Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crocodilly Mocs for Newborns - Free Pattern!

Crocodilly Mocs
I love the way the crochet version of the crocodile stitch looks, I wanted booties that had a similar crocodile type cuff but knitted.  Here it is.  Not quite as heavy in the texture but I really like it!
To Download or print the pattern, scroll down past the pictures on click on the link.

Materials & Tools

Worsted weight yarn approx. 105 yds.
U.S. Size 6 knitting needles

Gauge: 5 sts per inch.

Abbreviations:
K = knit
P = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
sl 1 = slip one
psso = pass slipper stitch over
yo = yarn over
yon = yarn over needle
wyif = with yarn in front
wyib = with yarn in back
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

INSTRUCTIONS: Starting at the sole....

Using Long tail cast-on, cast on 23 stitches.
Row 1: K1, yo, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1.  [27 sts.]
Rows 2, 4, 6:  Knit (knit the yo's through the back of the stitch)
Row 3: K2, yo, k10, yo, k3, yo, k10, yo, k2.  [31 sts.]
Row 5: K3, yo,  k10, yo, k5, yo, k10, yo, k3. [35 sts.
]
 
Row 7: (RS) Knit
Row 8: (WS) Purl
Row 9: 
(RS) Knit
Row 10: 
(WS) Purl
Row 11: 
(RS) Knit
Row 12: 
(WS) Purl
Row 13: 
(RS) K19, sl 1, k2tog, PSSO, turn.
Row 14:
(WS) sl 1, p5, p3tog, turn.
Row 15:
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.
Row 16: 
(WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn. 
Row 17: (RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.
Row 18: 
(WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn.
Row 19: 
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, turn.  
Row 20: (WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, turn.
Row 21: 
(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, knit to last 4 sts, k2togtbl, k2.
Row 22:
(WS) P14, p2tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2.
Row 23: (RS) [P1, k1] 4x, p2tog, k1, *p1, k1, rep fom * to end.  20 sts.

Begin Crocodile stitch for cuff.  To see/learn this stitch pattern see video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjHGYfMM5C4

Row 24: (WS) sl 1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *sl 1, yon, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 25: (RS) sl 1 wyib, then bring yarn to front, *p1, sl 2, yon, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 26: (WS) sl 1 wyib, *k3tog, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 27: (RS) sl 1, wyib, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1. 
Row 28-31: repeat rows 24-27 once more.
Row 32: (WS) Bind off in p1, k1.  Cut yarn and leave 12” tail for seaming.

Sew Seam. 
*special thanks to Ravelry user Minky for letting me use her photo (below).








To view, download or print click on the link below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pTjcxcURVc3JhSkk/edit?usp=sharing





2 comments:

Daneza said...

Very nice!!It's been a while since I wanted a pattern like this one ...thank you

Angela Roy said...

Wonderful pattern! I just made my first pair and you are right they knit up very quickly. If I wanted to make the next size up how many stitches would I need to add?