I have also created a pattern using ONE BALL of Caron Cakes yarn! With just one cake, you can make an adorable pair of button baby booties and a matching lovey blanket! Pulling from the center of the skein, I was able to create the booties with the first two colors. The soles of the booties are made with the first color (you will crochet 4 soles and sew two together on each shoe for sturdy heal). And the second color in the center of the cake is used for the main bootie structure. The rest of the skein is crocheted in rows and with a starting chain of 76, I was able to have fairly even color change rows that resulted in thick stripes! Of course you could use a second cake in the same color variegation to add to the blanket! That all being said, I am told that the yarn in each Caron Cake is cut at different places, so you can’t guarantee that each color in the skein is the same length – but the main bulk of the yarn should be pretty similar ball to ball but the inside and outside colors will vary.
– 1 ball of Caron Cakes yarn (I used Cake Pop color)
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Two 1 inch buttons
Starting with center color (in my case it was gray)
Chain 10, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next 7, make 5 SC in the last chain
Now working on opposite side, SC 9, join, ch 1
Round 2: HDC, 2 HDC, HDC in next 6, 2 HDC in next 2, HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in next 2, HDC in next 6, 2 HDC, HDC in last, join, ch 1.
Round 3: SC 10, 2 SC in next 2, 2 HDC in next 4, 2 SC in next 2, SC in next 10, join, fasten off.
Holding two of the soles together and starting in the back joins. You are going to insert your hook in the back loop of the bottom sole and both loops of the top sole. So you will be working in 3 loops.
Finished Size: 17 inches long x 21.5 inches wide
OMG, that looks like a lot of fun. I’m going to try some. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Beautiful. Do you always chain 1 at the beginning of a row(including the dc row? TIA
Jessica H says
I have a question on the start of the straps for the booties. After you chain 11, do you continue to stitch around the booties? Or the chain 11? I’m having a hard time figuring it out, a little confused.
I also am having the same trouble as Jessica H. Not sure how the strap and the bootie work. Do you crochet around the ch 11 or the whole bootie. Confused
Do you by chance have a pattern for a bigger sized baby bootie?
Shehla Ahmed says
Wow! I can’t believe how much you made with just one cake! I haven’t been able to get any f these yet, my stores always seem sold out :/
Really love the bootie, do you have bigger size pattern please? thanks.
Lisa Waller says
Hi, I’m trying to understand round 2 of the booties but don’t know what you mean by the HDC, 2HDC, HDC in next 6. I know that they are half double Crochet’s but do you mean all of them in one stitch or each pet one but then that would only equal 4 stitches. But if it’s all per one stitch why would you not just write it as 4HDC in next each of next 6 SC. I am not a crochet designer, so know very little and honestly just curious. Thanks so much for your help and for this beautiful pattern. I’m making it for a co-worker of my husband’s who’s having a baby. Very appreciative of this free pattern!!!
Lisa Waller says
Never mind, it helped to read the round from front to back ( in reverse). Sorry to bother you.
I am having a problem with the strap part. Not sure if I am to crochet all around the boot or just the strap. Love what you did with such a small amount of yarn. Thanks
I made my first c2c with the Caron Cake, then noticed it had 10% wool. Not sure that would be good for baby’s sensitive skin? Plus they said not to machine wash. Have you machine washed anything made with a Caron Cake yet? Just curious. I love how the pattern worked up. I may just add borders and make it for a lap throw
Wow thank you so much. The baby blanket is so easy and so beautiful at the same time.
I am your biggest fan. Again thank you soooooo much.
Marie from Québec, Canada
The booties are two different heights, correct? One has 18 rows and the other19. I didn’t realize until I was done and had to fix it. What a bummer 🙁
I must have miscounted early on with my blanket, because on one end I end at a double and on the other a single. Should I ch 2 when I have to turn and crochet a double into a single? That’s what I’ve been doing, but not sure.
I would like to make this blanket but with two balls. I want the blanket to be bigger than the size of your pattern. How would you recommend doing this so the color patterns work?
Marilyn Munro says
Are the slippers supposed to have a left and right sole? It seems like mine always face one way.
Do you think this would work out ok with the Caron Big Cake? I want to make the blanket a bit bigger so thought I would get the bigger cake. Thanks!
I hope you can answer this because I want to make it for a baby shower that is just over a week away. Do you really sc in the first chain or do you, as is usually done, sc in second chain from hook? As you sc and turn every row, I am guessing the sc does not count as a stitch. Is that correct?
Coleen Hamilton says
Has anyone made the blanket? I am having trouble with it. I can’t seem to not end up with added stitches every row.
Molly Dascenzo says
I do not crochet–Could I use the Caron ball of yarn to knit a baby blanket and how much yarn would I need??????Could you PLEASE and send me some directions or just how much yarn I would need to make 30 x 48 inch blanket. I need it it a Hurry!! THANK YOU!!!!Love your yarn and I use it a lot….
How do I crochet the booties to make sure that the soles match the side of the shoe? I just attempted what I thought would end up being the right foot. The sole is right foot but the strap is left.