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   Fast and Easy Baby Booties from Canada 

Thank You  Jean Jenner          jeanjenner@sabinenet.com

Double pointed # 3 needles, baby or sports yarn,

Gauge 12 rows to inch,  8 sts = inch

Note W O (wrap over) is the as as Yo (yarn Over).

Starting at sole cast on 19 sts.

1srt Row K1,  *p 1, k 1, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat this Row, increasing 1 sts each end of needle every 2nd row, 4 times (27 sts).

Still working in seed st decrease 1 sts each end of needle every 2 nd row, 4 times (19 sts).

This completes the sole.

Next Row -K1,* p1, k1, repeat from * to end.

Next Row- k1, *p1,  k1, repeat from * end; cast on 6 sts (25 sts).

Next Row work even.

Next Row - k2 sts in first st; seed st to end.

Repeat these two rows, 4 times. (30 sts).

Next Row; cast off 16 sts, seed st to end.

Next Row; P 11, k1, p1, k1.

Next Row; k1, p1, k12.

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times.

Next Row; p11, k1, p1, k1, cast on 16 sts (30 sts).

Next Row; Seed st to within 2 sts - k2 together.

Next Row; work even in seed st.

Repeat these 2 rows, 4 times (25 sts). Cast off.

STRAP- Cast on 36 sts.

Row 1; k1, *p1, k1, repeat form* to end.

Row 2; k1, p1, W O, k2 together k1, p1, W O, k2 together, Button hole, Seed st to end.

Row 3; same as first row.

Cast off.

To finish sew seams neatly, gather toe and sew to sole. Sew strap at back for 1 inch. Sew on baby pearl buttons.

I've made 100' of these and sold a lot. jeanjenner@sabinenet.com