Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
Looking for an adorable, quick and easy crochet baby gift? With only beginner-friendly stitches, this free Baby Booties Crochet Pattern (with a step-by-step photo tutorial) is super simple and fast to make. You can use any worsted weight yarn and these crochet boots will keep baby’s feet warm and snug. They tie up around the ankle and can be made to fit a baby of any age, but especially designed for babies 6-18 months. What a great DIY crochet gift for a one year old baby!
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Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
My second daughter is almost nine months old. Even though I had all summer to crochet booties for her, I was still taken by complete surprise on our first really cold morning this Fall.
As we were trying to leave house on this chilly fall morning, I frantically rummaged through a bin of what felt like thousands of baby booties that I had made while I was pregnant with her, trying to find something to keep her feet warm. But every single one of the baby booties I had made were for a newborn (as most patterns are) and of course none of them fit my almost nine month old.
As I never want to have to my husband’s socks on my baby again LOL I set off to create a pattern for booties that will fit an “older” baby (somewhere in the 6 month, 12 month or 18 month range). I think they would make a terrific gift for a one year old baby!
If you’d like to make them for a newborn, you can use a smaller hook size – I would recommend going down to C/2 (2.75mm) or D/3 (3.25mm) hook and lighter (size 3) yarn.
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.
Make Matching Hat & Mittens!
These Booties are part of my Booties, Hat & Mittens baby collection that all match and would make a terrific gift for a baby!
Check out the matching Adorable Baby Hat Crochet Pattern.
And take a look the matching Baby Mittens Crochet Pattern.
That’s going to be one stylish baby!
About This Baby Booties Pattern
- Ideal for beginners as the pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make these booties!
- They work up super quickly – you can easily make these crochet boots in one night.
- You can use any brands and colors of your favorite worsted weight yarn. The yarn I used is machine washable and dryable (in my opinion, a must for baby accessories!)
- 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 and are big enough to go over sleepers/PJs with feet as well as grow with the baby so you don’t have to keep making more every month!
- Warm and cozy – keep baby’s feet snug as a bug in a rug with this adorable Baby Booties Crochet Pattern!
Finished product sizing using worsted weight yarn and an H/8 hook for everything but the cuff/ribbing (G/6 hook for the cuff/ribbing):
- Bootie sole length (from tip of toe to heel): 5 inches
- Width of heel: 2.5 inches
- Width of ball of foot: 3 inches
- Height of bootie (from bottom of sole to top off cuff): 3.75 inches
Yarn: Your favorite Worsted Weight (Size 4) Yarn. You only need less than a quarter of a skein in total.
(I used Craft Smart Value (in Pink Rose) for the main part of the bootie and cuff/ribbing, which is Medium (4) Weight, 100% acrylic, 7 oz / 198 g and 364 yd / 333 m. For the sole and shoelace, I used Impeccable by Loops & Threads (in True Grey), which is Medium (4) Weight, 100% acrylic, 4.5oz / 127.5g and 285 yd/260 m)
Crochet Hook: Size H/8 5.00mm and G/6 4.00mm for the cuff/ribbing
Other: Stitch Marker, Yarn Needle, Scissors
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BLO = back loops only
- 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.
- The booties are made from the sole up.
- 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.
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Use the color you want for the sole.
Row 1: Ch 8. 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)
Row 2: 2 sc in next st (PM in first sc), 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 st, [2 dc in next st] x 6, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 2 st, [2 sc in next st] x 2 – do not join (30)
Row 3: hdc (PM), hdc, [2 hdc in next st] x 3, hdc in next 5 st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] x 6, hdc in next 5 st, [2 hdc in next st] x 3 – do not join.
Row 4: hdc, (42) sl st in next st. (If you are changing color, change here. Add new color with a sl st. Fasten off old color leaving a tail to weave in ends).
Ch 1. Change direction – begin crocheting in the opposite direction (your first st will be in the last st you made, which is attached to the chain st).
In back loops only (which are the ones furthest away from you), sc into ch st and in each st around (42 sc), sl st into both loops of 1st sc to join.
*Work in both loops from now on.*
Row 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)
Row 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)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join (30)
Row 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)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, hdc, [hdc2tog x 3], hdc, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc, sl st in 1st sc to join (20)
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc to join (20)
Baby Booties Cuff
Change hook size to G/6 4.00mm (or one size smaller from the hook size you were using). Here’s a chart for easy reference: Crochet Hook Sizes Chart.
Step 1: Ch 6
Step 3: Sl st into the next 2 stitches to attach the cuff to the bootie. Ensure the first st that you sl st into is not the current st that the ch is attached to. Ch 1 and turn.
Step 4: Skip the two sl sts you just made. Sc into the back loops 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, slip stitch into the next two stitches all the way around.
When you’ve slipped stitched into the last two stitches of the bootie (there are no more stitches to attach the cuff to), turn bootie inside out. 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 tie in loose ends.
Make a braid that is 18” long (18” in between the knots).
I find the best way to do this is measure three pieces of yarn that are 28” long. Tie a knot leaving about 2” of yarn ends. Braid until it reaches 18” long.
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.
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.
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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