Crochet Newborn Baby Booties Pattern

I hope you enjoyed all the gender reveal photos I posted yesterday! If you liked the baby booties in the photos then you are in luck because today I am posting the pattern! It should be a quick little pattern to work up and although I am calling them “newborn” baby booties, I think they could possibly fit up to 3 months depending on how loose you crochet. Also, the ribbon is adjustable and it can be tied tighter or looser.

– Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. I used Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn in Little Boy Blue and Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Pink. You can purchase their yarns HERE.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Skinny Ribbon


SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease. I like to you use the invisible decrease as shown HERE.

Crochet Baby Booties Pattern
Size: Newborn (and up to 3 month)

Chain 8, SC in second chain from hook and in next 5, make 4 SC in last stitch, now working on other side of chain, SC 7, join to first SC, ch 1.
Round 2: 2 SC in first two stitches, SC in next 4, 2 HDC in next 5, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last two, join, ch 1
Round 3: SC in next 10, 2 SC in next 6, SC in last 10, join, ch 1
Round 4: Working in back loops only, SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (32 SC)
Round 5: Now working in both loops, SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (32 SC)
Round 6: SC in next 10, SC decrease 6 times, SC in last 10, join, ch 1
Round 7: SC in next 8, SC decrease 5 times, SC in last 8, join, ch 1
Round 8: SC in next 8, SC decrease in next 3, SC in next 7, join,  ch 2
Round 9: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (18 DC)
Round 10: SC in first 8, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, SC in last 7, join
Round 11: slip stitch around, fasten off and weave in ends.
Using ribbon (or a long crochet chain), weave in and out of the double crochet stitches. Tie in a bow in front!
Note: The booties should take a nice shape, but I want to make you sure you know that I stuffed them with a kleenex so they would stand up pretty for the photo.

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  1. says

    Thank you for the pattern 😀 The booties are gorgeous.

    My best friend is expecting a baby in the Autumn. That would be a nice gift, I think :-)


  2. says

    My name is Sarah too!! I just stumbled across your Blog and LOVE it. Thanks for sharing all of your creativity with us :)

  3. says

    Hi! I'm kind of new to crochet. Do you count the chain 1 or chain 2 as your first stitch? I seem to be off one every row if I don't include the chains as the first stitch and do I join in the chain also?

  4. says

    Let's see if I can leave a comment :) I need a little help – I have fudged my way through 5 pair – and am having the same problems every time I make them . . . .

  5. says

    Ok – (it wouldn't let me leave a comment yesterday). First, you are technically putting 5 sc at the end of the first step right? I can't get 7 SC on that side otherwise. ? Also, I am not ending up with the right amount of stitches at the end of a round – whether or not I start in the same stitch as the ch.1 or not. I love, LOVE LOVE these booties though – I am just struggling a little bit. Any help?

    • says

      The pair I just made I just did the 6 sc that would fit, and when I start the round I make the first stitch in the same stitch as the joining. I think they came out looking like Sarah's. I also only put the 4 sc in the last stitch. I hope this helps you.

    • says

      Hello, I just started making these booties and I'm having the same problem: 5 sc instead of 7.. Please, help me. I really want to make them.

  6. says

    I am having the same problem as Crystal and also would like to know if the chain 1 or 2 counts as the first stitch. Mine came out all wrong! The toe of the bootie is actually on the side some. :/ I am all confused! PLEASE HELP US!!!!!! Thank You

  7. says

    I am having the same problem as Crystal but I tried to figure it out somehow but it still looks messed up somehow :/
    And I really need to make those to finish the outfit for my baby boy. So please help us since we are rather desperate!

    Thank you

  8. says

    I think if there was a stitch count at the end of every row that might help us out! :)

    I ok had a question bout the 7sc on the back side of the start chain. I can easily get the six sc, but I runout of room for the 7th sc. I have been putting it into the skipped stitch from the from front side. Is that right? Either way they are adorable! Gotta find some cute ribbons for them.

    I love your patterns and certainly appreciate all the time and effort you put into giving them to us free! Very generous!

    Hope the pregnancy is going well for you, congrats!

  9. says

    When I join and add a chain 1 at the end of a row, adds stitches each time. I think that might be the problem others are having. I had to start counting the chain 1 stitch as the first stitch in the row. I kind of had to fudge the back of the booties to make them come out even because of the join slip stitch and the chain 1 adding two stitches to each row.

  10. says

    If I only sc 6 in the second half of R1, my stitch count works for all rounds, but the end product is skewed. Am I missing something?

  11. says

    I'm having some issues as well. I'm wondering if when you start each round you should be putting your first stitch into the same space as the chain or not!? Thanks.

  12. says

    Just finished making a pair, at first I followed your instructions exactly, and I liked them but I decided to put in some flair of my own. when I reached the dc stitches I made them on alternating posts (one in front, one in back) all the way around to make threading the ribbon a little easier. I also didn't have the size hook you recommended so I used one size smaller, which I'm sure is going to be a tight fit on my baby when they arrive but I only need them for one picture, so I figured it would be ok.
    The only other change I made to them is instead of making slip stitches on the top row I did a reverse double crochet which gave it a fun sort of braided look.
    Then instead of ribbon I just used a seperated color and ch 45 to make the string. (which I added leaves to the end of each strand because I'm making a pumpkin themed outfit for baby.)

  13. says

    I really love this pattern :)
    This is my first attempt:

    I'm very new to crochet, and would love some advice on how I can adjust this pattern to come out at a NB size, using 8ply (DK) as 10ply (worsted) is incredibly hard to come by in NZ. I have a ball of yarn (8ply) left over from a cardigan pattern my mum knitted for baby #2 due in just over 2 weeks. I'd love to crochet some booties that match the cardigan before he arrives!

  14. says

    Soooo cute. I love all your projects!!
    I have a problem with round 6. What does it mean "sc decrease 6 time"? Can you explain it to me? Will he grateful :* thank you :*

  15. says

    super adorable! Unfortunately, mine came out WAY too small. Like, mega-premie level. Mine might even fit Barbie, lol. I'm going to have to add in a few stitches, or use a bigger yarn size – I used 5mm instead of 6.5mm. I didn't use tight stitches or anything, they were actually pretty loose. Oh well, the best thing about crochet is how simple it is to start over! :)

    Thank you for your wonderful patterns!

  16. says

    I've made a pair of these sweet booties for my new niece. Just looking at them sitting on the table before giving them to her gave me all kinds of baby aches, lol! I've bookmarked this page because it seems everyone is with child these days! <3

  17. says

    For those of you that were having problems completing the pattern try this: to get the 7th SC in the back side of the chain in Rnd 1, use the skipped stitch from the first side of the chain and then join in the next SC. When joining at the end of the next rounds, skip over the slip stitch AND the chain of the previous round and join in the next stitch (should be a SC, not a slip stitch or a chain stitch). When starting your next round, begin the round in the same SC that you joined in. Doing these things helped me get the perfectly uncrooked booties in the picture above :) HTH!

  18. says

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  19. says

    Thank you so much for your pattern.

    To those of you having problems with rnd 1, to me it should read: sc in second ch from hook and in next 5 ch, 5 sc in last ch, working down opposite side of ch sc in next 6 ch, (the last sc is in the same ch as the first sc), join with slst to first sc. (17 sc).

    That's how I figured it out and the rest of the pattern works out great.

    Have a great day!!!!

  20. says

    Hi Sarah, they looks very cute, i want to make the booties for 3 to 6 months baby girl, can you please help to choose the hook size. Thank you very much.

  21. says

    After several attempts and a lot of yarn ripping.. I finally got it. Join with ss in the first sc of each round. Ch 1 and make first stitch of next round into the same space as the ss and ch 1. So. . For example. .You are finishing rnd 2. You do 2 sc into the last two stitches , then you join with a ss into the first sc of rnd 2. Ch 1, and do a sc into that same stitch. This counts as the first sc in the group of ten single crochets from round 3. Continue like this for the entire pattern and they turn out perfect. Hopefully this will help someone. :) I love this pattern btw! Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

    • says

      I've seen people ask this in a lot of other patterns and it seems that you just have to go down in yarn weight or crochet hook to get a smaller size. This, of course, would depend on how preemie the baby is. Using a G hook and baby (3 weight) would result in some adorable little tiny booties ♥

  22. says

    Just attempted this pattern and am having the same issue as those of you above. I came back here to see if anyone else was having the issue, and to see if the administrator of the page had given any advice and/or corrections. I was very sorry to see that she had not responded to any of you, but very happy to see how all of you came together to try to help each other. :) Hopefully, I'll get it figured out now thanks to all of you! :)

    • says

      I'm working the pattern for the Hello Kitty crochet newborn shoes. I've worked the rounds ending round 8 having 18 sc to work on. I skipped to row (round) 9 for left shoe but found the instructions confusing. I followed the pattern, but don't understand where the "next 23 sts" come from as there were only 18 sc to start with. To me if I had to count to 5 to start the strap that would leave me with 13 sc. Has anyone else had this problem?

  23. Angelique Anderson says

    I would be ever so grateful for a video tutorial. I am new to crochet and reading patterns is my weakness. These booties look very similar to the ones my grandma would make. I would sure love to be able to make some.

  24. KT says

    Sarah, these are adorable and I couldn’t wait to make them! Only 11 rows! I am so grateful that you are willing to share this pattern with us. Thank you so much! Now I must look through your site to see what other goodies await.

  25. Janet says

    Thank you, this is an easy and great pattern for booties. I made the pink ones and they are adorable.
    I love your work and I refer to your site all the time.

  26. Michelle says

    I hate sites which offer comment sections as it (mis)leads one to believe that the poster is actually going to respond…… Round one UTTERLY confusing. Forget this crappliy written pattern and onto the next.

    • says

      Eh bien je ne l’invente pas cette accusation de procès d&irouq;intentson et vous poursuivez sur la même voie sans vous préoccuper du point de départ et de ce qui a été dit…

  27. Denise says

    I made a pair of these and gave them to a friend at her baby shower. She loved them.
    I also got another friend who is wanting a pair for her newborn who will arrive soon. She paid me for hers. I would never post this pattern or any pattern as my own.

  28. Erin says

    Hi, I absolutely love these baby booties! However, no matter what I do, or how hard I try, I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I am doing something wrong and was wondering if someone can give me some pointers? I think I’m having trouble figuring out where to join.. Thank you! Erin

  29. says

    Thank you very much for your free pattern, I’ll be making these for my 7th grand child due in Nov.. I’ve already made thread crochet pink and white sandels for a girl now for a boy’s pair!!

  30. Linda says

    I have been to your blog a couple of times now, due to getting other mails from Favecrafts
    Thank you for the free pasterns, I do appreciate that when you say free it is so.
    Some other places offer free patterns but one can NEVER get them to save or print.

    Thank you so much :)

  31. Brenda Hall says

    I love these booties but I must be missing something. At the end of round 5, I have the 32 sc. Then when I do the decreases, I have stitches left over. I do 10 sc, the 6 dec., and 10 more sc but it doesn’t come out right. What am I doing Wrong? I did my decreases like 2 sc tog. Thanks for any help. I love all the patterns.

  32. Tiffannie says

    I made them and they turned out sooooo cute. Unfortunately, I am a tight crocheter and my son was born with huge feet. They never fit! :( Do you have a suggestion of how I can modify the pattern for a size up?

  33. Mikahla says

    Hi I know this is an old pattern but I was wondering how you can make them bigger! My LO is 5 months! Thanks!

    • says

      I saw that you posted this yesterday so wondered if you have made these booties already. I’m having trouble as front of where toes will be is slightly off to one side. I saw another lady saying hers was too. What could I be doing wrong ? Did you follow the pattern as written or by a comment that a lady stated as she put 6 sc into starting chain on round 1 instead of 7 sc ? I hope this makes sense. Thank you.

  34. Angela Hutchinson says

    Love these booties but having done one it seems to hold a shape for a right foot? Will there be a pattern to follow for the left?
    I have 4 friends all having or had baby girls so I’m being kept busy making the cutest things. Thank you x

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