This is sweet little Averi, born this past March. Her momma is my neice Kyra. Needless to say, Averi is everybody's pride and joy.
Krya saw a photo of crocodile stitch baby booties and asked me to make a pair for Averi. I found and purchased a great pattern at Bonita Patterns .
The instructions were wonderful. My progress was less so, mainly due to life getting in the way of crochet time!
This is bootie number 1. I loved the yarn and the colors. But I think I used a hook that was slightly smaller than it should have been for this yarn and the entire process was full of constant snags on the decorative threads. Slow going but I persevered finished it. Alas, Averi's foot had grown faster than my hooking and the bootie was too small! I put it away with my other unfinished crochet projects, vowing to create its mate for another baby, another day.
Here is bootie attempt number 2. I chose a different yarn and a larger hook. Both booties were finished last night - yes Carol, I have sewn in all my loose yarn ends (Carol knows this is my very least favorite hooky thing to do).
A few quick photos and now its off to the post office to mail them to Averi.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that her feet will fit!
PS: The booties were photographed against the blanket Carol's mom Muriel made for my son's baptism in 1998.