Crystal Palace Yarns
free knitting pattern for baby blanket
Below shows the bottom
of the right hand bootie
Pom-Pom Baby Booties -
knit with Merino Stripes
Designed & Knit for Crystal Palace Yarns by
4" (10.5cm) from toe to heel, 4 1/2" (12cm) from middle of sole to
top of cuff
1 - 50 gr ball Crystal Palace Yarn
Merino Stripes #60 "Grand Canyon"
1 set 6" CPY Bamboo Double Pointed Needles US
size #4 (3.5mm)
Tapestry needle, scissors
[Note: because of the self-striping, long change of
colors in Merino Stripes the booties will not be identical in color
5sts=1" in St st
CO 28 sts. Put 9 sts on first needle, 10 on the second, and the remaining 9 on
the third. Work 20 rounds in K1, P1 ribbing.
Top of the foot
K19. The third needle will have 9 sts (donít work those sts now). Turn and purl
back across 10 sts. Work just this needle in St st until there are 14 rows,
ending with a P row.
*K1, K2 tog, work to end. P1, P2 tog, work to end.* Repeat between *s. (6 sts
K 1 more row.
Edge (work in garter st)
Pick up and K8 sts from left side of foot.
K9 from the cuff (this section is now the heel).
P9 from next needle.
Pick up P8 sts from right side of foot.
P6 sts across the toe and then P back to the heel. (40 sts)
Rearrange sts on ndls so they are evenly distributed on either sides of the toe.
K1 round, P1 round for 8 rounds (4 garter ridges).
Round 1: K20, pm, K20
Round 2, 4: K2tog, K to 2sts before the marker, K2tog. Pass marker, SSK,
K to 2sts before the end of the round, SSK, K2.
Round 3, 5, 6: K
Round 7: K20 (to marker). Break yarn leaving 12" tail. Graft sts.
Make two alike.
Add a pom-pom to each toe.. To make the best pom-poms, wrap the yarn around your
hand 175 times. Slide the yarn off your hand and tie tightly around the
midsection of those loops. Cut the ends of the loops and trim until the pom-pom
is about 2" across. This uses a lot of yarn, but the resulting pom-pom will be
dense and durable.
copyright 2006 Crystal Palace
Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with
knitters. The pattern
may be used for
non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any
publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format
without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino
welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809