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)

The Createry Shop 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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