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Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern

January 5, 2015

Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern- these stay-on booties make a great gift!

Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

    Hand knit baby booties are a thoughtful gift, but if you’re beginner knitter they can be tricky to make. This Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern is the perfect  for beginners! Most baby bootie knitting patterns require double pointed needles and have heel shaping. These are knit flat and shaped through some well-placed decreases. The foldover shape in the front helps keep the booties on tiny feet. Best of all, they only take about 30 minutes to make!

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Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Easiest Baby Booties Ever Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Medium weight yarn
Needles: Size 8 straight

Footbed measures 2 3/4 inches long
[Make 2]
Cast on 26 stitches. Work in Garter Stitch for 10 rows.

Bind off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row. Finish row.

Bind off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row- this leaves you with 6 stitches in the middle. Garter Stitch remaining stitches for 20 rows. Bind off.

[Update: Many readers asked for an adult version of this bootie- here is the pattern]

How to finish the booties

Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
Here is the finished piece. It looks like the letter “T”. The upper part will become the back and side of the bootie. The thinner, bottom part will be the footbed
Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
Take one side of the upper part of the “T” and place it on top of the footbed
Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
Take the other side of the “T” and place it on top of the 2 layers. Using a yarn needle, sew the bootie together at the toe and the sides. Turn inside out when finished
Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
Very Easy Knit Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

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[I updated this post with a FREE video tutorial showing how to knit and assemble the booties]

  • kokoclowie
    January 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    This pattern is so cute, just what I need while I wait for the arrival of (a rather late!) Grandbaby! Thank you for sharing the pattern xx

  • amanda mcnally
    January 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    knitted theses but sewn them up wrong xxx another go tomoz xx

  • Anonymous
    January 24, 2015 at 4:18 am

    These are just what I was looking for with a medium weight yarn. Thank you so very very much! Going to try to make them just a bit larger for a 6 month size for a wee bit larger baby. If you have any suggestions for this not so mathematical genius, it is always appreciated… But either way I am so grateful for every thing you have already done. If its ok with you, would like to make some for charity also for a local group that collects much needed baby items. These will be quick and oh so darling! Size for them is anything goes! Hope you are and baby are well. A great big Thank you again… Kate K.

  • denise dowie
    February 7, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    They are lovely x

  • Anonymous
    February 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Just love the look of these….any tips on how one would up-size for toddlers ?

  • Coupon Shopper
    February 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I like these so much, I would like to make some for me as well as other adults. Have you made them for adults? If so, can you share details, etc.

  • Kimberly Dubuc
    February 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    If u can make them bigger Plz give stitches for 9 months,etc. I would sure love to make them

  • Anonymous
    February 11, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    So easy to make. Very cute but come up very small.

  • Laura Johnston
    April 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I've knitted the t piece, but am having a really hard time finishing this piece. Do you stack the bigger pieces next to each other and sew on top of the shorter (footbed)? And sew the right and left sides together? It seems simple but I've tried every combination I can think of. Can someone help explain the last sewing step? Or even post some pictures? Thanks!!

    • Gina Michele
      April 20, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Laura- Fold one of the bigger pieces over on to the footbed. Sew down along the side. Then, fold the other side over and sew along the side. Finally, sew the toe seam. The toe seam will sew through 3 layers- the footbed, and the 2 sides. Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    April 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I am going to try to size it up a bit to fit a toddler

  • Anonymous
    July 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I adore these booties!! I actually crocheted them using your pattern and they are the first booties that came out perfect for me!! Thank You for sharing your pattern!!

  • Salame Almasry
    July 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Is the bottom of the T, the foot part, suppose to be as big as halv the top of the t? I am trying to follow the instructions while crocheting, but when finishing 20 rows, the foot sole was very long compared to the side that is folding over. Maybe I have 2 count different with crocheting when it comes 2 counting rows.

  • Anonymous
    July 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Gina, these are adorable!! Do you have an adult pattern available?

  • coegie
    August 7, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I had to adjust the pattern to lighter wool and a 4 needle but they came out so great! I made a pink pair for friends who just had a baby girl, and I made some orange ones for my grandma's favorite doll. I love it!
    My patternis: 40 stitches for 12 rows, cast off 15 knit 10 cast off the other 15. Than knit the 10 stitches for 20 rows. 😀

    • Anonymous
      August 15, 2015 at 4:53 am

      Hi these numbers are they for double knit. I've got some chenille wool too would this be too thick.

  • Melissa
    May 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Hello Gina, What size knitting needles to use? Many thanks! Melissa

  • Lisa Geyer
    August 31, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I made these in candy corn colors for a friend at work last night. They are positively adorable! Thank you for posting this pattern and the larger-size instructions.

  • Zurainny Ismail
    May 8, 2019 at 1:24 am

    First look, and I am totally enchanted! Saw the pic on The Spruce Craft which linked to the adult sizes, and now I am here! I would really love to give this a try. I hope to make knitting a therapeutic workout to alleviate my stiff fingers! These booties would make such terrific gifts, too! Thanks for this wonderful tutorial, bless your heart! 😀

  • Amanda
    July 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

    These are just SO adorable ♡♡♡♡!!!
    I’m just wondering what ‘medium weight’ yarn would be in ply? I’ve searched for a conversion chart and came up with 10ply which seems a but thick to me for baby knits.
    Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe the number of stitches in a tension swatch? I do tend to knit loosely as well
    Thanks in advance 🙂

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