I may have mentioned before 😉 that I am a bit PICKY. Among other things, crochet baby shoes have been my nemesis. I simply haven’t been able to find the perfect pattern. Some take too long, or are for the wrong weight yarn, and the rest are just ugly! I should probably give in and purchase a few patterns. I have been attempting to make my own for over a year…
But these turned out rather sweet. They are loosely based on a pattern I found online that no longer seems to exist. Thankfully I had printed a copy and was able to convert it to my preferred yarn weight and hook size.
Soft Mary Janes
American terms, and I crochet rather loosely, just so you know…
Worsted weight yarn- I used Caron Simply Soft in Ocean
Size H hook, 5.0mm
Note: ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
Double crochet back post: (dcbp) yarn over hook and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yarn over hook and draw through two loops on hook) twice — 1 dcpb made.
Single crochet 2 together: (sc2tog) *insert hook, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * in next st, keeping loops on hook, yarn over and pull through three loops on hook.
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1sc in each of next 3 ch. 2 sc in each of next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch (place marker on last st). 2 sc in each of next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 3 ch. 2 sc in last ch. 19 sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to 2 sc before marked sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in marked sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. 25 st. Turn.
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2. 1 hdc in first st. 1 dcbp in next st. Repeat to end of row.
Row 6: Ch 1. Sc in first 8 st. Sc2tog 7 times. Sc in last nine st.
Row 7: Ch 1. Sc in first 8 st. Sc2tog 4 times. Sc to end of row. Finish off, leaving long tail for sewing.
Strap: ch 9. Turn. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc to end. 7 hdc.
Sew up sole and back of shoe. Sew strap to either side of shoe.
100% washable, super soft and super cute baby shoes! Voila!