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FREE Pattern! Crochet Quick & Easy Baby Booties

Every baby needs several pairs of adorable booties. Since babies grow so fast, they’ll need a different size shoe almost every other month! The good news? These are so quick to work up that you can make enough booties for the baby in no time.

Easy Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

Worked from the toe up, this baby booties crochet pattern is simple and straightforward, but they’re extremely versatile and easy to customize.

The final size depend on the yarn and hook you use, so we have three different size guides below. At the end, you’ll find instructions for making the baby booties with more than one color, as well as some suggestions for cute little appliqués to further customize them.

FREE baby booties crochet pattern

Sizing

Keep in mind that the booties will have a bit of stretch. The measurements below are for the booties “at rest.”

  • 0 – 3 Months: 3½” (9 cm) long
  • 3 – 6 Months: 4″ (10 cm) long
  • 6 – 12 Months: 4¼” (11 cm) long

Gauge

  • 0 – 3 Months: 20 stitches and 23 rows per 4″ (10 cm) square
  • 3 – 6 Months: 18 stitches and 20 rows per 4″ (10 cm) square
  • 6 – 12 Months: 16 stitches and 18 rows per 4″ (10 cm) square

Materials

  • 0 – 3 Months: Use a size G/6 (4 mm) hook and DK weight yarn
  • 3 – 6 Months: Use a size 7 (4.5 mm) hook and worsted weight yarn
  • 6 – 12 Months: Use size H/8 (5 mm) hook and worsted weight yarn

Abbreviations

  • ch – Chain
  • sc – Single crochet
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/stitches
  • () – Stitch counts

Instructions

Crochet Baby Booties

Crocheting the toe

This part of the pattern is worked in a spiral.

Crochet Baby Booties

Round 1 (photos 1 & 2):

  • Ch 3. Make 2 sc in the second chain from the hook. Make 4 sc in the next chain.
  • Working into the opposite side of the chain, 2 sc in the chain that already contains the first 2 sc.
  • Place a piece of scrap yarn over your work to mark the first stitch of the next round. If you are more comfortable with stitch markers, mark the first stitch of the next round. (8 total stitches)

Round 2 (photo 3):

  • 2 sc in the first stitch,
  • Sc in each of the next 2 stitches
  • 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches
  • Sc in each of the next 2 stitches
  • 2 sc in the last stitch. (12 total stitches)

Round 3 (photo 4):

  • 2 sc in the first stitch
  • Sc in each of the next 4 stitches,
  • 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches
  • Sc in each of the next 4 stitches
  • 2 sc in the last stitch. (16 total stitches)

Round 4:

  • 2 sc in each of the first 2 stitches
  • Sc in each of the next 6 stitches
  • 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches
  • Sc in each of the next 6 stitches. (20 total stitches)

Round 5: Sc in each st. (20 total stitches)

Rounds 6 – 10 (photo 5): Repeat Round 5. (20 total stitches)

Crocheting body

This part of the pattern is worked in rows.

Crochet Baby BootiesRow 1 (photos 1 & 2):

  • Sc in each of the next 16 stitches.
  • Ch 1 and turn, leaving the remaining 4 stitches unworked. (16 total stitches)

Row 2 (photos 3 & 4):

  • Sc in each of the next 15 stitches, leaving the remaining st of Row 1 unworked.
  • Ch 1 and turn. You should now have 5 unworked stitches in total. (15 total stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (15 total stitches)

Row 4 – 11 (photos 5 &6): Repeat Row 3. (15 total stitches)

Crocheting the back seam

Crochet Baby Booties
  • Photo 2: Fold the back seam in half with right sides together.
  • Photo 3: Working through the front loop of the piece closest to you and the back loop of the piece farthest away from you, attach the two sides together by making a sl st though both layers.
  • Photo 4: Sl st in each of the next 7 sts. Ch 1 and fasten off*.
  • Photo 5: Turn the seam right side out.
  • Photo 6: Closing the seam like this will give you a ridge at the back of the bootie.

*Before fastening off completely, make sure that your baby bootie is long enough. If you need to add or remove a row, undo the seam and add or remove rows as needed before making the seam again.

Crocheting the edging rows

Round 1:

  • With right sides facing, add your yarn by making a standing single crochet in the first stitch to the left of the seam.
  • Sc evenly around the foot opening.
  • Join to the first st with a sl st.. (26 total stitches)
  • Bind off and work away your tails of yarn.

These booties are extremely basic, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be boring! You can customize the booties in many ways, like changing colors at certain points or adding appliqué shapes to the finished bootie.

Changing colors

Dip-toe

Crochet Baby Booties

Change color after the seventh stitch of Round 6 of the toe.

Striped

Crochet Baby Booties
  • Round 6 of the toe: Change color after the 7th sc.
  • Row 1 of the body: Change color after the 8th sc.
  • Row 5 of the body: Change color after the 8th sc.
  • Row 9 of the body: Change color after the 8th sc.

Appliqué

Crochet Baby Booties

You can also add all kinds of appliqués to these basic booties to jazz them up a bit. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and was updated in January 2018.

2 Comments

p hamill

Great pattern

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Caroline

These are just gorgeous! ?
Thank you!

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