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Mint Button Booties

Mint Button Booties

The Mint Button Booties are perfect for novice knitters looking for a simple, yet timeless design. 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. Your baby is sure to look even cute in these easy knit baby booties.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Bernat®Softee Baby (140 g /5 oz; 361 m/395 yds)

         Sizes:3/6 (12/18) mos

         02000 (White)

          02001 (Pink)
          02002 (Pale Blue)
          02004 (Mint)
          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.


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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At the end of row 1 it says 37 sts. Does that mean I knit 37 stitches or is that telling me how many stitches I should have?

The numbers beyond a period in a knitting pattern are telling you how many stitches you should have in a row, this si pretty standard in knitting.

Soft baby bootees

While these are very pretty booties I don;t know what kind of designer would think of putting buittons on baby things. These are a disaster made to happen. Baby grabs button and pulls it off puts it in the mouth and choking is a serious result. You are waiting to be sued witht his one. Could you not put a little flower instead of a button??

Hi dfitz 2297783, Great point! A tiny flower applique would be a lovely alternative. Happy Knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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