Confessions of a Pattern Collector

Date: 18th April 2016 | Category: Pattern, Preview

In issue 76, Rachel Atkinson (from Loop) joins us with more Confessions of a Pattern Collector, and this month she shares her go-to design for little ones.

"I’m terribly superstitious about making – or at least finishing – items for newborns until they arrive. Then I need to work quickly to make something before they grow out of it! So it’s always useful to have a go-to baby bootie in the library that you can return to time and again and hook up in a few hours."
Read the full article and find the pattern in issue 76 of Inside Crochet magazine.

● Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino, 100% Merino wool, 50g/160m/175yds
Shade: Vintage Angel (P749) x 1 skein
● 3mm & 3.5mm hooks
● Locking stitch marker
● Monahan ribbon in shade
Fresh Eggs (optional)

You can use any 4ply/ fingering weight wool or wool blend yarn to achieve a similar effect.

Work 26htr and 20 rows to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 3mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.
Note: When worked at the correct tension, one skein is sufficient for two pairs of booties.


One size:
To fit 0–3 months.
Finished foot length:

Rachel Atkinson is a crochet designer and technical editor. Find her online at and on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as Knittingtastic.

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