Easter Baby Booties
Baby Girl crochet Easter Bunny Ballet Slippers with Ears
To make these crochet Easter baby booties I combined a baby girl's ballet crib shoe pattern that I found in a crafts book called Precious Baby Booties by Carolyn Christmas with a reduced version of some Easter Bunny ears that I found with a free doll pattern.
I used part of a leftover skein of white Lion Brand Yarn to make the ballet slippers and bunny ears.
The pattern recommended weaving satin cord 32 inches long (16 inches for each slipper) through the top row of half double crochet to make the booties fitted around the baby girl's little ankles.
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However, I didn't have any satin cord on hand and had to make do.
I cut pastel pink and green Lion Brand Micro Spun yarn in the recommended length and used them together to make a thicker cord. I knotted them on each end to prevent them from unraveling during the weaving process. The knot on the end made pulling the yarn between the stitches a little difficult, but I took my time and worked only one stitch at a time and it worked. After I had the cord positioned, I evened up the ends and tied a bow. The pink and green looked cute and "very springtime", in my opinion.
Now for what transformed the baby ballet flats into Easter baby booties..the tiny bunny ears.Little Bitty Bunny Ears Pattern Instructions
1st Row: to form the bottom point of the Bunny ear Chain 2 , three single crochet in second chain from hook, chain one and turn
Second row: single crochet in each single crochet across, chain one and turn
Third row: single crochet in first two single crochet with two single crochet in last single crochet, chain one and turn
Fourth row: single crochet in each single crochet across, chain one and turn
Fifth row: two single crochet in first single crochet, single crochet in every single crochet across with two single crochet in last single crochet, chain one and turn
Sixth row: single crochet in each single crochet across, chain one and turn
Seventh row: decrease one single crochet over the next two single crochet, single crochet in single crochet until the last two decrease one single crochet over the last two single crochet, chain one and turn
Eighth row: single crochet in each single crochet across, chain one and turn
Ninth row: decrease one single crochet over the next two single crochet, single crochet in the next single crochet, decrease one single crochet over the next two single crochet, chain one and this time you Do Not Turn
Finishing the edges: work single crochet down the sides of the ear (I didn’t count, I just make sure that they didn’t look crowded) join with slip stitch to the first single crochet leaving about 6 inches of yarn to use in attaching the ear to the body of the Easter baby booties.
I positioned each ear very close to the center knot of the bow in the front of the little ballet flats and then used my crochet hook in the length of yarn that I left when I tied off to attach the ears to the top of the ankle opening. Things that I might do or wish that I had done
I might try to pleat or gather the tops of the ears on the next pair that I make since these look a little flat (but not bad).
I might try embroidering a little pink bunny nose on the toe of the shoe and a little pom-pom to the heel of the shoe.
The reason I left those decorations off were that I felt the bunny ears were enough. The crocheted Easter baby booties are so tiny that I didn’t want a whole lot going on, if you know what I mean. Plus, I thought that after Easter it would extend the use of the slippers to simply remove the ears so that the baby could continue to wear them with no seasonal restrictions.
Another thing I might try on ALL the crochet baby booties I make is to use some type of elastic cording (if I can find the color I need) with a little stretch to make the Easter baby booties more comfortable and easier to get on and off.
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