Crocheted Converse Tennis Shoes --free crochet pattern

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These are just perfect for a baby boy!!

Size F crochet hook
Worsted-weight yarn: Small amount of each: Black, Red, and White.
Tapestry needle
Directions are given for smal size with changes for large size in ( ).

Sole
Rnd 1: With white, ch 12 (14), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 7 (9), hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 5 hdc in last. Working down opposite side, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in 7 (9), 2 sc in next.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc of last round, sc in next 10 (12), (2sc in next, sc in next) 3 times, sc in next 9 (11), 2 sc in next, sc in next.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11 (13), (2 sc in next, sc in next) 2 times, (sc in next, 2 sc in next) 2 times, sc in next 11 (13), 2 sc in next, sc in next, sl st in next.
Rnd 4: This row froms a ridge for sole. Working in back loops only, ch 1, sc around, sl st. Finish off.

Sides of Sole
Rnd 5: With ridge facing you, with red join with sc in 1st st after last sl st, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc. 39 (43) sts. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: With white, join with sc in same place as last sl st, sc in next 14 (16), skip next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 2 sc, skip next sc, (make sure here that this is centered at toe) sc in next 16 (18), sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.

Tounge
Rnd 1: With black and working in back loops only, sc in 7 sts centered at toe, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2-4: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 5: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 6, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 6: Skip 1st sc, sc in next 5, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 7-8: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 9: Skip 1st sc, sc in 4, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 10-13: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Fasten off

Sides of shoe
Row 1: With black and working in back loops only, join with sc in 1st stitch after row 1 of tounge. Sc in each sc across to corresponding stitch on other side, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc around, ch 1, turn. 29 (33) sc's.
Row 3: Skip 1st sc, sc in next 26 (30), sc last 2 sc tog, chain 1, turn.
Row 4: Skip 1st sc, sc next 2 tog, sc in 21 (25), (sc next 2 tog) 2 times, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Skip 1st sc, sc in 20 (24), sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Skip 1st sc, sc in 19 (23), sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn.
Row 7-10: sc in each sc, ch 1, turn, Fasten off

Trim
With white join with sc, sc in each sc around top edge. Fasten off

Circles
Make 2 for each side of shoe. With white ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sl st in 1st sc, Fasten off leaving tail for tacking on each side of shoe.

Ties
With white ch 110, fasten off. Lace strings and tie in bow.

There is a video on YOUTUBE that explains how to do it. I cannot view it because of my connection, hopefully it is worth adding here.









NOTE: this is not my pattern. Original designer is Gina.
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