Krishna Paadha(Krishna’s Feet)
I have been asked by many who read my blog to make a Krishna doll and post the pattern..I am still working on that one….so for the time being I made a few other things that one can crochet for Krishnaashtami.
The Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna is part of the bhakthi (worship) of Krishna. It is said that the path that as he walked he left a footprint of fragrant red foot prints….it is also said that he loved butter and would often raid the kitchen where this was stored.
Being but a child, he would leave a mess behind and that his mother Yeshodamayi would catch ihm following the trail of butter stained foot prints that he left behind…:-)
On Lord Krishna’s Birthday which we call Janmaashtami……All Hindu households celebrate and one of the ways to decorate the house is to draw baby footprints(with rice flour) from your entrance door or compound gate to your pooja room (place where you pray, Hindu households usually have a separate room for this…here the altar is decorated with flowers, fruits and we make all kinds of delicacies which Krishna loved). This is to show that Krishna on his birthday has visited your home and blessed it. It is a wonderful idea and as children, while my Mother and Aunts drew the baby feet…we lit earthen lamps along the footprint path….
This is what I have tried to recreate using crochet as my mode of expression.
Yarn used: Laura Knitting Cotton.
Hook Used: 3.00 mm
sc – Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
ss – slip stitch
Step 1: chain in 9 stitches
Step 2: 3 scs into the 2nd chain from hook.
Step 3 : scs in each of the next 6 chains.
Step 4: 3 scs in the last chain
Step 5: scs in the next 6 chains on the other side.
Step 6: ss.
Step 1: 3 chain up, 1 dc in same stitch; 3 dc in next stitch; 2dc in next stitch;
Step 2: hdc in next stitch
Step 3: sc in the next 14 stitches…i.e; sc in all stitches around the first round until the last but one stitch.
Step 4: ss.
That is the main part of the foot done.
The first toe, also known as the hallux (“big toe” or “great toe”), the innermost toe
The second toe, or “long toe”
The third toe, or “middle toe”
The fourth toe, or “ring toe”
The fifth toe, “little toe”, “pinky toe”, or “baby toe”, the outermost toe.
We will start working from the little toe to the Big toe..
Little Toe or the Baby Toe or the Pinky Toe:
When you make the slip knot….make it loose…giving enough space in there to allow way for your hook.
Then ss into the slip knot and pull tight. Then tuck the tails in neatly and cut off the extra lengths.
The Fourth Toe or Ring Toe:
Make a slip knot, chain 2 and make a sc into the first chain
Then ss into the slip knot…
Tuck and cut away the extra tail…
There is your fourth toe…
Third Toe/Middle Toe:
Hook in 3 scs into the the magic ring…make a ss into first chain the first sc….Pull tight, then tuck in the extra tail.
Long Toe/Second Toe:
Ditto as Third toe…except hook in 4 scs into magic ring.
Fifth Toe/Big Toe:
Ditto as Third toe except hook in 5 scs into magic ring.
I made three more baby feet to show Baby Krishna walking towards pots of butter…:-)
And there you go…..It’s so easy to make….I hope you do try this for next Janmashtami. Take Care until my next post..:-)
To make the Matkas/pot/urns….Pls check my other post here….at…https://crochetnmore.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2206&action=edit&postpost=v2