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Crocheted Baby Booties


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August 24, 2021

The completed crocheted booties.Since I had some leftover yarn and didn't want to discard it, I decided to make an old-fashioned pair of baby booties. With leftover yarn, you can make "free" baby gifts!

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Note: Count the stitches at the end of each round to make sure they follow the right number of stitches according to the pattern.

Total Time: 3 hours

Yield: 1 pair

Supplies:

  • worsted weight yarn (I just used some leftover yarn)
  • Size G or H crochet hook
  • scissors
Supplies for Crocheted Baby Booties
 

Steps:

  1. Starting with the sole, chain 10. In the second chain from the hook, do 2 hdc. Then do 7 hdc in the next 7 chains. In the last chain, make 5 hdc in the same chain. You should be at the end of the chain 10. Continuing around the other side of othe starting chain, make 7 hdc in the next 7 stitches. Then, make 2 hdc in the last chain. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first hdc. Count to make sure you have 23 stitches.
  2. Starting the crocheted booties.
     
    Continuing to crochet the booties.
     
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  3. For the next round, chain 1 and in the same chain, do 2 sc. Then, do 2 sc in the next stitch. Do 4 sc in the next 4 stitches, then 3 hdc in the next stitch. In each of the next 5 stitches, do 2 hdc. Next do 3 hdc in the next stitch and 4 sc in the next 4 stitches. In the next 2 stitches, do 2 sc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. You should now have 32 stitches.
  4. Continuing to crochet the booties.
     
  5. For Round 3, chain 1. In the first stitch (next to the chain 1), do 1 hdc then 2 hdc in the next stitch. Repeat. Do 2 hdc in the next 2 stitches. Then do 1 hdc in the next stitch and 2 hdc in the next stitch. Repeat. Do 7 hdc in each of the next 7 stitches. End with 1 hdc in the next stitch and 2 hdc in the next stitch and repeat. You should now have 32 stitches.
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  7. For Round 4 which is the Upper Section, chain 1. Do a hdc blo (back loop only) in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first hdc. You should now have 42 stitches.
  8. For Round 5, chain 1, then sc in the same stitch and sc in each stitch all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc.
  9. For Round 6, chain 1, then sc in the same stitch and in the next 10 stitches. Then, hdc. Next, hdc2tog, hdc and repeat. Next, dc2tog, dc and repeat two more times. Dc2tog in the next two stitches. hdc and hdc2tog in the next three stitches and repeat. hcs in the next stitch and end by doing 6 sc in the last 6 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. *This step reduces the number of stitches to 34 and and makes a slight gather.
  10. Continuing to crochet the booties.
     
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  11. For Round 7, chain 1 and sc in the same stitch. Then, sc in the next 12 stitches. Do a hdc and then hdc2tog. Then, 4 dc2tog and then a hcd2tog and a hdc. In the next 7 stitches, do 7 sc. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. You have now reduced it to 28 stitches.
  12. For Round 8, chain 1 and then sc in the same stitch. In the next 11 stitches, do a sc. Then do a hdc, 4 dc2tog, and a hdc in the next stitches. End by doing 6 sc in the last 6 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the first sc. It has now been reduced to 24 stitches.
  13. For Round 9, you are starting the cuff section. For the first row, chain 9, This piece extends from the bootie and you will then be working up and down, rather than around the bootie. Starting in the second chain from the hook, sc 8 in the next 8 stitches. Slip stitch into the next stitch (next to the chain you did and in the previous Round 8). Turn and do 8sc-blo (back loop only) to the top of the row. Chain 1 and turn. Do 8 sc-blo back to the bottom. Repeat this pattern until you have gone all the way around the bootie. There should be 24 rows of ribbing. At the end of the last row, leave about 12 inches of yarn and use this to weave the first row to the last row of the ribbing. Secure with a knot and weave the remaining yarn into the top of the chains to hide.
  14. The completed crocheted booties.
     
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