Knitted Baby Booties – Size: Newborn to Six Months

Hand Knitted Baby Booties imageThe project photo was knitted with one color, but the pattern shows directions for three different colors, for the sole, body and ribbed top area. You can choose to make these in any combination of colors, or just in one color.

Materials:

  • Size 5 (US) straight knitting needles
  • Any color worsted weight yarn, you don’t need a whole skein, in this case blue is the sole, white is the body, and black is the top ribbed part
  • Size G/6 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Size: Newborn to six months

Gauge: When working in St st, 5 sts and 7 rows= 1 inch

Stiches used: Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing

Directions (make 2)

  • With blue cast on 38 sts
  • Rows 1-10 knit
  • Attach white yarn
  • Row 11: K 16, sl 1, k 1, psso, k2, k2 tog, k 16
  • Row 12: P 15, sl 1, p1, psso, p2, p2 tog, p15
  • Row 13: K 14, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2, k2 tog, k 14
  • Row 14: p 13, SL 1, P 1, psso, p 2, p 2 tog, p 13
  • Row 15: K 12, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2, k 2 tog, k 12
  • Row 16: P 11, s 1, p1, psso, p 2, p 2 tog, p 11
  • Row 17: K 10, s 1, k1, psso, k 2, k 2 tog, k 10
  • Row 18: P across
  • Row 19: K 2, yo twice, (k 3, yo twice) three times, k2 yo twice, (k 3 yo twice) three times,K 2
  • Row 20: P 2, drop both yo (eyelet made), (p3 drop both yo) three times, p 2, drop both yo, (p 3 drop both yo) three times, p 2
  • Row 21: K across
  • Row 22: P across
  • Attach black yarn
  • Rows 23- 36: Work k 2, p2 rib

Finishing:

  • Thread tapestry needle and sew sides tog, fold down rib part
  • Ties: using crochet hook and black yarn make a 15 in. long cord using chain stitch, weave through eyelets and tie into bow

Knitting Abbreviations:

    K- knit
    P- purl
    psso- pass slipped stitch over
    sl- slip
    st(s)- stitch(es)
    tog- together
    yo- yarn over
    ()- instructions between parenthesis are repeated a given number of times

To view the instructional videos for this pattern, click the videos below:

Knit Baby Booties – with Straight Single Point Needles, Part 1

Knit Baby Booties – with Straight Single Point Needles, Part 2

This pattern was submitted by Katie Porter.