FREE Knitting Pattern: Crossover Baby Booties

Today I have a very simple knitting pattern to share with you guys, and it’s these adorable baby booties. These baby booties are made using only a few basic knitting techniques, so it’s perfect for beginners who are just getting the hang of knitting. For more advanced knitters, this basic pattern can be changed and added onto in order to make these knitted baby booties as customized and interesting as you like. Best of all, unlike scarves, these only take about half an hour to make. So, grab your needles and follow along!

Crossover Baby Booties Pattern

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Garter Stitch Booties (make 2):

1. First, cast on 28 stitches. Work 11 rows of garter stitch and bind off, leaving a long tail.

2. Now cast on 7 stitches for the sole of the bootie, and work in garter stitch until the piece measures 3 inches for newborn size. For 0-3 months, continue until 3.25 inches, 3.5 for 3-6 months, 3.75 for 6-9 months and 4 inches for 1 year olds. Bind off, leaving a long tail.

3. Using the tapestry needle and the tail of the smaller piece you knit, sew the two pieces to form a T shape. The picture above should be your template for positioning.

4. Fold one side of the top of the T over to the bottom and sew the short sides together. Also, sew the pieces together along the right edge.

5. Next, fold the left side over and sew the bootie closed at the toe and along the left edge. To finish, trim any excess yarn and turn the bootie inside out.

Related: Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Baby Booties

All done! You can make these baby booties in any color and you can even switch it up by making the sole a different color than the rest or adding a row of another color as trim along the top. Whatever you decide to do, these baby booties will keep little toes snuggly and warm.

Rolled Cuff Booties (make 2):

This is another variation of the same baby booties, but they have a very distinctive look just by changing a few things.


1. Cast on 28 stitches and work in stockinette stitch for 13 rows. Bind off, leaving a long tail.

2. Cast on 7 stitches for the sole (which I did in brown yarn) and work in garter stitch until the piece measures 3 inches for newborn size. For 0-3 months, continue until 3.25 inches, 3.5 for 3-6 months, 3.75 for 6-9 months and 4 inches for 1 year olds.

3. Sew the sole piece to the center of the longer piece to form a T. Fold the sides of the longer piece to the edge of the toe, with the stockinette facing inside, and sew the edges up as you did for the garter stitch booties. When you turn the bootie inside out, the stockinette will be on the outside again.

4. Trim any excess yarn and turn the  bootie inside out. This step turns the stockinette side out and the extra rows will form the rolled cuff of these baby booties.

See how easy it is to knit something beautiful? These booties are actually ones I made as part of a gift set for my cousin and her new baby. It’s become a tradition for me to give these gift sets to my closest friends and family whenever they have a new addition to the family, so sharing this pattern is something special. I love creating these gifts sets, and I’ve written a post about what I include in them. So, be sure to check them out for more ideas!

Related: Handmade Gift Set Ideas for Moms and Babies


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  • Tammy chekos

    I made this pattern and it was very small…. like to fit a preemie…. what baby has a 2 inch length Foot?

    • These were sized for a newborn, but you can easily make them larger by working a few more rows.

  • BahaQueen

    Thank you for sharing this lovely ? lovely pattern.

  • Love your tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party. Pinned & shared.

  • Thanks, Chellie! That means so much to me 🙂

  • chellie schmitz

    You do such beautiful work!!! Thanks for joining us at FTAF! Hope to see you back again!

  • Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say 🙂

  • Kreativk Net

    Oh my Goodness Shela, these booties are so adorable! I've never been good at knitting, but you clearly are a star at it! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these at Sweet Inspiration #3! We hope that you join us again this Friday!

  • Hi Shelly! These are actually knit, but you can just as easily do them in crochet by making the same shapes. If you're ready to learn crochet, I really hope you download the ebook and start! It only takes a couple minutes a day, maybe just one lesson, and you'll really get the hang of it. The download form is just above the comments and the book has a few more booties too!

  • Shelly Shepherd

    I've been putting off learning to crochet – but now I absolutely have to learn… just for these booties! Thanks for sharing! Found you through BNOTP
    Shelly @

  • I am SO glad you love them! I'd love to see the finished product!

  • Gina Kleinworth

    I absolutely ADORE these! Not just for babies though – I'm making some for myself – love love love them!!

  • Emily @ TwoPurpleCouches

    These are so adorable! I need to learn how to knit 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark. I chose your baby booties as one of my Features this week. I hope you'll stop by and share with us again 🙂

  • Such cute little booties!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  • Make them for friends! I actually like making baby things just to have for when someone has a baby!

  • These are adorable! I wish I had a baby to put them on 🙁 Thanks for linking up at the Wednesday Showcase party! Hope to see you again.

  • Thanks for sharing it, I'm glad you liked!

  • Congratulations! If you liked this, be sure to check back in a few weeks or subscribe! I have a bunch of posts coming for baby knits and easy handmade projects!

  • These are adorable.This might be easy enough to try making too. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining in the Inspiration spotlight party! Hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend.

  • Ashley Tukiainen

    Cute! i have a wee one on the way and I've been looking for things to make for the baby 🙂 Thanks for joining us at From The Archives Friday!

  • Thank you! I'm glad you like them!

  • Thanks! And thanks for tweeting it out!

  • Ah! How adorable are these! What a great project. I know some little babies who will have toasty feet this winter! Thanks for sharing with the Wednesday Showcase!

  • These are completely adorbs! LOVE them! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!