Royal Baby Booties


Royal Baby Booties


These booties are fit for a prince! The Royal Baby Booties are a gorgeous shade of deep blue and have a handsome stitch design that hug baby's tiny feet in all the right places. Plus, it is so easy that it is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to knit baby booties. This classic baby booties knitting pattern is a must-knit for grandmothers, aunts, and mothers of tiny bundles of joy. The Royal Baby Booties make a great DIY  baby shower gift or first birthday present. We love these booties in the blue shown in the picture, but they would look just as sweet in a soft pastel or creamy white.


Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm

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

Materials List

  • 8 ply wool
  • 3mm or 11UK needles (to fit 0M-6M baby feet)
  • 4mm or 8UK needles (to fit 6M-12M baby feet)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


Stitch Glossary

CO: cast on
k: knit
p: purl
rep: repeat
k2tog: knit 2 together
p2tog: purl 2 together
st: stitches


CO 28. *k2,p2* rib stitch for 24 rows (or the length of your index finger).


Continue knitting from the previous 28 stitches.

Row 1, 2 (32sts), 5, and 6 (40sts): CO2, k rest of row
Row 3, 4 (36sts), 7, and 8 (44sts): CO2, p rest of row
Row 9, 10, and 14: k row
Row 11,12, and 16: p row
Row 13: k20, k2tog(x2), k20 (42 sts)
Row 15: k19, k2tog(x2), k19 (40 sts)
Row 17: BO4, k2tog(x4), k16 (32 sts)
Row 18: BO4, k rest of row (28 sts)
Row 19: BO13, k rest of row (15sts)

Then BO all stitches, leaving a tail about 60cm long, then sew up the edges of the bootie from bottom to top, knot the end and tuck in the scraggly bits.


  1. (NOTE: the inside of the bootie is the side which has the single row of horizontal ribbing.)

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I am trying to make Royal Baby Booties. What does BO mean in instructions? BO4, BO all stitches?

BO means bind off.

BO means bind off or cast off, depending on where you are in the world.

Hi, Row 17 is missing a step. It reads BO4, k2tog(x4), k16 (32 sets). It should read BO4, k12, k2tog(x4), k16 (32 sets). There are also rows that I feel should be p2tog instead of k2tog, but it still works ok.

Hello, please can you revert tis back to the original pattern, in trying to make this more concise there are some mistakes that have been made.

Yes, this pattern, as written, is very confusing. I copied and pasted into a word document and simplified it by putting into row by row. Hope this helps as they a cute little booties.

This is not a good pattern. The directions are wrong and the directions for assembly is very very vague. I have no idea on how to assemble this bootie. Basically wasted my time.

will I get a reply from Katy Boyce ??? re Royal Baby Booties Cuff question.?

Hello WRAAC, unfortunately, we are unable to locate the original source of this pattern, so it's difficult to know the designer's intent. However, when a pattern gives you "XX rows or XX cm/in/etc.," you always prioritize the cm/in/etc. because gauge varies with each person. So, in this case, the 42 (or whatever it was supposed to be) rows is supposed to be an estimate for 6cm. If you hit 6cm in fewer or more rows, that's okay. The important thing is to get to 6cm. Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of

as a beginner this was not straight forward .with 8ply as recomemded 16 rows= 6cm. thanks I wasnt sure if it had a big turn over after knitting I could see it was far too thick. Will start again. Thanks.

re Cuff repeat 42 rows or 6 cm.? 6cm is much less than 42rows what should it be ?

Hi WRAAC, to answer your question, although no gauge is given above for the rows, it can't possibly be 42 rows, so I think the 6 cm is correct. You can see when you knit it what it should be, probably 22 rows, and maybe you can post back here what you discovered.

thanks 8ply 16 rows = 6cm

P2tog= knit 2 together I think this should be pearl 2 together in the Abbreviations above.

Hi grandmatomato 1080 461, thank you for pointing out this error. We have adjusted the pattern accordingly. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

What age range this pattern for? Newborns? 0-3 months? 3-6 months?

I assume you have to use 2 strands of yarn. Is this correct? I don't understand how you would have 8 ply otherwise. Please let me know.

8ply is what dk weight yarn is called in Australia and great Britain. hope this helps.


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