This is my Go-To pattern for Newborn Baby Booties!
Dc2tog/Double Crochet 2 Together: YO, insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up, YO draw through 2 loops. YO insert into next stitch, YO and draw through 2 loops. YO draw through all loops on hook.
HdcBLO/Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only: YO, insert hook into back loop only of previous stitch, YO and pull up, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
Sc – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
Hdc – half double crochet
DC– double crochet
Supplies & Tools
*Ch 2 does not count as a stitch throughout.
1: Ch 12, Hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in next 9 sts (10 Hdc), 2 Hdc in the last st of chain. Now work on opposite side of chain, Hdc in next 9 sts, 2 Hdc in beginning st, sl stitch to join. (24 Hdc toal)
2: Ch 2, Hdc in same space and next 9 sts (10 Hdc) 2Hdc in next 3 sts, Hdc in next 9 sts, 2Hdc in the final 2 sts. Sl st to join (29 Hdc)
3: Ch 2, Hdc in the same space, 2Hdc in the next st. Hdc in the next 9 sts, 2Hdc in the next 6 sts Hdc in the next 10 sts, 2Hdc in the last 2 sts, sl st to close (38 Hdc)
4: Ch 2, HdcBlo around and sl st to first Hdc (38 Hdc)
5. Ch 2, Hdc in the same st & next 9 sts (10 total), *Dc2Tog* 9 times. Hdc in the last 10 sts, sl st into 1st Hdc (29 Sts total)
9. Ch 2, Hdc in the same st & next 9 sts (10 total), *Dc2Tog* 5 times, Hdc in last 9 sts, sl st into 1st Hdc (24 Sts total)
10. Ch 2, Hdc in the same st & next 8sts (9 otal), *Dc2Tog* 4 times, Hdc in last 8 sts, sl st into 1st Hdc (21 Sts total)
11. Sc into each st around, finish off (21 sts)
Decorate however you like! This pattern can be customized in so many different ways!