Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

Baby Booties Crochet Pattern


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This easy, free baby booties crochet pattern comes in 3 sizes (newborn, 3 – 6 months & 6 – 12 months) and is perfect for beginners as it includes a step by step photo tutorial and a video tutorial. Learn how to crochet baby booties for newborns – 12 month old boy or girl babies with this simple free pattern. They make a quick and easy crochet baby gift!


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Adorable Baby Collection

These booties are part of my adorable baby set. Complete the look with the matching hat and mittens!

About This Baby Booties Pattern

  • The pattern comes in three sizes (newborn, 3 – 6 months & 6 – 12 months). The pattern instructions are the same for each size but the weight of the yarn and crochet hook sizes are different.
  • This crochet bootie pattern is ideal for beginners. Plus they work up super quickly and are fun to make.
  • Uses less than quarter of a skein of yarn, perfect for using up some of your yarn stash.
  • Practical – the booties tie up around the ankle so they won’t easily fall off.
  • This Baby Booties Crochet Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.
Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

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Video Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial with step by step video instructions on how to crochet these baby booties. Or scroll down for the written pattern.

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MAKE THE MATCHING MITTENS:
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Crochet Baby Bootie Sole:
2:13 – Foundation Round
2:42 – Round 1
5:37 – Round 2
9:06 – Round 3

Crochet Baby Booties Sides:
13:33 – Round 4
17:06 – Round 5
21:15 – Round 6
24:29 – Round 7
26:44 – Round 8
29:40 – Round 9
32:09 – Round 10

Crochet Baby Booties Cuff: 32:47

Crochet Baby Booties Shoelaces: 43:33

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Warning: these are not to be worn on baby’s feet when he/she is walking or standing. There is no slip resistance whatsoever. I am such a stickler for safety – please ensure you remove these booties if there’s any chance of the baby standing or walking in the them.


Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

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Skill Level

Easy

Sizes

The pattern is available in three sizes: newborn, 3 – 6 months and 6 – 12 months. These sizes are based on this Baby Bootie Measurement Chart

The pattern instructions are the same for all sizes but the weight of yarn and crochet hook sizes are different.

Newborn Finished Size

  • Sole length (from tip of toe to heel): 3”- 3.25”
  • Width of heel: 1.75”
  • Width of ball of foot: 2.25”
  • Height (from bottom of sole to top of cuff): 2.5”
Crochet Baby Booties Pattern
Crochet Baby Booties – Size: Newborn

3 – 6 Months Finished Size

  • Sole length (from tip of toe to heel): 3.75”- 4” 
  • Width of heel: 2.25”
  • Width of ball of foot: 2.5”
  • Height (from bottom of sole to top of cuff): 3”
Crochet Baby Booties Pattern
Crochet Baby Booties – Size: 3 – 6 Months

6 – 12 Months Finished Size

  • Sole length (from tip of toe to heel): 4.25”- 4.5”
  • Width of heel: 2.5”
  • Width of ball of foot: 3”
  • Height (from bottom of sole to top of cuff): 3.5”
Crochet Baby Booties Pattern
Crochet Baby Booties – Size: 6 – 12 Months

Materials

Yarn

Newborn Size: light (size 3) yarn – two colors.

  • Main Bootie Color: approx 44 yds / 40 m (in total)
  • Sole & Shoelace Color: approx 22 yds / 20 m (in total)

3 – 6 Months & 6 – 12 Months Sizes: worsted weight (size 4) yarn – two colors. 

  • Main Bootie Color: approx 46 yds / 42 m (in total)
  • Sole & Shoelace Color: approx 24 yds / 22 m (in total)

Yarn Used in Photos

Newborn Size Booties:

  • Main Color: Bernat Baby Sport (Light (3) Weight, 100% Acrylic, 12.3 oz / 350g) in Baby Pink & Baby Blue
  • Soles & Shoelaces: Bernat Softee Baby (Light (3) Weight, 100% Acrylic, 5 oz / 140 g) in Flannel

3 – 6 Months & 6 – 12 Months Size Booties:

  • Main Color: Craft Smart Value (Medium (4) Weight, 100% acrylic, 7 oz / 198 g) in Pink Rose and Arctic
  • Soles & Shoelaces: Impeccable by Loops & Threads (Medium (4) Weight, 100% acrylic, 4.5oz / 127.5g) in True Grey

Crochet Hook Sizes

Newborn
Hook Size: D/3 (3.25mm)

3 – 6 Months
Hook Size: D/3 (3.25mm)

6 – 12 Months
Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) for everything but the shoelace. For the shoelace: D/3 (3.25mm)

OTHER MATERIALS (ALL SIZES)

Scissors, Yarn Needle, Measuring Tape, Stitch Marker

Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

Abbreviations

ch = chain  
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together
hdc2tog = half double crochet two together
PM = Place (stitch) Marker
BLO = work in Back Loops Only

Pattern Notes:

  • The booties are made from the sole up.
  • They are worked in the round. Do not turn your work at the end of each round (except for Row 4, which is explained in the written instructions).
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Always start in the same st as the chain.
  • Repeat instructions such as [2 hdc in next 2 st, hdc] x 3 means to repeat for a total of 3 times. In this example the stitches would look like this: 2hdc, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, 2hdc, hdc, 2hdc, 2hdc, hdc.
Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

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Pattern Instructions (All Sizes)

Baby Booties Soles

Note: Rows 1 – 3 are worked in a continuous round.

With the color you want for the bootie sole, ch 8.

Round 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in the same chain (Place Marker (PM) in first hdc), hdc in next 5 chains, 6 hdc in last chain. Working along the other side, hdc in next 5 ch, 2 hdc in last st – do not join (20 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in next st (PM in first sc), 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, [2 dc in next st] x 6, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st] x 2 – do not join (30 sts)

Round 3: hdc (PM), hdc, [2 hdc in next st] x 3, hdc in next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] x 6, hdc in next 5 sts, [2 hdc in next st] x 3. (42 sts) sl st in next st.

Booties Steps 1 - 4

Bootie Sides

Round 4: Add new color (the color you want for the main part of the bootie). Fasten off old color leaving a tail to weave in ends. ch 1 and turn (you’ll be crocheting in the opposite direction and your 1st st will be into the sl st you just made in the previous round, which is attached to the ch 1 st).

Working in back loops only for this round (which are the ones furthest away from you), sc in the back loop only of the 1st st. sc in the back loops only of each st around (42 sc). sl st into both loops of 1st sc to join.

*Work in both loops from now on.*

Round 5: Ch 1, working in both loops, sc in next 11 sts, [hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts] x 3, hdc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join (38 sts)

*Measure sole length to ensure proper sizing – refer to finished sizes of sole length (above under Sizes). If much bigger or smaller, change hook size and start again*

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, [hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc] x 3, hdc, sc in next 10 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join (32 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, [hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts] x 2, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join (30 sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, hdc, [hdc2tog] x 3, hdc, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc, sl st in 1st sc to join (25 sts)

Round 9: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, hdc, [hdc2tog] x 3, hdc, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, sl st in 1st sc to join (20 sts)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc to join (20 sts). Do not fasten off.

Booties Steps 5 - 10

Baby Booties Cuff (All Sizes)

Step 1: Ch 6

Step 2: In 2nd ch from hook, sc into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). Sc into each back ridge loop down ch (5 sc).

Step 3: Sl st into the next 2 stitches to attach the cuff to the bootie (the first st is the st that is attached to first ch st). Ch 1 and turn.

Booties Cuff Steps

Step 4: Skip the two sl sts you just made. Sc into the back loop only of the last sc you made (the bottom of the chain). Sc into each back loop up the chain (5 sc). Ch 1 and turn.

Step 5: Sc back down into the back loops only (5 sc). Sl st into the next st of the bootie (not the st attached). Sl st into the following st. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat this process of skipping the two slip stitches, then working up into the back loops only, ch 1 and turn, work down into the back loops only, slip stitch into the next two stitches all the way around.

Finishing the Cuff

When you’ve worked your way around the bootie and there are only two stitches left to slip stitch into (to attach the cuff to), slip stitch into those two stitches. Do not chain. Line up both sides so they are even with each other. Slip stitch into the outside loops of both sides to join together. Sl st into each of the outside loops of both sides all the way up (5 sl sts in total).

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Bootie Finishings

Baby Bootie Shoelaces

Newborn
Still using your D/3 (3.25mm) hook, chain until you have a shoelace that is 12” long. That is approximately 60 very tight chains but measure to ensure your chains = 12”.

3 – 6 Months
Still using your D/3 (3.25mm) hook, chain until you have a shoelace that is 14” long. That is approximately 65 very tight chains but measure to ensure that your chains = 14”.

6 – 12 Months
Switch to a D/3 (3.25mm) hook. Chain until you have a shoelace that is 16” long. That is approximately 70 very tight chains but measure to ensure that your chains = 16”.

Shoelace Placement (All Sizes)

Poke one end out slightly off centered in the front of the bootie in the row of all single crochet stitches before the ribbing/cuff. Weave the shoelace in and out around the bootie leaving 2 sc sts between the shoelace going in and out. (I use a yarn needle to help weave in and out).

When the other end comes through the other side of the center (there should be 3 sc between the two ends), make the shoelace ends even and tie in a bow.

Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

And that’s it! You’ve made an adorable baby bootie! Now make another and you’ll be ready to give as a gift or warm up your own baby’s cute little feet.


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