I've now made it available to view on both my blog
http://www.loopyjess.co.uk/p/simple-bootie-pattern.html and as a free
Ravelry download from
For another great pattern for baby booties, check out the free socks and slippers eBook from Crochet Me.
Thank you for the pattern. They are so cute!!! I must get around to making some whilst my little girl is only 4wks old.
trying these babies out right now!
Fantastic - let me know how you go and if there is any confusion with the pattern then please let me know.
The *'s denote a pattern repeat... saves me having to write out the same bit over and over and makes the pattern a little easier to read.
If I were to write out row 3 in full it would read like this:
Row 3: ch 1, 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc. (44 sc)
A little hard to follow for the eyes I think!
Just repeat anything found in the *'s the number of (x) times it says.
Best of luck and I hope that helps :)
Thank you for your help, now I understand. Yes it is much better the way you wrote it, I am getting better reading the patterns little by little.
These are so darling, and I have some pretty yarn, and I am trying to make them. However, I am a bit lost on row one. (It's been awhile since I've crocheted.) The directions seem to be for two rows when I read it. To get 32 sc I did the following: 4 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in the next 4 st, 3 sc in the next 3 ch, 2 sc in the next 4 st, 3 sc in the last ch. I think it might be easier to make sense if I knew where I was starting - is Row 1 the front of the bootie?
Thanks for any help!
Sorry for the pattern confusion - I'll try and make things a little easier:
Row 1 is the middle of the sole of the bootie and you continue to work around it to form the sole and then the sides of the bootie.
You work the first 14 sc in the foundation chain and then instead of turning the work you carry on stitching around the back loops of the chain to create a circular row.
Does that help at all? If not I'll try and find an online example to show you.
Hi there Sweetsurely, sorry for any confusion with the pattern.
You need to work the first two dc together and then work one dc into each of the next two stitches. You should then have 4 decreases at the front of the bootie which you will continue to decrease further in the next few rows.
Hope that clears things up for you,
Thank you. I started the booties last night and it's looking very nice already. Can't wait to see the finish project.
I've tried making this a couple of times, but by the time I get to row 4 the sole is lopsided. I have the correct number of stitches, but I don't think I'm adding on the 2sc in one sc correctly by row 2. I think I'm probably going wrong on the first row. Can you explain it further? I'm a self-taught crocheter and I have a hard time reading patterns. Thank you so much in advance!
It sounds like you are getting the first row wrong - if you don't have the correct number of stitches after you've worked the first row then the sole of the bootie will start going crooked like you described.
Chain 15, miss the first chain and work a single crochet into the second chain, continue working single crochet in each of the remaining chains (14 sc so far).
Instead of turning you want to continue working around the chain by doing single crochet into the back loops on the otherside of the chain. Work 4 single crochet into the first back loop (this becomes the toe end of the bootie and will have more increases above here in later rows). Work 12 more single crochet along the next 12 back loops of the chain and finish off this row with 2 single crochet into the last remaining back loop (32 sc).
Slip stitch into the first single crochet worked and you should have row one done.
I hope that helps clear up any confusion - the next row should work straight now hopefully!
Thank you so much Jess! I am sure that will help me a lot. I can't wait to make these cute booties!
I LOVE these, and with a new grand-daughter to spoil, I think I'll be making alot of these in different colors. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing the pattern with us!!
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I've been searching for a crochet pattern using this weight of yarn. I can't wait to see them on my nieces feet.
I'm having a really hard time understanding this pattern. The number of stitches just don't add up for me. I'm a visual person and so I'm trying to translate this into a crochet chart and am stuck on Row 2. I'm going to make the assumption that the room for the toe increases comes from the "4 sc in first back loop" from Row 1. If this is the case, 12 sc follows it. BUT in Row 2, its asking for 14 sc. Where does the 2 extra sc come from? I'm also assuming that Row 1's last directions of "2 sc in the last back loop" correlate to Row 2's last direction of "2 sc in the next 2 sc."
Hi loopy jess!!
I wanted to do this booties for my firts baby. I have tried doing them more then 5 times and they are just not right. I wanted to ask you if you can put fotos when you are doing them our if you can do a video in how to do them.
Sorry, but I'm all confused after 13 sc in row 1. Could I get some help please?
These booties look very adorable. I've tried several times but am truly stuck at row 9. The beginning of a round is on the side of the heel, right? After only 8sc, *2 dc tog, 2dc* x4 sits on the side of the shoe and not at the toe. Should it be more than 8sc before the toe decreases?
Thank you in advance.
I am having the same problem as daisie, the decreases are ending up on the side of my bootie and not the toe, please help!
I love this pattern, I do have a question though, at the end of each row do we join with a sl st?
Do we turn our work or just keep working in the round?
Sorry to be dumb, but i can't figure out how to download this pattern, and i'd REALLY like to! Please help?
I did this pattern and it looks right but it came out enormous! lol I counted right and everything. I am still new at this . do you think I just didn't do it tight enough? does this have to be really tight?
I too am having the decreases happen at the side of the bootie. What gives?
Has anyone attempted and actually compeleted these pretty booties? I am stuck at Row 9...similar to Daisies, my problem is that the decreases sit next to the side of the bootie...has anyone figured out teh way out????
I think these are very nice. I have been looking for some baby booties with a strap...I hope I am able to get them made!
I have a questions....when you say chain 1 and 12 sc...do you mean 12 sc in next sc? or do we sc in same st as chain one?
Yay I made my first Bootie! I still have to make the right one but I made it! It is a little big because I went with a F/3.75 Hook first...I just wanted to see if I was able to make it...Well here is the picture!!
I just made these for my little girl. I added paw prints to the bottom for her Halloween costume but that's the only change I made. These are adorable and awesome!!!
They are adorable have just finished them in a beige cotton and they turned out great. They have been claimed already by our youngest grandson (by hhis mum of cause) Thank you for the pattern.johanna
These are adorable, but how can I make it work to fit a premie baby? Thanks
HELP!!!!! I am on attempt number 10 and seriously frustrated.
1. Are you supposed to Chain 1 at the beginning of every row?
The reason I ask this is if I chain one it throws off my number of stitches in each row.
2. Why do my double stitches end up on the side instead of the front?
I really want to make these for my little boy who will be making his appearance into the world very soon.
How can I print this? Is there a way to do it?
Risa - I know it's been a while since you posted & you may have figured it out by now, but, I had the same problem! I'm new to crochet & still figuring out how to read patterns. And then I realized I totally missed the part at the very beginning where she said "At the end of each row sl st to the first sc worked in the previous row." I was chaining 1 without slipstiching into the 1st sc, thus creating extra stiches & making the whole bootie croocked. Sounds like you might be doing the same thing. Hope this helps!
Thank you for this adorable pattern. It is definitely one of my favorites. My booties turned out big because I didn't have the right size of hook. I'm thinking they'd fit about a one year old. I added ribbon to dress them up and to secure the button. I'm hoping to make more!
Just wondering if I crochet these little shoes am I allowed to sell the crocheted product? I am a mom of 2 and so far I am making 1 style of baby booties right now... I would like to add some other styles of baby shoes/booties to what I'm currently doing...
Hello everyone - wow, seems like tons of messages since I last checked here, sorry to hear that so many of you have had problems with the pattern. A few answers to the obvious questions:
At the end of each row you need to work a slip stitch into the first stitch of the row.
For most of the rows you will start the row with a single chain apart from row 12.
Each decrease should end up being worked above the decrease in the previous row to make a nice even curve on top.
If you want to print the pattern out the you may want to check out the print preview page first so that you can select the correct number of pages to print and not get a load of pages of comments.
Yes you CAN sell any booties that you make from my pattern - however the pattern itself is NOT for sale.
Thank you for this wonderful pattern !!
I went through the comments just to make sure that you have not answered this question, I am sorry if you have already and I just missed it!!
In row 9, with the 2dc tog, 2 dc part ... are they going to make the toe part of this bootie?!? My dc's are coming up on the side of the bootie, and I am not sure what it is that I am doing wrong. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!! Thanks!!
Row 9 is where you start working the decreases over the toe - the stitches also change to double crochet for this part of the pattern.
If you are finding that you are working this at the side of the bootie then yes something has gone wrong somewhere. Make sure that you are doing a slip stitch into the first stitch of every row (if you have difficulty spotting it then place a stitch marker there when you start the row. You should find that if you work the correct number of stitches then you'll end up back at the chain you worked at the start - miss that and sc into your first marked sc.
Hope that helps!
Hi. Thanks for the pattern. It took a couple of tries, but I got the idea. The picture definitely helped, as well as other people's questions, and Jess your comments. The beauty of crochet, is you can pull out all mistakes, and keep trying until you get it right! Everyone at work went crazy over the booties, so I'm making them for anyone due with a child or grandchild. Thanks again!
I had a lot of fun making these booties. Thanks for sharing the pattern:)
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these are the cutiest booties i have ever seen. can you tell me how to attach the strap? i have been crocheting for over 30 years but i cannot get this to come out right for me. as in what does it mean to ch 1, 12 sc..does that mean to make 12 sc in the next chain?
thank you so much
be making this for my baby causins and nieces...
Nice looking shoes
These booties are so adorable. I am asking your permission to crochet and sell no more than 10 pairs of booties for my local craft fair in South Lyon, Mi in December.
Thanking you in advance,
I made these several times already, they make a great gift:)
These booties are adorable!! Love the photography as well. Thank you for this pattern
hi there plz can you tell me what sc 4x in row 3 then you have the x in a few of the other rows many thanks
on row 3 i saw what you was saying it meant but iam still stuck you will have to excuse me my brain isnt working like it should i have lupus which as affected so much of the brain so something so simple can now seem so difficult to me which is really getting me down and flusted
so when you get to 2sc in the nxt sc do i do 1 sc then 2 sc in nxt sc and do that 4 times then do 14 sc as that is how iam seeing it sorry to be a pain xxx my addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am new to crochet. This is my first project. I have a question: do you turn at the end of every row or just go in circles? Thanks. I can't wait to see the finished booties.
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