A few months ago, I added revisions to my Little Man Button Loafers pattern… or so I thought. About half of the revisions didn’t show up- and I wanted to add a tutorial anyway- so I’ve decided to make this new post as kind of a re-release of that pattern.
I have made several versions of these shoes. They are nice and functional.
These Mrs. Claus boots even started out as Little Man Button Loafers:
For the printable pattern (no tutorial pictures) go to my Ravelry Shop here:
So, let’s get to it.
Little Man Button Loafers
By Chelsie Brady of Puddy Pad Designs
Newborn (3 in.): Size F hook
0-6 month (3.5- 4 in): Size G 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 next stitch) (29)
Sc 10, [2 sc in same stitch]- 7 times, sc 9, [2 sc in same stitch]- 4 times (41)
Sc 11, [sc, 2 sc in same stitch]- 5 times, sc 11, [sc, 2 sc]- 4 times (49)
IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, hdc in each stitch around (49)
hdc in each stitch around (49)
**To make sure you’re starting in the right place, find the very center front of the shoe, count 10 stitches back. That is where your next stitch should be.**
IN BACK LOOPS ONLY: sc2tog, sc 2, hdc2tog, [dc2tog]- 4times, hdc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog
Sc 10, [sc2tog, sc]- 4 times (Don’t worry about stitch count from here on. We aren’t going to start and stop each round at the same place anymore.)
Sl st 6, sc2tog, hdc2tog, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog (this stitch should be right at the front of the shoe), dc, dc2tog, hdc2tog, sc2tog, sl st 6, sc 2, sc2tog, sc 4, sl st to join last stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.
For RIGHT shoe, attach yarn around back post 3 stitches from where you left off.
Chain 2, bpdc 5 (behind the slip stitches from the previous round), fpdc 2 (these two will be around the posts of the sc2tog from round 3 of the body, not round 4)
**I suggest starting with the RIGHT shoe and then eyeballing the correct placement of the strap for the LEFT shoe based on your finished RIGHT shoe**
For LEFT shoe, attach yarn in the front post of the sc2tog from round 3 of the body, not round 4. Chain 2 (this counts as your first dc), fpdc 1 (also on round 3), bpdc 6 (behind the sl st from previous round)
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.
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You are welcome to sell items created from this pattern, but please do not sell the pattern as your own. Please link to chelsiebrady.wordpress.com