CROCHET BOOTIES SIZE: To fit baby 6-9 mos. MATERIALS Bernat Cottontots (Solids: 100 g/3.

5 oz or Ombres: 85 g/3 oz) Main Color (MC) 1 ball (Solids or Ombres) Contrast A 1 ball (Solids or Ombres) Size 4 mm (U.S. G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. GAUGE: 16 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]. ABBREVIATIONS www.bernat.com/glossary.php

INSTRUCTIONS: With MC, ch 21. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Miss first ch. 1 dc in each ch around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 22 dc. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Miss first dc. 1 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Rep last rnd once more. To form instep: 1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each of next 6 dc. Turn. 7 sc. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Turn. 3rd row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. 4th and 5th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. 6th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sts. Do not turn. Working to side of instep, proceed as follows: Work 6 sc in left side of instep. 1 sc in each of next 15 dc. 6 sc in right side of instep. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc. Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Rep last rnd 3 times more, ending with join A. Next rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 11 sc. 26 sts. Join with sl st to first st. Next rnd: Sl st in next st. Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. (Sc2tog) twice. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Sc2tog. 22 sts. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, join A with sl st to any top ch. Working between dc, proceed as follows: 1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sp between dc. 1 sc in each sp around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Ch 3. Sl st to top of last sc – Picot made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Sew bottom seam. Twisted Cord: Cut 3 strands of A 40 ins [101.5 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Thread through 3rd row of dc.

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