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Easter Chick Slipper Booties Knitting Pattern

Designed by CoatsCraft.co.uk Design Team

Easter Chick Slipper Booties Knitting Pattern

These are adorable slipper booties for babies and toddlers...looks just like an Easter Chick. And they are super easy to knit too!

Size:
To fit age 1-2 (2-3) years

Gauge:
23 sts and 48 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch

Materials:
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles
1 ball Patons Diploma Double Gold
55% Wool, 25% Acrylic, 20% Nylon
131 yards (120 meters)/50 grams
Orange and blue felt

Instructions
Note: Slip all sts as if to knit.
CO 20 (26) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, K8 (11), P2, K9 (12)
Row 2: Sl 1, K9 (12), M2 (by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and working into back and front of it) 1 (0) times, M1 (by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and working into back of it) 0 (1) times, K10 (13) - 22 (27) sts
Row 3: Sl 1, K8 (11), P1, 2 (1), P1, K9 (12)
Row 4: Sl 1, K9 (12), M1, K2 (1), M1, K10 (13) - 24 (29) sts
Row 5: Sl 1, K8 (11), P1, K4 (3), P1, K9 (12)
Row 6: Sl 1, K9 (12), M1, K4 (3), M1, K10 (13) - 26 (31) sts
Row 7: Sl 1, K8 (11), P1, K6 (5), P1, K9 (12)
Row 8: Sl 1, K9 (12), M1, K6 (5), M1, K10 (13) - 28 (33) sts
Row 9: Sl 1, K8 (11), P1, K8 (7), P1, K9 (12)

For ages 2-3 only
Row 10: Sl 1, K12, M1, K7, M1, K13 - 35 sts
Row 11: Sl 1, K11, P1, K9, P1, K12
Row 12: Sl 1, K12, M1, K9, M1, K13 - 37 sts
Row 13: Sl 1, K11, P1, K11, P1, K12

Both Sizes
Next Row (RS): Sl 1, K to end.
Next Row: Sl 1, [K8 (11), P1] twice, K9 (12).
Rep last 2 rows until slipper meas 2½ (3)" [6.5 (7.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Next Row (WS): Sl 1, [M1, K3] 2 (3) times, M1, K2, P1, [K2, M1] 3 (4) times, K2 (3), P1, K2, [M1, K3] 2 (3) times, M1, K1 - 37 (49) sts
Ribbing
Next Row: K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Next Row: P1, *K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Rep last 2 rows until slipper meas 4½ (5½)" [11.5 (14) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Note: Rib by knitting the knits and purling the purls as they face you.
Next Row (RS): K1, K2tog 5 (7) times, rib 3, K2tog 1 (2) times, rib 5, K2tog 1 (2) times, rib 3, K2tog 5 (7) times, K1 - 25 (31) sts
Next Row: Rib 1 (2), P2tog 3 (4) times, rib 1, P2tog twice, rib 1, P2tog twice, rib 1, P2tog 3 (4) times, rib 1 (2) - 15 (19) sts
Next Row: K2tog 3 (2) times, K3tog 1 (3) times, K2tog 3 times.
Break yarn and thread through rem 7 (8) sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely.

Finishing
Sew top of foot seam from fasten off point to beg of ribbing. Sew heel (cast on edge) seam.
Make two 1½" (4 cm) diameter pompons and attach to top of foot.
For each slipper, cut 2 beak shapes from orange felt, and 2 tiny circles for eyes from blue felt. Attach to pompons to form facial features.

©CoatsCraft.co.uk and used with their permission.

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