Here is an easy knitting pattern for soft shoes for babies. They are knitted in garter stitch and are the ideal gift to give to a newborn, or take to a stork party.
Soft Shoes For Babies
This pattern fits 0-3(3-6, 6-12) months old babies. The finished foot length will be 9 (10, 11)cm. Make sure to read through these instructions before attempting to knit these baby shoes.
You Will Need:
- 1 x 50g ball of Elle Premier Natural Cotton 4 ply in a color of your choice.
- 1 pair of 2.75 knitting needles
- 125 cm of matching color organza ribbon 1 cm wide
- ribbon Rosebuds (Optional)
You can see a full list of any abbreviations needed on this page here.
28 sts and 48 rows to 10 cm over garter stitch using 2.75 mm knitting needles.
Pattern (Make Two Alike)
Instructions are given for the smallest size with the larger sizes in brackets ().
Where one set of figures is given, it will apply to all the sizes.
Each slipper is knitted in one piece.
Using 2.75mm knitting needles, cast on 12(16,20) sts.
Work in garter stitch throughout, inc 1 st at each end of the needles on the 1st row and every following alt row until there are 24(28,32) sts on the needle, ending with an RS row.
Work 2 rows straight on these sts.
Dec 1 st at teach end of the needles on the next and every following alt row until 12(16;20) sts rem, ending with a WS row. (This is the sole section of the slipper).
Work 1 row.
Next Row (WS): k to end of the row, turn, c/on 7 sts for the heel section of the shoe 19(23,27) sts.
Cont on these sts, keeping the heel edge straight, and at the same time inc 1 st at the toe edge on the next and every foll alt row until there are 25(29,33) sts on the ns, ending at the heel edge ending with an RS row. Work 1 Row.
Next Row (RS): c/off 12(15,18) sts (heel edge), k to end of row 13(14,15) sts.
Work 13(15,17) rows straight on these sts.
Next Row (RS): c/on 12(15,18) sts (heel edge) k, to end of row 25(29,33) sts.
Keeping the heel edge straight, Dec 1 st at the toe edge o the next and every foll alt row until 19(23,27) sts rem, ending with a WS row.
C/off these 19(23,27 sts.
Darn in the loose ends of yarn on the WS of the work. Join the two straight heel edges together (the short outer edges).
Join the sole section to the top of the slipper easing in the fullness around the toe.
You may find it easier to work a row of gathering stitches first in a contrasting colored thread and pull it in to fit the sole.
Distribute the gathers evenly, otherwise, they might pucker at the toe.
Remove the gathering stitches when the seam is completed.
Cut the length of the ribbon in half. Fold one length of the ribbon in half and sew it to the center back of the slipper with a small hand stitch. Repeat the process on the other slipper. Or sew a row of ribbon rosebuds around the upper edge of the baby shoe.
And there you have it, a beautiful pair of soft shoes for babies. For more baby patterns, click here.