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Minty Garter Stitch Baby Booties

Minty Garter Stitch Baby Booties
Minty Garter Stitch Baby Booties
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These Minty Garter Stitch Baby Booties are absolutely adorable in this bright shade of green. With their cozy cuffs and stay-on design, these knitted baby booties will keep baby's toes warm all year around. This baby booties knitting pattern is sure to become one of your go-to favorites because of how simple and cozy the booties are. They will work for girls and boys because the color is neutral and the design is plain. If you love knitting for babies and have been looking for a simple, no-frills knitting pattern for baby booties, this is the pattern for you.  

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You will need two stitch holders and a yarn needle for this pattern.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

The pattern for these knitted baby booties is provided for 6 month size. 12 month size is in parenthesis. 

Cuff

  1. Cast on 25 (28) sts

  2. Next Rows: work in garter stitch until the piece measures 3.5" (4") from cast on edge

  3. Next Row (Wrong Side): *K3, m1; repeat from * to last stitch, k1. Stitch count: 33 (37)

Shape the Top of the Foot

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K11 (12) sts and place on stitch holder, k11 (13) sts for top of foot, place remaining 11 (12) sts from left-hand needle on second stitch holder

  2. Next Rows: Work in Garter Stitch over remaining center 11 (13) sts for 13 (15) rows. Cut yarn.

  3. Next Row (Right Side): With Right Side facing, place 11 (12) sts from first stitch holder back on right-hand needle, pick up and k6 (7) sts evenly spaced across right-hand edge of top of foot, k11 (13) top of foot sts from left-hand needle, pick up and k6 (7) sts evenly spaced across left-hand edge of top of foot, k11 (12) sts from second stitch holder. Stitch count: 45 (51) 

  4. Next Rows: Work in Garter Stitch for 8 (10) rows

Shape the Sole

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K2, k2tog, k16 (19), k2tog, k1, ssk, k16 (19), ssk, k2—41 (47) sts

  2. Row 2: Knit

  3. Row 3: K2, K2tog, k14 (17), k2tog, k1, ssk, k14 (17), ssk, k2—37 (43) sts

  4. Row 4: Knit

  5. Row 5: K2, K2tog, k12 (15), k2tog, k1, ssk, k12 (15), ssk, k2—33 (39) sts

  6. Row 6: Knit across first 16 (19) sts, k2tog, slip k2tog back to left-hand needle. There should be 16 (19) sts on each needle. Holding needles parallel, using 3-needle bind off method, bind off all stitches. Cut yarn leaving an 18” [46 cm] tail. With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew heel and back seam closed.

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends. Turn cuff down.

Abbreviations

K2tog
Knit two stitches together
Sts
Stitches
M1
Make one stitch
SSK
Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle, insert point of left needle through front of stitches, knit these stitches together through back loop
K
Knit
St st
Stockinette stitch

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I found this pattern really easy to make but for beginners you do need to know how to increase, decrease and use stitch holders but there are plenty of tutorials on this site that will help you. They knit up very quickly once you have made he first one as they are pretty straight forward and they took less yarn than I expected them to so have been able to knit more pairs from my ball than I thought I would. They would make a great present for baby with a matching jumper or cardigan, there are lots of baby patterns on this site that would go well with these.

What is stockinette stitch. Is it the same as stocking stitch?

Yes, it is knit a row, purl a row. I'm not sure why it is listed in the abbreviations as the bootees are all garter stitch.

Talk about easy! This picture should. Be next to that word in the dictionary. I looked over the instructions and the first thing I thought was" this can't be all there is to it!" But it is. Talk about easy and quick and a great way to use up my extra yarn. Plus you can dress them up for a little lady if you wish to do so. Thank you for this!

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