Booties

By Mrs. C. B. Platt

Abbreviations:
R=ring
CH=chain
"-"=picot
"+"=join
rw=reverse work
p=picot(according to pattern stated)

Tatted slippers for the baby are quite a novelty. Use a firm, well twisted
crochet-cotton, light-blue, pink or other delicate color, or white. The little
shoes illustrated are of blue.

1. Begin at one end of the sole with a cloverleaf:
R: 5-2-2-2-5, cl
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2-2-2-5, cl
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2-2-2-5, cl, leave about 1/8th inch space of thread
R: 5+(to last p of prev r of cloverleaf)2-2-2-5, cl, rw
R: 5+(to 1st p of 1st r of cloverleaf)2-2-2-5, cl, rw
Continue until you have made 14 single rings in all, first on one side, then the
other, as you would the double-ring insertion, joining each to the preceding
Cloverleaf:
R: 6+(to last p of prev r)3-3-3-6, cl
R: 6+(to last p of prev r)3-3-3-6, cl
R: 6+(to last p of prev r)3-3-3+(to 1st p of r of insertion on other side)6, cl
Fasten off.

2. R: 5-2+(to p of ring in sole)2+(to next p of same r)2-5, cl, rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2+(to p of next r of sole)2+(to next p of same r)2-5, cl, rw
Repeat until you have made 7 rings, joined as directed.
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2+(to p of 1st r of cloverleaf)2+(to next p of same r)2-5, rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)3+(to p connecting 1st and 2nd rings of cloverleaf)3-5, cl, rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2+(to p of next r of cloverleaf)2+(to next p of same r)2-5, cl, rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)3+(to p connecting 2nd and 3rd rings of cloverleaf)3-5, cl, rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2+(to p of next r of cloverleaf)2+(to next p of same r)2-5, cl rw
CH: 4-2-4, rw
Continue down side of sole, joining also 5 rings around 2nd cloverleaf, and last ring to 1st. Join last chain at base of 1st ring, and fasten off.

3. R: 5-2-2-2-5, cl, rw
CH: 4+(to p of ch in last row)2+(to next p of same ch)4, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2-2-2-5, cl, rw
Repeat around, alternating rings and chains, and join last chain at base of 1st ring.

4. Make the wheel for top of vamp or instep as follows:
LR: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2, cl, fasten off.
R: 4-3+(to p of large or center r)3-4, cl, rw
CH: 3-2[using the larger cloverleaf for toe, count 1 ring of last row for middle, and 6 others down each side(join to 1st p[from toe]of 6th r)]2+(to 1st free p of next or 5th r)3, cl, rw
R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3-4, cl, rw
CH: 3+(to next p of 5th r)2+(to 1st free p of 4th r)2+(to next p of same r)3, rw
R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3-4, cl, rw
Make a chain as directed, joining to next 3 free picots, rw
R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3-4, cl, rw
CH: 3+(to next free p)2+(to next free p)2+(to next free p)2+(to next free p)3, rw
*R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3-4, cl, rw
Work from * backward, down other side of vamp. After having joined the last chain to a picot each of 5th and 6th ring, finish with a chain: CH: 2-3, rw
R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3-4, cl, rw
CH: 3-2-2-3, rw
R: 4+(to last p of prev r)3+(to next p of center r)3+(to 1st p of 1st r made)4, cl, rw
CH: 3-2-2-3, join at base of 1st ring and fasten off.

5. Join threads to picot which joins 2nd picot of 1st chain to 6th ring.
CH: 2-2-2-2, rw
R: 5-2+(to free p of next ring)2+(to p of 7th from middle of toe)2-3, cl, rw
CH: 2-2-2-2-2, rw
R: 5+(to last p of prev r)2+(to next free p of next ring in 3rd row)2+(to next p of 8th from tow)2-3, cl, rw
COntinue in this way entirely around the heel, ending with a chain like that with which you commenced the row, joined to the picot which joins 6th ring of toe to chain of vamp.
Run narrow ribbon around the top and tie in a dainty bow in center of instep. The slippers may be lined, if desired, but for summer wear they are very cool and dainty without lining; and they are serviceable, as well.

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