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Little Lady Bug Baby Booties

Watch out, your little bug will fly away wearing these sweet, easy knit baby booties. The Little Lady Bug Baby Booties are the perfect finishing touch to the Little Lady Bug Baby Set. These precious baby lady bug booties will keep baby's feet warm as she toddles around the house. They're perfect for baby's first Halloween, but the Little Lady Bug Baby Booties are so cute you might want to knit them for a year-round shoe.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™: 1 ball each 902 Ladybug A, 112 Night-night B and 100 Lily C
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 3.5mm [US 4]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 21 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations
A, B, C = Color A, B, C
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
mm = millimeters
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Booties measure 4” [10 cm] long


BOOTIES
With A, cast on 28 sts.
Work in St st for 3½” [9 cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Cut A and join B. Work 2 rows in St st.


Shape Toe
Row 1 (Right Side): *K2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 21 sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 14 sts.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: [K2tog] 7 times – 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.


FINISHING
Sew 2½” [6.4 cm] from Toe closed along edge.


Cuff
With right side facing, join C at last st of first row, pick up and knit 28 sts along edge of Ankle to first st of first row.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.


Fold cast-on edge in half and sew closed for back seam. Using B, embroider a line up the center of foot in chain st. Work French knots randomly on either side of chain sts for ladybug spots.


Weave in ends.

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The instructions start off easy but then it all started to go wrong when I got to the cuff, I started wrong and ended up with just a tube but on closer inspection of the picture and the direction of the stitches I realised that the 28 stitches need to be picked up along the row ends so 14 along one end and 14 along the opposite end to get back to row 1, it would be better if the instructions could include images to show how you sew the toe up and how you pick up the stitches, once you realise and do it the correct way they look great but for an 'easy' pattern this needs to be explained more clearly.

I thought these would be nice and easy. But they are until you get to the cuff. All I end up with is a tube with a toe in it.

These should be easy enough to make in bigger sizes, too. I'm thinking worsted weight yarn, maybe size 6-7 needles, and casting on more at the beginning. I'm going to noodle around with this for a while, and see if I can't make sizes to fit everyone (I'm thinking Christmas gifts!!). Great, easy pattern. Thanks for posting this!

I can't get these right, they just turn into a tube! Where's the heel? Please help!

Same thing happened to me. Did you get an answer?

I did the same thing the first time, then realised that the stitches you pick up are long the row ends, so I picked up 14 along the left hand edge and then 14 along the right hand edge. You then sew the cast on edge together which makes the heel. I hope this explanation helps.

can this be done on knifty knitting looms,if so how

Hi Mookie! We have a variety of loom knitting patterns on our site that may interest you. We suggest browsing our selection to draw inspiration. Please find them in the left hand menu bar under "Loom Patterns." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Please help... i tried to make these, although mine just look like tubes, i cant seem to see where the heel shape of the boot occurs? Also, im stuck on the cuff section - could i not have started the pattern with 3 knit rows in white? Or am i missing something. please help, I really want to get these right! :-) confusedknitter :-S x

The white stitches you pick up are long the row ends, so I picked up 14 along the left hand edge and then 14 along the right hand edge. You then sew the cast on edge together which makes the heel. I hope this explanation helps.

Thanks for sharing these look really cute, I was looking for a pattern for 4mm needles to go with a baby jersey but I might also do these just as they are.

Is it possible to get an adult pattern for Ladybug Booties? Would love to knit a pair for our daughter who is nicknamed "Ladybird"

I would like a n easier way to print off patterns as most give you all the comments . the comments are interesting to read but not to print and waste paper and ink, not ecology friendly since I am in my 80 I find this a problem

Hi! Annmedcalf, We suggest that you go to the page and highlight the text, then right-click on it. You'll get a window that gives you the option to "copy." Copy and then paste the text into a word document. You should be able print that document that way. Another option is to highlight exactly what you would like to be printed. Then, select print from your dropdown menu, and change your print range from all to selection. - editors of AllFreeKnitting

These are adorable and very easy to make.

these are adorable! can you provide a guage for a toddler foot?

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