How to Knit Baby Booties Step by Step- Ideal for beginners! Knit these cute baby booties with this step-by-step tutorial. Great baby shower gifts!
A pair of baby booties make a great gift. There are tons of patterns available but most of them require double needles and complicated shaping. Not this knitting pattern! These easy knitted baby booties are worked on single point knitting needles using the garter (knit every row) stitch.
Techniques used in this pattern:
Knit (Garter) stitch
M1 (make one stitch)
Pick up and knit
K2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
I created a video to show you how to Make 1, transfer stitches to a stitch holder and how to pick up and knit stitches.
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How to Knit Baby Booties Step by Step
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Yarn: Lion Brand Ferris Wheel in Cotton Candy (#4 worsted weight yarn, 1 skein)
Needles: Size US 7 single point knitting needles
Also needed: stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 9 stitches= 2 inches in Garter stitch
Size: 6 months, 12 months (in parenthesis)
Cast on 25 (28) sts.
Next Rows: Work in Garter Stitch until piece measures 3½ (4) inches from the cast on edge.
Next Row (Wrong Side)
Increase: *K3, m1; repeat from * to the last stitch, k1. 33 (37) sts.
Shape the top of the foot
Row 1 (Right Side): K11 (12) sts and place on stitch holder.
k11 (13) sts for the top of the foot, place the remaining 11 (12) sts from the left-hand needle on a second stitch holder. (Note- I used circular knitting needles instead of sttich holders)
Work in Garter Stitch over the remaining center 11 (13) sts for 13 (15) rows. Cut the yarn.
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 the right-hand edge of
the top of the foot.
K11 (13) top of foot sts from left-hand needle, pick up and k6 (7) sts evenly spaced across the left-hand edge of the top of the foot, k11 (12) sts from the second stitch holder. 45
Work in Garter Stitch for 8 (10) rows.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K2, k2tog, k16 (19), k2tog, k1, ssk, k16 (19), ssk, k2. 41 (47) sts.
Row 2: Knit across.
Row 3: K2, K2tog, k14 (17), k2tog, k1, ssk, k14 (17), ssk, k2. 37 (43) sts.
Row 4: Knit across.
Row 5: K2, K2tog, k12 (15), k2tog, k1, ssk, k12 (15), ssk, k2. 33 (39) sts.
Fold the booties over and sew the seam.
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