PDF Vintage Baby Bootees easy knitting and crochet pattern baby shower gifts #34

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These patterns, taken from a Woolcraft book of 1947 are delightful . The two knitted designs are very uncomplicated and easy to work; suitable for beginner knitters. The crochet design is a little more elaborate and very pretty.

These patterns date from the 1940s and give traditional designs. The yarns recommended are of a type not now sold, and I suggest you use modern 4-ply fingering baby yarns which can be washed easily, or regular 4-ply sock yarns.

For UK old No 8 needles use US 6 or 4mm; for old UK No. 10 needles use US 3 or 3.25mm; and for the No 13 crochet hook try 2.25mm. No sizes are given for the boots or slippers, but baby footwear is always welcome and sizes are never too critical.

Pressing: these patterns were written when most yarns were either cotton or wool and hot steam pressing was usual. Please check your ball-band for recommended method.

The first design is crocheted, with UK terms which differ from those used in the US. Ch (chain) is similar in both countries; US readers should make a s.c. when they read d.c.; d.c. when they read tr.; and all other stitches are described in full for easy following. This should not cause too much difficulty for US crocheters with some experience.

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