How to Crochet Baby Booties

easy crochet baby booties for beginners

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Get ready for my easy how to crochet baby booties pattern, perfect for beginners! Whether you’re a new mom or just starting to crochet, this free pattern is for you. You’ll love making these charming and cozy baby shoes for your precious little one.

You can customize these booties with your favorite yarn colors, whether it’s for a baby boy or a baby girl. You can add your personal touch by choosing the colors you love the most.

Crocheting baby items is so much fun and rewarding. It’s a great way to show off your crafting skills and give handmade gifts filled with love. With this free baby booties pattern, you’ll create beautiful crochet baby boots that will amaze everyone.

Just imagine the happiness on a new mom’s face when she receives these adorable little booties for her baby. Not only will they warm hearts, but they’ll also keep those tiny feet snug and comfortable. Pair these quick and easy crochet baby booties with a baby blanket for the perfect baby shower gift!

This beginner-friendly pattern has clear instructions to guide you every step of the way. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can finish making a pair of these cute baby booties. So, get your crochet hook ready and start creating these adorable baby booties today!

Did you enjoy this great pattern? Then be sure to also check out my other free crochet patterns before you go!

Skill Level

Advanced Beginners. This free pattern uses basic crochet stitches. 



Crochet gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch achieved when crocheting with a particular hook size and yarn. By following the recommended gauge, you can ensure that your finished crochet booties will have the correct size and fit. 

To check your gauge, crochet the sole of the bootie (rounds 1-4) and then measure the length. It should measure 4 inches. 

If your sole measures less than 4 inches, your tension is tighter than mine. Try using a larger size hook. 

If your sole measures more than 4 inches, your tension is looser than mine. Try a smaller size hook.

Size Chart

Fits most babies 0-6 months.

Pattern Notes

  • Work this pattern in the round.
  • Leave a long tail for weaving in. 
  • Work rounds 1-4 in continuous rounds (do not join).
  • Work the entire baby bootie in continuous rounds.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • The chain at the beginning of a round does not count as your first stitch.
  • Join at the end of rounds 4-18 with a slip stitch to the first sc (single crochet) made in that round. 


  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet stitch
  • sc = single crochet stitch
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side
easy crochet baby booties for beginners

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Single Crochet Stitch (sc)

  1. Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Back Loop Only (blo)

Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

front and back loops

Easy Crochet Baby Booties for Beginners Pattern

Make 2

Work rounds 1-4 in continuous rounds (do not join). Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Sole of the Bootie

Rnd 1: Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from your hook, sc in next 9 chs, 4 sc in last ch, continue working on backside of chs, sc 10 (24 stitches)

easy crochet baby booties for beginners
easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 1

Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last st (30 stitches)

easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 2

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next 6 sts, sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in last st (38 stitches)

easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 3

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next 8 sts, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in last st, join with a sl st to the first single crochet of this round (48 stitches)

easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 4

Upper Section of the Bootie

Note: The side of the sole that is facing you as you crochet round 5 is the bottom of the bootie. 

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, join (48 stitches)

easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 5: Working in the back loops.
easy crochet baby booties for beginners
Round 5

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in 18 sts, sc2tog x 6, sc in next 18 sts, join (42 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (42 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in 15 sts, sc2tog x 6, sc in next 15 sts, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in 12 sts, sc2tog x 6, sc in next 12 sts, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in 9 sts, sc2tog x 6, sc in 9 sts, join (24 stitches)

Ribbed Cuff

Pictures are from the ribbed brim from my Toddler Hat Crochet Pattern. The method for making a ribbed hat brim and a ribbed cuff for the baby booties are the same.

1st Step: Ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (16 stitches)

toddler hat crochet pattern

2nd Step: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

toddler hat crochet pattern
toddler hat crochet pattern

3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise

toddler hat crochet pattern

↑ 4th Step: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (16 stitches)

toddler hat crochet pattern

↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (16 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the cuff meet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are baby booties hard to crochet?

Baby booties come in different levels of difficulty, but most of them are easy crochet projects. Designers create patterns for beginners that include step-by-step instructions. Paying attention to details is essential, but with practice and patience, you’ll be making cute booties in no time!

What size yarn is best for baby booties?

Many people like to use worsted weight yarn for baby booties because it is strong and warm. It makes the booties fit snugly and feel cozy for little feet. This type of yarn is also great for trying out different stitch patterns. Another great thing is that worsted weight yarn is easy to find, and you can choose from lots of pretty colors.

How long does it take to crochet baby booties?

How long it takes to crochet baby booties can be different for each person. It depends on how hard the pattern is, how fast you crochet, and how much you know about the techniques used.

Simple baby bootie patterns usually take a few hours or even less, so they’re pretty quick to finish. But if the design is more complicated or has extra decorations, it might take longer. It all comes down to how skilled you are and which pattern you decide to make.

What are some recommended stitches for baby booties?

When making baby booties, crocheters have some stitches they can use to create cute and useful footwear. The single crochet stitch is great for making a strong and tight fabric. It is perfect for the sole and body of the booties.

If they want a slightly looser stitch, they can use the double crochet (DC) stitch. It’s good for adding decorative details or making a more open and breathable design.

For a balance between tightness and height, crocheters can go with the half double crochet (HDC) stitch. It allows them to create textured patterns or finish projects faster. By combining these stitches creatively, crocheters can make special patterns, add texture, and create beautiful and useful baby booties.

How to Care for Crochet Baby Booties

To take care of crochet baby booties, here are some simple steps to follow. First, handwash them using a mild detergent or baby-specific laundry soap. Be gentle and soak them in lukewarm water, then lightly agitate to clean any dirt or stains.

Avoid twisting or wringing them to keep the shape intact. After washing, squeeze out the extra water and reshape the booties to their original form. Lay them flat on a clean, dry towel. Avoid direct sunlight or heat, as it can harm the booties.

When you’re not using the booties, store them in a cool, dry place to protect them from moisture and bugs. A cloth bag or container can help keep them safe and untangled.

For small stains or spills, gently dab the area with a mild soap solution and a soft cloth. Don’t rub to avoid spreading the stain or damaging the crochet. Also, be careful to keep the booties away from sharp or rough things that might snag them. Trim any loose threads or yarn ends to keep them neat and prevent snagging.

By following these care instructions, your crochet baby booties will stay clean, fresh, and in good shape for a long time.

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