One of my favorite children’s movies is Tinker Bell. Not only is it a cute story and so beautifully animated, I just love Tink’s style. The first thing this girl does when she finds her home is to give herself a makeover and craft a pretty dress and slippers for herself. Today, I took a little inspiration from our favorite tinker fairy and came up with a baby booties crochet pattern based on Tinker Bell’s! It’s a really easy pattern and perfect for using up scraps of green yarn. So let’s get into it!
Nothing says Spring to me more than Tinker Bell, so these little Tinker Bell slippers couldn’t come at a better time. They are super simple to make and because I used the sole pattern created by Bethany over at Whistle and Ivy, they come in sizes from 0-12 months old! This free baby booties crochet pattern is also a great way to use up small amounts of yarn. I made them in green to match the character’s slippers, but they would also look so cute in any other color!
For the sole, I used Bethany’s Basic Baby Sole Pattern. I usually just wing soles, but that with this pattern, it’s simple and straightforward and you get the same result each time. Bethany’s also sized them really well, so that even as the size increases, you can use the same pattern for the top of the bootie without changing anything. I’ll show you what I mean in a minute.
- 4.00mm crochet hook (G)
- Medium weight yarn in green and white – I used I Love This Cotton in Apple Green
- Tiny pompom maker
- A tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- ch – chain
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- sl – slip stitch
- Skill level: Beginner
- Sizing: 0-12 months
Tinker Bell Baby Booties Free Crochet Pattern
1. First, follow the sole pattern for the size you want to make.
2. Then, working in back loops only, SC round for 1 round.
3. SC around normally for 1 round (2 rounds for 9-12 month size). You’ll notice the edge will turn upwards and separate the sole from the rest of the slipper.
For the next round, the first # is the 0-3 months size, and the #s in the parentheses are for the larger sizes.
4. SC 16 (18, 19, 20). HDC into each of the next 15 stitches. SC 7 (9, 10, 11) until the end of the round.
5. SC 16 (18, 19, 20). *HDC, decrease*, 5 times. SC 7 (9, 10, 11) until the end of the round.
6. SC 16 (18, 19, 20). HDC into each of the next 10 stitches. SC 7 (9, 10, 11) until the end of the round.
7. SC 16 (18, 19, 20). Decrease 5 times. SC 7 (9, 10, 11) until the end of the round.
8. *Skip 1 space and slip stitch into the next* 3 times. This brings the heel in a little bit and starts our trim. Slip stitch 15 (17,18,19). Then, *skip 1 space and slip stitch into the next* 3 times. This brings the top of the toe in a little bit. Slip stitch to the end of the round and bind off.
Use a tapestry needle to weave in any loose ends. Now, use your little pom maker, or your favorite method to make pom poms, and make the 2 white poms that go on the booties. Leave a long tail and then you can use the tail to sew the poms to the top of the toes. This takes them from cute, simple booties to Tinker Bell slippers!
This was a fun little project for me because even though it isn’t very fancy or elaborate, it’s pretty and it makes me happy. I think sometimes we get caught up with big projects that eat up our time and energy, and I’m so guilty of this. I like taking on challenges and working on multiple big projects at once, but it’s also nice to do something easy. These can be made in less than an hour and they make me so happy to look at.
Related: Kimono Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
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Tuesday 17th of January 2023
Looking for the sole pattern. Did I miss it?
Sunday 7th of January 2018
Hello being from the UK in translating this pattern into UK terms. In step 7 where you say "decrease 5 times" So you mean SC decrease 5 times which would be Double Crochet Decrease 5 times in the UK? Thank You. :)
Sunday 7th of January 2018
Yes, that's right! I learned with USA terms so that's what I use, but you can see my USA/UK terms guide here : https://www.theblueelephants.com/2017/08/crochet-abbreviations-usa-vs-uk-terms.html
It has the abbreviations and what to replace for UK terms. Hope that helps you!
Wednesday 5th of April 2017
Those are so adorable! Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining us and sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives