Cyclops Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

Mark your calendars people, a pattern for something that isn’t a toy! My awesome boss was having a baby and she had a great sense of humour… that combined with my urge to make stuff that wasn’t as complex or intricate as some of the amis I had made in the past, sent me off in a baby stuff making bender that’s been somewhat of a delight. So many of the patterns for baby stuff are on the frilly, boring, not as cool as I’d like side of things, so I once again, blazed my own trails and made things up as I went.

I watched a lot of Futurama when I was working on these and I can’t say the lovely Leela wasn’t a teensy bit inspirational.

Pattern Details These were made using a 3.75 mm crochet hook and my stash of 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, colours listed below. They fit a little newborn to 6 months old baby. The entire thing is worked in joined rounds in order to maintain symmetry. Working in a spiral is not recommended.

Terminology
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
ST = Stitch
SK = Skip
INVDEC = Invisible Decrease (single crochet)
INC = Increase (single crochet)
HDC = Half Double Crochet
HDC INC = 2 HDC in 1 ST from the previous round
DC = Double Crochet
repeat x # = do the sequence once then repeat it appropriate # of times

Bootie (make 2)
Start in Green
CH 13
CH after a join does not count as a stitch. Always work the first stitch of a round in the same stitch you joined the previous round in.
1. HDC INC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC x 10, do 4 HDC in the next CH (this functions as a U-turn), working on the other side of your CH, HDC x 10, HDC INC; join then CH 2 (28)
2. HDC INC x 2, HDC x 10, HDC INC x 4, HDC x 10, HDC INC x 2; join then CH 1 (36)
3. SC x 3, INC, SC x 2, HDC x 8, HDC X 2, HDC INC, HDC x 2, HDC INC, HDC X 2, HDC x 8, SC x 2, INC, SC x 3; join then CH 1 (40)
4. SC, INC x 2, SC, INC, HDC x 30, INC, SC, INC x 2, SC ; join then CH 2 (switch to white then back to green wherever you want the mouth to be. I did my mouth starting at the 12th and ending at the 18th stitch over the span of 2 rounds.) (46)
5. HDC 46; join then CH 2 (46)
6. HDC x 46; join then CH 2 (46)
7. HDC x 46; join then CH 1 (46)
8. SC x 12, INVDEC, SC, INVDEC, SC, INVDEC, SC; INVDEC, INVDEC, SC, INVDEC, SC, INVDEC, SC, INVDEC, SC x 12; join then CH 1 (38)
9. SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; INVDEC x 2; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC, INVDEC, SC; SC; join then CH 1 (28)
10. SC x 28; join then CH 1 (28)
11. Switch to purple or border colour; SC 28; join then CH 1 (28)
12. SC, SK next ST, HDC 5 times in the next ST, SK next ST; repeat 6 more times; join then finish off and weave in tail.

Eyeball (make 2)
CH 2 or Magic Ring or start however you like. Work this in joined rounds for symmetry.
Start in Black
CH after a join does not count as a stitch. Always work the first stitch of a round in the same stitch you joined the previous round in.
1. SC x 8; join then CH 1 (8)
2. Switch to light purple; INC x 8; join then CH 1 (16)
3. Switch to white; SC x 2, INC; then SC HDC and DC all in the same ST; DC HDC and SC all in the same ST; INC; SC x 4; INC; then SC HDC and DC all in the same ST; DC HDC and SC all in the same ST; INC; SC x 2; join then finish off leaving a long tail to sew the eye shut from behind with a little bit of stuffing inside and stitch to the booties.