Fast Crochet Baby Booties
This super fast pattern is great for last minute baby shower gifts or for something to use up scraps. When made with acrylic yarn, these are easy to wash and care for, and best of all, they work up in one piece! Sizes Preemie & Newborn are offered for free here on my blog. You can find the convenient PDF in a printable format, with additional sizes, in my Etsy & Ravelry shop!
Gauge (with I hook): 13 sc & 14 rows = 4”
Hook: H (5 mm) or I (5.5 mm) depending on size.
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours, small amounts of each.
Notions: Yarn needle to seam up bottom & weave in ends.
Preemie (3″ / 8 cm sole) (H hook)
Newborn (3.5″ / 9 cm sole) (I hook)
Stitches used: FSC (foundation single crochet), sc2tog (sc two together – decrease 1), sc3tog (sc three together – decrease 2), sc inc (sc twice into one stitch – increase 1)
Note: Your CC colour will end up being the Cuff colour.
Leave a long tail before your slip knot to seam bottom of bootie.
FSC 23, join to work in round. (If you don’t want to use FSC, ch 23 and join to first ch to form a circle. Work one sc into each ch. [23 sc])
Round 2: With CC, sc in each st. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 3: With MC, ch 1, sc in each st. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 4: Repeat round 3 with CC yarn.
Round 5: With MC, ch 1, sc in next 8, sc2tog three times, sc in next 9. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 6: With CC, ch 1, sc in next 7, sc2tog three times, sc in next 7. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 7: With MC, ch 1, sc in next 6, sc2tog three times, sc in next 5. Sl st to first sc to join. (MC can be cut here.)
Round 8 – 9: With CC, ch 1. Sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in next 7. Sc inc. Sc to end of round. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in next 5, sc inc. Sc in next 6, sc inc. Sc to end of round. Sl st to first sc to join.
Round 12: Ch 1, sc to end of round. Sl st to first sc to join. Cut yarn.
Turn bootie inside out. Use the long tail left at the beginning to seam the bootie sole together. Weave in ends and turn right side out. Roll down cuff.
Repeat for matching bootie and you’re finished!