These Crochet Baby Booties are a Win-Win: Adorable and Easy

crochet baby booties

Fact: babies can never have enough booties: And since those little wiggly toes grow so fast, you’re going to want to make a bunch. Lucky for you this pattern is super simple and super fast. So simple, in fact, that the pattern stays the same, regardless of which size you’re making: just switch up your yarn and hook to whip up different sizes.

Crochet Baby Booties

Level: Easy

Size: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months

What You Need

0 – 3 Months

  • DK weight yarn
  • Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook
  • 3 – 6 Months

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
  • 6 – 12 Months

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Finished Measurements

    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 sts and 23 rows = 4″ (10 cm) square
  • 3 – 6 Months: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) square
  • 6 – 12 Months: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ (10 cm) square
  • Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • St/sts – Stitch/stitches
  • () – Stitch counts
  • Instructions

    maroon and gold baby crochet booties

    Work the Toe

    This part of the pattern is worked in a spiral.

    starting crochet baby bootie

    Rnd 1: Ch 3. Make 2 sc in the second ch 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. (8 sts)

    Pro Tip: When you work in the round, it’s easy to lose track of where you started. Use a piece of scrap yarn to mark the start of each round (as we’ve done here), and just flip it back and forth at the start of a round. Then pull it out when you’re done. If you’d rather use stitch markers, you totally can — just mark the first stitch of the next round.

    crochet baby bootie round 2

    Rnd 2: 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last stitch. (12 sts)

    crochet baby bootie round 3

    Rnd 3: 2 sc in the first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the last st. (16 sts)

    Rnd 4: 2 sc in each of the first 2 sts, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 6 sts. (20 sts)

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

    crocheting baby bootie

    Rnds 6 – 10: Repeat Round 5. (20 sts)

    Make the Body

    This part of the pattern is worked in rows.

    crocheting baby bootie body

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

    crocheting baby bootie2

    Row 2: Sc in each of the next 15 sts, leaving the remaining st of Row 1 unworked. Ch 1 and turn. You should now have 5 unworked sts in total. (15 sts)

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

    crocheting baby bootie3

    Rows 4 – 11: Repeat Row 3. (15 sts)

    Seam the Heel

    crocheting baby bootie heel

    Fold the back seam in half with right sides together.

    crocheting baby bootie back seam

    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.

    Sl st in each of the next 7 sts. Ch 1 and fasten off. Turn the seam right side out.

    Pro Tip: Before you fasten off your seam, make sure the bootie is the correct size. If it’s not, jut pull out the seam and work a few more flat rows to make the foot longer. Then seam it up again, and you’re good to go.

    crochet baby bootie seam ridge

    Closing the seam like this will give you a ridge at the back of the bootie.

    Crochet the Edging

    Rnd 1: With the right side facing you, join your yarn in the first stitch to the left of the seam and ch 1. Sc evenly around the foot opening. Join to the first st with a sl st. (26 sts)

    Fasten off and weave in your ends.

    crochet baby booties flat lay

    Go Wild with Color

    Dipped-Toe

    gray and gold crochet baby booties

    Change color after the seventh stitch of Round 6 of the toe. Changing colors in the middle of the row will hide the color change on the bottom of the bootie.

    Stripes

    white and gray striped crochet baby booties

    Rnd 5 of the toe: Change color after the 7th sc. Work two rnds in new color.

    Rnd 7: Change color after the 7th sc. Work two rnds in new color.

    Rnd 9: Change color after the 7th sc. Work two rnds in new color.

    Rnd 11: Change color and work an extra round. Continue working in this color for the first 3 rows of the foot.

    Row 4 of the body: Change color after the 8th sc. Work 2 rows in new color.

    Row 6: Change color after the 8th sc. Work 2 rows in new color.

    Row 8: Change color after the 8th sc. Work 2 rows in new color.

    Row 10: Change color after the 8th sc. Work 2 rows in new color.

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