Baby Booties

October 23, 2012 UPDATE!! 

You can find an updated pattern for the Loop Stitch Baby Booties right HERE.


One of my latest passions is the baby bootie.

Cowboy Booties

Hello Kitty Mary Jane’s

I’ve done several that I’ve been happy with, but I have to admit–I HATE TO COUNT… Not only that, but time and time again my sole (and eventually the entire shoe) would begin to warp and I couldn’t figure out if it was a flaw with the pattern…or me!

After a while it dawned on me that I was over-thinking the entire process. I realized that every bootie basically began the EXACT same way. So I decided there had to be a way to eyeball the sole without driving myself batty in the process and after a lot of fooling with it, I figured it out.

For those of you who need a pattern, here we go:

Materials Needed: Size H hook; worsted yarn in any color. (For a smaller shoe, use a G hook and light worsted yarn.)


Rnd 1:  With brown, ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 5 hdc in end ch.  Working down opposite side of starting ch, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 7, 2 sc in next.  

Rnd 2:  2 sc in first sc of last rnd, sc in next 10 sts, (2 sc in next, sc in next) 3 times, sc in next 9, 2 sc in next, sc in next.

Rnd 3:  2 sc in next, sc in next 11, (2 sc in next, sc in next) twice, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next, 2 sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd, ch 1, turn.

Rnd 4:  Working in Back Loops only for this rnd, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc.  39 (43) sts.  Fasten off.

I take NO responsibility if you counted your way through that and have a twisted mess in front of you. The counting is evil when it comes to shoes… Onward we go!

Once you finish up your sole, the next step is to figure out the top. There are a hundred different ways to accomplish a toe top for a baby bootie, but this is far and away my absolute favorite.

I’ll post a general boot pattern, but with a little creativity and some imagination you can reinterpret this lots of ways. For instance, you could start a little off center from the toe top and work in rows to create an enclosed boot, create a strap and turn them into Mary Jane’s, or even alter the stitch altogether and create a whole new look!


Rnd 5: Join with a sc in middle st of last round at center back, sc in each st around.  39 sts.  

Rnd 6:  Sc in next 14 sts, skip next, hdc in next, skip next, dc in next 2, dc next 2 sts together, dc in next 2, skip next, hdc in next,skip next, sc in next 13.

Rnd 7:  Sc in next 13, skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 12.

Rnd 8:  Sc in next 12, (skip next, sc in next) 4 times, sc in next 10.

Rnd 9:  Sc in next 6, sl st in next 5, skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sl st in next 5, sc in next 5, sc in first sc of round, sl st in next. 

Rnd 10: sc in next 10, skip next, sc in next 2, skip next, sc in next 9.

Rnd 11 +:  Sc in next 22.  You can STOP here if you want a slipper type bootie or you can continue adding rounds until you have a boot that measures approximately 4 1/2 inches tall. 

Really, the possibilities are endless when you start fooling with this simple base pattern. To create something based off your basic bootie, why not try turning them loopy!

Loopy Boot Tutorial


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47 thoughts on “Baby Booties

  1. Zoe February 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Hi do you have any tips for a left-handed crocheter I figured out the loopy stitch I think but I do everything opposite of you so I’m not quite sure how to do the other boot


    • Tanya Naser February 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

      Hi Zoe, I’m not a left handed crocheter so most lefties (who I love to bits!!) usually just follow along as if they are looking in a mirror and crochet the same way I am with their left hands. That means your right boot will be the left and the left, your right. If you try that you may be successful than if you try to say, crochet the right boot the same way I do and the left boot the same way I do. Make sense?


      • Zoe February 3, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Thanks a lot when my friend said hey try these you are making awesome baby shoes I was scared they look more complicated then they really are.


  2. Karen September 28, 2015 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. At first I thought the loops were gonna be hard but after the first trial I found it so easy. Just curious this pattern will fit up to how many months? 3-6 months?


  3. karen September 7, 2015 at 6:27 am Reply

    Omg these came out so darn cute!! Your video instructions were perfect. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this!


  4. rhonda cupp January 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm Reply

    I love making these booties but I was wondering why on the last round before the loopy stitches there are the 5 slip stitches in both sides made it really hard for me so I started just doing sc all the way around and it turned out fine..Thanks of the pattern


  5. Judy December 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Do you have a pattern for kids sizes for 3 years old? If so can you please email me a link to it? Thanks!


  6. L December 2, 2014 at 12:37 am Reply

    Are we allowed to distribute booties made using this pattern if we give credit?


    • Tanya Naser December 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm Reply

      Of course you can! Have fun and best of luck to you!


  7. Julie November 19, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply

    This video is the easiest one to follow and the bootie looks so cute when done. Thank you for sharing this adorable pattern. Can’t wait to try. You are wonderful for taking the time so we can follow along with you. Thanks again.


  8. phyto sc October 1, 2014 at 5:21 am Reply

    Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out some additional information.


  9. erin September 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm Reply

    Hi, I love your pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. Was wondering if you cknew how I could make these into adult size? Is there a certain few rounds to change? Thanks for amy help


    • Tanya Naser September 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm Reply

      Sizing these up to an adult is as simple as increasing and working with lots of math 😉


  10. Judy February 3, 2014 at 1:27 am Reply

    You explain it all so beautifully. You are the very best instructor I’ve ever followed. Thank you so very much.


  11. Christine January 21, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    Love these booties! Is there a printable version of this pattern? Thank you!


  12. Claire Leivers December 16, 2013 at 5:50 am Reply

    R3 is missing two steps: Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11, (2 sc in next, sc in next) twice, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next, 2 sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd, ch 1, turn.

    It should say: Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11, [2 sc in next, sc in next] twice, [sc in next, 2 sc in next] twice, sc in next 11, 2 sc in next, sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd (counts as st), ch 1, turn. (40 sts)


    • Marissa December 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply
    • Kelly M. March 8, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

      For real…? No wonder! The past 2 weeks and 2 cotton skeins all for not. It’s been duplicated all over the web and really needs to be updated or removed. Thanks for the number 40!
      An incorrect pattern will always be wrong and a complete waste of time to those who have to follow them.


  13. Зулаа Мөнхбат (CentaureaM) December 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply

    So cute


  14. Anna E. Hutcheson December 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Hi. I’ve made the loopy and cowboy boots and they both came out beatifully. I really want to try the Hello Kitty maryjanes for my 20 mo. granddaughter, Kat, but I haven’t been able to find the pattern. Would you help me please. Thank_ you very much, Anna.


  15. JodyA November 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm Reply

    My soles are twisting!! What am I doing wrong 😦 I’ve tried 4 times


    • Marissa November 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply

      It’s never fun when you want so desperately for something to work and it’s just not cooperating!! I’m pretty sure that the reason your sole is twisting on you is either one of two things. Either it’s your tension (one side of your sole is being held tighter than the other side and that is creating a warped effect) OR you’ve got some stitches lost somewhere along the way creating more on one side and less on the other.

      Take a peek at the post:: figuring out your foundation chain ::to see if it’s your stitches that are causing you to go off the rails. If that’s not it, than REALLY try to pay attention to that tension!! It can cause all sorts of weirdness in a crochet project.


      • JodyA November 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

        Thank you I will try again. The first pair of boots I made turned out awesome. I’m working on a second pair now lol


  16. Cindy September 24, 2013 at 9:33 am Reply

    I made a pair as a experienced beginner!!! It was hard for me in the begining while making the sole. I started over and over again for at least 3 time. But once I finished the first bootie, the 2nd one was easy and prettier. I am going to make another pair. I am so obssessed!! Thank you so much. Your instruction is very clear and detailed.


  17. eboni bradley April 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm Reply

    These are soooooo adorable, and you are incredibly creative. My niece wil love these. Thank you so much for sharing joy.


  18. […] You can find the VIDEO TUTORIAL for these loop boots by clicking HERE. […]


  19. Jennet February 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Your tutorials are great! My booties turned out perfect! Thank you!


  20. Bronwen January 21, 2013 at 2:59 am Reply

    I have watched your video tutorial part 1 for a straight sole, and crocheted along so I could keep track of what you were doing, and no matter what I do, even following along with you, my sole is super warped… 😦 This makes me very sad…


  21. Lorry Smith December 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I just ran across your tutorials. I absolutely love them! You are very easy to follow and explain everything so well. It’s easy to see your stitches as you do each stitch too! Thank you sooooo very much for your time. I can’t wait to finish these and see them on my granddaughter!! Thanks again!


  22. Amanda November 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Do you have any suggestions for the increases? Do I just double or triple them?


    • Marissa November 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm Reply

      All I can tell you is that a little goes a long way. I’ve done both of these types of booties in sizes all the way to adult just by increasing the foundation a bit and adjusting the increases on the rest of the rounds. 🙂 If you’re struggling to size these on your own, you can find paid patterns for these booties that will give you specific instructions on how to increase for larger sizes. If you find that you are selling a bunch, it might be worth it for you to hunt them out over in Etsy!


  23. Amanda November 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Everyone loves these booties! I’m getting tons of orders but I was wondering how you would adjust the loopy boots and the cowboy boots to make larger sizes, even adults


    • Marissa November 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm Reply

      Sizing them up for adults involves adding in more foundation chains and it gets a little trickier with the increases after that. If you want to size them up for a toddler, you could probably cheat it just by sizing your hook up or using a thicker yarn 🙂


  24. […] You can find the VIDEO TUTORIAL for these loop boots by clicking HERE. […]


  25. Nancy Miller October 23, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply

    Hi thanks for the darling pattern, I cannot get the first video to come on, it says it doesn’t exist??


  26. Tammy August 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Love Love this pattern, can’t wait to make them. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to make the videos. They are awesome!!


  27. Sharon May 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm Reply

    I love the boots. Do you have a pattern for a loopy beanie in children and adult sizes . Love all your work


    • Marissa May 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply

      I’ve never done a loopy beanie but I’ll bet it would be AWESOME!


  28. kim bedwell April 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm Reply

    thanks for sharing, not many people will they want to charge,,


  29. Kathleen February 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm Reply

    Love everything! You are amazing and thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  30. […] In order to complete the Loopy Baby Boot project, you will need to refer back to the videos found HERE. Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post.   Leave a […]


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  32. nivo January 17, 2012 at 10:42 am Reply

    God Bless you….it`s beautiful


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