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
- US 8 (5.0mm) needles – I used Knit Picks IC needles
- Worsted weight yarn – Shine Worsted in Wallaby & Cream
- Tapestry needle
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.
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!
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Thanks for reading! Tell me in the comments below what’s your favorite thing to make for babies 🙂