Tri-Bobble Mary Janes

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A few months ago, my mom asked me to knit a sweater and booties for my brother’s new baby.  It has kind of been a nightmare.  Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  It took way longer than I anticipated and I finished right as the baby was being born.  I did get a bit of inspiration from this knitting debacle, so I won’t call it a total loss.  The booties I made were knitted in one piece and then sewn together.  I thought it might be fun to design a pair of crochet baby shoes that used that same technique.  I came up with these and I will be including them in the package that is being sent to the new baby.  I am hoping it will make up for the knitted sweater with the really long arms.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Tri-Bobble Mary Janes

 

Materials Needed:
1 skein Bernat Cottontot (you won’t use the whole skein)
G hook
Yarn needle
2 – ½ inch buttons
Thread
Sewing needle

Abbreviations Used:
ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sl st                 slip stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
hdc                  half double crochet
blo                   back loop only
flo                    front loop only
yo                    yarn over
Gauge:
4 in. = 18 hdc
4 in. = 11 rows of hdc
Special stitches:
Bobble:  yo, draw up a loop in the next st, (yo, draw up a loop in the same st) 4 times, yo and draw yarn through all 11 loops on hook.
Instructions:
 
*ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.
 
Newborn:
Right Shoe:
Ch 10
Row 1:  2 hdc in the second ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 hdc, ch 1, turn.  (15hdc)
Row 2:  2 hdc in the first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 3 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (23 hdc)
Row 3:  2 hdc in each of the first 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.  (33 hdc)
Row 4:  working blo, 1 hdc in each st around, ch 1, turn.
Row 5:  *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 15 times, 1 hdc in blo in the last st, ch 1, turn (33 hdc)
Row 6:  *1 sc in blo in next st, 1 sc in flo in next st, repeat from * 15 times, 1 sc in blo in the last st, ch 1, turn (33 sc)
Row 7:  *1 sc in blo in next st, 1 sc in flo in next st, repeat from * 4 times, # sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc, repeat from # 3 times, ch 1, turn.  (18 sts)
Row 8:  2 sc dec, 1 sc in the next st, bobble, sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (6 sts)
Row 9:  bobble, 1 sc, bobble, sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 6, ch 1, turn.  (6 sts)
Row 10:  3 sc dec, 1 sl st in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (3 sc)
Row 11:  sl st in each of the next 3 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 6, *1 sc in blo in next st, 1 sc in flo in next st, repeat from * 4 times, finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the left of the seam, join yarn in the 8th st to the left, ch 9, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 5 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto right side of the bootie.
Left Shoe:
Work rows 1 – 7 of the right shoe.
Row 8:  1 sc, bobble, 3 sc dec, 1 sc in the next un worked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (6 sts)
Row 9:  sc dec, bobble, 1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 6, ch 1, turn.  (6 sts)
Row 10:  3 sc dec, 1 sl st in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (3 sc)
Row 11:  sl st in each of the next 3 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 7, *1 sc in blo in next st, 1 sc in flo in next st, repeat from * 4 times, finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the right of the seam, join yarn in the 7th st to the right, ch 9, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 5 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto left side of the bootie.
3 Months:

Right Shoe:
Ch 10
Row 1:  2 hdc in the second ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 hdc, ch 1, turn.  (15hdc)
Row 2:  2 hdc in the first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 3 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (23 hdc)
Row 3:  2 hdc in each of the first 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.  (33 hdc)
Row 4:  2 hdc in each of the first 4 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 4 sts, ch 1, turn.  (45 hdc)
Row 5:  working blo, 1 hdc in each st around, ch 1, turn.  (45 hdc)
Row 6 – 7:  *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 21 times, 1 hdc in blo in the last st, ch 1, turn (45 hdc)
Row 8:  *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 6 times, # sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc, repeat from # 4 times, sc dec,ch 1, turn.  (25 sts)
Row 9:  3 sc dec, 1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1, turn.  (8 sts).
Row 10:  1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, bobble, 2 sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked to in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (7 sts)
Row 11:  3 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sl st in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1,turn.  (4 sc)
Row 12:  sl st in each of the next 4 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 7, *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 5 times, 1 hdc in blo,  finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the left of the seam, join yarn in the 10th st to the left, ch 12, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 8 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto right side of the bootie.
Left Shoe:
Work rows 1 – 8 of the right shoe.
Row 9:  1 sc, sc dec, bobble, 3 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1, turn.  (8 sts)
Row 10:  sc dec, 1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, bobble, sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (7 sts)
Row 11:  3 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sl st in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1,turn.  (4 sc)
Row 12:  sl st in each of the next 4 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 6, *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 5 times, 1 hdc in blo,  finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the right of the seam, join yarn in the 10th st to the right, ch 12, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 8 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto left side of the bootie.
6 Months:
Right Shoe:
Ch 20
Row 1:  2 hdc in the second ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 chs, 2 hdc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 chs, 2 hdc, ch 1, turn.  (25hdc)
Row 2:  2 hdc in the first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 3 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (33 hdc)
Row 3:  2 hdc in each of the first 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 3 sts, ch 1, turn.  (43 hdc)
Row 4:  2 hdc in each of the first 4 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 3 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, 2 hdc in each of the last 4 sts, ch 1, turn.  (55 hdc)
Row 5:  working blo, 1 hdc in each st around, ch 1, turn.  (55 hdc)
Row 6 – 7:  *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * to last st, 1 hdc in blo in the last st, ch 1, turn (55 hdc)
Row 8:  *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 7 times, # sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc, repeat from # 6 times, sc dec,ch 1, turn.  (23 sts)
Row 9:  4 sc dec, bobble, 2 sc dec, skip 1 st, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1, turn.  (8 sts)
Row 10:  1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (7 sts)
Row 11:  3 sc dec, 1 sc, 1 sc in the next unworked st of row 8, sl st in the next st, ch 1, turn.  (5 sts)
Row 12:  sl st in each of the next 5 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 7, *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 6 times, 1 hdc in blo, finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the left of the seam, join yarn in the 13th st to the left, ch 12, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 8 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto right side of the bootie.
Left Shoe:
Work rows 1 – 8 of the right shoe.
Row 9:  2 sc dec, bobble, 4 sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 8, ch 1, turn.  (8 sts)
Row 10:  sc dec, 1 sc, bobble, 1 sc, bobble, sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 7, ch 1, turn.  (7 sts)
Row 11:  1 sc, 3 sc dec, 1 sc in the next unworked st in row 8, st st in next st, ch 1, turn,  (5 sc)
Row 12:  sl st in each of the next 5 scs, working in the unworked sts of row 7, *1 hdc in blo in next st, 1 hdc in flo in next st, repeat from * 6 times, 1 hdc in blo, finish off, join sole and back seam.
Starting at the first stitch to the right of the seam, join yarn in the 13th st to the right, ch 12, slip st in the 4th ch from hook and in each of the next 8 chs, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew button onto left side of the bootie.

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2 thoughts on “Tri-Bobble Mary Janes

  1. Those are beautiful. I don’t make much in the way of human clothing, but I do work on lots of doll’s clothes and I always find shoes to be an adventure. These look adorable and I’m sure will be favorites.

    • Thank you:) So many of my friends and family are having babies so I have been experimenting with new techniques. It has been a fun and interesting adventure.

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