Mary Jane Baby Booties


Mary Jane Baby Booties

Any mom or grandma can knit their little one a pair of easy baby booties. Why not try these Mary Jane Baby Booties to help your baby really stand out from the crowd? Feminine and frilly, these vintage baby booties call back to a simpler time while looking totally adorable. Free knitting patterns like this are exciting because you can use them again and again; try knitting some for your local charity, or for the neighbors who just had a little one of their own. They're bound to appreciate these cute booties just as much as you do.


Knitting Needle Size2 or 2.75 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Willow Yarns™ Gosling Fingering (50% superwash merino/25% bamboo/25% nylon; 50g/209yds) - 730010-0001
    • MC: Wild Strawberry - All sizes 1 ball
    • CC: 730010-0007 Buttercream - All sizes 1 ball
  • US size 2 (2.75mm) dpn or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Two ⁄" (1.6cm) buttons


Measurements: Infant 0-6 mos (6-12 mos)

Foot Length: 3½ (4)" [8.9 (10.2)cm]



Knitting abbreviations here.


Gauge: 28 sts x 38 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.


Pattern Note:

The sole of the bootie is knit flat on 2 needles then joined to work in the round for the remainder of the bootie.





With MC, CO 25 (35) sts. Do not join.

Row 1 (WS): K14 (19), pm, k to end.

Row 2 (RS): Kfb, k to m, [kfb] twice, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—4 sts inc’d.

Row 3 and all WS rows: K.

Row 4: Kfb, k to m, [kfb] 4 times, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—6 sts inc’d.

Row 6: Kfb, k to m, [kfb] twice, k4, [kfb] twice, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—6 sts inc’d.

Row 8: Kfb, k to m, [kfb, k1] twice, k5, [kfb, k1] twice, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—6 sts inc’d.

Row 10: K—47 (57) sts.



Pm and join to work in the rnd. K 7 rnds.

Rnd 8: K to m, [ssk, k1] twice, k4, [k2tog, k1] twice, k to end—4 sts dec’d.

Rnd 9: K to m, [ssk, k1] twice, [k2tog, k1] twice, k to end—4 sts dec’d.

Rnd 10: P—39 (49) sts. Leaving MC attached, sl to m. Attach CC and beg working in rows.


Row 1: K6, ssk, turn.

Row 2: S1, p5, p2tog, turn.

Row 3: S1, k5, ssk, turn.

Row 4: S1, p5, p2tog, turn.

Rep Rows 3-4 four more times (total of eight rows)—27 (29) sts rem. Cut CC and sl to the beg of the rnd.



Begin working in rnds.

Rnd 1: With MC, k.

Rnd 2: P. Rep Rnds 1-2 two more times. Cut MC.

Rnd 7: With CC, k2tog, k to end of rnd—26 (28) sts.

Rnd 8: [K1, p1] to end of rnd. Rep Rnd 8 five more times.

Rnd 14: [Kfb] across row—52 (56) sts.

Rnds 15-17: P.

BO all sts.



Sew seam on sole. Sew button onto strap on opposite sides of booties. Weave in ends and block.

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Could you provide what Kfb means. Knit,front and back of stitch? Dorothy

After row 10, starting foot, it says pm and join to work in rnd. Where do you pm? it can't be at the beginning of the round can it?

Ive just got to that stage and damned if I can make it out. Like you, where do you place marker, and I cant figure out how to "join to work in rnd"

"Rep Rows 3-4 four (eight) more times" would be clearer if it said repeat rows 3 and 4 four more times (total of 8 rows).

Hey there, Nita! Thanks for your suggestion. Edits have been made accordingly to the pattern for clarity. Happy knitting!


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