Simple Baby Booties Free Pattern

Jun 20, 2009
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Jessica Felton


I've now made it available to view on both my blog and as a free Ravelry download from

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The Pattern

For another great pattern for baby booties, check out the free socks and slippers eBook from Crochet Me.

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jenninbrissy wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 10:59 PM

Thank you for the pattern. They are so cute!!! I must get around to making some whilst my little girl is only 4wks old.

on Jun 22, 2009 5:58 PM

trying these babies out right now!

Loopy Jess wrote
on Jun 23, 2009 2:08 AM

Fantastic - let me know how you go and if there is any confusion with the pattern then please let me know.

MariaC@30 wrote
on Jun 24, 2009 7:57 PM
I love the booties i have a little girl that i will make a few for..she has extra chubby feet so they will be perfect.

thank you

marjol44 wrote
on Jun 25, 2009 3:35 PM
Those botties are so cute, I want to make them, but I have a question about row 3, 4, 10, it says ch 1, 12 sc, *2 sc in next sc, this is the part I don't understand (sc* x 4, 14 sc,) how many sc do I make? Is is 4 sc plus 14 sc? I am a beginner & learning how to read patterns, but this is so darling I must make them for my cousin.

Thanks, Mary

Loopy Jess wrote
on Jun 26, 2009 2:12 AM

Hi Mary,

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 :)

marjol44 wrote
on Jun 26, 2009 2:33 AM

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.

sharkey wrote
on Jun 29, 2009 9:53 AM

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!

Loopy Jess wrote
on Jun 29, 2009 10:18 AM

Hi Sharkey,

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.


sweetsurely wrote
on Oct 14, 2009 12:00 PM
I am a very confused with Row 9, the pattern said *2 dc tog, 2dc x 4. Am i supposed to crochet 2 dc in one stitch or 2?

Thank you!!!

Loopy Jess wrote
on Oct 14, 2009 3:07 PM

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,


sweetsurely wrote
on Oct 15, 2009 10:59 AM

Thank you. I started the booties last night and it's looking very nice already. Can't wait to see the finish project.

Paaj wrote
on Oct 26, 2009 5:10 PM

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!

Loopy Jess wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 5:03 AM

Hi Paaj,

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.

1st Row:

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!


Paaj wrote
on Oct 27, 2009 5:24 PM

Thank you so much Jess! I am sure that will help me a lot. I can't wait to make these cute booties!

dianneu wrote
on Jan 19, 2010 2:56 PM

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!!

HeatherHoney wrote
on Feb 15, 2010 11:29 AM

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.

luigiwu wrote
on Feb 24, 2010 5:01 PM

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."

sonrics8 wrote
on Mar 9, 2010 11:27 PM

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.

Jean M wrote
on Apr 11, 2010 10:05 AM

Sorry, but I'm all confused after 13 sc in row 1.  Could I get some help please?


daisieabacus wrote
on Jun 2, 2010 11:37 AM

HI Jess,

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.



klyn4a wrote
on Jul 24, 2010 9:52 PM

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!

essirahc wrote
on Aug 20, 2010 7:54 PM


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? 



AbiS wrote
on Aug 27, 2010 12:41 PM

Sorry to be dumb, but i can't figure out how to download this pattern, and i'd REALLY like to! Please help?

pmdonoh wrote
on Aug 31, 2010 11:30 AM

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?

tuffie wrote
on Sep 1, 2010 7:25 AM

I too am having the decreases happen at the side of the bootie. What gives?

SarahAbdulla wrote
on Sep 14, 2010 2:49 AM

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????

marcia83 wrote
on Sep 20, 2010 2:55 PM

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!



marcia83 wrote
on Sep 21, 2010 11:24 AM

I have a questions....when you say chain 1 and 12 you mean 12 sc in  next sc? or do we sc in same st as chain one?

marcia83 wrote
on Sep 22, 2010 8:24 AM

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!!

bandmouse123 wrote
on Oct 3, 2010 7:09 PM

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!!!

jojohart wrote
on Oct 18, 2010 2:18 AM

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

sasaivette wrote
on Oct 21, 2010 10:41 AM

These are adorable, but how can I make it work to fit a premie baby?  Thanks

Risa98 wrote
on Oct 27, 2010 2:13 PM

HELP!!!!! I am on attempt number 10 and seriously frustrated.

Two questions:

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.

Lynn@94 wrote
on Nov 17, 2010 6:43 PM

How can I print this? Is there a way to do it?

jessithepoet wrote
on Dec 6, 2010 8:18 AM

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!

on Jan 14, 2011 3:53 PM

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!

TeensyToes wrote
on Jan 19, 2011 5:13 PM

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... 

Loopy Jess wrote
on Feb 28, 2011 7:03 AM

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.

jennyd013 wrote
on Mar 1, 2011 10:03 PM

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!!

Loopy Jess wrote
on Mar 3, 2011 6:53 AM

Hi Jenny,

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!



Sudsybaby wrote
on Mar 12, 2011 2:33 PM

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!

Yoli Friesen wrote
on Mar 23, 2011 1:18 PM

I had a lot of fun making these booties. Thanks for sharing the pattern:)

on May 9, 2011 1:06 AM

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bobbie3 wrote
on May 15, 2011 2:24 PM

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


Ababyl wrote
on Jul 3, 2011 11:03 AM

be making this for my baby causins and nieces...

on Jul 28, 2011 4:38 PM

Hi Jessica,

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,


Susan Wiedmaier


Yoli Friesen wrote
on Aug 15, 2011 4:00 PM

I made these several times already, they make a great gift:)


webwench wrote
on Nov 12, 2011 4:54 AM

These booties are adorable!!  Love the photography as well.  Thank you for this pattern

welshlass wrote
on Nov 19, 2011 4:57 PM

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

welshlass wrote
on Nov 19, 2011 5:01 PM
hi again sorry i just found out further down on what it meant xxxxx
welshlass wrote
on Nov 19, 2011 5:14 PM

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  

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)

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

YarnTales wrote
on Dec 15, 2011 8:02 AM
Thanks for sharing your pattern. I just printed it off and will be working them today. I love the fact that they're worked as one much less aggravation when aligning stitches to attach isn't necessary. I will be using whatever weight Caron Simply Soft is and following the pattern as written (at first...then, see what size I get). All the best to you, Jeanne
Aleksandra_D wrote
on Jan 5, 2012 6:19 PM

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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on Apr 18, 2012 5:56 PM

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