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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties

So, I was stung by a bee on the thumb yesterday and it made tatting unbearable. I was planning on finishing up a non-baby related pattern for today’s post, but instead you are getting baby booties (a pattern I have already made). It’s a bit fitting as I made a pair for my twin nieces (and will be remaking them in a slightly larger size) who were born last week (one of the reasons Davina stepped in for me). The pattern fit their newborn feet, but doesn’t leave any growing room. I will be adjusting the pattern by adding 6 additional rings to the base of the booties (3 on each side) which will change all the rounds that follow it.

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties

This week’s pattern was created by Mrs. C. B. Platt. The site I originally found the pattern on is down, but Davina made an edited PDF version of the pattern with pictures of the steps that is easily readable. So I will be linking to that.

Platt Baby Booties Edited

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Challenge # 14 - Sweetheart Snowflake tatted by Wanda Salmans

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Challenge # 14 – Sweetheart Snowflake tatted by Wanda Salmans

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted

{Reader Submitted Gallery To Be Added At A Later Date}

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

Mrs. Platts Baby Booties Revisited

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

And for my family, this is a very special Mother’s Day indeed; my eldest daughter is about to become a Mother for the first time which means I am about to become a GRANDMOTHER! I wanted to make her something very special to mark the day and I decided to tat her a pair of baby booties that she could keep and hand down to her daughter when the time came. I wanted something simple and elegant. Thankfully, my co-blogger Natalie had the perfect public domain pattern by Mrs. C.B. Platt, originally published in 1916. It is a great pattern but I had a hard time following parts of it. It was a week of tatting, untatting, cutting sections off, retatting, more cutting off, until I was just about ready to let the baby go barefoot forever. Instead, I tatted thru and decided to share my edit of the pattern. You can get a PDF copy by clicking here. Platt Baby Booties Edited

Hope you enjoy and again, Happy Mothers Day!



Edited 5/31/2013.  These were made in size 20 Lizbeth thread. When little Lexi was born, her Daddy tried to put them on her right away. Even though she was a teeni tiny thing, they barely fit. You should either make them in a larger thread or add some length to the sole. You can see that post Here.

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