So, remember this?
I mentioned that I also had a snuggler to go with it.
This whole panda set is for my sister-in-law, who’s set to have a baby in a week or so. We are going to visit family (leaving tomorrow) for a couple of weeks. Hopefully, we’ll get to see and snuggle precious baby Quinn.
Well, I also mentioned that another sister-in-law is due with a baby boy in a couple of months. I did a similar set, only boy-i-fied.
And a snuggler:
The hat is similar to one of my most popular designs:Taken long before I got a nice camera, so sorry about the blur. The shoes are my own pattern (Bonus: free pattern at the end!)
And, of course, I had to make a matching rattle for little Ke-ju!
I am so excited to meet these sweet babes, and so excited for their parents (both first born)! Hopefully these little gifts will come in handy.
Now, raise your hand if you want a free crochet pattern…
You betcha! I always love a good free pattern. This is a nice basic pair of loafers. I think they’d be just as cute for a girl. And, you could even thin out the strap to make a cute pair of mary janes. Anyway, I’d love to see your versions, if you end up using it. Of course, you may use this pattern as you wish, but please don’t sell it or steal it as your own. I would appreciate a link back to this post if you use it.
I don’t have a tutorial for this pattern. If you’d like one, let me know. I may be able to work something up (after we get back from vacation).
Little Man Button Loafers >pdf download
Little Man Button Loafers
By Chelsie Brady of Puddy Pad Designs
Size F hook
Worsted weight yarn
Beginning in second stitch from hook, sc 4, hdc 2, dc 4, 7 dc in last stitch
Working along other side of chain, dc 4, hdc 2, sc 3, 3 sc in last stitch (do not join, just continue in first stitch) (29)
Sc 10, [2 sc in same stitch]- 7 times, sc 9, [2 sc in same stitch]- 4 times (40)
Sc 11, [sc, 2 sc in same stitch]- 5 times, 11 sc, [sc, 2 sc]- 4 times (49)
hdc in each stitch around IN BACK LOOPS ONLY (49)
hdc in each stitch around (49)
IN BACK LOOPS ONLY: sc2tog, 2 sc, hdc2tog, [dc2tog]- 4times, hdc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog
Sc 8, [sc2tog, sc]- 4 times, sc 3 (37)
Sc 2, Sl st 6, sc2tog, hdc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, hdc2tog, sc2tog, sl st 6, sc 2, sc2tog, 2 sc, sl st to join last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. (29)
For RIGHT shoe, attach yarn around back post 3 stitches from where you left off. Chain 2 (This counts as your first dc), bpdc 5 (behind the slip stitches from the previous round), fpdc 2 (these two will be around the posts of the sc2tog in yellow)
For LEFT shoe, attach yarn in the front post of the 2nd dc2tog, in turquoise, from previous round. Chain 2 (this counts as your first dc), fpdc 1, bpdc 6
Chain 2 and turn
Do three more rows of dc across (7), chain 2 and turn at end of each row.
For last row, dc2tog, ch 2, skip two, dc3tog over last three stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
On both shoes, attach button on the outside of shoe, right where you began the back loops of round 3.