Thursday, January 2, 2014

Crochet Baby Booties, Size 0-6 Months, Free Pattern

Before my holiday break, I promised my readers a pattern for baby booties. It was fun to work on these cutties (working on baby items is always fun for me), and surprisingly I didn’t do much unraveling and the design/pattern came out quite easely.

For the buttom part of the booties, I used single and double crochets. But for the upper part I wanted something fancier, so I used shells (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space. The same shells were used in Angels Wings Pinafore Newborn Dress, and I also used those same shells in my Newborn Hat to Match the Dress. So now I have an entire matching gift set of a dress, a hat, and a pair of booties.

You might remember me mentioning that a friend of mine was expecting a baby, and I hoped to give her this baby set. Well, my friend safely delivered her beautiful baby BOY! That’s wonderful news, but now I need to figure out something cute and useful to crochet for him.


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Light Worsted 100% acrylic yarn

Crochet hook US size D (note this is not the recommended size for the yarn, but usually I prefer smaller size hooks, so that my stitches come out tighter)

Two pieces of ribbon, about 20 inches each

Safety pin

Special stitches:

Shell: (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space

dc8tog: make 8 unfinished dc, then finish them all together

Round 1: ch 17, 4 dc in 3rd ch form hook, 13 dc across, 5 dc in last ch, 13 dc across working in original chain. Join with sl st.

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, 13 dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, 13 dc. Join with sl st.

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around. Join with sl st.

Round 4: ch 3, dc in back loop only in each sc around. Join with sl st.

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next 22 dc, {dc2tog over next 2 dc} 5 times, dc in next 13 dc. Join with sl st. Fasten off, wave in end.

Front of the bootie:

Half-round 6: On the front of the bootie locate the central stitch (it’s the 3rd dc2tog), count 8 stitches to the right, attach yarn in 8th st; ch 2, dc in next st, {dc2tog over next 2 st} 8 times. Turn.

Half-round 7: dc8tog over next 8 st. Turn.

Round 8: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space, skip next half-round, shell in end of next half-round, *skip next 3 dc, shell in next dc* 6 times, shell in end of next half-round. Join with sl st to beginning shell.

Rounds 9-11: sl st to next ch-2, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space, shell over next shell around. Join with sl st to beginning shell.

Fasten off.

Pin the safety pin into one end of the ribbon. Pass it through the open spaces in the first round of shells. Tie a bow. Trim the ribbon ends if needed.

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  1. Olga, booties are so cute, greetings from NJ and a Happy New Year:)

  2. They are so sweet Olga!

  3. Olá Olga,feliz 2014 pra você e sua família.
    Que Deus ,conceda muitas benção pra vocês neste ano .
    Quanto ao sapatinho,adorei,ficou bem delicado.
    Beijos fiquem com Deus.

  4. Hello Olga, welcome back and Happy New Year to you. Beautiful booties and with the hat and dress a marvellous set, I just wish I had a little baby girl to make for. I am making for baby boys too so I will be looking forward to see what you come up with as a gift for your friend's new baby boy x

  5. They are adorable, thank you so much for sharing the pattern. :)

  6. Welcome back Olga, these are so beautiful.

  7. Hallo Olga!!
    Estou encantada com seus trabalhos, sao todos lindos, inspiradores, parabéns!
    Voltarei mais vezes, pois poderia passar o dia olhando seus lindos trabalhos, mas nao posso, rsrsrs!!
    Um grande beijo,
    Thainá Knechtel

  8. So sweet and cute !
    Thanks for sharing...
    Have a nice weekend !

  9. Soo cute!! ♥ Thanks for sharing the pattern :-)
    Happy Sunday to you!

  10. These booties are so precious! it makes me feel excited to get started on knitting some of my own soon! Take care,

  11. these are the perfect infant sizes! any idea how to make them sizes that are larger... i want to make them for 18-24mos! and 3-6 mos!

    1. This pattern is for 0 to 6 months depending on the yarn you use. Use a light yarn, and you'll have a size about 0-1 months, use thicker yarn and you will have slightly bigger size. With worsted 4-ply yarn, you'll have size about 6 months. To make them from 18-24 month the entire pattern and stitch count will have to be adjusted, and that would be a different pattern.

  12. These booties are so cute. However for me they would be easier to follow if you put stitch counts in the instructions. I think I keep ending up with more stitches than I should have, and I'm sure I have more shells than I should. Can you help? I appreciate your putting these patterns up for free and I am not complaining. Just asking for some help. Thank you! :)

    1. Hi Donna, yes, this is a somewhat difficult pattern to follow just from the written instructions. I'll try to make a photo tutorial with more detailed explanations and stitch counts.

    2. Tutorial for these booties is now available here:

    3. I have started over 3 times on these booties, I get to row 5 and then then the last dc are more than 13????

  13. Good morning Olga, I love the pattern. But I have a question about the DC8tog, I guess I don't get it but how do you dc8tog? I love these booties and I'm making these for my daughter she is expecting her baby girl on December 14th. She has fallen in love with you're booties. Thank you Connie McGee November 20,2015

    1. Hi, making dc8tog is similar to making dc2tog, but instead of two unfinished dc, you will make eight (nine loops on the hook), then draw yarn through all nine loops.

      I hope this helps,

  14. Thank you so much, I get it now.

  15. I need help at round 8 I'm not really understanding it. Thank you

    1. Marrissa, see the tutorial here:

  16. Hi. With round 8, do you ch 3 first then do the stitches in the brackets or is it just the stitches in the bracket that's the shell? I've tried both but neither looks like the picture in the tutorial

  17. You have this pattern in TWO places on your site, each is slightly different - The one I used is clearer. The "dc8tog" was on row 7 in my version. Also One version has lots of photos, the other soes not.

    1. It is the same pattern. After I posted the pattern, some people asked for a tutorial. So I made a photo tutorial for the same pattern.