Thank you and have a great day!

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