February 5, 2010

Easy Baby Booties - Free Knitting Pattern

I found a wonderful pattern for a much quicker and simpler baby bootie.  Except I modified it a little bit to have a slightly wider stockinette stitch top foot and also a ribbed ankle band that has a contrasting color edge.  I have made lots of these and given them as baby gifts with a matching baby hat.  The original pattern can be found here by Michelle:


Here is the pattern with my modifications shown in RED if you like to make your very own:

You will need:

Yarn: worsted weight
Needles: Size US8 or 5.0mm straight needles
Notions: Yarn needle
1) CO 33 st.
2) K 12 rows.
3) Begin decreases for instep:
Row 1: K 12, K2tog, K5, SSK, K across.
Row 2: P 11, P2tbl, P5, P2tog, P across.
Continue decrease pattern until 21 st remain.
4) Work in K1, P1 rib for 10 rows.
5) Using a contrasting color, Work in K1, P1 rib for 2 more rows.
6) Bind off, leaving a 12 inch tail to sew booties up.
7) Fold piece in half right sides facing each other and whip stitch booties closed.

If you like this pattern I have also designed a super easy booties pattern shown below.  Perfect for beginner knitters and baby shower gifts!  Knitted all in one piece   Just click on the link below to get the pattern:



migdelis said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you!! It's he first time I do a pair of booties and they came out really cute! (I added a little hat)

Createry said...

Hey megdelis! Glad you liked the booties! Sorry for the late reply, I'm working on another baby booties pattern so stay tuned!

Angela said...

Hi! I am just starting these booties and have a question: In Step 3, Row 2 (the purl decrease row): Does "p2tbl" mean to purl 2 stitches separately through the back loop, or to purl 2 TOGETHER through the back loop?

Thank you for your help! I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

The Createry Shop said...

p2tbl = purl 2 stitches together through the back loop, therefore decreasing 2 stitches to 1 stitch. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

hi what does SSK in row 1 mean? help!

The Createry Shop said...

SSK=Slip Slip Knit. Here's a YouTube video to help:


Snow Drops said...

hi.. the bootie here is make from bottom to cuff.. is there anyway to make from cuff to bottom? so I dont need to seam the bottom part.. only sew the back part :) thx in advance

The Createry Shop said...

@Snow Drops, I have only made this pattern bottom up... you may need to do some experimenting!

connie said...

I love this pattern. So very easy and pretty. Thank you for publising.0

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern, but how do i make the booties for a bigger baby

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