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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Snuggle Baby Booties Pattern Review

I think I've mentioned before that several ladies in my circle of friends are pregnant - well, when one delivers another one announces that she's expecting! LoL  I love that all these lovely women are having children and will love them to the ends of the Earth and back <3

One expectant mother asked me to make her a pair of booties for her soon-to-be-here baby girl; the pattern is available for a fee on Etsy. When ordering look for the pattern name: Crochet Baby Booties Pattern #3 by PatternMa. The cost is $5.50 USD. However, when you get the pattern PDF the name on it is "Snuggle Baby Booties".

Let me begin by saying that this is NOT a paid advertisement for this pattern or the shop owner. This is my experience with the pattern and my opinion only.


Booties I made using "Crochet Baby Booties Pattern #3"
available on Etsy.com



Rating: 4 out of 5 hooks
(Let's use hooks as a rating guide and not stars, shall we? =D )

I really like the pattern, don't get me wrong. There's a reason that's purely my own for just giving 4 hooks instead of 5 and I'll get to that.

The pattern comes complete with a list of materials, approximate finished sizes for both 0-6 months and 6-12 months, gauge, abbreviations, and special instructions. There are also excellent pictures to accompany the steps.

The pattern was relatively easy to follow once I deciphered the language used. No, the pattern isn't in French or Russian, it's in English. What I'm talking about is the "crochet" language and this is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.

"Crochet" language differs from one crafter to another and I speak a different language than what this pattern is written in. I'll give you an example without giving any specifics of the paid pattern.

My language is like this:
Row 2: 1 sc in each of the next 12 stitches, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches

PatternMa has a language like this:
Row 2: 12 sc, 2 sc in each of the next 3 stitches

While our languages are similar they most certainly aren't the same. This didn't deter me from the pattern (obviously) but I was scratching my head for a few seconds and I did complain a bit about the fact that there is no set guidelines for pattern writing and having them in a set format. But that's trivial.

After my initial 15 seconds of "huh?" I went along nicely and completed the booties in less than 3 hours (I had to wait on the buttons because I bought the wrong ones, ugh). The pattern flows easily and makes an adorable set of Ugg-type booties for babies. They turned out so cute! I can definitely see making the money back from this pattern.

If you purchase the pattern (and can decipher the language) you won't be disappointed.




Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~ 



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