Free Crochet Pattern: Basic Baby Booties

These basic baby booties are great whether you’re just learning to crochet or if you’re a seasoned pro. They only use small amounts of yarn so they’re perfect for stash busting and they make great gifts! These baby booties are the basic crochet pattern that I always turn to when I want to make a pair of simple, no-fuss booties. They work  up quickly, can be customized for boys or girls, and but most importantly, they are a great pattern for beginners to practice with.
Free Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
If you’ve already downloaded my free ebook The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet, you’ll notice that this is one of the patterns in the book. Because so many of you came over to see my knitted crossover baby booties and some of you wanted a crochet alternative too. So here it is! I’m sharing this pattern with you guys here, but there are 14 other free patterns, tutorials, and videos available in the ebook, so be sure to check that out too if you want more. Without further ado, let’s get on to the pattern!

Basic Baby Booties Crochet Pattern


  • 3.75mm hook
  • DK or worsted weight yarn
  • For help on any of the stitches, check out the ebook


1. First of all, start with chain 11. HDC 9, starting in the second chain from the hook. Work 5 HDC into the next space. Now, turn the piece and work 9 HDC into the other side of the chain. 4 HDC into the next space. This is the first round.



2. Work 2 HDC into the next space. HDC 9, then work 2 HDC into each of the next 3 spaces. HDC 11, then 2 HDC into each of the next 2.



3. Work 2 HDC into the next space, then HDC 13. Work 2 HDC into each of the next 3 spaces. HDC 14, then HDC 2 into the next space.

4. Skip the next space, and slip stitch into the next 2 spaces.

5. For one row, HDC through the back loops only. Slip stitch to join to the first HDC of the round.



6. HDC 1, work 1 HDC decrease, HDC 30, work 1 HDC decrease, HDC 3, and slip stitch to the first HDC of the round.



7. Work 7 SC, 10 DC decreases, 7 SC, slip stitch to the first SC of the round.



8. Work 1 HDC, 1 HDC decrease, 6 HDC, 4 HDC decreases, 6 HDC, and 1 HDC decrease. Slip stitch to the first HDC of the round. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends. Now, just make another and you’re done with the basic baby booties!

Finally, embellish it any way you like!


If this pattern (or any knitting/crochet pattern) seems complicated, just break it up and do one step at a time. Highlight or cross off what you’ve finished so you don’t accidentally repeat something. There are a lot of little steps, but they are all steps that you know how to do.
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Because it’s so simple and unisex, I really like this basic baby booties pattern.Of course, you can always make the booties more masculine/feminine by changing a few things. I changed the colors to achieve the looks I wanted, but you can also embellish these with little bows or tassels or anything else you like.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you did, please share it and let me know in the comments! If you haven’t already checked out The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet yet, what are you waiting for?! It’s available for free over in the resource library, in addition to some other freebies. And since you’ve reached the bottom of this post, you can easily subscribe in the box below. Then, you’ll receive the password in your email.

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  • Thank you, Joanita! I'm so glad you liked my pattern!

  • Joanita Theron

    So cute 🙂 And very quick to work up! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Congratulations! You are one of my features 🙂
    Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

  • These really are too cute Shehla. I can just picture a little baby wearing them. And like you said they are also versatile. Thanks for giving us lots of Sweet Inspiration.

  • Thanks, Jess!

  • Oh goodness…so cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  • Thank you, Lisa 🙂

  • Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Lisa Young

    I enjoy reading your blog, you have so many talents.

  • Crochet Hooks

    these crochet basic baby booties are adorable! love that you shared the pattern and the tute with us! Thanks so much!