Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crochet Baby Booties Tutorial

Good morning! First of all, I need to announce the winner of my pattern. Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway by leaving comments on my previous post. There were 31 comments in total, and each person was assigned a number from 1 to 31. Then, using a random number generator at, I picked the winner.

It was number 9, which is Lalitha.  Congratulations! I will e-mail you the pdf file with the pattern right away.


This is a tutorial for the baby booties pattern that I shared back in January. I hope it will be useful!

The size is 0-6 months depending on the yarn you use. In this tutorial I used worsted weight yarn, and my booties came about 4.5 inches in foot length, which is approximately size 6 months. Use lighter yarns to achieve smaller sizes.  

This tutorial is my original work, it cannot be copied or distributed in any form. If you would like to share this tutorial on your blog/site, you can use ONE picture with a link back to my original post. I put my heart and my honest work into creating designs, which I share here free. Please, respect my work. 

Round 1: ch 17, 4 dc in 3rd ch form hook (first skipped 2 ch count as first dc), 13 dc across, 5 dc in last ch, 13 dc across working in original chain. Join with sl st. 36 dc in total

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 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. 46 dc in total

Round 3: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in same st, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. 46 sc in total

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in back loop only in each sc around. Join with sl st. 46 dc in total

Round 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 22 dc, {dc2tog over next 2 dc} 5 times, dc in next 13 dc. Join with sl st. 23 dc, 5 dc2tog, 13 dc

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 (counts as first dc2tog), {dc2tog over next 2 st} 8 times. 9 dc2tog in total.

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

Round 8: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space (counts as first shell), 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. 9 shells in total

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

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. Beautiful work, Olga! Thanks so much for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  2. Ahh! That is so sweet! :)

  3. Thank you so much! I am so grateful for this tutorial. Now I can see what I did wrong in my previous attempts. I think the hardest part of being a novice crocheter, is not in the execution of the various stitches, but in the placement of the hook to begin a stitch. Somehow, over and over again, I have gotten stuck, in so many patterns. I have spent many hours on the internet looking for help. But it is hard to phrase the right keywords to direct a search engine, and you frequently end up on a site showing you once again, how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, etc. And for the longest time, I wasn't sure how to count my stitches. A good example is finding the center stitch and counting back to place the half-rounds, I would end up with them off-kilter. The final problem (which you have solved for me with your great photos, thank you!), is the placement of that first shell! The entire shelled cuff depends on the proper placement of that shell. I currently have a "pair" of not-really-matched bootees, each of which illustrates a different way to do it wrong!
    P.S. It was a huge thrill for me to read your comment on my blog post. Thank you for visiting. I am pretending that my minty green sacque and bootees inspired the lovely ones you photographed for your tutorial!
    Sending you love and continuing prayers for Urkraine.

  4. I don't know why but I always have a hard time making baby shoes. I will follow your tutorial and hopefully I can finally finish some.

  5. que bonitas , voy a hacer unas en blanco, seguro que quedan monisimas tambien!!! un besito.maria:)

  6. Adorables !!!! Thanks for sharing the pattern !
    Have a nice and shinny weekend !

  7. Es monisimo y superlindo, me encanta el color verde qu has elegido, besotes de los grandes.

  8. Thank you for sharing this bootie pattern. It is going to go well with the hat pattern I is beautiful.

  9. Lovely baby booties....thanks for sharing the tutorial...;)

  10. Cute as can be and thanks for sharing at TTF!

  11. Fantastic pattern, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to see you!

  12. Soo cute!! ♥ Looking great in this green. Thanks for sharing!
    Nata xxx

  13. Hi. Those booties are perfect for girl!!!!. I have a son, and i found it hard to find something really nice for boys. One of my favorites .

  14. I wish the pattern was for newborns. Every pattern I find is too big

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  17. the pattern doesn't look like the pattern . The shell looks like 2dc 2ch 2dc