These cute baby bootie shoes will be the first designer shoes that your baby will own, and they are super easy to knit up.
I knitted one bootie up in just over an hour the other night. Unfortunately my tennis elbow got the better of me, so I haven’t managed to finish them yet but will post a pic at the bottom of this page as soon as I do.
How To Knit A Cute Pair Of Baby Bootie Shoes
These baby bootie shoes will vary in size slightly depending on the yarn that you choose, but this one size should fit a baby of 3 to 6 months old.
This pattern is knitted in stocking stitch so is great for beginners.
In this pattern you will need to knit into the front and back of the same stitch, so here is a video to show you just how to do that.
You will also see the abbreviation SKPO (slip, knit pass over). Here is a video demonstrating how to do just that.
SKPO is simply another way to decrease and these stitches are what give your baby booties that shoe shape.
Let’s get started…..
You Will Need:
1 x 50 g ball of yarn in a color of your choice
1 x 4 mm knitting needles
2 x cute buttons
You can see the list of abbreviations for this pattern by clicking here.
Tension: (More or Less)
22 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm measured over st st.
Using 4 mm needles cast on 31 sts.
1st Row (ws): P.
2nd Row: K1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1 (35 sts).
3rd Row: P.
4th Row: K1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1 (39sts).
5th Row: P.
6th Row: K1, kfb, kfb, kfb, k14, kfb, kfb, k1, kfb, kfb, K14, kfb, kfb, k1 (47 sts).
7th Row (ws): K. This marks the fold line of the sole.
8th Row: K.
9th Row: P.
Rep 8th and 9th rows 3 times more.
16th Row: K15, (SKPO) 4 times, k1, [k2 tog] 4 times, k15 (39 sts).
17th Row: P.
18th Row: c/off 8 sts, k4, c/off the rem 26 sts on left-hand needle (you should have 5 sts left on the needle).
Cut yarn and rejoin it to the 5sts rem on the needle.
19th Row(ws): Work a further 19 rows, or to the required length in g st.
39th Row: This one is the buttonhole row. K2, yfwd, k2 tog, k1.
40th – 42nd Rows: K5.
Work exactly as given for the left shoe until the 17th row has been completed.
18th Row: c/off 26 sts, k4, c/off the rem 8 sts on left-hand needle (you should have 5 sts left on the needle).
Cut yarn and rejoin it to the 5 sts rem on the needle.
19th Row: K5.
Now complete the shoe strap exactly as given for the left shoe.
To Make Up:
Sew in the loose ends of yarn at the back of the work.
Fold the shoes in half with the right sides facing.
Working immediately above the c/on edge, join the seam along the center of the sole.
In the same process, join the seam at the center back of the shoe.
Turn through to the right side and sew on a button on the side of the shoe to correspond with the buttonhole.
Why not try knitting these cute baby booties too.