Basic Knit Baby Booties Pattern
Learn how to knit baby booties this adorable pattern. Any little one would be lucky to receive such a beautiful handmade knit baby pattern.
These Basic Knit Baby Booties are sure to delight everyone who lays eyes on them. This pattern is perfect when it comes to beginner knitting and you won't believe how quickly you finish these easy knit baby booties. Once you learn how to knit baby booties as easy as these, you will be set for DIY baby gifts and other basic knitting patterns.
After all, there is a lot of room for creative touches with this pattern. Add a bow for some additional decoration, or leave the booties as is for a classic, streamlined look. You will be able to complete this pattern in no time, so you can make a pair for every little angel you know.
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Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
Finished SizeTo fit infant 3 ( 6-12) mos.
- Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g / 1.75 oz/73 m/80 yds) or Bernat® Satin (100 g / 3.5 oz/149 m/163 yds), 55 (65-75) m OR 60 (75-85) yds
- Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
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The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Sizes: 3 mos (6 mos-12 mos)
Knit Baby Booties
Cast on 27 (35-43) sts.
1st and alt rows: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. yfwd. K12 (16-20). yfwd. K1. yfwd. K12 (16-20). yfwd. K1. 31 (39-47) sts.
4th row: K1. yfwd. K14 (18-22). yfwd. K1. yfwd. K14 (18-22). yfwd. K1. 35 (43-51) sts.
6th row: K1. yfwd. K16 (20-24). yfwd. K1. yfwd. K16 (20-24). yfwd. K1. 39 (47-55) sts.
Knit 11 rows (garter st).
1st row: K15 (19-23). K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. yf. Turn.
2nd row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. yf. Sl1P. Turn.
3rd row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. yf. Turn.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Sl1. Turn.
6th row: P2togtbl. P5. P2tog. Sl1P. Turn.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows once more.
9th row: K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row. 21 (29-37) sts.
10th row: Purl.
Cont in garter st for 2 (2½-2½) ins [5 (6-6) cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off.
Sew sole seam. Sew back seam, reversing seam 1½ ins [4 cm] from cast off edge for turn back.
Did You Know?
These easy baby booties are the perfect DIY gift for anyone in your life that is expecting a little bundle of joy. Tiny baby toes need to be kept warm! Booties are an ideal footwear for babies in the first year of life because their feet grow so quickly. Feet grow the quickest during the first three years of life, so enjoy the time that they aren't yet walking when you can get away with thick socks and booties to cover your baby's toes!
When babies start learning to walk, they actually flex their feet upwards of 25,000 times day. They should be wearing shoes that mimic bare feet during this time (like non-slip booties) to help their muscles develop correctly. Children's feet take about three times the stress as adult feet, so once they've learned to walk properly, a well-supported shoe is recommended. Since they are growing so quickly, it's also recommended that their feet get resized for shoes every three months.
- knit next 2 stitches together
- knit 2 stitches together through back loops
- purl two stitches together
- purl 2 stitches together through back loops
- pass slipped stitch over
- slip next stitch knitwise
- slip next stitch purlwise
- bring yarn into front of work
- yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)
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