Tuesday, September 23, 2014

68 - Best Baby Booties / A Free Pattern from GeorgiaBean

Best Baby Booties Pattern
Copyright GeorgiaBean 2014

This a pretty basic pattern that should be accessible to most knitters. I find it stays on baby's feet much better than many other patterns I've made for my littles. I'll try to add a larger size when I get the time. Also I traced the sole shape and size and added leather soles to these.

Size 0-3 months

set of 5 dpn - #US6
bulky worsted weight (I prefer cotton, bamboo, or very soft wool since it's a baby knit)

Cast on 24 sts. Place 6 sts on each of 4 needles. Join for working in the round.

Work k2, p2 ribbing for 6 rnds.
Purl in the rnd for 2.25".
Next rnd (eyelet rnd): m1(using a yo), p2tog, p1 for entire rnd.
Purl for 2 rnds.

Place the first 12 sts of the rnd on one needle and work only these stitches for the next 14 rows.
Row 1: k1, p1 for 12 sts, turn.
Row 2: p1, k1 for 12 sts.
Repeat these 2 rows 6 more times - 14 rows total.
Next work across the 12 sts as follows and then pick up sts along the edges of the gusset and beginning working all sts in the rnd again.
Row/Rnd 15: k2otg, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 p2tog, pick up 9 sts along the edge of gusset, purl 12 sts from other needles, pick up 9 sts along the other side of the gusset. (40sts)

Take a moment to arrange the stitches on 4 needles as follows, 1st needle - 10 sts / 2nd needle - 10 sts / 3rd needle - 10 sts / 4th needle - 10 sts

Purl for 4 rnds.
Rnd 5: p2tog, p6, p2tog, p10, p2tog, p6, p2tog, p10 (36 sts)
Rnd 6: p all sts
Rnd 7: p2tog, p4, p2tog, p10, p2tog, p4, p2tog, p10 (32 sts)
Rnd 8: p all sts
Rnd 9: p2tog, p2, p2tog, p10, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p10 (28 sts)
Rnd 10: p all sts
Rnd 11: p2tog, p2tog, p10, p2tog, p2tog, p10 (24 sts)
Rnd 12: p all sts
Rnd 13: p2tog, p10, p2tog, p10 (22 sts)

Divide sts onto 2 needles - 11 sts on each (22 sts total)
Working in reverse kitchner st (or grafting for garter st) to seam up the sole.
Here is a link to reverse kitchner st instructions.

Cut 6 lengths of yarn as long you want you want your ties to be. Tie a knot at the end of three strands and braid until there is only 1.5" left and tie a knot. Repeat with the other 3 strands. Trim the ends to be even. Weave the braids through the eyelets and tie a bow. You're finished!

NOTE: I typed this up on a very tired brain and wrote a few numbers down incorrectly. I updated the math and all should be right. So sorry if you started this pattern already and it wasn't coming out quite right.


m.bardeaux said...

These are beyond cute! Can't wait for a larger size to be posted, I have an 8 month old and have been wanting to make her some boots like this. Thanks for posting the pattern :)

Nocturnal said...

Sheeze these are just the cutest ever!!! Wish you had a crochet pattern for them!!! Wow!!!

Zauberflink said...

Just found this beautiful pattern through Jen at
and can't wait to cast on for my baby girl!! I'll let you know how I go :-)
Thank you for writing down the pattern!

Lenucia said...

Sorry, I use a translator.
if you can tell what height these booties?
Thank you!

clare. said...

When do you think you will post the pattern for a larger babe? I am very eager to make them for my 8 month old! Thanks again for such beautiful booties!!

Unknown said...

Larger size yet? Super cute... made these in silver but too small now..

Unknown said...

Hello GeorgiaBean, I would like to make and sell these booties at a small local shop if I can get your permission? I've made 3 pairs for my little one and I love them!