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Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Designed by Carole Barenys

Knitting Pattern Baby Booties

These baby booties feature garter stitch welts and are knit in the round. A matching raglan cardigan is also available.

Materials:
Sport weight yarn
Set of 4 size 4 US (3.5 mm) double points
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) will knit a slightly smaller size
tapestry needle
crochet hook

Size:
Fits most babies. About 4" toe-to-heel.

Instructions:

Cuff:
CO 36 sts. Divide over 3 needles (12 sts on each needle). Making sure sts aren't twisted, join.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 22 to 24 rounds. The rounds begin and end at the tail where the join is.

Instep:
K 12 sts on needles 1 and 2. Do not work 12 sts on needle 3.
K 1 row; P 1 row; K 1 row; K 1 row for 15 rows over the 12 sts from needle 2 only.
Next row: K2tog, k across to last 2 sts, k2tog
P 1 row.
Repeat dec row - 8 sts remain

Welt:
Pick up 11 sts along left side of instep flap from the edges of the rows. K the 12 sts from needle 3 (the ones that did not get worked before). You should now be at the heel of the bootie. P the next 12 sts from needle 1. Pick up 11 sts along right side of the instep flap. P across 8 toe sts. P back to the heel.

Rearrange sts on needles so you have 18 sts on each needle. Work alternating rounds of K and P until there are 5 garter stitch ridges.

Sole:
K first round, placing marker between 9th and 10th stitch at toe.
Decrease round: K2 tog, k to within 3 sts of marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k1, k2tog, work to last 2 sts of round, k2tog.
K 1 round even.
Repeat Decrease round.
K 1 round even.
Repeat Decrease round.
BO next round and sew seam shut.

Alternate ending: After last decrease row, K half a round. Break off yarn, leaving a tail of about 15 inches. Weave sole together, using Kitchener stitch.

Laces:
Make two 16 inch chains with crochet hook. Use large tapestry needle to thread chain in and out around cuff so that it ties in front. Knot the ends, so laces do not slide out.

© Carole Barenys. Pattern or items from it not to be sold. For personal use, gifts and please, charity giving.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.