Cowboy Boots

***JULY 30, 2014 BLOG UPDATE!!***

This pattern is NOW AVAILABLE!! Please check out the latest blog post: Cowboy Boots Revisited to find links to download :) Cowboy Boots: Free Pattern

I also think they are WAY cuter and with the addition of being simpler to crochet, the pattern also works (which is kinda important when you want to crochet yourself some cuteness!) Cowboy Boots: Free Pattern

I hope you all enjoy the update and I will be sure to post an updated link once it’s up and ready!
Now would be a good time to check the sidebar for all the ways you can follow HodgePodge so you don’t miss out!!


Original post follows below:

I grew up in the city–which is as far from the country as one can get, but when I saw these adorable cowboy booties posted on Ravelry, I knew I had to make a pair. So I set to work trying to figure them out and the results were less than spectacular…

Yikes…What happened??

See what happens when I count stitches in a baby boot

Horrified by my first attempt, I decided to deconstruct the basic pattern and turn all that counting into plain common sense and my next pair came out like this:

No counting and perfect every time!

So now that I’ve figured them out, it’s time to pass on that knowledge so that you can take a crack at these little cuties!

To get started, you’ll need to create the sole. The sole for these boots is identical to the Loopy Boots. For an infant size, try either an F or G hook. The smaller the hook, the tinier the finished boot. Mine were worked with a size H and ended up approximately 5 inches from heel to toe.

The cowboy boot pattern follows the same basic principles as the Loopy Stitch boots. (The only slight difference is worked directly after you join your new color. You will be working one round of single crochet. After that round, you will decrease as shown in the video.)

If you’ve watched part two in that series than my decrease rounds should be a snap for you to figure out. Skip this next video and jump right into the project.

If not, I suggest you backtrack and watch those decrease rounds now so you won’t be lost when they pop up in the cowboy boot tutorial:

Now that your sole is complete and you have a good idea about how I count my decrease stitches, let’s get on with the project!

Baby Cowboy Boots

Materials Needed:
  • Size F or G crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in complimentary colors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Directions are given for small size with changes for large size in ( ).
Small size: Use small directions and F hook for 3 1/2″ finished sole.
Medium side: Use small directions and G hook for 4 1/2″ finished sole.
Large size: Use large directions and G hook for 5″ finished sole.
Rnd 1: With brown, ch 12 (14), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 (9), hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 5 hdc in end ch. Now working down opposite side of starting ch, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 7 (9), 2 sc in next.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc of last rnd, sc in next 10 (12) sts, (2 sc in next, sc in next) 3 times, sc in next 9 (11), 2 sc in next, sc in next.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11 (13), (2 sc in next, sc in next) twice, (sc in next, 2 sc in next) twice, sc in next 11 (13), 2 sc in next, 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.
Rnd 5: Working on heel of sole, center 13 sts. Working in front loops of rnd 3, with brown, join with sl st in first of 13 centered sts, sc in 11, sl st in next. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: With gold yarn, join with a sc in middle st of last round at center back, sc in each st around. 39 (43) sts.
Rnd 7: Sc in next 14 (16) 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 (15).
Rnd 8: Sc in next 13 (15), skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sc in next, skip next, sc in next 12 (14).
Rnd 9: Sc in next 12 (14), (skip next, sc in next) 4 times, sc in next 10 (12).
Rnd 10: Sc in next 6 (7), sl st in next 5 (6), skip next, sc in next 3, skip next, sl st in next 5 (6), sc in next 5 (6), sc in first sc of round, sl st in next. Fasten off.
Rnd 11: With brown and working in Back Loops only for this rnd, join with a sc in sc before sl st of last rnd, sc in next 10 (12), skip next, sc in next 2, skip next, sc in next 9 (11).
Rnd 12: Sc in next 22. (for large size, skip 2 sts somewhere at toe and you will have 24 sc.)
Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around. 22 (24) sc.
Rnd 14: Repeat rnd 13.
Rnd 15: 2 sc in next, sc in next 11 (12), 2 sc in next, sc in 9 (10), sc in first sc of rnd.
Rnd 16: Sc in next 24 (26).
Rnd 17-18: Repeat rnd 16.
Rnd 19: Sc in next 4 (5), hdc in next, skip next, dc in next, 4 dc in next, dc in next, skip next, hdc in next, sc in next 5 (6), hdc in next, skip next, dc in next, 4 dc in next, dc in next, skip next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in first sc of rnd. Fasten off.
Gold Edge
Rnd 1: With gold yarn, join with a sc in center back, sc in each st around with 2 sc in 2nd dc of each 4 dc group of last rnd.
Rnd 2: Skip first sc of last rnd, sc in each sc around with 2 sc in 2nd sc of 2 sc group of last rnd, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Decoration on Front
Row 1: Going back to the front loops of rnd 11 and working in the 3 center front loops, with gold yarn, sc in each of 3 center loops, ch 1, turn.
Row 2-3: Sc in 3 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: (sc, hdc) in first sc, 3 dc in next, (hdc, sc) in last sc. Fasten off. Tack top of emblem to boot.
Decoration on Sides
With single strand of gold, ch 25 (30). Arrange in design (look at pic) and tack in place.
This is not an original HodgePodge Crochet pattern. It was reprinted from a website where it was being offered for free and was without disclaimers.

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51 thoughts on “Cowboy Boots

  1. J June 28, 2015 at 5:52 pm Reply

    Your video is too hard to follow, it drops out in the first one so it stops making sense. Would be better if you provided written instructions as well.


  2. ElainaMc June 24, 2015 at 10:44 am Reply

    Really liked your videos until the third one. The music add is annoying. When one is trying to concentrate, the music is not wanted or helpful imho. Second, one who may have dyslexia can’t follow all the writingbeing thrown in. Third, the font on the image for certain stitches is too small. I will skip the 3rd video and figure it out from there. Hope you find this constructive and will consider redoing the 3rd video for those reasons. Thank you ~


    • Tanya Naser June 25, 2015 at 11:53 am Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. I’ve been working on this update for several days now, as I have planned to revamp all of my older videos so that they are more concise and clearer to understand. Music will be something that accompanies the updated version of the cowboy boots so if it’s annoying (which I agree it can be after a while), you can simply turn down your speakers or even mute the volume of the video and listen to something else enjoyable while still being able to follow along.

      You are also highly encouraged to download a free copy of the pattern for use while crocheting. It is meant to accompany the video. The new upload will hopefully make things a little more clear when working through the pattern instead of just throwing a bunch of it at you all at once.

      These video tutorials take a ton of effort between filming and editing and are meant to help fans of my work get a little help when they don’t understand. Hopefully you’ll get more out of the new version as soon as I get it finished and uploaded.


  3. ElainaMc June 24, 2015 at 10:00 am Reply

    Just found your page- Anyone ever tell you that you sound like Sandra Bullock?


    • Tanya Naser June 25, 2015 at 11:53 am Reply

      lol. I’ve never heard that before but I’ll take it!


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  5. Cassie February 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm Reply

    I want to start by saying I love this pattern and thank you for sharing. However I have a couple issues. I have created a pair of these and I can’t seem to keep them from twisting even when I follow your pattern step by step. Not to mention once I create the toe they are more square then rounded. Is this something that can be fixed by “shaping” the boot once it is complete? Any suggestions are greatly appeeciated!! Thanks in advance.


    • Tanya Naser February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Hi Cassie!

      What great questions!! If your shoe is twisting, it could be a bunch of things but I find the most common is uneven tension when working around the foundation round.

      It could also be misplaced stitches. Try using a marker to find that first stitch so that you don’t end up accidentally placing stitches in the wrong place (that tip saved my fingers on more than on occasion, lol).

      A square toe is most likely due to the way you are working your decreases creating a more boxy look than mine. ALL of that is totally normal though (and that’s the beauty of crochet!!) because it’s those things that make them totally yours!

      I’ve found that most booties really need to be blocked. All of my shoes are blocked before a photo shoot and sometimes they are stuffed. If you are making these to give away, I recommend blocking first and then stuffing to hold the shape during shipping. It really goes a long way to taking a lumpy bootie to the next level.

      Hope that helps and have fun!

      Tanya :)


      • Cassie March 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

        Thank you for responding so quickly. If I had to guess it would be the tension because I do crochet pretty tightly. These are a gift but I’m not shipping them as they are for my nephew due in May. I actually found the pattern for the revisited pair so I am going to work up that pattern and see how they woek out for me. I also plan on making a hat and diaper cover to match. Wiah mw luck lol. I will try to post pictures once I have worked them up.


  6. Dianne January 19, 2015 at 10:03 am Reply

    this was one of the best video I have seen I always had trouble counting Now I did it right the first time THANK YOU SO much

    do you do lady slippers like this or can I follow any pattern like this thanks again I sure will make many of these


  7. Military Bride November 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm Reply

    I”m working on the revised version of the boots. I made both of my soles, but I’m not really sure what the false heel means, and how the two soles are joined together. Any help would be great!


  8. brandi October 9, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    Would these fit a newborn?? My sister wants some for pics but im having trouble finding a pattern that small


  9. Gloria September 27, 2014 at 7:36 am Reply

    The boots are so cute-but now we need a cowboy hat! Never satisfied!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jackie Walpole September 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I made these cute little boots for my great nephew. They are the first item I have ever crocheted that wasn’t flat and I think they turned out pretty well. .I don’t know how to post a pic on here,


  11. teresa duncan September 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm Reply

    This is the best boot pattern that I have ever tried! Easy written instructions and the form of the boot is the best! I have spent DAYS trying to find a pattern that I like and can follow- this is it! Thank you!!


    • Tanya Naser September 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for dropping me a comment!! I hope you’ll share a pic over on my fb page :)


  12. Danielle August 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    I’m having some trouble understanding round 5. Is it covered in one of the videos, or could you elaborate?

    Liked by 1 person

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  14. Alyce July 24, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    Why don’t you just write out the directions the way you do it? It would be easier than following the video?


  15. Justine Emamezi July 24, 2014 at 2:38 am Reply

    Rnd 1: With brown, ch 12 (14) Im so confused on what the (14) means? does it mean I crochet I chain 12 then crochet 14?


    • Jenna July 29, 2014 at 1:05 am Reply

      The (#) is the number of chains for the larger size. If you are crocheting the small size you would use 12, but if you were making the larger size, you would use 14.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. gwen schofield July 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply

    These baby boots are adorable … I must try this for sure!!!


  17. MARIE-REINE May 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm Reply



  18. Em Otto March 7, 2014 at 12:38 am Reply

    Thnks for this pattern! My son fell in love with these as soon as he saw them. He’s foot is 7″ snug. Im new to crocheting – are there any “rules” you can follow to make different sizes? i did find one clip for making a sole to your own size but thats it. Any help would be appreciated…I can understand your a busy mummy!


    • Marissa March 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm Reply

      Thanks for the question! You can size these up by following the same pattern for the largest size and using a larger hook and thicker yarn :) That’s the simplest way to do it and as long as you don’t strangle your yarn too much you should be able to get them dramatically larger just with those adjustments!


  19. Jo February 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Please,please, please……decontruct [make easy!] a cowboy hat pattern in crochet to match. please, please please!


  20. Brittany Bridges January 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm Reply

    thank you for this pattern! every other bootie ive tried to make turned out much like your first pair lol :) this is the only one ive been able to get right!


    • Marissa January 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply

      That’s awesome!! Thanks so much for your comment <3 It made my day!


  21. lihartke January 3, 2014 at 10:50 pm Reply

    My soul turned out great but Imade the mistake of using a thick and quick homespun yarn as a beginner! It’s an absolutely adorable slipper but it got kind of miss shappen and I doubt I could get one to match! Anyone know any one-footed babies? I have”a” really cute warm fuzzy slipper here. I will try this again. I was looking for the loopy boot and couldn’t find the end pattern for it though. Thank you I really enjoyed your video especially where you showed how to do the stitch yo were working on. That was VERY helpful. i will be back!


  22. Yvonne October 21, 2013 at 12:20 am Reply

    Hi love ur patterns where do I get the videos instructions from?


  23. Tawny Trusty October 4, 2013 at 12:13 am Reply

    how to I make the soul for the left foot? As it stands I have 2 right souls!


  24. Lynne September 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm Reply

    I have a question converning the bottom of the sole: the wool might be slippery, what can I do to the bottom of the sole to prevent this and the child from slipping and falling?


    • Marissa September 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply

      I’ve used everything from puffy paint shelf liner :) Be creative and don’t be afraid to work with things that might seem a little weird!


  25. Mikki June 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    This is wonderful. We have a family member who is autistic n loves cowboy boots. I can make this 7 y o several pair by Christmas for bedro slippers n play time. Thank You


  26. Teresa Collins January 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm Reply

    I made my first pair using your pattern and the videos! they turned out great!


  27. Sylvia Adams December 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm Reply

    i had the same problem with these boots!! i’ve been crocheting about a year so i don’t have the skills to deconstruct a pattern, i can’t wait to try these again!!!


  28. Renee September 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm Reply

    thanks for the great video I have done very little crocheting, but I learned more from the video than I imagined possible


  29. Steph August 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    Will give it a try that way. Thanks so much!


  30. Steph August 21, 2012 at 1:07 am Reply

    Would it be possible to do these to fit a larger size? maybe a 7 inch sole? How would you even go about that if so?


    • Marissa August 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

      You can cheat the sole larger by just sizing your hook up to an H or even an I. Doing it that way, follow the instructions for the large and see where your finished sole ends up!


      • Beth Lord December 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

        Thanks Marissa, I was wondering the same thing. I have 3 grandsons ages 5, 4, and 1 and mommy has requested some slippers and these are perfect! I don’t have a printer so I’ll copy this by hand I guess. My son (26) would like a pair of dragon slippers if you know of a pattern.


  31. Susie July 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Great instructions and videos. Do you also happen to have the cowboy hat instructions?


    • Marissa July 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply

      I haven’t tackled my own version of the cowboy hat yet! That’s on my huge ‘to do’ list ;)


  32. Kimberly July 2, 2012 at 7:34 am Reply

    Is there a place where I can download the pattern? I would like to make the boots for my new nephew whose brother says he is a cowboy baby!


  33. Kimberly Courtwright July 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply

    Is the pattern written down where I can download it? The picture is adorable and my nephew said his baby brother is his cowboy baby. I would love to make them for the new baby!!


  34. Sandy Bangs June 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm Reply

    Can I copy the pattern for the cowboy boots free of charge?


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