Better baby booties

Well! Those baby booties I made for my friend went over well, at least among followers of the blog. I’ve filled my first order of the cute little things.

Baby bootie new Baby bootie new 2

I ran out of the “baby grey” yarn I was using, so I spun up some more using only the rose grey, 100% baby alpaca yarn. I used the new, slightly browner yarn for the cuffs and ties of the booties. I also modified the pattern. There were four rows of cuff in the pattern, but I only did three. I felt like the cuff to boot ratio was weighted a little too heavy on the cuff side (new bootie on the left, old on the right below).

Baby bootie new 3 Baby bootie

I’ve only recently gained enough confidence as a crocheter to modify patterns. I used to crochet an entire blanket feeling like one stitch just wasn’t right. Not sure why it took me years to realize I could just change that stitch, but I’m glad I have!

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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3 Responses to Better baby booties

  1. geri says:

    This baby will be very stylish!

  2. geri says:

    AWESOMELY cute! I agree with you on the cuff to bootie ratio and think the yarn is yummy.

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