Read through my inspiration, design process, and lots of info on the perfect yarn I chose, or scroll on down for the free pattern.
The Inspiration + Design
When I was pregnant with my son Parker, I wanted to make a cute newborn set for him! I had trouble finding a boyish set that I loved so I set out to design my own. This was one of the very first patterns I posted on my blog and I’m so glad you’ve loved it as much as I have over the years.
This project is part of a set – see the matching baby hat here & the matching diaper cover here.
This set is a great gift for baby showers or new additions to family and friends’ families, and it’s a very gender neutral pattern. I’ve got it pictured here in the classic blue and pink as well as a gorgeous grey marble. I love modern baby items that are simplistic in design and can work for any mom’s style!
I wish I’d been able to get some photos of Parker in this set when he was born, but he weighed in at a whoppin’ 10 lb. 2 oz and was too chunky to fit into them! Lol!
I decided to use Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn for this pattern as it’s a very versatile worsted weight yarn with a stunning color range. There are colors to match any baby shower or nursery theme, as well as individual style.
However, you can use any worsted weight yarn for this project! There are wonderful wool based worsted weight yarns to use for this project as well as other natural and synthetic fibers. Really, anything goes as long as you can meet the gauge listed in the pattern below.
I do have a video tutorial for these adorable little booties for all my visual learners below – enjoy! 😉
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To sum it up: The perfect basic baby booties for boys and girls from newborn to 12 months!
0-2 months: US size E 3.5mm
2-4 months: US size F 3.75mm
4-6 months: US size G 4mm
6-8 months: US size H 5mm
8-10 months: US size I 5.5mm
10-12 months: US size J 6mm
-Always begin your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
Crochet Parker Baby Booties
Ch 10, Sc in 2nd chain from hook, Sc in next 7, make 5 Sc in the last chain
Turn your work to stitch in other side of foundation Ch, Sc 8, sl st to join, ch 2
Round 2: Hdc in first st, 2 Hdc in next st, Hdc in next 6, 2 Hdc in next 2, Hdc in next 2, 2 Hdc in next 2, Hdc in next 6, 2 Hdc, Hdc in last, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 3: Sc in first 10 sts, 2 Sc in next 2 sts, 2 Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 Sc in next 2, SC in next 10, sl st to join, ch 1
Rounds 4-5: Sc around in back loops only, sl st to join, ch 1 (40 sts)
Rounds 6-7: Now working in both loops, Sc around, sl st to join ch 1 (40 sts)
Round 8: Sc in first 12 sts, [Sc decrease, Sc in next 2] 4 times, Sc 12, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 9: Sc in first 14 sts, Sc decrease, Sc, Sc decrease, Sc, Sc decrease, Sc 14, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 10: Sc 10, 6 Sc decreases, Sc 11, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 11: Sc 10, 3 Sc decreases, Sc 11, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 12: Sc 10, 2 Sc decreases, Sc 10, sl st to join, ch 1
Round 13-16: Sc around, sl st to join, chain 1 (22 sts)
Round 17: Dc around, sl st to join, ch 1 (22 sts)
Round 18: Dc in first st, *Bpdc (Back post double crochet), Dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join, ch 1 (22 sts)
Round 19: Repeat Round 18
Round 20: Sc around, sl st to join, finish off, weave ends (22 sts)
Fold over bootie cuff (rounds 17-20) – you don’t need to sew the cuff down but you may if you are worried about it shifting.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch