How to Knit Hackberry Model Baby Shoes
There's nothing cuter than a pair of handmade baby shoes
, especially when they're knit with love. If you're looking for a project that's both practical and fun, look no further than the Hackberry Model
Baby Shoes! These adorable shoes are easy to make, and they'll keep your little one's toes warm and snug.
What You'll Need
Before you get started, you'll need a few supplies:
- Worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice
- Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
- A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- A pair of scissors
Start by casting on 34 stitches. Then, knit 12 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch). This will form the base of the shoe
.Next, you'll start working on the sides of the shoe. Knit 1 row, then purl 1 row. Repeat this pattern
until the sides measure approximately 2 inches (5 cm) from the base.
Now it's time to shape the toe of the shoe. Knit 14 stitches, then knit 2 together. Repeat this pattern
until the end of the row. Purl the next row, then repeat the decrease pattern on the following row. Continue in this manner until you have 10 stitches left on your needle.Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and weave it through the remaining stitches. Pull tight to close up the toe of the shoe.
Now that the shoe is complete, it's time to add some finishing touches. First, fold the shoe in half and seam the back of the shoe using the tapestry needle and yarn.
Next, create a strap to keep the shoe on your baby's foot. Cut a length of yarn and thread it onto your tapestry needle. Insert the needle from the inside of the shoe to the outside, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top of the back seam. Then, insert the needle back into the shoe about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the first hole, creating a loop. Repeat this process on the other side of the shoe.Finally, weave in any remaining ends and trim the excess yarn. Your Hackberry Model Baby Shoes
are now complete!
baby shoes is a fun and rewarding project, and the Hackberry Model Baby Shoes are sure to become a cherished item in your baby's wardrobe. With a few basic supplies and some knitting know-how, you can create a pair of shoes that are both stylish and practical.