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Toeless Booties 

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" PEARL COTTON, ARTICLE 90,

SIZE 5

2--50 yd. Balls White or any Color desired.
1--50 yd. Ball Blue or any Color desired for trim. 2 Small Buttons. Steel
Crochet Hook No. 7.

SOLES. With White, ch 24, work 2 s d c in 2nd st from hook (s d c: thread over needle, insert in st, pull through, thread over and work off all loops at one time), 2 s d c in next st of ch, 1 s d c in each of the next 19 sts of ch, 2 s d c in next st of ch, 3 s d c in last st of ch. Working on opposite side of ch, work 2 s d c in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 19 sts, 2 s d c in next it, 1 s d c in same space with 1st 2 sts, join.

2 nd Row. Ch 2, (counts as 1 s d c) s d c in same space, 2s d c in each of the next 2 s d c, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 2 s d c in each of the next 5 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 15 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 4 sts, 2 s d c in each remaining st, join.

3 rd Row. Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), d c in same space, 2 d c in each of the next 4 sts, 1 d c in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 9 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, · 2 s c in next st, 1 s c in next st, repeat from *, * 1 s c in next st, 2 s c in next st, repeat from * , 1 s c in each of the next 13 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 9 sts, 1 d c in next st, 2 d c in each
remaining st, join.

4 th Row. Ch 3, d c in same space, 2 d c in each of the next 6 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 29 sts, 2 s d c in each of the next 6 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 29 sts, 2 d c in each remaining st, join.

5 th Row. Ch 2, 1 s d c in each st, join.

6 th Row. Ch 1, 1 s c in each st, join, break thread. UPPER SECTION, With White, ch 26, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 24 sts of ch, ch 1, turn.

2 nd Row. Working in back loop of st only throughout, work 1 s c in each of the next 12 s c, 3 s c in center s c, 1 s c in each remaining 12 s c, ch 1, turn.

3 rd Row. 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.

4 th Row. 1 s c in each s c working 3 s c in center s c, ch 1, turn.

5 th Row. 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the 4th and 5th rows 3 times, ch 1, turn.

Next Row. 1 s c in each of the next 11 s c, ch 1, turn and work back and forth on these 11 sts for the next 59 rows, break thread. Sew to 11 sts at opposite side of vamp.

With Blue, work a Row of s c across toe opening of upper section, break thread.

With wrong side of sole and right side of upper toward you, with Blue, crochet upper section to sole with a Row of s c leaving 17 sts free at toe for opening, break thread. With Blue, work a Row of s c around top of upper section.

STRAP, With white, ch 27, turn, 1 s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

Next Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, ch 3, skip 3 s c (buttonhole), 1 s c in each remaining st, ch 1, turn. Next Row. 1 s c in each st, break thread. Sew strap and button in position.

Taken from Star Book "The Baby Book" 1947  Exchange this pattern to knit

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