Grandma’s Easy Ten-Step Baby Crochet Booties

Sep 30, 2008
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Heather Phillips


I named this pattern after my grandmother because, back when my grandmother was teaching me to crochet, this was the first pattern she taught me (and if a fumble-fingered 11 year old can learn to make this pattern, anyone can!). Someone taught it to her when she was first learning how to crochet. But in spite of how long it has been around, nobody wrote it down until now. I wanted to share the pattern, but do it in a way that recognizes that I am just the most recent link in a long chain of women who have been making and sharing this pattern.

Materials List

  • about 1 ounce of Worsted or Aran weight yarn
  • H (5.5mm) hook (Using I (6mm) hook will make slightly larger bootie)
  • large-eyed yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
  • length of 3/16 or 1/4 inch wide ribbon for tie

Finished Size

Fits newborn - 8 mos. (Using I (6mm) hook will make slightly larger bootie) Finished Length (sole of foot) = 3.5 - 3.75 inches Finished Height (sole to top cuff) = about 4 -4.5 inches


10 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in half double crochet (hdc)


These adorable, easy-to-make crochet baby booties are made in half double crochet; a dense stitch that helps to insulate baby’s feet, making this bootie perfect for winter babies or babies who live in chilly climates. The pattern is quick and simple to make, and the finished product is both cute and practical. This is a project that is very suitable for beginners.

Stitches used in this pattern:

  1. Chain stitch (ch)
  2. Half double crochet (hdc)
  3. Slip stitch (sl st)
  4. Double crochet (dc) (if using alternate ruffle edging)
  5. Single crochet (sc) (if using alternate ruffle or contrast edging)

Crochet Me also has a free eBook that covers all these stitches, you can get it here.

The Pattern

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Directions are given in American English.

This pattern is free for people to make, use, and distribute. However, it may not be used for commercial purposes.

The author has licensed this page under a Creative Commons License. Some rights reserved.

You can find even more baby patterns, including another pair of booties, in this free eBook from Crochet Me.

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AnneM@34 wrote
on Jan 28, 2009 3:39 PM
Hi Heather,

Thanks for sharing. We like to remember our Grandmother as well, and I still use crocheted pillowcases that she made at least 55 to 60 years ago (pretty threadbare). I will make your pattern and the same pillowcases for my new granddaughter Hilary. Maybe she will pass down our patterns to her grandchildren someday. I will tell her the stories about them. With kind regards, Kathrine

crochetster wrote
on Mar 29, 2009 9:32 AM

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I can't wait to try seems perfect for a beginning crocheter like me. I had 3 aunts who crocheted--one tried to teach me when I was a little girl, but I just couldn't get it. Now, as an adult, it comes much easier. I can't wait to get started on these!

JacquelineB wrote
on May 8, 2009 8:12 AM

Heather--I made this for a new nephew, and I was really pleased with how they turned out. My sister-in-law loved them, and they have already been outgrown and passed on to a friend of hers who is expecting. Thanks very much for putting this pattern on the site! What a nice way to honor your grandmother.

Rosa@6 wrote
on Aug 12, 2009 12:00 AM

I have a two month old niece and I can't wait to make them for her.

Jayashiangel wrote
on Aug 31, 2010 11:33 PM

I am a newbie crocheter still learning to understand & figure out patterns. I just wanted to THANK-YOU for this great simple pattern I have made 4 pairs in different colors to keep my hand busy and learn the pattern. I now just need to locate a person with a baby  to give them too.