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Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours
Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours St Kilda
Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours Collingwood
Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours Western Bulldogs
Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours Sydney
Baby’s lace up shoes in AFL colours Carlton

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit garter stitch.

Pattern Description:

These footy shoes are knitted in easy garter stitch with i-cord laces.

Not only are they practical and fun for bub to wear, but they also make a fantastic novelty gift for every one-eyed Aussie Rules supporter.

The book is divided into 3 styles, covering all 17 AFL clubs.

Style A - 1 colour shoes with contrasting laces (suitable for Carlton but can also be used for other teams e.g. for Essendon knit black shoes with red laces).

Style B - 2 colour shoes (suitable for Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hawthorn, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Richmond and Sydney);

Style C - 3 colour shoes (suitable for Adelaide, Brisbane, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, West Coast and Western Bulldogs).

If you prefer rugby or soccer or any other sport over Australian rules football, why not follow these patterns but substitute your own club colours!

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.


24 sts and 48 rows to 10cm [4 inches] over garter st, using 3.75mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pattern sizes: 0 (3-6-9) months.
  • To fit foot: 7 (8-9-10) cm [23/4 (31/4-31/2-4) inches].


  • Yarn required: 8ply double knitting yarn in two or three colours. Team colours and quantities are listed within the pattern.
  • Needles required: A pair of 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles.
  • 2 double-pointed 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles.
  • Wool needle for sewing up.