Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Better Baby Booties

At last here's the pattern for baby booties I made for a charity auction. These are a seaming and grafting free bootie that are very easy and quick to make. They require only fairly basic skills like decreasing, knitting in the round, and picking up stitches so knitters of almost any skill level can make them. Enjoy and happy knitting!


1 skien Blue Sky Cotton, or other worsted weight yarn

(Note: This pattern does not use an entire skien and is a good project for using up odd bits of yarn.)

Set of 5 Size 3 DPNs


4.5 sts = 1 in

Gauge is not critical as this pattern can be easily adjusted to fit a smaller or larger foot.



  • Cast on 9 sts. Knit these 9 sts in stockinette stitch for 29 rows slipping the first st of each row. Piece should measure about 4 inches (Note: If you would like a smaller or larger bootie simply change the length of the sole and adjust the number of stitches you pick up in the next step.)


  • Using a new needle pick up and knit 15 stitches along the long edge of the sole. This is now needle 2

  • Using another needle pick up and knit 9 stitches along short edge. This is now needle 3

  • Using another needle pick up and knit 15 stitches along the other long edge. This is now needle 4. There should be 48 sts total

  • Knit all sts in the round until piece measures 1" from edge where stitches were picked up.


  • Knit the 9 sts of needle 1. Purl back across the same 9 sts.

  • Row 1: k2tog using the first stitches on needle 1 and 4, k7, ssk using last stitch of needle 1 and first stitch of needle 2

  • Row 2: purl

  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until only 32 sts remain


  • Resume knitting remaining sts in the round in 1X1 rib until ribbing measures 2 inches.

  • Loosely bind off and weave in ends.


berlinknits said...

Those are so cute! I have three mothers to be in my life right now, so perfect timing! Plus, they look like they'll actually stay on tiny baby feet.

Ok, when I first read the title of your post, I thought it said boobies, not booties. I will go sit in a corner now.

Unknown said...

These are VERY cute! And like your last commenter, I thought these looked like they would actually stay on baby feet. I love to give booties as gifts, but whats the point if they can't be worn? Thank you, I'll be making some of these :)

Lucinda Porter said...

Better boobies...HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! I love that I am not the only one who is broken!! And these babies knit up in a heart beat!! Soooooo easy

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Kathryn F. said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern! I have made several pair and they knit up quickly, the construction helped me get over my hesitation to use dpns for a whole project.