Booties for Baby - Baby Booties
Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free crochet booties for baby pattern was originally published around 1947 in "Crochet Creations for Baby", No. 79.



Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic crochet booties for a baby. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet baby bootie pattern.

Free Crochet Baby Bootie Pattern:
Booties for Baby - Crochet Pattern

Booties for Baby - Crochet Baby Booties

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Bucilla Crochelle or Fleisher's Glo-Twist, 3 Balls
Bucilla or Fleisher's Steel Crochet Hook, Size 7

NOTE(s)

GAUGE: 10 dc = 1 inch; 5 dc rows = 1 inch6 patterns — 3 1/2 inches; 4 pattern rows = 1 inch

This pair of booties for baby, together with this handmade baby bonnet and crochet baby coat, make a charming outfit for that newborn infant!

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Booties for Baby - Heel

Ch 14, 1 dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each remaining st; 12 dc, including ch.

Row 2 — Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 2nd and each st, end 1 dc in turning ch.

Repeat last row 3 times.

Row 6 — right side — Work around 3 sides of heel as follows:

Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 2nd and each of next 9 sts, continue down side, working 5 dc around end st (turning ch), 3 dc on end of next row, 2 dc on end of next row, 3 dc on end of next row, 5 dc on end of next row, continue on 3rd side working 1 dc in each of 11 sts of foundation ch; 40 sts.

Work 6 rows dc even on these 40 sts, ch 12 at end of last row, join with slip st to top of turning ch at beginning of row. Fasten off.

Booties for Baby - Toe

Row 1 — Turn, skip 12 ch and 19 sts, with loop on hook work 1 dc in each of next 21 sts, 1 dc in each of 12 eh sts, 1 dc in each of 19 skipped sts, join with slip st in first st; 52 dc.

Row 2 — Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each of next 9 sts, dec. 1 st in next 2 sts as follows, yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo, through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop in next st, yo, through 2 loops, yo, through 3 loops, work 6 dc, dec. 1 st as before, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec, 1 st, work 6 dc, dec. 1 st, work 10 dc, join in top of turning ch; 47 dc.

Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9 — Ch 3, turn, work even, join.

Row 4 — Ch 3, turn, work 9 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 9 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 10 dc, join; 43 dc.

Row 6 — Ch 3, turn, work 8 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 7 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 9 dc, join: 39 dc.

Row 8 — Ch 3, turn, work 7 dc, dec. 1 st, * work 5 dc, dec. 1 st; repeat from * twice, work 8 dc, join; 35 dc.

Row 10 — Ch 3, turn, work 6 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 3 dc, dec. 1 st, work 5 dc, dec. 1 st, work 7 dc, join; 31 dc.

Final Row — Do not turn, slip st over 8 sts, ch 3, work 1 dc in back loop of each of next 14 sts. Fasten off, leaving end. Sew top of last 15 sts worked to free sts of row 10 to form blunt toe.

Booties for Baby - Leg

Beginning at center back of heel, work 63 sc around top of bootee, spacing sts evenly.

Row 2 — X st row — Same as row 2 of beading on long coat; 15 X st pats., plus 1 st each side.

Row 3 — Same as row 3 of beading on long coat; 62 sc.

Pattern

Row 1 — Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 2nd dc, * skip 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, ch 4, 4 tr around post of tr just worked, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * across row; 10 pats.

Work same as body pat. of long coat until 6 pat. rows in all.

Final Row — Ch 3, turn, * skip dc and ch 2, 1 tr in next sc, ch 4, 4 tr around post of last tr worked, skip ch 2, 1 tr in next dc, ch 4, 4 tr around post of last tr worked; repeat from * across row. Fasten off.

Sew back seam. Trim as illustrated.

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