FREE PATTERN: Crochet Baby Booties Green Zebra

by Doroteja

Hello everyone! I am so happy to share with you this crochet pattern for baby booties. The pattern is made with two shades of green yarn, one shade each row, so the name Green Zebra seems to fit perfectly. the pattern is pretty easy to follow. The only part that takes a little bit of practice is changing the yarn color. It can get a bit messy sometimes, but once you get a hang of it shouldn’t be so hard anymore. If changing the color intimidates you, try with one color first and start changing the yarn once you get more familiar with the pattern.


VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this simple crochet baby booties from start to finish.

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SUPPLIES

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  • YARN: For this pattern, I was using some 100% DK weight yarn in two shades of green color (HERE!)
  • CROCHET HOOK: I was using a 3.5 mm or E/4 simple aluminum crochet hook with a plastic handle (HERE!).
  • OTHER: And of course a yarn needle (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a pair of scissors (HERE!), 4 buttons (1.5 cm or 0.75 inches in diameter)

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch – chain
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc2tog – single crochet two sts together
  • Hdc2tog – half double crochet two sts together
  • Dc2tog – double crochet two sts together
  • MC – our main color – a dark shade of green
  • CC – our contrast color – a light shade of green

PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern is written in three sizes: 0 – 3 months (3 – 6 months, 6 – 12 months).
  • Gauge: 21 sts and 9 rows in dc measure 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch).
  • How to read a pattern:
    • If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
    • Repeat what is written in the {} as many times as it’s written right after the {}. For an example: Repeat {2 hdc, hdc 1} 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
  • The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern. The chain is just a way to give us to the proper height. The number of the chains at the beginning of the round/row matches the hight of the first stitch.
  • At the end of each round/row is a stitch count; how many sts do you have to have at the end of that round/row.
  • Use stitch markers to mark your first stitch of each round/row.
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Terms of Use: This pattern is the property of Croby Patterns and is for your personal use only. You can not modify, sell or share this pattern. You can sell finished items handmade from this pattern made in a limited number. Please clearly credit the design to me, Croby Patterns and provide a link to my blog crobypatterns.com so I can continue my work and keep creating new patterns.
  • This pattern was updated in March 2018.

INSTRUCTIONS – Crochet Baby Booties Green Zebra

The instructions are written as a combination of crochet pattern and collection of my notes, tips and tricks, actually everything I’ve learned during making this pattern.

The pattern is made of four simple steps: simple crochet sole, lower upper part, the flip that goes around the ankle and is different for left and right shoe and buttons. The sole is made with one color only, the rest of the shoe is made in two colors, light and dark shade of green which gives it a beautiful zebra pattern. The buttons are not functional, they are there just as an embellishment which makes these baby shoes more baby socks then real booties. However, the booties are nice and tall which is great because they do not fall off baby’s feet so easily.

SOLE

We will start with the baby sole. Take some dark shade of green yarn. The entire sole will be made with the same color.

Ch 11(12, 14). Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work in continuous rounds which means you don’t join after each round. You will just continue with the next one and so on.

Round 1: Start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Make 2 hdc into the same. Hdc 8 (9, 11). Make 6 hdc into the last chain from the hook, now start on the other side. Hdc 8 (9, 11). Make 2 hdc into the last one. = 26 (28, 32) sts

Round 2: Make 2 sc into next 2. Sc 5 (6, 8). Hdc into next 3. Make 2 dc into next 6. Hdc 3. Sc into next 5 (6, 8). Now make 2 sc into last 2 stitches. = 36 (38, 42) sts.

FREE Crochet Pattern Green Zebra by Croby Patterns

Round 3: Work sc into next 2. Make 2 hdc next 3. Hdc 5 (6, 8). Dc 3. Now repeat (2 dc, dc 1) six times. Dc 3. Hdc 5 (6, 8). Now make 2 hdc into last 3. = 48 (50,54) sts.

FREE Crochet Pattern Green Zebra by Croby Patterns

Now make sc into the first and ss into the next one.

This two stitches will put you into the middle of the heel again.

Do not fasten off or cut the yarn!

You will need one sole for each shoe, two in total.

UPPER LOWER PART

The upper lower part is made in rounds, but not in continues rounds as the sole was, but rounds that are joined together at the end with a slip stitch, which does not count as a real stitch in the pattern and you have to skip it in the next round.

Continue crocheting with a darker shade of green. Work your first round (and first round only!) into back loops only. That will give you a nice edge around the sole.

FREE Crochet Pattern Green Zebra by Croby Patterns

Round 4 (MC): Work into back loops only! (Only in this round) Ch1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc 47 (48, 53). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 48 (50, 54) sts.

Round 5 (CC): Ch1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc 47 (48, 53). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!)Β  = 48 (50, 54) sts.

Round 6 (MC): Ch1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc 47 (48, 53). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 48 (50, 54) sts.

Round 7 (CC): Ch1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc 47 (48, 53). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 48 (50, 54) sts.

Round 8 (MC): Ch 1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc 13 (14, 16). Repeat ( Sc2tog, Sc1) 7 times. Sc 13 (14, 16). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 41 (43, 47) sts.

Round 9 (CC): Ch 1 and sc into the same. Sc 12 (13, 15). Repeat (Sc2tog, sc 1) 5 times. Sc 13 (14, 16). Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 36 (38, 42) sts.

Round 10 (MC): Ch 1and sc into the same stitch. Sc2tog. Sc 9 (10, 12). Repeat hdc2tog two times. Repeat dc2tog two times. Repeat hdc2tog two times. Sc 9 (10, 12). Sc2tog. Sc 1. Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 28 (30, 34) sts.

Round 11 (CC): Chain1. Sc 1. Sc2tog. Sc 9 (10, 10). Repeat dc2tog 2(2, 4) times. Sc 9 (10, 10). Sc2tog. Sc 1. Join the round with ss (Ss does not count as a stitch!) = 24 (26, 28) sts.

FREE Crochet Pattern Green Zebra by Croby Patterns

 

From now on you will be working in rows. Now place the shoe in front of you, with heel part of the shoe facing you and start counting the stitches on your left side of the shoe.

Chain at the end of the row does not count as a stitch!

 

LEFT SHOE

Start in the 8th stitch from the middle of the heel. You will be crocheting towards the heel.

Row 1 (MC): Ch 1 and sc into the same stitch. Sc into next 23 (25, 27). Ch 6. Turn. = 30 (32, 34) sts.

Row 2 (MC): Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Hdc into next 5 chains. Hdc into next 24 (26, 28) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 3 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 4 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 5 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 6 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 7 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

 

RIGHT SHOE

Place the marker into the17thΒ (19th, 21th) st; counting from the middle of the heel towards the toes. Make sure you skip the ss from round 8! The first two rows of the flip are made with the same yarn color, no changing.

 

You will be crocheting towards the toes.

Row 1 (MC): Ch 5. Join the chain with the shoe in the 17th (19th, 21th) stitch from the middle of the heel. Sc into next 24 (26, 28) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 2 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 3 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 4 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 5 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 6 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Row 7 (CC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

 

ADD THE BUTTONHOLES

NOTE: The buttons in the original pattern are not functional, they’re there as decoration only. But if you would like to change that part of the pattern and make them functional, you will need buttonholes. And this is how to make them. The changes will be made in row 3 and row 6.

LEFT SHOE:Β Row 3: Change the yarn and start working with theΒ lighter shade of green. Work 1 hdc into each of next 26 (28, 30) sts. Skip 2. Ch 2. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Turn.Β Row 6:Β Change the yarn; work with the dark shade of green. Work 1 hdc into the first one. Skip 2. Ch 2. Work 1 hdc into each of next 26 (28, 30). Turn.

RIGHT SHOE: Row 3: Change the yarn; work with the light shade of green. Work 1 hdc into the first one. Skip 2. Ch 2. Work 1 hdc into each of next 26 (28, 30). Turn.Β Row 6: Change the yarn and start working with theΒ darker shade of green. Work 1 hdc into each of next 26 (28, 30) sts. Skip 2. Ch 2. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Turn.

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EDGING

Take some yarn in a dark shade of green and work sc evenly around the entire flip. Start in the very first stitch in row 1 of the flip, work around the flip and end below the ch from row 1. Make sure the sts are nice and even. I would recommend you to make at least two stsΒ into each corner to keep their shape.

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BUTTONS

Our very last step is to attach the buttons. If you follow the original pattern, align the flip and the main part of the booties. Place the buttons on the top of the flip and attach them with a small amount of yarn. If you went a step further and made two button holes on each shoe, securely sew the buttons to the main part of the shoe, so under the flip, corresponding to the buttonholes.

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221 comments

Anastasia October 13, 2014 - 22:22

Beautiful pattern but i don’t understand row 10 and this part… “Join hdc and dc together (First part of the stitch make as a hdc, second part as a dc and join them together). Work dc2tog two times. Join dc and hdc together (First part of the stitch make as a dc, second part as a hdc and join them together).”
Which hdc and dc to join and how exactly?

Thank you very much!

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Doroteja October 15, 2014 - 13:16

I know, it was a bit confusing. Because of that I’ve made a few changes in Row 10 and 11. Happy crocheting! πŸ™‚

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Casey October 15, 2015 - 22:59

Hi sorry I don’t know how to make a new comment.
I am having trouble understanding row one on the right booty. Can you try to explain it in a different way? Thanks!!

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Doroteja October 16, 2015 - 11:41

Hi Casey!
You have to fasten of after the round 11 and start to work on the upper part of the shoe – the flip part. Take the yarn and crochet chain 5. Find the 17th (19th, 21th) stitch. Start counting as if you would start crocheting found 12, from the middle of the heel towards the toes. When you have your 17th (19th, 21th) stitch take the chain 5 you’ve created and join the chain with the shoe with sc stitch in the 17th (19th, 21th) stitch . Now start crocheting towards the toes. Sc into next 23 (25, 27) sts. Than turn. And you have your first row of the flip part. πŸ™‚

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Helen October 14, 2014 - 05:06

Love your pattern. The shape of the boot is perfect! Thank you for sharing your hard work with others.

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Brenda October 15, 2014 - 13:03

Beautiful. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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Debbie Olson October 15, 2014 - 14:06

Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent. Great tutorial!

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Kruttika Bhat October 16, 2014 - 02:18

Lovely easy booties πŸ˜€

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Sam October 16, 2014 - 02:19

beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing. Is there anyway to make them bigger?

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Doroteja October 16, 2014 - 23:13

Yes. Just add few stitches πŸ™‚ If you add one additional chain in the sole, you have to add two additional stitches in each row.

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Pepsi jacobs October 16, 2014 - 04:12

Wish the pattern were a tad bigger or that I knew how to adjust. My grandson is 3 and wears a toddler size 9 shoe?

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Doroteja October 16, 2014 - 23:17

Yes, it is possible. If you add one additional chain in the sole add two additional stitches in each row. Or just take a thicker yarn and bigger hook πŸ™‚ The final item will be bigger πŸ™‚

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Lindsay November 2, 2014 - 15:25

Hey what was the number u ended up with my son is the same size I would love to make him a matching pair!

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Dawn October 16, 2014 - 11:04

What size yarn do you use? I would love to try this!

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Doroteja October 16, 2014 - 23:10

I use this yarn http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/muller-samba MΓΌller Samba yarn

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susie q makes October 17, 2014 - 20:59

Thanks for all sharing your crochet talent and pics in this bootie tutorial! Booties and knitted socks are the last frontier for me to conquer! Maybe someday they will be easy:) Thanks for sharing!

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adina October 17, 2014 - 23:25

i’m new to this so i need a little help……. at the end of the row do you do a ss and go round with the next row? do you count the ss as part of the row? i tried to follow your instructions and the result wasn’t the same as yours….

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Doroteja October 19, 2014 - 23:03

Hi,
Ss does not count as a stitch. It just connects first and last stitch in the row. You finish each row with ss and continue in next row with chain that also does not count as a stitch. πŸ™‚
Happy crocheting!

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Deanne November 21, 2014 - 15:54

Hi, just a follow on question. Am new to crocheting, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

In rows 4-7 the instructions are to sc 48 and then ss. The problem I have is that once you sc 48, you have 48 stitches, and when you ss it then it becomes 49 (the stitch on the hook ends up in the row).

I’ve tried to compensate by sc 47 and then using the ss to make up the total of 48 stitches, else the next row increases (or the start point increasingly moves over as I skip a stitch if I try keep it at 48).

Hopefully you can help me! Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:54

HI Deanne,
sorry for my late answer. This should help: Always make the chain and the first stitch in the row into the same stitch!
Chain in the beginning of the round and ss at the end of the round does NOT count as a stitch. Also be careful what is the last stitch from the previous round and what ss when you are finishing the round.

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Alisha March 20, 2015 - 05:01

I get stuck after row 4. I end up with the right amount of stitches(54) but when I do row 5 It’s wrong. I’ve tried it over lots of time. Sooo finishing row 4, Ss makes 1 chain, and ch1 makes 1 chain so I have 2 extra chains. How do I make a chain and the first stitch in the row into the same stitch? It really doesn’t make sense ti me((( please help. I am new to crocheting but never head a problem with other projects. But now I really can’t figure it out

Doroteja April 2, 2015 - 11:06

Hi Alisha,
“Always make the chain and the first stitch in the row into the same stitch!
Chain in the beginning of the round and ss at the end of the round does NOT count as a stitch. Also be careful what is the last stitch from the previous round and what ss when you are finishing the round.”
πŸ™‚

Lia October 19, 2014 - 08:41

thank you so much, I’ve been looking so long voor a babybootie !
You’re great

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Karen October 21, 2014 - 01:24

I’m really confused on Row 12 with the sc 23 and then chain 6. Are there stitches left unworked? And then it seems like row 13 has more stitches than 27. Do you continue working in tthe round or go back the other way?

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Doroteja October 21, 2014 - 07:59

Hi,
Row 12: you start in the 7th stitch left or right of the heel. Chain 1. Sc 23. But first sc and chain has to be in the same stitch. At the end of the row turn. πŸ™‚ There is no unworked stitches. Just chain.
Row 13: Start in the 3th chain from the hook and work hdc 27. Than turn. πŸ™‚
Happy crocheting!:)

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Dee Bader October 22, 2014 - 16:20

With the buttons….are they sewn on fpr decpration purposes….cant tell if its just a decoration or an actual button process….

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Doroteja October 22, 2014 - 16:22

Decoration πŸ™‚

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Jenn October 23, 2014 - 01:34

This may be a silly request, but do you have a measurement for the sole from front to back for the different sizes (specifically 3-6 mo)? I’m making them right now and I’m thinking mine is huge for that size. They’re a gift so I don’t have the foot to put it on lol

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Doroteja October 23, 2014 - 07:20

Yes I do πŸ™‚ Sizes: 0 – 3 months – 9 cm, 3 – 6 months – 10 cm , 6 – 9 months – 12 cm

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Shifna Himaz November 24, 2018 - 00:53

Which yarn and needle to use

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alice October 25, 2014 - 17:13

Thank you for sharing your pattern

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Tracy Nickerson October 26, 2014 - 13:12

Thank you for the fantastic pattern. Very easy to follow and I finished my first pair in about 2 hours.

Thanks so much!

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Evelyn Wood October 30, 2014 - 21:48

Love the boots.Thanks for sharring. We are expecting our first great grandchild. The boot are perfect for a December baby. How can I print this pattern so I can work from it and not the computer. I am a slow crocher.
Thanks Evelyn

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Doroteja October 31, 2014 - 00:55

Hi,
I am happy you love the booties.
Click on the post Green Zebra and when you are on the post find Print in your browser menu and print it from the browser.

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Denise October 31, 2014 - 02:45

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Swati October 31, 2014 - 19:47

I don’t understand row 3 from the part ” now repeat (2dc, dc) six times…….”
Please help me.

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Doroteja November 1, 2014 - 14:39

Hi. Repeat (2dc,dc)six times means 2 dc in the first stitch and only 1 dc in the next. Repeat this six times. πŸ™‚

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Ida November 2, 2014 - 11:10

Hi,
Thanks for great tutorial

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Lindsay November 2, 2014 - 15:23

Hey! I want to make these for lil guy we have he will be a yr in nov. Would the 12 month fit h think or should I do bigger and if so what number should I change it to

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Doroteja November 3, 2014 - 08:37

Hi,
The biggest size In the pattern is 12 cm (9 months). If 12 cm size sole fits than yes. If not, maybe use thicker yarn or wool.

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Amanda November 4, 2014 - 02:07

I love this pattern but wish it was written out on just one page so that I could print it out without having to print so many pages and pictures.

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Doroteja November 4, 2014 - 02:16

This pattern is beginner-friendly πŸ™‚ All our patterns have a lot of pictures and tips. Even when you are an advanced crocheter it is sometimes hard to understand patterns. So we decided to add pictures to all of our patterns.:-) If you think you don’t need additional help just copy the text in your favorite text editor and print it there πŸ™‚ Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Joanna November 4, 2014 - 16:35

for Row 4-11 do you work in back loops or only row 4? Thanks, greaaat Pattern!!!

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Doroteja November 6, 2014 - 15:49

In 4th row only πŸ™‚

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hells November 4, 2014 - 19:04

Hi. Stupid question maybe, but do you sew together the “fip” and the side of the bootie under the buttons?

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Doroteja November 6, 2014 - 16:27

No. I sew buttons on the bootie to attach the flip and the side bootie together. You can do it as you want πŸ™‚

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Courtney November 6, 2014 - 13:15

On rows 4-7 do you work in back loops only for those 3 rows or just in row 4

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Doroteja November 6, 2014 - 16:28

Just in row 4 πŸ™‚

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Stephanie November 12, 2014 - 14:37

Love this pattern! Every else to follow and make! Thanks for sharing it!

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Leslie November 12, 2014 - 23:43

Help, not sure why this keeps happening to me with slippers and booties. They turn out so large.I followed this pattern for the 0 to 3 months, simple enough.They look like they would fit my 2 year old grand daughter. Any clues where I am going wrong. Frustrated to say the least. Thank you, Leslie

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Doroteja November 16, 2014 - 22:46

It is hard to say, but can be the thickens of your yarn/wool, size of your hook or how hard you pull when you make a stitch. Maybe funny answer, but if you know that your shoe will be too big take a smaller hook or not so thick yarn/wool. Good luck! πŸ™‚

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Leslie November 17, 2014 - 14:25

Thank you for getting back with me.I am using the hook size suggested but using random extra yarn. Maybe that is the problem,but I thought it was medium weight. Could be my gauge size when I do my stitches, Will continue to play around with it, If it continues to happen, can I do a smaller chain in the beginning and when i do the sides cut back on the stitches to shorten the length? Leslie

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Ashley February 2, 2016 - 02:53

Late Answer but I read earlier that if you add one more chain then you add two more stitches every row so I guess if you take away a chain then take away two stitches every row. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

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Doroteja February 3, 2016 - 08:47

Yes, that’s right. πŸ™‚

Anaury November 13, 2014 - 17:21

i don’t understand this part, 36 (38, 42) sts. What do the numbers in the parenthesis mean?
Also, I noticed another pattern I wanted to work on says 9 hdc (4, 4). I know what they mean by 9 hdc, but not the number in parenthesis.

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Doroteja November 16, 2014 - 22:54

Hi,
In my case 36 (38, 42) sts means how many stitches is in the row/round for different sizes. Green Zebra pattern is tutorial for three sizes; 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-9 months).
Where did you found 9 hdc (4, 4)?

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sam November 14, 2014 - 23:26

Hi, I was wondering what is the the -“upper part of the shoe ?” I’m not sure of it’s the loop after the last st or the middle part of the top

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Doroteja November 17, 2014 - 00:40

I suppose you didn’t understand this part: Now take the darker shade of the yarn and start crocheting around the upper part of the shoe. As seen on the picture.
In this case I mean the part from the row 12 to the row 18. Make a hem around this part. πŸ™‚

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Crystal West November 16, 2014 - 19:29

Hi! This pattern looks amazing. I have always been intimidated by baby shoes but have been asked to make these by a new mom who is a friend. Any suggestions for me? Also, if I were to charge for any other pairs what would you suggest, since you have experience in making them? Thank you so much for your time and for posting this amazing pattern!

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 13:12

Hi Crystal,
sorry for my late answer. Thank you for the nice words. Find the crochet baby booties on Etsy and compare prices there. My opinion, don’t go to low. You will put your hard work into all your hand crafted items. The buyer should understand that.

Happy crocheting!

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Tia November 17, 2014 - 17:28

Is this crocheted in the round or by rows? When I start a new row, should I turn the work or keep going round? Thanks!

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Doroteja November 22, 2014 - 22:16

First in the rounds, later in the rows. No, do not turn. chain one and than start in the same stitch.

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mkmoore November 20, 2014 - 23:08

nice….please share other crochet items….love this…thx!

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Devon November 22, 2014 - 18:44

These are so cute, I’m making them in red and white but I’m having a size issue. I’m using a worsted weight yarn and my 0-3 month came out to be 12 cm when I finished the sole. Did you use a finer yarn or do you crochet very tightly?

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Doroteja November 22, 2014 - 22:24

I use Muller samba yarn. http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/muller-samba try to use smaller hook. Size 3 mm.

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mommyof2 November 22, 2014 - 19:39

Being some what new to this , I sometimes find written patterns hard to follow. Have you ever thought about placing your patterns on YouTube for those of is who learn better by seeing the work?

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Doroteja November 22, 2014 - 22:18

Yes I did and I hope the first video will be uploaded very soon πŸ™‚

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Elizabeth January 14, 2015 - 04:36

Yes! Videos please! Written instructions alone are soooo hard for me to follow.

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Devon November 22, 2014 - 23:34

Darn, I don’t have a smaller hook….guess I need to go to the yarn store and buy one!

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Devon November 23, 2014 - 22:20

Help!!!! I am now having another issue….maybe it’s just me? After I finish the row, I ss into the first SC of the previous row, then Ch1 and SC in the following stitch. Is that right? What seems to be happening is that my “seam” is not going to be straight.

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Deanne November 24, 2014 - 05:05

I’ve been having some problems too, mainly with figuring out what stitch to ‘skip’ – because when you ss at the end of the row, it turns the number of stitches to 49 rather than 48 (rows 4-7).

I’ve figured you chain, then enter back in the same stitch (otherwise, yes, the ‘seam’ moves diagonally). I *think* you then skip the last stitch, i.e. the one that was made by the ss of the previous round.

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Riana Mefferd November 26, 2014 - 04:51

What would you suggest for making this in bigger sizes? I’m trying to make it for my one year old. Her foot is about 12cm long. Furthermore, is it possible to make this in adult sizes!?

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:55

Hi Riana,
try with a thicker yarn or with a bigger hook. πŸ™‚

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melissa November 26, 2014 - 17:28

For some reason, after 3 attempts, I cannot get the top of the boot “flap” to come out right for the left and right. I always end up with them being 2 right boots! I have been starting 7 from left and 7 from right. The first time the flap was closing in the wrong direction? Any idea what I am doing wrong. I didn’t see anyone else having this issue so I figure it must me something I am doing wrong! Thank you! I am planning on felting these, I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 13:04

Hi Melissa,
When you start with a row 12 make sure you start in the 7th stitch on the left of the heel for the left shoe and in the 7th stitch on the right of the heel for the right shoe. Now start crocheting in the direction of the heel.

Hope it helps
Have a nice day!

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Sharon Taylor November 27, 2014 - 03:47

Would love to have this pattern in adult sizes and to fit size 1kids

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Marie October 15, 2016 - 14:09

Craftsy has a kit for an adult size.

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Anne November 28, 2014 - 04:50

Wow looks great! Sadly I don’t know how to do this. πŸ™

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Natania December 4, 2014 - 01:39

Awesome crochet boots!!!! I am making them right now for my little one due in April. Making them for the 9-12 month size… Thanks so much for sharing an I will be sure to post a photo of technology finished product!!! #happycreating

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Lori December 5, 2014 - 13:14

I just love these. I would love to make a matching set for mom and baby. Do you have an adult pattern as well?

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Ericka December 8, 2014 - 12:36

Hello,
For round 4 and on, do I make the first sc into the stitch I ss into?
Thank you so much – these are adorable!
Ericka

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Doroteja December 8, 2014 - 13:03

Hi Ericka πŸ™‚
Yes. πŸ™‚ Make the chain and first stitch into the same (first) stitch from the previous round. Chain in the beginning of the round and ss at the end of the round does NOT count as a stitch. Also be careful what is the last stitch from the previous round and what ss when you are finishing the round. πŸ™‚

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Ericka December 8, 2014 - 14:06

Ok thank you so much, this helps tremendously!
Thanks again!
ERicka

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Maria December 12, 2014 - 00:26

what are the changes in row 10 & 11?

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Doroteja December 12, 2014 - 00:35

Hi Maria
This was the correction of the pattern in response to the first comment from Anastasia. There were a few advanced stitches that were hard to understand so we exchanged them with more basic and equivalent stitches.

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Mimmy December 13, 2014 - 21:46

Hi

i just don’t understand the hook sizes you put 3,5mm and i don’t know wich is for 3-6 month can u help me please im making these for bb niece πŸ™‚ luv the pattern!!

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:37

Hi Mimmy,
3,5 mm hook is in US E/4 and UK 9 hook size. You can find all about crochet hooks in my Crochet Lesson 1: How to use a crochet hook. Just click here https://crobypatterns.com/crochet-lesson-1-how-to-use-a-crochet-hook/.
All my patterns are written in this form:
= 0 – 3 months (3 – 6 months, 6 – 9 months).

Have a nice day and happy crocheting!

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elbie December 12, 2014 - 15:28

I, am crazy about your beautiful hard work that u willing to share with everybody. Tx a mill

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:42

Hi elbie,
thank you so much.

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Erika December 13, 2014 - 13:32

Your pattern is beautiful!!! Easy to understand and to make it!!!
I ‘m making now a pare of booties. About the buttons, they are decoration, ok. But does the boot “open”, so you put it to the baby, or its like a shock?
Thank you!!!

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:41

Hi Erika,
Thank you so much for the nice words. Like you said the buttons are just a decoration. The boots in my case do not open, they are like socks.

Have a nice day and happy crocheting!

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Erika December 14, 2014 - 18:28

Oh I made them with buttonhole!!! I’ll put photos soon!
thank you for the pattern!!!

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Erika December 14, 2014 - 19:03

Here is the boots I make whith your pattern! Thank you very mutch! I think my friend and her baby will love them!
http://plektologio.blogspot.gr/2014/12/blog-post_30.html

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Doroteja December 15, 2014 - 09:06

Thank you Erika πŸ™‚

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Kym December 14, 2014 - 06:50

Hi, so where I am ending and beginning my rows it is starting to bubble out or look like I am adding stitches in the back, can you please explain in a different way the chain one sc in same stitch and what stitch to ss in and if after the ss should there technically be 55st (for the 9mo)? I thought I was doing it right then got to row 8 and noticed I was adding a stitch somehow.

Thank you, I love this pattern though it’s hard to find one that is easily adjustable for sizing.

Kym

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Doroteja December 14, 2014 - 12:24

Hi Kym,
You probably missed an important message in the pattern. πŸ™‚ When you start on the upper part of the shoe it is written in the pattern: Always make the chain and the first stitch in the row, into the same stitch!
Chain in the beginning of the round and ss at the end of the round does NOT count as a stitch. Also be careful what is the last stitch from the previous round and what ss when you are finishing the round.

Have a nice day and happy crocheting!

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Kym December 14, 2014 - 17:11

Yes I saw that and think I am doing it right but it still seems like I am adding stitches. So I come to the end of the row and ss in the first stitch of the previous row (skipping the ch1 and ss from the last row) then I chain 1 and sc in the same stitch where I ss. Is that right?

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Doroteja December 24, 2014 - 17:54

Hi Kym,
“So I come to the end of the row and ss in the first stitch of the previous row (skipping the ch1 and ss from the last row) then I chain 1”
This part is correct. After ch1, do not turn! Your first stitch will be into the first stitch from the previous round (this is the same stitch
that you have made a chain into).

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Megan December 15, 2014 - 19:27

At the end of the sole do you ss before starting on the upper part?

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Doroteja December 17, 2014 - 15:10

No, I continue with the row 4 πŸ™‚

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Donna December 17, 2014 - 02:22

Hi! Thanks so much for this bootie pattern. I just have one question. For the upper part, you say to change color for each row. How do you do this, as the ‘other’ color is at the opposite end of the row?

Donna

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Doroteja December 24, 2014 - 17:53

Hi Donna,
I change the yarn in the last stitch or the row/round.
How? I stop when I stll have two loops on the hook. I pull the new yarn trought this two loops and start to crochet
with it. Hope it helps.

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Alice December 17, 2014 - 10:51

Help, I have tried this like 4 different time but I am so confused on row 3 when you say repeat (2 dc, dc) six times. I don’t really understand what you are saying. Do you alternated between dc and 2 dc or is it six each? I really just don’t understand. Hope you can help.

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Doroteja December 24, 2014 - 17:53

Hi Alice,
You will find this form in my patterns a lot.
Repeat(2dc, dc) 6 times means:
when the number is on the first place – 2dc- means work 2 dc into the same stitch
when there is no number or number is on the second place – dc or dc 1 – means work dc into the next stitch.

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Jacq December 24, 2014 - 16:43

Hi,
Not the day to receive questions, but I am trying to finish off these boots as a gift. I thought that I had figured out the left boot, but the upper didn’t look anything like the right. How do I work from left to right if I am a right-handed crocheter?
Thanks

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Doroteja December 24, 2014 - 17:53

Hi Jacq,
just start on the inner side of the shoe. πŸ™‚

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Natascha December 28, 2014 - 20:14

This pattern is so great and these shoes are so awsome! How many chains would have a sole for grownups? I’s like to have some

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:30

Hi,
I do not have a free pattern for grownups yet, maybe someday. I have one on Etsy and Ravelry that is not for free sorry. The sole is adjusted for the particular size. My pattern for mommy flats: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203858481/crochet-women-flats-house-slippers-mommy.

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Raquel January 4, 2015 - 01:30

Do the buttons hold both sides together? These are my first booties and I feel like mine scrunch up on the toes more than the pictures. Am I making it to tight?

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:33

The buttons are just a decoration. If they are scrunched up maybe you are crocheting a bit too tight.

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Karin January 4, 2015 - 22:07

Greetings from Germany, just love your pattern thanks so much for sharing. Almost done but still want to clarify as sometimes it is different. In your pattern where do you make the ss in the first stitch in the beginning of the row or in the first chain in the beginning of the row? thanks so much

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Karin January 5, 2015 - 16:34

also one more thing, mine are done now, why are mine so wavey up where you crochet 2 stitches together?

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:38

Would not know, sorry πŸ™ Maybe you are crocheting to tight.

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:35

This should help: Always make the chain and the first stitch in the row into the same stitch!
Chain in the beginning of the round and ss at the end of the round does NOT count as a stitch. Also be careful what is the last stitch from the previous round and what ss when you are finishing the round.

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Talor January 5, 2015 - 11:26

Thank you for this beatiful pattern πŸ™‚ I appriciate it! Just one question please. I was wondering, are the buttons for decoration only? Or are they supposed to actualy open and close the flap? I tried to fit a button through one of the hdc, but it was small. Thank you for your help!
Talor

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:36

Hi Talor,
only for decoration. πŸ™‚

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Dorean January 5, 2015 - 16:48

Hi. Could you please tell me what brand name sport yarn you used to make the Green Zebra booties. I have such a hard time buying the correct yarn for thing.
Thanks for taking the time to answer.
And Happy New Year

Dorean

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:40

Hi Dorean,
I use Four Seasons GrΓΌndl Cotton Fun and Muller Samba yarn πŸ™‚ Hope it helps πŸ™‚

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Autumn January 11, 2015 - 01:46

From row 5 on, do you continue working in backloops only, or is that just for row 4?
Thanks so much for creating and sharing this great pattern! πŸ™‚

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Doroteja January 13, 2015 - 00:41

Only for row 4 πŸ™‚

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Dione January 11, 2015 - 07:49

Hermosas botitas pata bebΓ©.
FΓ‘cil de seguir el paso a paso.
Gracias por ayudarnos.

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Suzie January 14, 2015 - 05:16

On the sole of the pattern, rows 1-3 are you crocheting the front loop, back or both? Because when I come to row 4 I have trouble with the bookie folding up correctly by crocheting the back loop.

Also when you start the upper part of the boots, what loop are you crocheting when you are crocheting to the heel making row #12. it feels awkward to crochet in this direction for the right shoe.

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Doroteja January 17, 2015 - 14:48

Hi Suzie,
I always crochet in both loops except if written otherwise πŸ™‚ I crochet in back loops in Row 4, nowhere else! πŸ™‚

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Monique January 14, 2015 - 22:02

Hi how can i make it a size or two bigger?

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Doroteja January 17, 2015 - 14:42

Hi,
There are two options.
1) Use a bigger hook. I use 3.5 mm hook, you use 3.75 or 4 mm hook. Or,
2) add a few stitches. Start in the chain. I have chain 11 for 0 – 3 months, this is 9 cm sole. Chain 12 is for the 3 – 6 month old babies is 9,5 cm, and chain 13 is for 6 -9 months babies. Sole size for them is 11 – 11,5 cm.
As you can see it on the pattern there are parts of a row that are written in (). This are the parts where I enlarge size of shoe. So if you add one chain, you add two stitches in the next row, one on the right and one on the left side of a sole.

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France January 17, 2015 - 20:04

verry good pattern it’s easy for pattern in french .tank you,

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Aya January 18, 2015 - 17:34

I want to ask in row 4 we make stitches in back loop what about the others rows? In back loop also or not

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Doroteja January 21, 2015 - 20:37

You work in back loops in the row 4 πŸ™‚ Nowhere else πŸ™‚

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Josie January 19, 2015 - 19:07

I love how easily this worked up! Finished mine in a rainbow motif. πŸ™‚ But after applying the buttons, I am afraid it may be too tight to easily get a little one’s foot in. I am considering doing a functional button closure. Does anyone have any feedback on this aspect of the boot?
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern! Bloggers like you help keep yarnwork alive! <3

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Samantha March 26, 2015 - 22:51

You could chain five, or so, depending on the size of the button, instead of continuing with the hdcs along the top, where you want the buttons to go through, or you could start a chain off of the boots, in the coinciding rows where you sewed the buttons on(don’t sew through both flaps) and chain enough to pop over the button, without being too tight or loose, and then join back into the same row, or row beneath. Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

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Yvonne Treacy January 24, 2015 - 20:05

Very clear pattern with good pics as alot of these shoe patterns are not so clear! I made the sole and started on the sides but it all went wrong in the counting so I ripped it out! I’m about to start again but before I do I want to clarify a few things which I know you have explained already, sorry! Ending a row: ss in 1st stitch of the row. Starting next row: chain one, 1st stitch in the same stitch as the ss and continue. Is this correct? Apologies if you have answered this question already.

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Doroteja January 24, 2015 - 23:20

Hi Treacy!
Yes, correct πŸ™‚

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Laura January 31, 2015 - 01:12

HI! Came upon your website tonight as I was looking for a simple, quick pair of booties for a imminent gift occasion. These fit the bill wonderfully. The only problem I’ve had so far is in printing this pattern out. Your beautiful, crisp photos take up so much space, it would have taken 11 pages to print the webpage “as is”. I’ve compressed it all on a text document, but I would love to have found a print-ready version on your site. Something to add to your to-do list perhaps?

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Doroteja April 2, 2015 - 11:08

Soon I hope πŸ™‚

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Hope February 2, 2015 - 16:04

Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing!

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Gaye February 9, 2015 - 23:31

Thank you for your sharing. They are so beautiful and I made violet bootie and green zebra booties… πŸ™‚

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Doroteja February 10, 2015 - 16:49

Thank you πŸ™‚

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AC February 11, 2015 - 22:57

Thank you for sharing your patterns. I’ve. Been looking for a crocheted ‘bootie’ for myself ( size 7 ) to match my granddaughters, at her request, but I am not sure about the size to make the sole. Hers turned out good because she has a small foot for her age. Do you have any suggestions? I have looked at other patterns and even bought a couple, but really like yours, plus it was easy to follow! Thanks again.

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Doroteja February 14, 2015 - 19:18

Hi AC
For now I’ve designed only one adult size crochet slippers. You can find them in my Etsy or Raverly shop. I’ve named them Summer Dreams and the best thing is, that I have a baby version of Summer dreams pattern too. If you need any additional information about my patterns please let me know.
Have a nice day and happy crocheting πŸ™‚

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Emily February 25, 2015 - 05:03

Here’s a hint to those stuck on the rounds for the upper body of the slipper. The first few times I made this slipper, I did follow the instructions exactly but my seam kept slanting to the side (and the first time it was even more messed up than that, but I’ll spare you the details). I fixed my seam — I made it straight! — by tightening the slip stitch and the chain reallllly tiny, as tiny as I could on my hook.

Also, definitely use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in every round. I tend to take the first three or four stitches, and then count backwards and put my marker (a little piece of twisted wire – paperclips work in a pinch!) in right away so I don’t forget.

And on the first couple of upper rounds, just to make sure I was going to put my first stitch in the right place, after I chained (and tightened the chain down) I counted backwards starting from right before the slip stitch and went around until I came down to the right number of stitches I should have put in the previous row–and then put my first stitch of the new round in the stitch that my counting had labeled “1.”

I hope those tips made sense. Good luck everyone!

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Mary M February 28, 2015 - 19:51

Probably a dumb question but when you finish a round with ss what do I ss into, the first stitch?

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Doroteja February 28, 2015 - 20:58

Join the round with ss into the first stitch πŸ™‚

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Mariam March 9, 2015 - 18:05

This pattern very clear… i just finish one…its perfect… no need to add or change anything…

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Bella March 18, 2015 - 00:22

Hi IM wondering if u have a toddler pattern in the zebra bootie pattern I have a 14 month old daughter would like to crochet a pair for her please let me know ur pattern is beautiful..

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Doroteja August 11, 2015 - 11:43

No, I am sorry. Try with bigger hook and thicker yarn to achieve the bigger size. πŸ™‚
Hope it helps. πŸ™‚

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Luz Henriquez March 18, 2015 - 17:15

mil gracias por este pattern!! Muy bien explicado. Congratulations por su blog.
Best regards from Chile.

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Heather March 22, 2015 - 18:18

Cute booties, the pattern is very well explained, I love them.

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Carrie March 31, 2015 - 19:48

When I make my booties, they are not smooth and round like yours, they kind of have pleat looking things by the toe and sides

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Doroteja April 2, 2015 - 11:07

Hi Carrie,
I use cotton yarn. What type of yarn do you use? πŸ™‚

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Priscilla April 6, 2015 - 17:13

Any suggestions on making these smaller to fit itty bitty newborn feet? Would you chain 1 fewer? How do you know what to decrease in each round and row? Thanks!

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Doroteja April 9, 2015 - 16:17

The easiest way is to use smaller crochet hook. πŸ™‚

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Heather April 9, 2015 - 14:21

This is great pattern. I am a beginner and this was explained very well. I struggled with the slip stitch and chain one for the longest time but I finally got it a few days ago. I have tried other patterns and the seam was always diagonal. I used Bernat pipsqueak and made a faux for trim and they are adorable. Thank you!

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Claudia April 21, 2015 - 00:54

Hi! I knitted one just to try and it worked out perfectly! Thanks for sharing, it was very well explained!

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Doroteja April 22, 2015 - 08:21

Thank you Claudia πŸ™‚

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Janette Chambers April 22, 2015 - 20:35

Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern! I also love the pictures – that is so helpful! I am wondering if you think this pattern would be suitable for a beginner crocheter. I am hoping to make them as a gift for my boss who is due to have a baby in a few weeks. Thank you so much for your help! πŸ™‚

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Doroteja April 25, 2015 - 17:35

Hi Janette,
I would say the Green Zebra pattern is great for beginners too. Because yarn changing can be tricky for the beginners I would recommend to make the booties just in one color. And if you need the pdf version of the pattern you can download it from my Craftsy store. I included few additional tips in the pdf version too.
Happy crocheting!
Doroteja

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Joan April 25, 2015 - 06:31

Beautiful, and easy to follow. i made a pair. I love them.
Thank you so much for this pattern.

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Doroteja April 25, 2015 - 17:36

Hi Joan,
Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ™‚
Doroteja

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Michelle June 13, 2015 - 21:21

On row 4 it says ‘back stitches only’ does that continue for the following rows as well? Or only for row 4… Thanks – still learning!

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Doroteja June 22, 2015 - 15:59

No, just in round/row 4. πŸ™‚

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Blayne June 15, 2015 - 22:41

Hi! Really enjoying this pattern. Thanks for sharing!

When you switch to rows to differentiate right vs left shoes, are you fastening off after each row?

Thanks,

Blayne

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Doroteja June 22, 2015 - 15:57

Thank you Blayne,
I fasten off after the row 11 and after the last row. I just change the yarn color between the rows/rounds without cutting the yarn. πŸ™‚
Hope it helps πŸ™‚

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Kaula July 21, 2015 - 21:23

Can you fix it to where you make button holes. I sewed on my buttons and then had to jam them between stitches. (Not fun). I am selling them to a friend and if she were to some how get then unbuttoned she’s going to have a fun time making a new hole.
thank you

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Doroteja July 22, 2015 - 12:33

Hello Kaula
Thank you for your comment. πŸ™‚ There are no button holes in Green Zebra pattern, because the buttons in this pattern are for decoration only. πŸ™‚ Green Zebra booties are like socks πŸ™‚ But if you want, you can skip few stitches and make your booties with button holes. πŸ™‚ Good luck! πŸ™‚

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Elaine July 23, 2015 - 03:58

Did you know that the free pdf that you have for this pattern has different instructions to the pattern you describe above on your website? I am really enjoying doing the booties but as I am a newbie I keep referring back to your pics etc on here to make sure I am doing it right, so i am getting confused since the instructions are different! Am I best to follow the pdf version or the version on your website? Thanks!

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Doroteja July 31, 2015 - 23:37

Hi Elaine

The patterns are the same. The number of stitches and the stitches are the same. πŸ™‚ The only difference is that the pattern on my blog have more pictures than the pdf version and the pdf version is written in detail because of not so many pictures. πŸ™‚ If you are a beginner, I would recommend you to use both for you first par. Hope it helps πŸ™‚

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Ann Faircloth July 30, 2015 - 09:39

I am on row 10, done it several times, but still have a few stitches too many. I see you have amended row 10 & 11, but I can’t see where that is. I am most likely missing it somewhere. Please can you help?

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Doroteja July 30, 2015 - 16:34

Hi Ann
Please make sure that you do not count your ss stitches at the end of the round as stitches. πŸ™‚

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Luisa July 31, 2015 - 20:17

If I am correct, you made an error in row 9.

The pattern says “Row 9 (C2): Chain 1. Sc 13 (14, 16). Repeat (Sc2tog, sc 1) 5 times. Sc 13 (14, 16). Ss.”

But after the 5 x SC2tog, sc 1 it should read:
“Sc 12 (13, 15). Ss.”

Am I right?

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Doroteja July 31, 2015 - 23:14

Hi Luisa
Round 8 ends with 41 sts. So let’s count together row 9 πŸ™‚ … 13(sc) + (2(sc2tog) + 1(sc)) x 5 + 13 (sc) = 13 + 15 + 13 = 41. And because we have 5 sc2tog in round 9, we have 5 sts less than in round 8, that is 36 sts. I am not sure why there should be sc 12 … πŸ™‚

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Luisa July 31, 2015 - 23:39

(You don’t have to put this up as a reply. I just want to share my thoughts with you.)

I’m sure you’re right. I just couldn’t get it done. I kept coming up 1 stitch short.(I did not use the chain and slip stitch, cause I was using one colour only.)
After ripping it up 4 times, I wrote down the following pattern for myself.

Row 7 : . Sc 54..

Row 8 : . Sc 17. Repeat ( Sc2tog, Sc1) 7 times. Sc 16. = 47 stitches

Row 9 : Sc 16. Repeat (Sc2tog, sc 1) 5 times. Sc 15. = 42 stitches

Row 10 : . Sc 1. Sc2tog. Sc 12.
Repeat hdc2tog two times.
Repeat dc2tog two times.
Repeat hdc2tog two times.
Sc 12. Sc2tog. Sc 1. = 34 stitches

Does this make sense? They turned out fine, by the way. πŸ™‚

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Sani Hachidori August 31, 2015 - 06:14

Hello!
Thanks, for this cute and wonderful pattern!
IΒ΄ve made this booties and I am sure, the one who I will present it, will be happy.

One Question:
You wrote, that no one should share the pattern. Is it allowed, if I share the link to the pattern on your site? And is it allowed, if I would translate to german language?
Looking forward to your answer.

Greetings,
Sani

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Doroteja August 31, 2015 - 11:59

Hello Sani!
Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ™‚
All of the patterns here on crobypatterns.com are property of Croby Patterns design and are are copyrighted. You cannot modify, sell or share these patterns as your own. The revenue earned by ad traffic to this site is what allows for free patterns to be written and published. Without people visiting this site to view the patterns, there will be no traffic which means, no more free patterns. If you would like to feature any of my work, you may use one image, and you will need to link back to my original blogpost.

You can translate the pattern for your personal use only. Not for sharing it on your blog. Hope you understand. πŸ™‚
If you have more questions about my patterns, please let me know. I am always happy to help.

Have a wonderful day and happy crocheting!
Kind regards, Doroteja

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maryam September 2, 2015 - 00:45

when i was doing rounds 1-3 on the the largest number in theparenthesis, it would alays come out wrong. i would always end up with a missing stitch it round 1. how do i correct that?

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Doroteja September 6, 2015 - 16:42

It’s very hard to say what could be wrong. Usually crocheters count ss at the end of the round as a stitch and they think that they have one stitch more than they should have. But one less…I know that it’s hard to start over again, but I would rip the upper part of the shoe and start again from the end of the sole. Sorry πŸ™

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bellacantare September 10, 2015 - 04:44

You say you don’t fasten off after each row for the top portion of the bootie, but the alternate yarn is on the opposite side! I really don’t understand how you’re doing this, even after reading your explanation in the comments. If I next start with the next color, there’s this long piece stringing from one side of the boot to the other. ??

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Doroteja September 10, 2015 - 10:26

Hello Bellacantare!
You are right, I do not fasten off when I change the yarn. That’s because I do not cut the yarn each round. It’s a bit hard to explain just with words, so I will create a tutorial in the future. πŸ™‚
Like I said I do not cut the yarn in between the rounds, but all the other steps are the same. Just make sure you have the yarn strings that lead to the next round in the inner side of the shoe.
You can use this method in the lower part of the upper part of the shoe and not the flip part of course! πŸ™‚

Happy crocheting!

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marie September 25, 2015 - 13:08

I am new at crochet. I dont understand this part (Now repeat (2 dc, dc) six times. ) in round 3. what am I supposed to repeat?

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Doroteja October 3, 2015 - 21:26

Just repeat 2 dc into the same stitch and 1 dc into the next one six times. πŸ™‚

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Amanda October 12, 2015 - 04:13

I’m a bit confused. How do you get the flap to close if the buttons are just decorative? Otherwise I’m in love with this! Thank you!

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Doroteja October 14, 2015 - 15:07

Hi Amanda!
Just sew the buttons on the closed flip πŸ™‚ These booties are like socks πŸ™‚

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Pauline October 17, 2015 - 10:18

Hi

I think there is an error in the pattern on the blog. I’ve been struggling with row 6 on the left shoe, it says:

Row 6 (MC): Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Hdc into next 5 chains. Hdc into next 24 (26, 28) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

I then decided to look at the pdf pattern and it is different, on there it just says:

Row 6 (MC): Hdc into next 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 29 (31, 33) sts.

So I don’t think there should be the 5 chains that are mentioned in the blog pattern on that row. πŸ™‚

Lovely pattern though, well done, they are so cute.

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Doroteja October 21, 2015 - 11:05

Hello Pauline!
Thank you for your comment. I am sorry for my late answer.
There was an error in the pattern. Thank you so much for letting me know. I already corrected the pattern. All the rows on the flip (from row 2 to row 7) are the same, only the color of the yarn is changing, nothing else.
Doroteja

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Naimah October 17, 2015 - 14:36

Hello, will these fit a newborn?

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Doroteja October 19, 2015 - 13:04

Yes, they will πŸ™‚

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prayermama October 27, 2015 - 02:50

what beautiful boots!
I will be making them for selling as i m trying to make money for my own cancer treatments.
But i also make things for charity often and will be sure to make several of these for our local hospital and grandmothers house for unwed moms. there are so many wonderful charities that need warm items for both children and adults. Thank you for making your patterns available. if you change your thoughts about making these for profit i will understand.

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Connie McGee November 14, 2015 - 22:55

Do you have a video tutorial for the green zebra booties. My daughter is expecting her first baby and she asked if I could make them, I would love it if you had a video tutorial for them. Thank you

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Doroteja November 16, 2015 - 20:16

Hello Connie,
I am sorry, but I don’t. I am not making any video tutorials yet, but there is a big possibility that I will in the future. I will keep you updated. πŸ™‚

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Alexis January 6, 2016 - 07:05

Hello, I am having a problem understanding what you mean for round 2, (Hdc 3.) Do you mean 3 in same sitch or in the next three sitches?

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Doroteja January 6, 2016 - 12:43

If the number is written in front of the stitch – 3 hdc
= work 3 hdc into the same stitch.
If the number is written after the stitch – hdc 3
= work hdc into next 3 stitches

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Alexis January 8, 2016 - 02:58

Thank you so much!

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Sara March 4, 2016 - 19:40

Any modifications I could do to get the sizing right with larger yarn? Pretty much everything I have is worsted weight.

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Doroteja March 6, 2016 - 16:56

Hi Sara,
It’s hard to say. What I would recommend you to do, is to make one sole… if the size of it is ok for you, then everything is fine. If not… then try to make one round in sole of sc stitches instead of hdc. Sometimes changing the size of the final item or creating it with a different yarn weight can demand changes in the pattern. In this case you have to rewrite the pattern and adjust it for bigger sizes or yarn you are using.

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Allyson Hudson June 25, 2016 - 17:37

Love the pattern. The one thing that I wish you would do in the video is count your stitches or mark on the pdf which stitches not to count ( chain one, and ss)

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Miranda July 4, 2016 - 17:18

What do I do to make a pair for a newborn would I just take off 1 chain and minus 2 per row?

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Doroteja July 5, 2016 - 07:59

Hi Miranda

I would rather take a 3 mm crochet hook and thinner yarn. In this case the pattern would be stay the same. πŸ™‚

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Lyn Coultas August 16, 2016 - 01:30

Not sure if someone’s already pointed this out, but after numerous attempts I finally realised that row 3 (of the sole) should read as “Make 2sc in next 2” *not* “Make sc in next 2”. I could not get the sole centered until I made this change.

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Lyn Coultas August 16, 2016 - 11:24

I still can’t get it right…….It looked more centered, after the changes I wrote above, but it isnt centered enough. If I do round 3 as written in your pattern, I end up with only 46 stitches, not 48. Very confused……. any assistance would be appreciated ?

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Doroteja August 17, 2016 - 09:01

Hi Lyn

Please check the video for the Green Zebra pattern. πŸ™‚

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Lyn Coultas August 17, 2016 - 09:19

I didn’t realise there was a video. Thank you so very much ?

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Mikayla November 15, 2016 - 23:43

Ello! I have a question about row 10, it says ” Sc2tog. Sc 9 (10, 12) repeat hdc 2tog two times. Repeat DC2tog two times. Repeat hdc2tog two times, sc 9 (10, 12) sc2tog. Sc1 and then join” what do the repeats mean?

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Doroteja November 16, 2016 - 11:46

Hi, Mikayla!
It means that you have to repeat hdc2tog stitch 2 times. πŸ™‚

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DKDR_AeReen November 28, 2016 - 09:50

Hello Doroteja… i have tried on this zebra pattern but mine was using 1color only. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern for free. Here in Brunei Darussalam,there’s not much people wants to teach or learn about crochet. Thank you so much once again Doroteja.

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Katie January 8, 2017 - 07:23

I see you linked to the yarn used on Ravelry, but I am having a hard time seeing where I can go to purchase the same yarn. I don’t see an option on there to buy, and when I did an google search on the Muller Samba yarn, the only links were to this tutorial and projects made on Ravelry with that yarn.
Help! Where can I purchase this yarn?
THANKS!

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Doroteja January 8, 2017 - 20:09

Hi Katie
Thank you for your comment. πŸ™‚
I bought Samba yarn in my local store. I am not sure if it’s available online too. I checked, but I could not find it. I am so sorry. Green Zebra pattern is one of my first patterns that I’ve ever posted online. At that time I didn’t think about how important is that the yarn I am using for my projects is available worldwide. At the moment I am using Drops Cotton Light or Drops Merino Extra Fine yarns. Both are available in so many beautiful colors and if I am not mistaken they ship worldwide. πŸ™‚
Kind wishes,
Doroteja

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Katie January 8, 2017 - 22:05

Okay, I understand. Thanks so much for getting back with me. I am about to have a new little nephew and have fallen in love with the Green Zebra booties. I will check out the Drops Cotton Light link and see what I can get. Thanks so much for your video tutorials as well, they really help when combined with the written instructions. I am a beginner and love the visual aspect!

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Doroteja January 9, 2017 - 14:14

I am so happy to hear that. πŸ™‚
Let me know if you will need anything else.
Kind wishes,
Doroteja

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Thandi April 22, 2017 - 21:06

Lovely pattern – made a pair and it is truly a beauty. I am starting a crochet business, i now live in Belgium, and wondered if you had patterns I could purchase from you. I am particularly interested in themes. Christmas and so on. Would you be able to help or perhaps guide me to a place where i can purchase pattern books

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Doroteja April 24, 2017 - 10:24

Hi! You can find all of my patterns in my
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrobyPatterns
Ravelry Shop: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/croby-patterns
Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Maricarmen October 10, 2017 - 10:23

I can’t find where to downolad PDF pattern, the link you mention at the beginning does not have it, could you tell me please?

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Maricarmen October 10, 2017 - 10:26

Forget my comment, I found how to download PDF file!

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Jeff Smith December 28, 2018 - 09:51

Im sure there is a typo on the middle size of the upper lower part. Could email me if you want to explain. But the other sizes only change by one number but the middle 2 numbers.

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