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A remark before you start: this is my first pattern. I hope it is understandable.

Materials:
Yarn leftovers in two colors. I think it looks best with white and a color. One color is used for the
sole, sides of sole and toe cap. (I used white.) The other is used for the tongue and the sides of the
bootie. (I used blue.) Very short length of black for the star, or use the same as the bootie.
Double pointed or circular needle in size for the yarn. To get the right density, use a needle that is
smaller than recommended for the size of the yarn. I used a 3 mm.
A crochet hook in the same size for the star circle.
Abbreviations:
Sl 1: slip 1 stitch as if to purl
K: knit
P: purl
M1: make one. Lift the strand between two stitches on the previous row and knit into the back leg.
Pick up: slide the needle tip into the next edge stitch. The pattern uses several types of pick up
instructions. Pick up under both legs - lift both sides of the stitch on the edge and work into both.
Pick up under inside leg - lift only the leg that is on the inside of the edge. Purl or knit it as directed.
Pick up and knit: pick up a stitch with the new yarn through the edge.
Hdc: half double crochet (US), half treble (htr) (UK)

Pattern Stitches:
Work in seed stitch: knit the purls in the row below, purl the knits. Work the M1 stitches to fit into
the pattern. This makes a pattern that alternates knits and purls both horizontally and vertically.
Rib: knit the knits from the previous row, purl the purls. This makes a pattern that alternates knits
and purls horizontally, but aligns them vertically.
Stockinette: knit all stitches on the right side, purl all stitches on the wrong side.

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Sole:
Worked in seed stitch. About 11 cm long and 4 cm wide. The sole is worked in seed stitch with a
selvedge stitch on either side. Slip the first stitch of each row as if to purl and knit it at the end of the
row. You may end up with two knit stitches at the end of a row; thats okay.

Cast on 6 stitches (you are beginning at the heel).


Row 1: Sl 1, *k, p, repeat from * to last stitch, knit last stitch.
Row 2: Sl 1, M1, work in seed stitch to last stitch, M1, knit.
Row 3: Sl 1, work in seed stitch to last stitch, knit.
Repeat rows 2 and 3. (10 stitches)
Repeat row 3 for 15 rows. The sole should measure about 5 cm.
Next row: Sl 1, M1, work in seed stitch to last stitch, M1, knit. (12 stitches)
Repeat row 3 for 17 rows. The sole should measure about 9 cm.
Shape toe:
Cast off 1 stitch at the beginning of the next two rows.
Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
Cast off remaining 6 stitches.
Approximate length, 11 cm.
Side Edge:
The side edge is worked in rib sideways around the sole, starting at the side of the heel.

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Pick up one stitch from the heel, cast on 6 more. (7 stitches)


Turn.
Row 1: Slip 1. Work 5 stitches in k1, p1, rib. Slip the last stitch. Insert left needle tip into both legs of
the next sole stitch and into the stitch you just slipped.

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Now insert the right needle into all three and knit them together.

Row 2: Slip 1, work 6 stitches in rib.


Work back and forth on these 7 stitches, repeating rows 1 and 2, joining to the sole every other
row by working the last stitch together with both legs of the next stitch on the sole until there are no
more sole stitches.

At the end, graft or sew the two ends together.

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Contrast accent:
With a crochet hook, right side facing, work a row of chain stitch around the uppermost purl stitch
on the side edge, using the contrast color. If you prefer, you can embroider this row using back
stitch or chain stitch.

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Tongue and Toe:


Mark the 9th stitch on either side of the toe. An easy way to do this is to pull a loop of contrast yarn
through the stitches. It can just go from one side of the foot to the other, as in the photo.

You are now going to work the toe, attaching it to the side edge as you go. Work in the same color
as the side edging.
Pick up the inner leg of the 4 stitches at the center of the toe, right side facing.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Pick up a stitch in the edge and purl it, knit to the end, pick up a stitch in the edge and purl
it.
Row 3: Pick up a stitch in the edge and purl it, purl to the end, pick up a stitch in the edge and purl
it.
Continue working rows 2 and 3 until you have 10 stitches on the needle. Total length of toe
approximately 2.5 cm.

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Change to contrast color for the tongue.


Knit 5 stitches, m1, knit 5 stitches. (11 stitches)
Work 10 rows of stockinette.
K1, m1, knit 9, m1, k1 (13 stitches)
Work 4 rows in stockinette.
Cast off 2 stitches at beginning of next two rows.
Cast off 3 stitches at beginning of next two rows.
Cast off remaining 3 stitches.

Embroider a row of back stitch along the edge of the toe using the color used for the tongue.
Sides of boot:
Using contrast color, with right side facing, pick up and knit approximately 36 stitches around the
rest of the edge. (14 stitches each side, 8 at heel).
Row 1: (ws) Sl 1, purl to last stitch, knit last stitch.
Row 2: (rs) Sl 1, knit to end of row
Row 3: (ws) Sl 1, purl to last stitch, knit last stitch.
Row 4: (rs) Sl 1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches from end, k2tog, knit.
Repeat these 4 rows 2 more times, total of 12 rows. (30 stitches)
Work 3 rows in seed stitch. Cast off all stitches.
Overlap the leg and the tongue for about 2 stitches on either side and sew up.

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Star Circle:
With white yarn (or the color you used for the sole and edge), make a loose slip knot. Chain 1 into
center of slip knot. Make 5 hdc in center hole. (5 half treble, UK)
Pull tail to close slip knot hole. Join round with slip stitch. Chain 7 around outside. Cut yarn and
work in ends.
Thread a needle with black yarn (or use the color you used for the tongue and boot). Come up
through the center, then down through a chain on the outside. Repeat 4 times for a 5 pointed star.
Secure ends. Sew circle to side of bootie.
Laces:
With white yarn (or color you used for sole), chain about 50 cm for each shoe. Thread through sides
of bootie at the decrease rows.

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