I grew up in the city–which is as far from the country as one can get, but when I saw these adorable cowboy booties posted on Ravelry, I knew I had to make a pair. So I set to work trying to figure them out and the results were less than spectacular…
See what happens when I count stitches in a baby boot…
Horrified by my first attempt, I decided to deconstruct the basic pattern and turn all that counting into plain common sense and my next pair came out like this:
No counting and perfect every time!
So now that I’ve figured them out, it’s time to pass on that knowledge so that you can take a crack at these little cuties!
To get started, you’ll need to create the sole. The sole for these boots is identical to the Loopy Boots. For an infant size, try either an F or G hook. The smaller the hook, the tinier the finished boot. Mine were worked with a size H and ended up approximately 5 inches from heel to toe.
The cowboy boot pattern follows the same basic principles as the Loopy Stitch boots. (The only slight difference is worked directly after you join your new color. You will be working one round of single crochet. After that round, you will decrease as shown in the video.)
If you’ve watched part two in that series than my decrease rounds should be a snap for you to figure out. Skip this next video and jump right into the project.
If not, I suggest you backtrack and watch those decrease rounds now so you won’t be lost when they pop up in the cowboy boot tutorial:
Now that your sole is complete and you have a good idea about how I count my decrease stitches, let’s get on with the project!
Baby Cowboy Boots
- Size F or G crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn in complimentary colors
- Tapestry needle
- Directions are given for small size with changes for large size in ( ).
Small size: Use small directions and F hook for 3 1/2″ finished sole.
Medium side: Use small directions and G hook for 4 1/2″ finished sole.
Large size: Use large directions and G hook for 5″ finished sole.
Rnd 1: With brown, ch 12 (14), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 (9), hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 5 hdc in end ch. Now working down opposite side of starting ch, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 7 (9), 2 sc in next.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc of last rnd, sc in next 10 (12) sts, (2 sc in next, sc in next) 3 times, sc in next 9 (11), 2 sc in next, sc in next.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11 (13), (2 sc in next, sc in next) twice, (sc in next, 2 sc in next) twice, sc in next 11 (13), 2 sc in next, sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 4: Working in Back Loops only for this rnd, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc. 39 (43) sts. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Working on heel of sole, center 13 sts. Working in front loops of rnd 3, with brown, join with sl st in first of 13 centered sts, sc in 11, sl st in next. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: With gold yarn, join with a sc in middle st of last round at center back, sc in each st around. 39 (43) sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 14 (16) sts, skip next, hdc in next, skip next, dc in next 2, dc next 2 sts together, dc in next 2, skip next, hdc in next, skip next, sc in next 13 (15).
Rnd 8: Sc in next 13 (15), skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 12 (14).
Rnd 9: Sc in next 12 (14), (skip next, sc in next) 4 times, sc in next 10 (12).
Rnd 10: Sc in next 6 (7), sl st in next 5 (6), skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sl st in next 5 (6), sc in next 5 (6), sc in first sc of round, sl st in next. Fasten off.
Rnd 11: With brown and working in Back Loops only for this rnd, join with a sc in sc before sl st of last rnd, sc in next 10 (12), skip next, sc in next 2, skip next, sc in next 9 (11).
Rnd 12: Sc in next 22. (for large size, skip 2 sts somewhere at toe and you will have 24 sc.)
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around. 22 (24) sc.
Rnd 14: Repeat rnd 13.
Rnd 15: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11 (12), 2 sc in next, sc in 9 (10), sc in first sc of rnd.
Rnd 16: Sc in next 24 (26).
Rnd 17-18: Repeat rnd 16.
Rnd 19: Sc in next 4 (5), hdc in next, skip next, dc in next, 4 dc in next, dc in next, skip next, hdc in next, sc in next 5 (6), hdc in next, skip next, dc in next, 4 dc in next, dc in next, skip next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.
Rnd 1: With gold yarn, join with a sc in center back, sc in each st around with 2 sc in 2nd dc of each 4 dc group of last rnd.
Rnd 2: Skip first sc of last rnd, sc in each sc around with 2 sc in 2nd sc of 2 sc group of last rnd, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Decoration on Front
Row 1: Going back to the front loops of rnd 11 and working in the 3 center front loops, with gold yarn, sc in each of 3 center loops, ch 1, turn.
Row 2-3: Sc in 3 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: (sc, hdc) in first sc, 3 dc in next, (hdc, sc) in last sc. Fasten off. Tack top of emblem to boot.
Decoration on Sides
With single strand of gold, ch 25 (30). Arrange in design (look at pic) and tack in place.
This is not an original HodgePodge Crochet pattern. It was reprinted from a website where it was being offered for free and was without disclaimers.
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