Easy knitted free Relief Share bootie pattern – it’s addictive ;-)By
This darling Relief Share baby booties knitting pattern is great for beginners and experts alike. (Picture compliments of Wendy).
Knitting needles: size 5 or 6, depending on how tightly you knit.
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch. Use baby yarn.
Size given for small (med, lg)
Cast on 36 (40,44) stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit all rows) for 12 rows.
Next row: Knit 16 (18, 20) stitches. Knit next two stitches together (k2tog), slip one stitch from one needle to the other without knitting it (slst), then knit the next stitch and pick up the slipped stitch in front of it and pass it over the knitted stitch (psso), then knit to the end of the row.
Next row: Purl 15 (17, 19) stitches. Purl 2 stitches together (p2tog), then purl the next two stitches together (p2tog), purl to end of row.
Next row: Knit 14 (16, 18) sts. K2tog, slst, psso (see above for the meaning of the abbreviations), then knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl 13 (15, 17), p2tog, p2tog, p to end of row. Continue this way decreasing 2 sts each row until 24 (28, 32) sts remain on needle as follows:
Next row: K 12 (14, 16), k2tog, slst, psso, knit to end of row.
Next row: P 11 (13, 15), p2tog, p2tog, p to end of row.
Next row: k1, (yarn over, k2tog), continue to end of row. Knit next 6 rows and bind off LOOSELY.
With a crochet hook, chain 80 to make the tie (not show in picture), and run through the eyelet row. Sew up back and bottom of booties. Ta da!
Have fun knitting up a bunch and pop them into a package to send to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225 to keep the sick and needy babies tootsies warm in hospital and in the shelters.