I had a little secret. A couple months ago I crocheted a baby gift for a young friend, but since her baby shower wasn't until this month I wasn't able to show what I was making until now. Here's what I was working on back in February:
I used this pattern from Crochet Crowd, but eliminated the little "heel". For styling these, I want to give credit to Kim at The Little Red Farmhouse for originally creating these booties with all the details, but she has removed the post where she featured these. I do see elsewhere on her blog that finished booties are available for purchase, though.
The details were a bit fiddly and having no pattern available I had to figure everything out (everything but the booties themselves). The strap was easy enough, but I found a star pattern online and adapted it for the stars on the sides and the half-spur. Did I say these were a bit fiddly? They were fiddly to the extreme - oh my - but it was satisfying to figure out. And I was really pleased with the end result.
The baby shower was in another state so I wasn't able to attend easily. I packaged them up with some pretty pink burp cloths, tied up the girly box with a luscious pink ribbon, and off they went.
I know it looks like a simple gift, but every stitch was made imagining the mother-to-be's delight. And I heard they were a hit. I don't suppose it gets much better than that. ;^)