Newborn Booties Converse High Top Style

Start making the Sole:

Round 1: Ch 9, work 2 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook. Sc in next 4 stitches. Hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next. 6 hdc in last ch. Now working along the other side of the chain. 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next. Sc in next 4 stitches. 2 sc into the last ch. (24 stitches)


Round 2: 2 sc into the first stitch, 2 sc into next stitch, sc in next 6. 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next, 2 sc in each of the next 4 stitches. Sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next. sc in next 6. 2 sc into each of the last 2 stitches.. (34 sts)

Round 3: sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc into the next stitch. sc in next 11 stitches. Put 2 sc into each of the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 2 stitches. Put 2 sc into each of the next 2 stitches. sc in the next 11 stitches. 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc in next 2 stitches. (40)

Sides:
Round 4: Join to first sc with a sl st, working in back loop only. Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join to first sc with with a sl st (40)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1 and around. Join with a slip stitch. (40)

This is what you should have so far. See how the loop is in the middle? Make sure that is where your loop is.

We want to join yellow here. There are two ways you can do this.

  1. Finish off and re join the yellow yarn in the middle stitch
  2. When you go to join the round with a sl st, instead of pulling through the yelow, pull through the yellow and continue with the next round. Pick up black again when you get to round 7.

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Round 6: with second colour (yellow), ch 1, sc around. Join to first sc with a sl st and finish off.
Re join white using one of the above methods.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc around. Join to first sc with a sl st. Finish off. (40 + sl st loop = 41)

Mark the first stitch with a stitch marker. This is the stitch after the sl st join.

 Count from (including) the stitch marker 14 stitches towards the front on either side and mark with a stitch marker.

Toe:

You should have 16 stitches for the front of the shoe. Start and finish where you placed your markers.Join black in place marked by first stitch marker

Working in back loops only to make the ridge in the front.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, hdc in next stitch, hdc2tog 6 times, hdc in next, sc in next.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, hdc2tog 3 times, hdc in next 2 st. (7 hdc)

Finish off with yellow

Tongue:

Join yellow in the stitch shown

Row 1-8: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1 and in next 6. turn (7 sc)


Sides: with yellow

It is the same stitch that the toe is in.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch 1 and in next 26. (27 sc) (end in same stitch toe is in)

Now working in both loops

Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same stitch as ch 1 and in next 26. (27 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice, sc in next 19, sc2tog twice. (23 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 7, sc2tog, sc in nxt st, sc2tog, sc in nxt 7, sc2tog. (19 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (19 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, sc in next 5, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5, sc2tog. (15 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc across. Finish off

Laces: make 2

Ch 80, finish off.

I hope these instructions make sense.  I may add some more photos on the next set.

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