Quick Crochet Booties with Bow

Quick newborn booties free crochet pattern - copyright by earthbabycrochet

This is a free crochet pattern to make baby booties as a last-minute gift for a newborn girl. It works up fast and makes a pretty baby gift; plus it’s excellent for using up the last scrap of yarns from other projects! It’s my go-to pattern for adding a touch of handmade to any baby shower presents. Happy Crocheting!

Materials:

  • 5mm hook
  • 12ply acrylic yarn or any DK-Bulky range to match gauge (optional: 2 colours)

Measurements:

  • True Newborn size: 7cm/ 2 3/4″
  • GAUGE: 10 rows x 10sc = 8x8cm/ 3″x3″

Abbreviations (US):

  • st = stitch (general reference)
  • ss = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • 2sctog = decrease by working 1sc over 2st
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • 2hdctog = decrease by working 1hdc over 2st

Pattern Notes:

  • After the first ch1 of each round, start working in the first st of the previous round and do not work in ss stiches unless otherwise stated.
  • To join each round, ss at the end of each round to the first ch1 made.

SOLE

Round 1:

Make a slip knot, then 5ch. Starting from the 2nd chain from hook, work 3sc, 7sc in last ch. Continue 3sc on other side of chain and ss to join. [13st total]

Round 2:

1ch, 4sc, 1hdc, (work 2hdc in each st) repeat x3 times, 1hdc, 4sc, 4sc in ss of previous round, ss to join. [20st total]

Round 3:

1ch, 5sc, 1hdc,  (work 2hdc in each st) repeat x4 times, 1hdc, 6sc, (work 2hdc in each st) repeat x3times, ss to join. [27st total]

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BODY

Round 1:

Working in outer loops only: 1ch, 5sc, 1hdc, (2hdctog) repeat x4times, 1hdc, 12sc, ss to join. [23st total]

Round 2:

Working in both loops: 1ch, 16sc, 2sctog, 3sc, 2sctog, ss to join. [21st total]

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Round 3 (Optional: Join 2nd colour yarn):

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1ch, 3sc.

*Yarn over hook, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through 2 loop on hook to create an incomplete hdc (2 loops left on hook). Repeat from * 3 more times (5 loops left on hook after final step).

Yarn over hook and draw yarn through all loops on hook to create first half of bow.

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Work 3sc.
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4 incomplete hdc for bow with 5 loops left on hook.
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first half of bow created.

Make 2ch.

* Yarn over hook, and insert hook back into first ch. Draw up a loop. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to create an incomplete hdc (2 loops left on hook). Repeat from * 3 more times (5 loops left on hook).

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Make 2ch.
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Yarn over hook and insert hook back into first 1ch made.
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Creating 4 incomplete hdc to have 5 loops left on hook.

Count 3st. At FOURTH st away, insert hook from OUTSIDE of shoe to the inside, yarn over hook, and draw yarn through fourth st. Yarn over hook again and draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to create 1sc (5 loops left on hook).

*Insert hook into next st and draw up loop. Yarn over hook, and draw through 3 loops on hook to create another sc (4 loops left on hook). Repeat from * 3more times, until only 1 loop is left on hook, i.e. second half of bow has been joined to shoe body.

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Insert hook into fourth stitch from outside to inside.
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1sc made with 5 loops left on hook.
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second half of bow joined to shoe body.

Work 2sc, then 2hdc in the same st, 2hdc, 2hdc in the same st, and ss to join. [22st total].

FINISHED!

P.S. I would love to see your finished projects! You can share it with me at the comments section below, on my Ravelry website, on my facebook page, or on instagram with the hashtag #earthbabycrochet

Quick newborn booties free crochet pattern - copyright by earthbabycrochet


Feel free to use your shoes made from my pattern as you please, but if you would like to share this pattern, kindly do so via a link to this page. You’re also welcomed to sell shoes made from this pattern but I would appreciate it if you credit me for the pattern by providing a link to my site. Thank you!

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26 thoughts on “Quick Crochet Booties with Bow

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern.
    I have shared it to two volunteer groups that primarily focus on knitting and crocheting for preemie and new born babies at local hospitals.

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  2. Would increasing the hook size to make these larger mess up the stitch definition? I have a three month old granddaughter I’d love to make these for! She was a preemie, so they don’t have to be a lot bigger.

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    1. If the yarn is the correct thickness for the larger hook you are using, it should work out fine. The issue is if the yarn is too thin for your hook size – the stitches would be loose then.

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  3. Any chance I might purchase a pair? They are adorable and I have a new grand daughter due in a couple of months. I have just begun cocheting and will never be able to chochet a pair before she is born.

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  4. I am making a baby blanket for my great grand to be born Sept. 1. The colors are identical to the baby shoes. So I will be doing these too. Thanks for the pattern. They are beautiful.

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  5. Thank for the pattern the bootees are fab however do you have a tip to make them bigger? My baby is 6mnths and these work out really small xx

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  6. I’ve been trying this pattern and I have a question about the first round. After you do your chain 5 and 3sc in the second chain from your hook, shouldn’t you do 2sc then do your 7sc in the last chain? Could you please clarify? If I follow the way it is written there are two chains that are left untouched.

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  7. This pattern is super quick. I made two pair in one evening. They are smaller than I expected, and that was perfect for a set of twins. Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing!!

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