Free and Easy Crochet Baby Bootie Pattern

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How to Crochet Booties

Crochet booties are a great gift to make for baby showers or even for the little ones in your life. Learning how to crochet booties is not very difficult, especially if you have basic crochet knowledge. I am here to walk you through the step-by-step process to help you make this beautiful pattern for baby booties. 

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This easy pattern incorporates simple crochet stitches that can turn into an adorable pair of crochet baby booties. One of the many great things about this pattern is that it makes a perfect last-minute baby shower gift, because it doesn’t require a lot of time to create, and does not require much yarn. Plus, who doesn’t love a pair of adorable baby booties to fit on some cute baby toes? 

This pattern also has different sized booties that you can make, because those cute newborn sized booties are adorable, but won’t fit their little feet for very long before they need the next size. This pattern makes a finished product to fit babies 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-9 months. 

Yarn Colors

There are all different types of yarn and yarn colors to choose from when making these adorable crochet booties. No matter if you are preparing for the arrival of a precious baby boy or baby girl, there are lots of colors to choose from, and you can always make your own yarn color combination as well! 

Some of my favorite colors to use for baby girls are of course hot pinks or even light pinks. For baby boys, I like to use beautiful bright blues.

If you want to make these as an early project, or in the case where the gender of the baby might not be known, you can always make this bootie pattern in yellow or white. 

When choosing a type of yarn for this pattern, I prefer to use baby yarn, so that it is nice and soft. This is not required, so if you find a nice soft yarn in another type, that will work too. I would suggest using a worsted weight yarn so that it is not too fine. 

Classic Crochet Baby Booties with Folded Cuff – Free Pattern

There are three main parts of this pattern that we will be making. Those three main sections that make up the crochet booties are as follows:

  • The Sole
  • The Main Part
  • The Cuff

Let’s jump into the pattern to learn how to crochet booties!

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Easy Crochet Baby Booties

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

–       Crochet hook

–       Soft yarn

–       Yarn needle

–       Stitch marker (optional)

Crochet Hook by Size

0-3 months: E 3.5 mm hook 

3-6 months: F 3.75 mm hook 

6-9 months: G 4.0 mm hook 

Learn more about hook size by reading the Crochet Hook Conversion Chart and Sizes

Abbreviations:

Mc – magic ring 

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet 

BLO – back loop only

dc inc – double crochet increase, make an increase, using double crochet. Create 2 dc stitches in 1 space

dc dec – double crochet decrease, create a dc but do not finish off, make the next dc, then pull through 2 loops on the hook to form one stitch over two stitch spaces. 

Sc decrease – single crochet decrease

Special Stitches

How to Make a Double Crochet Cluster

To make a double crochet cluster insert the hook into your stitch indicated. Yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are now two loops remaining on the hook.

Insert the hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are now three loops on the hook.

Insert the hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are now four loops on the hook.

Insert the hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are now five loops on the hook.

YO and draw through all five loops on the hook to create a double crochet cluster.

Pattern Instructions Different Sizes: Crochet Baby Shoes

0-3 months (make 2)

Ch 12

Round 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, and in the next 7 stitches. Then in the last st, make 8 dc all in the same stitch. Now, turn it over, and continue working on the other side. Make 7 dc in the next 7 stitches. In the last chain space, make 7 dc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (30st)

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Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, then make 1 dc in each of the next 7 spaces. Make 2 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Then make 1 dc in each of the next 7 spaces. Next, make 2 dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Join with slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (46st)

Round 3: ch 3, Working in BLO, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (46st)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (46st)

Round 5: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, repeat the cluster 4 times, making 4 dc cluster stitches total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (34st) 

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Rounds 3 and 4
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Round 5
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Round 5
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Rounds 7 through 17

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, making 1 dc cluster stitch total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (30st)

Round 7-17: ch 1, sc in same stitch and hdc in the same stitch. Skip the next chain space, repeat *1 sc and 1 hdc in the next stitch, and skip the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.

Then finished, cut the yarn, tie a knot, and weave the end in.  

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Alternate Cuff Instructions

Option 1: Half Double Crochet Stitches

Round 7-17: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (31st)

Finish Off. 

Option 2: Basket Weave Stitch

Rounds 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: ch 1, 1 sc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc.

Rounds 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: ch 3, dc over the sc stitch from the previous round, sc in next stitch, dc over sc from the previous round, repeat around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc.

Finish off. 

3-6 months (make 2)

Ch 14

Round 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, and in the next 9 stitches. Then in the last st, make 8 dc all in the same stitch. Now, turn it over, and continue working on the other side. Make 9 dc in the next 9 stitches. In the last space, make 7 dc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (32st)

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, then make 1 dc in each of the next 9 spaces. Make 2 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Then make 1 dc in each of the next 9 spaces. Next, make 2 dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Join with slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (48st)

Round 3: ch 3, Working in BLO, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (48st)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (48st)

Round 5: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, repeat the cluster 4 times, making 4 dc cluster stitches total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (36st) 

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, making 1 dc cluster stitch total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (32st)

Round 7-17: ch 1, sc in same stitch and hdc in the same stitch. Skip the next chain space, repeat *1 sc and 1 hdc in the next stitch, and skip the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.  

When finished, cut the yarn, tie a knot and weave the end in.  

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6-9 months (make 2)

Ch 16

Round 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, and in the next 11 stitches. Then in the last st, make 8 dc all in the same stitch. Now, turn it over, and continue working on the other side. Make 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches. In the last space, make 7 dc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (34st)

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, then make 1 dc in each of the next 11 spaces. Make 2 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Then make 1 dc in each of the next 11 spaces. Next, make 2 dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Join with slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (50st)

Round 3: ch 3, Working in BLO, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (50st)

Round 4: ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (50st)

Round 5: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 12 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, repeat the cluster 4 times, making 4 dc cluster stitches total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (38st) 

Round 6: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 12 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, making 1 dc cluster stitch total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (34st)

Round 7-17: ch 1, sc in same stitch and hdc in the same stitch. Skip the next chain space, repeat *1 sc and 1 hdc in the next stitch, and skip the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around. 

When finished, cut the yarn, tie a knot and weave the end in.  

Finish off by weaving in any loose ends. 

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Crochet Baby Booties Pattern: Free PDF Download

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Tips for Crocheting Baby Booties

Best Yarn for Baby Booties

When crocheting baby booties, the best yarn to use is soft, washable yarn. This way it will be comforting on the baby’s feet and easy to wash. Typically using a good baby yarn is the best option.

Use Stitch Markers to Keep Track of your Rows

When working in rounds, it is a good idea to use stitch markers to keep track of where one round starts, and ends. This way your count will be accurate, and the shape of your booties correct.

Watch the Full Video Tutorial

Be sure to check out our full video tutorial on how to make these crochet baby booties you YouTube. To find this video, click HERE.

Classic Cuffed Crochet Baby Booties

These simple booties are a great pattern for your new arrival. No matter if you are looking for a gift or making them for your own little one, there is nothing quite as cute as little feet in crochet baby booties. 

I hope that you have enjoyed learning how to crochet booties! If you like this pattern, be sure to leave me a comment below, or drop me an email and let me know! I love to hear from you! 

Happy Crocheting! 

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More FREE Crochet Patterns

Another favorite crochet project for newborn babies is our Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

How to Crochet Booties

Materials

  • Crochet hook
  • Soft yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker optional

Instructions

  • Ch 12
  • Round 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, and in the next 7 stitches. Then in the last st, make 8 dc all in the same stitch. Now, turn it over, and continue working on the other side. Make 7 dc in the next 7 stitches. In the last chain space, make 7 dc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (30st)
  • Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, then make 1 dc in each of the next 7 spaces. Make 2 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Then make 1 dc in each of the next 7 spaces. Next, make 2 dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Join with slip stitch to the top of the first dc made. (46st)
  • Round 3: ch 3, Working in BLO, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (46st)
  • Round 4: ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first dc. (46st)
  • Round 5: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, repeat the cluster 4 times, making 4 dc cluster stitches total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (34st)
  • Round 6: ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 stitches. Make dc cluster in each of the next 4 stitches, making 1 dc cluster stitch total. 1 hdc in each stitch remaining around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (30st)
  • Round 7-17: ch 1, sc in same stitch and hdc in the same stitch. Skip the next chain space, repeat *1 sc and 1 hdc in the next stitch, and skip the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * around.
  • Then finished, cut the yarn, tie a knot, and weave the end in.

Option 1: Half Double Crochet Stitches

  • Round 7-17: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the first hdc. (31st)
  • Finish Off.

Option 2: Basket Weave Stitch

  • Rounds 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: ch 1, 1 sc in the same stitch, dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc.
  • Rounds 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: ch 3, dc over the sc stitch from the previous round, sc in next stitch, dc over sc from the previous round, repeat around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first dc.
  • Finish off.

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