Crochet baby booties in 15 minutes or less!

by Doroteja

Crochet Baby Booties by Croby Patterns

Hope you are all doing well. I am so happy to share with you a new pattern for baby booties this week. And it’s a very special one! You ask why? Because it’s super easy to follow and baby booties are made using this particular pattern in no time. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I would say, with a little bit of practice, 15 minutes max. ๐Ÿ™‚

So if you are in a hurry to attend a babyย shower andย you need a gift, this might be a perfect solution for you. Even if there is no hurry, once you will tryย this pattern, you will see how awesome it is and you will use it all the time.


Watch the video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this simple crochet baby booties from start to finish. Don’t forget to jump to my YouTube channel and subscribe (HERE!) if you haven’t already. Once you are there turn on the post notification (little bell next to the subscribe button) so you will be first to know when I post something new. It’s free! ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. Purchasing through this links earns me a small commission with no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚)

  • YARN: This pattern is made with Drops Eskimo mix yarn which is 100% wool yarn in shade pastel blue (31), which is gorgeous light blue color. (HERE!)ย Update: Recently I came across Super Chunky weight yarn from Paintbox. (HERE!) The yarn is 50% wool and 50% acrylic and is way softer and more gentle on the skin then Drops Eskimo which makes it perfect for baby items. Also, the yarn is available in 60 different shades and the closest to the one I am using in this tutorial is Duck Egg Ble (935).
  • CROCHET HOOK: You will need 7.0 mm crochet hook. Sadly there is no US hook size for this crochet hook, so you will have to go one size down which would be K/10 1/2 or L/11. (You can find something similarย to what I am using HERE!)
  • OTHER: And of course a yarn needle (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a pair of scissors (HERE!) and around 3 cm in a diameter big button (HERE!).


The instructions are using simple crochet stitches that are because of their long names written as abbreviated words/signs. If there is a stitch or technique that you’re not familiar with, don’t worry. Click on the video next to the stitch name and you can learn how to do it right away.

  • st/sts โ€“ stitch/stitches
  • ch โ€“ chain (VIDEO)
  • sc โ€“ single crochet (VIDEO)
  • sc2tog – single crochet two together
  • ss – slip stitch
  • hdc – half double crochet (VIDEO)
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
  • dc – double crochet (VIDEO)
  • dc2tog – double crochet two together
  • BLO – work into back loops only


  • The pattern is worked in rounds.
  • How to read a pattern:
    • If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
    • Repeat what is written in the () as many times as itโ€™s written right after the (). For an example: Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
  • The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern. The chain is just a way to give us to the proper height. The number of the chains at the beginning of the round/row matches the hight of the first stitch.
  • Use stitch markers to mark your first stitch of each round/row.
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Gauge: 6 sts and 3.5 rows in HDC to measure 5 x 5 cm or (2 x 2 inches).
  • Size: 0 – 3 months.



Baby Booties in 15 min or less by Croby Patterns


Ch 6. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 1: 2hdc. Hdc 3. 6 hdc sts into the same ch. Continue on the opposite side of the ch. Hdc 3. 2hdc. Ss.

Round 2: Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. Hdc 3. Work 2 hdc into next 6 sts. Hdc 3. Work 2 hdc into last 2 sts. Ss.

Continue with the upper part of the shoe. You can change the yarn color if you would like to make your crochet baby shoes in more than just one color.


Round 3:ย BLO. Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of next 26 sts. Join the round with a ss (ss does not count as a stitch) = 26 sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc 5. Hdc 2. Repeat dc2tog six times. Hdc 2. Sc 5. Join the round with ss. = 20 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 1. Sc2tog. Sc 4. Repeat hdc2tog three times. Sc 4. Sc2tog. Sc 1. Ss. = 15 sts.

Round 6: Ch 2. Dc 15. Ss. = 15 sts.

Round 7: Ch 1. Hdc 15. Ss. = 15 sts.

Fasten off.

Take some yarn and a yarn needle and sew the button on the outer side of each shoe.


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Linda Fugitt April 3, 2016 - 01:41

How can I begin to Thank You? My first granddaughter from my youngest daughter just sent a text to let me know her contractions had just begun. We’ll see how true her statement is. So excited for them!

Doroteja April 9, 2016 - 15:59

Hi Linda,
I am so so happy for you! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mary November 20, 2017 - 23:36

Thank you for such a wonderful pattern. I searched everywhere for these little booties and found you. Directions were perfect and they came out adorable. Thank you again

Ann February 3, 2018 - 05:19

Live the idea very cute especially that I knew at it ty

Tenzin September 10, 2020 - 15:57

Hi I so loved this easy pattern but if I have to make bigger size how do I do that …thank you ton..

Colleen April 5, 2016 - 20:04

Marvellous little booties,
Thank you for sharing your talent!
I now have some special keepsakes to give to my first grandchild.

Doroteja April 9, 2016 - 15:52

Thank you Colleen! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tracy April 7, 2016 - 06:03

Thank you for sharing this pattern Doroteja. It’s brilliant! Please could I ask, if I wanted to increase the size, would I just add a couple of stitches to the original hdc3 in the sole? Thank you!

Doroteja April 9, 2016 - 15:47

That’s right Tracy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gloria Crowther April 7, 2016 - 23:57

Love all of these cuties!

Doroteja April 9, 2016 - 15:46

Thank you Gloria!

ting ht April 30, 2016 - 10:01

hi, what if i want a bigger size… how should i increase the stitch? any reference?

Doroteja May 4, 2016 - 14:03

First of, you have to start with a longer base chain on the sole. So instead of chain 6, try ch 7 or 8. And because you have a longer chain, you have to add 2 additional stitches into each round of the sole and upper part. For example; round 1(sole) instead of Hdc 3, work hdc 4 or 5. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jana March 7, 2017 - 07:36

I love this pattern!! I am trying to make it bigger. I ended up chaining 10 and I increased the hdc 3 to 8. I have done up to round 3 and I am not sure how to increase round 4 accordingly.. any advice?

laia July 20, 2016 - 01:22

hello, thank you so much for this helpful pattern… but, there are a few mistakes when doing the written pattern because it is diferent from the video… am I right?? for example: round 6: ch 1. it is chain 2… etc…
Anyway, thank you for sharing!!!!!

Aline October 13, 2016 - 05:37

I live in usa and cannot find drop eskimo yarn. Do you have any other yarn options that would be good in this pattern? thank you!!

Doroteja October 13, 2016 - 11:09

I live in Europe and I buy all the yarn here. Here is the link with the yarn specifications of Drops Eskimo yarn that I am using. Hope it helps! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I think this online store ship worldwide.

Ashleigh October 17, 2016 - 19:35

Thank you for this pattern! I have a bunch of super chunky yarn (for a project I never finished…) Anyways, I needed a quick baby gift for a co-worker and came across this pattern. Thank you again!

Tanya October 27, 2016 - 16:38

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern and for the brilliant tutorial. I have managed to make one pair and I’m just about to start another. To increase the size of the booties I just used a bigger crochet hook and it worked out fine using your pattern. You are very talented and I hope to learn alot more by following your tutorials.

Doroteja October 27, 2016 - 21:18

Thank you so much for your kind words, Tanya! ๐Ÿ™‚

Julie August 10, 2018 - 19:08

Tanya, thanks for letting us know that worked! That’s what I wanted to do to make a bigger size.

Great pattern Doroteja!! Thank you!!

thisnthat November 2, 2016 - 02:52

This is a great tutorial. I’m a mostly self-taught crocheter who experiments until I pick something up (so, in other words, I’m usually just winging it). This video was very well done, and I think I’ll have the hang of making these in no time. Can’t wait to go get some new yarn. Thank you.

Julia November 10, 2016 - 15:25

Hi! I’m new to crochet and I’ve been seeing this video a lot of times lately. Finally I mastered my booties yesterday! They’re gorgeous but too small for my baby. I’m going to try again today adding 3 chains to the base of the sole. Thanks for sharing!

Doroteja November 10, 2016 - 15:50

You are very welcome, Julia! Thank you for your sweet comment. ?

madysen December 31, 2016 - 22:45

Hi! Do you know how I could modify the pattern if using weight 5 yarn instead of 6? Thank you! If not, could you tell what the final measurements of the sole and different parts of the bootie were? Thank you so much!

Doroteja January 2, 2017 - 11:45

I would try with a larger hook to obtain the gauge.
Kind wishes,

Corinne January 4, 2017 - 07:37

Thank you.its so simple.Booties turned out so cute n quick.Only will try to make them bigger.

Doroteja January 4, 2017 - 11:42

Thank you for your sweet comment, Corinne! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kathy April 10, 2017 - 15:50

my first set of baby booties. This video is so clear and easy to follow along. Thank you

Doroteja April 24, 2017 - 09:50

Ooh, congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Celena Rodriquez June 4, 2017 - 07:05

I’ve used several patterns for baby booties for my first grandchild but have not yet found one I like now than this one. My daughter loves the booties her baby wears them everyday. She’s actually almost outgrown the first pair so I’m making another right now. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Doroteja June 9, 2017 - 14:07

I am so happy to hear that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your sweet comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

marlene lazo June 25, 2017 - 11:25

Hi, i just want to ask if you have a pattern of booties that goof for 3yrs old, it’s like 6inches of his sole? Thank you!

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:20

I am so sorry, I don’t. The biggest size in my patterns is 1 year.

marlene lazo July 6, 2017 - 02:09

Thank you, but do you have an idea what is the base of sole, how many chane i have to work too?

liliana September 13, 2017 - 04:38

muy bellos…ya teji tres pares….muchas gracias por compartirlos…

Jane September 23, 2017 - 04:32

what is a good replacement yarn in the lion brand for the yarn you used? i tried the #6 super bulky in the lion brand but it seemed too thick. =( im a beginner. how do I compare the yarns? thanks.

Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:31

Hi, Jane!
This pattern is made with Drops Eskimo yarn
It’s very hard to say because I do not use thick yarn so often, I usually buy cotton yarns in Aran (or Worsted) and DK (Light Worsted) weight. I switch between three of four yarn brands and mostly use those yarns for creating my patterns. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gabrielle October 9, 2017 - 08:49

I will admit, I’m a super beginner. But, I have attempted this three times and each time I’ve ended up with a wonky bowl that doesn’t barely resemble a baby bootie :(. What am I doing wrong? I’m trying to follow along with the video, and the bottom of the bootie turns out perfect, but for some reason mine is a big bowl and isn’t shoe shaped at all! :c

Doroteja October 10, 2017 - 16:41

Try with a smaller crochet hook. Maybe your stitches are too loose. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sandra October 28, 2017 - 15:52

Hi love the pattern – thanks for sharing I would like to make these for an amigurumi doll – I am fairly new to crochet – how much smaller would I have to make them?

Emma November 19, 2017 - 19:03


I love this pattern! Are you open to it being used for donations to womenโ€™s shelters?

Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 11:39

Hi Emma!
You can make as many final items as you want (for your personal use!) using my crochet patterns and donate them to womenโ€™s shelters. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mary November 21, 2017 - 03:48

Hi, I am a new crocheter and am desperately trying to find simple pattern for my new grandson, i would like to make these for 6-12 month old, yet have no idea where to find a pattern. could you let me know how to do this pattern for 6-12 month old or if you have any other options. Thank you

Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 11:50

Hi Mary!
Hi would recommend you to go one size up with your crochet hook, so instead of using 7.0 mm, maybe use 8.0 mm crochet hook. ๐Ÿ™‚ The entire baby booties will come out bigger. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amy November 26, 2017 - 15:57

Thank you for making it clear about the placement of the number in the stitch & what it means! I have seen so many patterns that do not have clear directions at all. I will be several rows or rounds into a project & have to frog it or adjust the rest of the pattern because the directions donโ€™t make any sense.

Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 12:10

Thank you for your kind comment, Amy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Christine December 7, 2017 - 23:24

Just made these for my Grandaughters Babydolls for Christmas. I just love them. Very easy pattern I just used a smaller hook and they are perfect for their doll babies. A tad big but will be easy for them to put on and take off all by themselves. Thanks! If you have any babydoll booty patterns I would love to see try them for their baby dolls.

Tara February 2, 2018 - 00:20

Way to cute, I used a extra soft yarn for needle 6-7 and I used 7. Came out perfect. I added a ribbon on top instead of a button, I did it for practical reasons, to make it stay on better. But totally different vibe, super cute. I am gifting it now to all my friends with babies or who are expecting. Each a different detail. And of course, make a pair for my second baby, because this are the first shoes who will be NO trouble putting on and actually keep the little feet warm <3 thank you so much!!

Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 15:03

That’s amazing, Tara! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ruby March 22, 2018 - 00:32

Can we use this same yarn for your beanie hat pattern? I wanted to make a set

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 16:59

Hi Ruby
You can, you will have to make way less rows and stitches in each row to achieve the same size of the hat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jacks April 10, 2018 - 19:16

Thank you for this pattern, itโ€™s that simple to follow even I can do it!! Iโ€™ve been looking for a simple booties pattern for ages! I have just one Q, I have read the advice on increasing the size and understand it in the first few rounds, but when you start to decrease in rd 4, where should I be changing the pattern there please? X do I do a few more dctog? Or sc?

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 16:46

Hi! I would do a combination of both. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s say you have 4 sts more than I had in the pattern; use 2 for sc sts (one on each side) and two for dc2tog. ๐Ÿ™‚

marjo longtin April 22, 2018 - 22:23

Thank you for the pattern will try to do some pretty baby bootie s

Elisa May 30, 2018 - 06:23

Thank you for the free pattern ,I have enjoyed making it. Ive made 4 baby blankets and I wanted some baby booties. Thank you again.

Mandy September 28, 2018 - 14:02

Thank you so much for lovely pattern. I recently bought a beautiful fluffy pink super chunky wool, but cannot find any patterns to use it on. Im making lots of little outfits for my little neice on the way. Do you have any other patterns using this type of wool? Thanks

Doroteja October 14, 2018 - 23:09

Yes! You can try my Winter Snowflake baby booties. They are super cute. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cathy October 7, 2018 - 20:40

Thanks for the pattern
It was easy to follow

Margaret December 22, 2018 - 10:26

Nice and cute patterns of booties, thanks for your tutorial video that very easy to follow ๐Ÿ˜Š Can’t wait to start it but need to get a bigger hook for my baby girl that turning to 12 months. Do I need to increase chain if I change a bigger hook?

Doroteja January 2, 2019 - 20:42

Hi Margaret! No. Using a larger crochet hook should be enough. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

michelle hamilton February 23, 2019 - 04:02

just wanted to say thank you for your awesome patterns! I absolutely love your booties and even though i’ve tried other patterns i always end up going back to yours. the shape is perfect, not way too long and narrow like some. i don’t know how you come up with them but please keep designing! i am jealous!

Doroteja March 25, 2019 - 11:50

That’s so sweet of you to say. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jewel Wenger February 28, 2019 - 16:20

I love this fast baby booties pattern. This is one of the first baby booties pattern that got right for me. I also love the five leaf flower pattern I learn from you as well! Thanks again for your time.

Wendy December 29, 2019 - 04:53

Hello. Iโ€™m trying booties for the first time. On round four is where I run into a problem. The repeat dc2tog 6 times through the end of the directions for round four does not equal 20 stitches. Itโ€™s way more. Iโ€™m missing some part of the directions. I printed out the directions so I could make notes. This helps me. What am I doing wrong?

Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 09:58

Hi Wendy! I checked the stitch count of round 4 and it’s correct. Let me explain. From working six dc2tog stitches you get 6 stitches because those stitches are decreases, you are joining two and two together. So, 5 sc + 2 hdc + 6 dc2tog + 2 hdc + 5 sc = 20 sts. What usually happens is, that crocheters use a stitch that was used in a previous decrease in a new one or they use slip stitch at the end of the round as a stitch. Both cases result in additional stitches.

Holly Middleton March 4, 2020 - 00:09

Hi there!!
LOVE this pattern. Wondering if you could write one out for 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and 9 months to 12 months? I know you say to increase each row, but not everyone is good with just being told to increase, hahaha. I need something written out for my brain to understand.

Dorothy Middlemiss January 6, 2021 - 03:37

I need a printable pattern, how do I get that?

Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 14:20

Unfortunately, this one does not have a printable version. However, I wrote a very similar pattern to this one and you can find the PDF version of the instructions here:


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