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Candy Shoppe Baby Booties

Candy Shoppe Baby Booties

Sugary sweet and equally as cute, the Candy Shoppe Baby Booties are the knits to beat for your little one. This darling knit baby bootie pattern is a simple way to keep baby's tiny tootsies warm and covered all season long. The simple design lends itself to any number of yarn colors or prints. Have fun experimenting with different colored ribbon for a cute bow finish.


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Beehive Baby Sport (100 g/3.5 oz;328 m/359 yds)
  • 1 ball of #09420 (Precious Pink)
    • 3 mos - 1 ball
    • 6 mos - 1 ball
    • 12 mos - 1 ball
  • Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 12 ins [30.5 cm] of ribbon.


24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


To fit infant 3 (6-12) mos.



3 mos - To fit infant
6 mos -  To fit infant
12 mos -  To fit infant


K = knit
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side



The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Cast on 39 (43-47) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Make instep: 1st row: (RS). K14 (15-16). P3 (4-5). K5. P3 (4-5). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: K3 (4-5). P5. K3 (4-5). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 14 (15-16) sts.
3rd row: P3 (4-5). K5. P3 (4-5).
4th row: K3 (4-5). P5. K3 (4-5).
Rep last 2 rows 3 (4-5) times more.
Break yarn. Leave these 11 (13- 15) sts on a needle.
Shape foot: Next row: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 8 (10-12) sts along right side of instep. K4 (5-6). K2tog. K5 (6- 7) from left-hand needle. Pick up and knit 8 (10-12) sts along left side of instep. Knit across rem 14 (15-16) sts. 54 (62-70) sts.
Knit 5 rows across all sts (garter st).
1st row: (RS). [K1. K2tog. K21 (25-29). K2tog. K1] twice. 50 (58-66) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: [K1. K2tog. K19 (23- 27). K2tog. K1] twice. 46 (54- 62) sts.
5th row: [K1. K2tog. K17 (21- 25). K2tog. K1] twice. 42 (50- 58) sts.
7th row: [K1. K2tog. K15 (19- 23). K2tog. K1] twice. 38 (46- 54) sts.
9th row: [K1. K2tog. K13 (17- 21). K2tog. K1] twice. 34 (42- 50) sts.
11th row: [K1. K2tog. K11 (15-19). K2tog. K1] twice. 30 (38-46) sts.


Sizes 6 and 12 mos only:
13th row: [K1. K2tog. K(13- 17). K2tog. K1] twice. (34-42) sts.
15th row: [K1. K2tog. K(11-15). K2tog. K1] twice. (30-38) sts.


All sizes: Next row: Knit. Cast off. Sew sole and back seam. Cut ribbon in half. Tie in bow and sew to each bootie as shown in picture.

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Instructions not clear especially with the 11 stitches on hold. Where should I add them? Baby due in 3 days need to finish asap. Thanks

According to the pattern as written, they are being held until the last knit row, then cast off with the other stitches.

I am having trouble with directions starting with "Shape foot." From where or how do I "pick up stitches" so they are increasing. Got lost.

You are picking up the stitches form the piece that you have already knit, to create the foot.

With the news of me going to be a grandma, these booties were the first I knitted. Quick and easy. I prettied them up with embroidering roses across the front of the booties. They were just to cute. I must for the new baby!

When I tapped on the "print this pattern..." link for the Baby Moccasin, this is where I was sent. I really want the moccasin.

Hello ccatxknitter! Can you please provide the specific name of the pattern you are trying to access? We have several baby moccasin patterns on the site. Thank you! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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