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Baby Booties

Hello All!

I have a pattern to share with everyone today. I just knitted these up yesterday, and I thought they might be something others would be interested in.

I've been busy making baby things to donate to Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, WI. I just made these up on the fly yesterday. Hope you like them, and if you find a mistake leave a comment! :)

You will need:

Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

Size 7 needles

Tapestry needle


Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook


Gauge: 11 stitches to 2 inches in garter stitch.

These are worked in garter stitch throughout.

Cast on 36 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for the first 6 rows.

Row 1 of shaping: Knit 15 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker, knit 2 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker. Knit to end of row. (34 stitches)

Row 2 of shaping: Knit 14 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Slip marker. Knit 2 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Slip marker. Knit to end of row. (32 stitches)

Continue on with the shaping as above each row, knitting till two before the marker, knit 2 together, slip marker, knit the next two, knit two together, slip marker and knit to end, until you have 20 stitches remaining on the needle, 9 before and after the markers, and two between them.

The next row is knit loosely to accommodate  the ankle tie.

Knit 1, yarn over, *knit two, yarn over* continue across row until you get to the last stitch. Knit.

Next row, knit, dropping yarn overs.

Knit 6 more rows garter stitch, bind off loosely.

Using tapestry needle, sew the seam flat, being careful not to make any bumps that may irritate a baby's sensitive skin. Weave in your yarn ends.

To make cord, using the crochet hook size F or G, depending on how tightly you crochet. Chain 65, fasten off. Find the two center stitches of your bootie and using that as a guide, weave it though, making sure your back seam is not under the tie.

To finish off the tied neatly, use the tapestry needle to weave in your string, and then tie each end of the string into a little knot.

It would be helpful to secure the tie in place in the center back with a few stitches, so the tie cannot be pulled out and lost, especially if the booties are washed.

This pattern hasn't been tested, but I don't think there are any mistakes. If there is something you don't get, just ask, here or on Ravelry. My screen name is Rachel1989.


  1. Hi, I just finished a pair. They came out pretty cute, I like the white you have on your soles I'm assuming you used two colors for this pattern I'll try that next time. Thanks for the cute pattern!

  2. H!! Oh my goodness, I'm so glad you made a pair of my booties! The white on the booties in the photo is actually the yarn itself. It's a blue and white variegated.

    I would love to see your booties, if you are able to post a photo.


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