Lemon Drop Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

As silly as this sounds, a childhood dream of mine was to build a rustic little lemonade stand out of old crates and fence posts. I'd even envisioned where I'd carefully hang the bunting I would make, and the sign I would paint.

Unfortunately I never got so far as to build the stand, as obviously I was far too busy playing with my dolls, climbing trees and baking mud cookies. 
But you know what, thinking about it now, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way!

What was one of your childhood dreams?



Materials
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Size
0 - 6 month old
Sole Length, 9cm

Gauge
4 rows x 5 stitches in hdc = 1 inch


Pattern

Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yellow yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 11 Chains.
Round 1~ Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 chains. Crochet 5 Half Double Crochets into the last chain. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 26 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Round 2~  Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the next 3 stitches. You should have 36 stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Round 3~  Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * twice. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches.  *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 8 stitches. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * 2 times. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the stitch of this round. You should have 46 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Top Of Shoe
Round 1~ Attach your aqua yarn right in the middle of the heel. Chain 1, crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this round, only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 45 stitches. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 46 stitches now. 
Round 2~ Chain 1.Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 40 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 44 stitches now.
Round 3~ Chain 1.Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 43 stitches. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 10 stitches. Crochet 10 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 10 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 32 stitches now.
Round 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 8 stitches. Slip Stitch into the next stitch. Chain 4, then in the same stitch (and across the next 11 stitches) Crochet 12 Triple Crochets Together. You want to have 13 loops on your hook before you yarn over and pulling through all 13.{Note: Make sure the triple crochets are back post triple crochets.} Chain 4. Slip Stitch into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 8 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the first double crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Bow
Row 1~ 3.50mm hook, and yellow yarn.
chain 8. Crochet 1 sc into 2nd chain from hook. crochet 1 sc in next 6 stitches. you should have 7 stitches now.
Row 2 - 10~ Chain 1. crochet 1 sc in the same stitch. crochet 1 sc in every stitch across.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Start of by slowly yet tightly wrapping some yellow yarn around the center of the bow. You need to wrap it around the bow at least 15 times. When you've finished wrapping, knot the yarn to the back of the bow.
Taking your tapestry needle, work the bow onto the top of one the booties, right in the middle.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this cutie pie pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,


52 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! They are lovely and beautifull!

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  2. Thank you for sharing! They are lovely and beautifull!

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  3. Thanks Olivia! These are so cute. I love your blog!

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  4. Is there a pdf for this so i don't print all the extra stuff?

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  6. these are gorgeous! do you know how I would increase the pattern to make adult sizes and for young toddlers?

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  7. these are just ridiculous cute! thanks for sharing :-)

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  8. Thank you Olivia! You are amazing and such a wonderful soul!

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  9. Are your terms US or UK?

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  10. Thank you for sharing your darling pattern. I love your designs!

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  11. Lovely design! Do you do this in PDF format? Many thanks.

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  12. Thankyou very much for sharing this free pattern.

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  13. going to make these, so cute.

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  14. Super Cute, Thank you for sharing the pattern

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  15. I'm getting lost in Round 4 of the top. I'm running out of stitches. 10 double crochet decreases seems like too many.

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  16. *i mean half double crochet decreases

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  17. I love these patterns but I'm having trouble at the sole in the 3rd round. When you say * do you INCLUDE the first 2hdc as part of the twice basically making it 3times total or is it just 2 total? If anyone could answer that would be super helpful 😊 thanks

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    1. I find that it works if you to it 3 times total but the next 'repeat' includes the first one, making it 5 times total. (But I may be wrong!) x

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    2. I find that it works if you to it 3 times total but the next 'repeat' includes the first one, making it 5 times total. (But I may be wrong!) x

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  18. I have redone row 3 a total of 3 times now, and I keep coming up with 48 stitches, instead of 46. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm also wondering if it has to do with the repeats From *. The pattern makes it sound as though you should do the required stitch pattern, and then repeat that same pattern 2 MORE times. Can you explain that further for me? I really love these sweet booties, and don't want to give up on them yet.

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  19. Okay, I figured the sole out after try #4. When it says to repeat from * two times, what it actually means is to do that pattern (2hdc in next, 1hdc in next) a total of 2 times, not 3 times. I was doing the pattern as written, and THEN repeating the pattern 2 more times. Hope that helps anyone else that was struggling on round 3 of the sole.

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    1. Omg, I was going crazy trying to figure out where the extra stitches were coming from. Should have read the comments before starting. Thank you!

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    2. Yes it does! I'm not sure what number try I am on. Thought I just sucked at crochet lol. Thank you SO MUCH!

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    3. Same here, only I've ended up with heaps too many stitches after round 3, but the soles still looked fine so I didn't realise until I went to start on the top!

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  20. Just made my first one, having to translate it into UK terms and it's perfect :)
    Karen Nichols-Juniper from Lincolnshire, England

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  21. Thanks so much Holly. I was having the same problem, just redid with your revised recommendations and it's the correct stitch count...finally! These are so cute, I really want to make them!.

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  22. These are lovely.. Making it for my 3month old daughter.. Thanks for sharing..I really love your blog

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  23. I'm having a problem with the bow here. It says only make 8 chains and the sc in each. that makes it only three rows. But the bow in the pic looks pretty big. can anyone help me in this? I think i may be reading "Row 2 - 10~ Chain 1." wrong. Does the sign "~" mean anything?? Am i supposed to chain 10 again?? Please help!!
    And Holly E thank you very much for your solution. I was having the same problem, but I had just started by the time you had already tried thrice.
    Olivia these booties are just marvelous!! Luv 'em!! ^.^ <3

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    1. Wajeeha Iftikhar6 August 2015 at 01:45

      Oh my God!! Now I got it. I'm supposed to have made 10 rows!!
      Sorry if I confused anyone else. Eyes roll at myself.

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    2. Wajeeha Iftikhar8 August 2015 at 03:47

      Can anybody tell me what this means?
      "Top Of Shoe
      Round 1~ Attach your aqua yarn right in the middle of the heel."

      I'm at a loss as to what "middle" is. Every time I did this, something or the other went wrong with the bobble stitch in the last round. In one shoe I had to make extra sc's and in the 2nd shoe I had to decrease to only 2 sc and then the bobble stitch, and then 14 sc's to make up for the count.

      Please define "in the middle of your heel".
      Olivia??? Plz help :'(

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  24. middle of the heel??? I'm lost HELP

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  25. I am still getting to many stitches, even after re-writing it based on Holly's comments. This is how I re-wrote it, what am i doing wrong? Round 3~ Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. (twice) ;Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochetsin the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 8 stitches. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. (twice)I am Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochetinto the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the stitch of this round. You should have 46 stitches now. this actually then has 49 stitches total

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  26. I am still getting to many stitches, even after re-writing it based on Holly's comments. This is how I re-wrote it, what am i doing wrong? Round 3~ Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. (twice) ;Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 stitches. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochetsin the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 8 stitches. *Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. (twice)I am Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochetinto the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the stitch of this round. You should have 46 stitches now. this actually then has 49 stitches total

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  27. thankyou for sharing your lovely pattern Olivia - I have made 2 pairs of these booties so far!

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  28. I came up with 49 also. Therefore I've done only 4 repeats instead of 5 saving 3 stitches and the other 8 were on the exact opposite side of the previous 8.

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  29. Having trouble in round 5 how do u make the circle in the middle??? HELP PLEASE

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    1. That's just how it turns out when you've crocheted the 12 trebles together then chain 4

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  30. Having trouble in round 5 how do u make the circle in the middle??? HELP PLEASE

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  31. I think where some of the confusion lies is in that when there is a "repeat * to * 5 times " it should read "repeat * to * for a total of 5 times". when i read it like that, I came out with the correct number of stitches.

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    1. I've been having the same issue with too many stitches. Going to try it for a total of 5 and see how that goes....thanks Christiana for the help on this ;)

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  32. thank you for sharing this and all your patterns they are so easy to follow and so beautiful ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you for sharing your work with us!!
      I'm still learning and I will be trying your pattern hopefully the baby shoes I make come out as cute as the ones in the picture ☺

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  33. Where the pattern for the sole says repeat twice she means 2 times in total. Again where it says repeat 2 times she means 2 times in total. Hope this helps others.

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  34. im having trouble with round 5, how do you make the circle in the middle like that? can anyone help explain the triple crochet thing to me? thanks!

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  35. i guess im not sure if im suppose to do all 11 back post triple crochets then pull through, but that leaves alot more than 13 loops on my hook...

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  36. thats in round number 5 sorry i didnt specify can anyone explain that triple crochet part to me? thanks!

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  37. I've tried this multiple times now, but the top of the shoe always ends up ..off-centre. It's a bit better if I start the top off to the side (and not in the middle of the heel).

    What am I doing wrong? :(

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  38. Hi, does anyone know of a video tutorial for the part with the back post triple crochets? please? thats the only part i am left with, please?

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  39. Hi, does anyone know of a video tutorial for the part with the back post triple crochets? please? thats the only part i am left with, please?

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