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How to Knit Baby Booties: 25 Adorable Patterns

Learn how to knit baby booties with these adorable free knitting patterns and a helpful video tutorial.

By: Julie DaMario, Editor,
Updated December 03, 2018
How to Knit Baby Booties

The only thing cuter than tiny baby feet are the adorable knit booties that keep them warm. Sweet, soft, and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it's hard not to love these little shoes. Baby shoes have exploded in popularity throughout the years.

Celebrities have been known to pay thousands of dollars for these shrunken versions of top designer kicks. It's not enough for babies to have just any baby booties pattern; they have to have baby Air Jordans or petite Pradas.

Here at AllFreeKnitting, we have always thought the most adorable baby shoes are the ones that are handmade with love. Knitting baby booties is an adorable way to celebrate the birth of a little one, especially because you can make multiple pairs without sparing much time or yarn.

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These little shoes are more than just a delightful article of clothing. Knit bootie patterns can be used to decorate a baby's room by stacking them on shelves or stringing them along a wall.

Your little one will soon outgrow these tiny little knits, but the love-filled stitches will still remain as a sign of how much you care. Though these little knit bootie patterns will be worn for a fleeting amount of time, they will be kept as a keepsake forever.

PLUS! Learn how to knit baby booties by checking out the helpful video tutorial below.

Classic Knit Bootie Patterns

Looking for a timeless look? You can’t go wrong with the basic baby bootie design. These sweet knit bootie patterns are great examples of the classic baby bootie. As such, they make a wonderful baby shower gift. Any expectant mother will simply adore such a sweet and practical way to keep their little one's feet nice and warm all day long.

These baby bootie knitting patterns are also incredibly easy to slip on and off, so you don't need to worry about dealing with fidgety baby toes when you try to put them on and take them off. It's also important to note these little boots won't slip off if you don't want them to. They will stay put until you're ready to take them off your sweet babe's feet.

Designer Knit Bootie Patterns

Want to dress your baby in the latest designer fashion without breaking bank? Learn how to knit baby booties and you will surely make everyone jealous with these easy knit bootie patterns. These patterns make for festive winter accessories or fun autumn knits.

Few things are more satisfying than dressing your wee one in miniature versions of the cutest designer fashions. You will love how these knitted baby booties turn out and since it doesn't take much effort to work up a pair, you can make a handful to match a variety of outfits in your baby's closet.

Just take a look at these Bitty Baby Uggs. These little booties look just like the designer boots without the designer price tag. It certainly make sense to create your own baby clothes and accessories since your peanut will be growing and changing at such a rapid rate.

Funky Knit Bootie Patterns

Time to play make believe with baby in these quirky little shoes. There’s a pair for every special fairytale you read! These baby knitting patterns are just too adorable to resist. If you're drawn to interesting designs and unusual patterns, then these unique knit baby booties are for you.

With so many colors and styles to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which pair to work up first. Baby booties are incredibly versatile and can really be customized to fit your personal preference. When it comes to design options, the sky is truly the limit.

From pandas, to lady bugs, to monsters, the cuteness of these free knitting patterns for babies cannot be denied. Click through the list below and find your favorite today.

Free Knit Baby Pattern - Mint Button Booties

The Mint Button Booties are perfect for novice knitters looking for a simple, timeless, and easy knitting pattern. This tiny knit baby booties pattern has an adorable button strap to keep them securely fastened on baby's feet. The clean lines and basic form of this baby shoe pattern offers a wonderful opportunity to experiment with prints, patterns, and more.


Bernat®Softee Baby (140 g /5 oz; 361 m/395 yds) - 02000 (White) OR 02001 (Pink) OR 02002 (Pale Blue) OR 02004 (Mint) OR 02003 (Lemon) - With 1 ball of yarn you can make approx 13 pairs of booties

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

2 buttons

SIZES: 3/6 (12/18) mos


Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together.

GAUGE: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st


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

Cast on 29 (33)sts.

1st row: (RS). (K1. M1) twice. K11 (13). (M1. K1) twice (place marker on last st). M1. K1. M1. K11 (13). (M1. K1) twice. 37 (41)sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: (K1. M1) twice. Knit to 2 sts before marked st. (M1. K1) 3 times. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. (M1. K1) twice. Rep last 2 rows 0 (1) time more. 45 (57)sts. Beg with a purl row, work 3 (5) rows in stocking st.

Shape instep:
1st row
: K10 (13). (K1. ssk) 4 (5) times. K1. (K2tog. K1) 4 (5) times. K10 (13). 37 (47)sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K10 (13). (ssk) 4 (5) times. K1. (K2tog) 4 (5) times. K10 (13). 29 (37)sts.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off knitwise.

Strap (make 2):
Cast on 31 (37) sts.
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: K1. K2tog. yo. Knit to end of row.
3rd row: Knit.
Cast off knitwise.

Sew back and sole seam. Sew Strap to Bootie as shown in picture. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

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Hi can someone tell me if anyone has or know a pattern for Baby booties for hanging in the pram please Thanks lynniespost 891 not the best knitter mainly scarfs i do or knitting lace stuff i do

I would like these patterns please how do i get them

Hi dorothymaybell 3780236, The pattern links next to each image will take you to the individual pattern page. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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