Rain Crochet Baby Booties – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

A beginner crochet baby project that should be on a to-do list of every crocheter. The written instructions and video tutorial are available right here on my blog.

Even though it’s May and the Spring is in it’s in full bloom the temperatures are still very low. And it’s raining a lot, much more then you would expect for this time of the year. This inspired me to design these adorable crochet rain boots.

The whole shoe is pretty basic and simple to make. The pattern does not include any advanced or complicated stitches. You will come across with a few increases on the sole and a couple of decreases on the upper part of the shoes around the toes, but nothing you could not manage to accomplish with a tiny bit of practice.

And if you get stuck in a certain part of the pattern, hop over to my YouTube channel or click on the video below, and find the part of the pattern you need and watch the step-by-step video instructions. I covered everything.

All of that and much more makes it a perfect DIY project for those who are new to the craft and are still learning stitches and simple crochet techniques.

The yarn I chose for this pattern is Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in two shades, red and gray. The yarn is soft and very gentle on the skin. It’s 100% plant-based, therefore it won’t cause any irritations or allergies.

Video Tutorial

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Materials

  • YARN: Aran weight yarn – Paintbox Cotton Aran – this is 100% cotton yarn, there is 50 g (1.75 oz) and 85 m ( 93 yds) of yarn in one skein. I used two colors: Pillar Red and Slate Grey. You can find the yarn here.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook or a hook to obtain the gauge.
  • OTHER: two stitch markers, tapestry needle, and scissors.

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together

Gauge

GAUGE:  Work 21 stitches and 9 rows in DC using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 10 x 10 cm (5 x 5 inches).

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finish item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

Pattern Notes

  • SIZE: 0 – 6 months (available below), 6-12 months (available in the PDF pattern here).
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern herhttps://crobypatterns.com/how-to-read-a-crochet-pattern-2/e.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: The size of the finished sole: 0 – 6 months – 9,5 cm (3.75 inches) and 6 – 12 months – 11,5 cm (4.5 inches).
  • Fit: not too tight and not too loose.

PDF Pattern

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Instructions

Crochet Baby Rain Booties

The pattern is written in three simple steps: sole, upper part and the strap. There is a video tutorial available for each part of the pattern. Happy crocheting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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SOLE

This part of the pattern is made in rounds.

After each round join the round with a slip stitch made into the very first stitch of the round.

Take some Aran weight yarn in gray color and 3.5 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain of 10.

Round 1:
Start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Make 2 hdc into the same chain. Hdc 7. Make 6 hdc into the last chain from the hook. Now start on the opposite side of the foundation chain and work 1 hdc into each of next 7 chains. Make 2 hdc into the last one. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 24 sts.

Round 2:
Ch 1. Start in the same stitch. Make 2 hdc into next 2. Hdc 7 sts. Make 2 hdc into next 6 sts. Hdc into next 7 sts. Now make 2 hdc into last 2 sts. Join the round with slip stitch. = 34 sts.

Round 3:
Ch 1. Start in the same st. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Hdc into next 7 sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 6 times. Hdc into next 7 sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Join the round with a slip stitch. Do not cut the yarn! = 44 sts.

UPPER PART

The first round of the upper part of the shoe is made with the hook going around each stitch.

The nicer side of the sole should always be on the outer side of the shoe. 

Continue working with the grey yarn and 3.5 mm crochet hook.

Make sure your first st is in the middle of the heel. If not, cut the yarn and start in the middle of the heel.

Round 1:
Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 BPhdc into next 44 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 44 sts.

Cut the yarn, pull the yarn tail through the first stitch of the round on the inner side of the shoe and continue with the red yarn. Attach the red yarn in the center of the heel.

Round 2:
Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 hdc into next 44 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 44 sts.

Round 3:
Ch 1. Sc 11. Repeat {hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next 2 sts} 5 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 11. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 38 sts.

Round 4:
Ch 1. Sc 12. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Sc 12. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 32 sts.

Round 5:
Ch 1. Sc 10. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 10. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Round 6:
Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 hdc into next 26 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Round 7 – 8:
Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 dc into the next 26 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Round 9:
Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 hdc into next 26 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and pull the yarn tail through the very first stitch of the round on the inner side of the shoe.

STRAP

Take two stitch markers and mark two stitches in front center of the shoe.

Take a small amount of grey yarn again create a chain made of 24 chains.

Place the shoe in front of you, you facing the toes and attach the chain to the shoe with your first stitch made into the stitch marked with a stitch marker on your left.

Work 1 sc into each stitch all the way around, 26 sts in total. Make sure you skip the slip stitch from the row below.

Chain 24 again, then cut the yarn and fasten off.

Create a knot on each end of the chain and tie the straps in a beautiful bow.

Repeat all the steps for the second shoe, hide all the yarn tails between the stitches and your adorable baby booties is are complete.

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9 comments

Robyn Clough May 18, 2019 - 23:27

Easy to understand patterns.

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Stella February 29, 2020 - 14:36

This is great. I aspire to make good stuff out of wool.

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Nur Ainiah May 22, 2019 - 00:46

Upper part round 4, is it correct to do sc 13 at the end of the round? Or sc 12?

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Doroteja May 29, 2019 - 11:50

Hi! You are absolutely right. I will update the pattern right away. Thanks for noticing! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sophie May 27, 2019 - 10:36

These are the nicest shaped booties I have made. Thanks for the pattern.

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Doroteja May 29, 2019 - 11:44

I am so happy for you Sophie! ๐Ÿ˜€โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Liz June 10, 2019 - 03:42

In the abbreviation section it is listed hdc2tog and dc2tog but both say the same thing double crochet 2 together I think the word half is missing in the hdc2tog?

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 11:43

You are right! ๐Ÿ™‚Thank you for letting me know, Liz! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yasmeen December 16, 2019 - 02:32

Thank you
Your pattern is beautiful and I make it

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