Jingle Bells Christmas Crochet Baby Booties
Crochet jingle bell Christmas elf baby booties crocheted w bulky super chunky Alpaca yarn
You will NOT want to wait until the last minute to crochet a pair of Jingle Bells Christmas Crochet Baby Booties to give as gifts this year although you really could wait until the last couple of hours...REALLY! These cute little elf boots are easy and work up so fast that even if you are more experienced in procrastination than you are at crafts like me; relax. It's going to be OK and those bells will be jingling in no time flat.
SIZE 0 - 6 months
4 1/2 inches in length from heel to toe
2 1/4 inches across the widest part of the
sole of the shoe
G Crochet Hook or the size that will get a guage of:
- 7 sc = 2 inches
- 7 rows = 2 inches
I used a G hook but I crochet very tightly. I crochet to relieve tension and it shows in my stitches! HA!
Yarn: I used Bernat Alpaca Blends doubled for this pair since I wanted the stitches of the boots to have that well-defined, "chunky" look that comes from having been crocheted using bulky yarn.
The color that I used is called "Forest" which is a beautiful evergreen color that, in my opinion, is the perfect holly green for Christmas.
The only drawback of making the little elf Christmas baby booties using this yarn is that it's not a super soft baby yarn but since most infants wear a pair of solid white or red and white candy cane striped tights for their photo shoot and props are only in place for a short while; I didn't think that scratchy-ness would be a problem.
Before you hop over to the instructions for the Jingle Bells Christmas Crochet Baby Booties pattern
there are a few tips that I want to share with you:
I used a free baby booties crochet pattern that I saw on another website but made some modifications to the basic design.
One of the primary changes that I made was to not use the small bells in the other website's pictures. Instead I bought very large jingle bells (refer to photo) for the toe of the baby booties as well as the tip of the elf hat that will be part of the my little one's Christmas baby picture props set.
It's not that the jingle bells in her crochet pattern were not cute; they were but WARNING
: Jingle bells may present a choking hazard and I do not advise or advocate their use.
Even though the bells are probably too big for an infant to get into his or her mouth; I plan to use the bells on my little Elf's crocheted booties and hat set ONLY for while being used as props for her photo shoot and will remove them immediately. TIPS
Here are a few suggestions that I have to offer for this pattern before you jump in and start stitching:
- buy super soft yarn so that baby wont have to wear socks to avoid chafing of the delicate skin on his or her little feet
- Either double the yarn or use super chunky yarn as I did because it makes the booties SO much cuter. See how these hold their shape?
- Take care that your stitches are not too tight around the ankle area. I had to un-ravel the first one that I made because the opening was way too small.
I used the basic stitches of a pattern that I found on DIY Maven
and modified it slightly to achieve the design that you see in the photo.