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.

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:

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).

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Daneza said...

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

Unknown 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?

Mary Ann said...

Help! I am a beginner. I have managed to get half way across row 13 and am now mystified. I still have 13 stitches left in the row what do I do with these?

kriskrafter said...

Mary Ann, when the pattern says "turn" this means you are short-rowing, the stitches that remain, that you have not worked, simply do not get worked at all, you just turn the work, and knit as directed. Every time you "turn" you are leaving stitches unworked, this is correct.

Sariya said...

Please help! I am stuck on ROW 21 ! Can't understand after PSSO, please help

kriskrafter said...

Row 21 says:(RS) sl 1, k5, sl 1, k1, PSSO, knit to last 4 sts, k2togtbl, k2.
So you slip 1 stitch, k5 sts, slip 1 stitch, k1, then pass the slipped stitch over the last one you knit (PSSO) then you knit to the last 4 stitches, k2tog thru the back loops, then k2.

Anonymous said...

Hi I get 2 3 holes in the pattern after completing row 22. I think it is due to the purl3together and url2together. Could you please tell where am i going wrong.

kriskrafter said...

I have no idea how you'd get a hole by purling stitches together. ???

You are turning correct? When it says turn you turn to the other side and leave the remaining stitches unworked. This is called short rowing. If you don't turn, if you continued on to the end of the row you would end up with a hole. Is that what you're doing?

Anne said...

I just wanted to say thanks so much for this tutorial!!! I love it and it looks fantastic! This is the best baby bootie pattern that I have ever found!

Unknown said...

I love this pattern!

Lizzycote said...

I have knitted loads of these booties, I love doing them, I have even worked out how to make them a size bigger, I've knitted that many of them, I don't even need to follow the pattern any more lol, thanks for giving us the free pattern x

Becky said...

Thank you so much for this boogie pattern. It knits up so nice. Do you have a hat pattern to match?

Unknown said...

Thank you for this cute bootie pattern enjoyed knitting them