Do you see those scrummy little booties there?
They’re for baby feet. I LOVE baby feet. We have new baby feet in our lives, and even more coming as our friends and family welcome new members over the coming year.
Me? Oh, no. The only pitter patter you’ll hear around here are from my pre-teen and teenager (which, to be honest, are more like herds of elephants when they’re upstairs than pattering feet), as well as the plethora of cats I keep around for cold winter nights.
The booties above are made from an older pattern that I printed from online years ago simply entitled “Baby Bootie”. It was written by Janie Herrin (aka Bea Wells) and printed from a now-defunct website, crochetdesigners.ifitsa.com/crobeanie
Before writing this post, I spent several hours trying track contact information for Ms. Herrin down. You see, she’s a professional, published crochet designer, with her patterns appearing in a number of compilation pattern books. If you’re on ravelry, you can see some of her wonderful designs here.
Here’s where the problem comes in. This used to be a free pattern, but it might not be anymore. So, I suppose instead of “Desperately Seeking Booties,” I’m actually seeking Janie.
Janie, if you’re out there, I’d love to link to your bootie pattern, be it free or not, or, with your permission, repost it.
Why, do you ask? Because this is my absolute, tip-top favorite pattern to make for new baby feet. It’s worked from the toe up, is easy, and just plain cute.
UPDATE: HUGE Thanks go to Sandie from Crochet Cabana who tirelessly searched out information on this pattern. For those crocheters that are interested, this pattern is no longer available. The rights have been sold, so hopefully we’ll see it in print someday!
UPDATE 2: Janie Herrin passed away on Friday, March 19, 2010. She will be missed.