Travel The World Crochet Baby Sneakers – Free Pattern

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby sneakers – Travel The World. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create perfect baby sandals.

You can find the free instruction below. If you want to support my work or need more sizes, purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Crochet Baby Booties By Croby Patterns

 In my last YouTube video tutorial, I asked you guys what would you like to see next and what are the topics you are interested in. I got so many great answers and ideas for future projects from your comments. One of the answers that were constantly repeating was if I can create a pattern for crochet baby booties for little boys. And that was exactly what I did.

I dug some blue and gray yarn in my yarn stash and started working on a new design. My goal was, to create simple baby shoes suitable for boys and girls. Nothing fancy, no flowers, no bows or colorful buttons. The solution was super easy … crochet baby sneakers.

The pattern is made of 4 steps: sole, tongue, heel, and shoelaces. Not all of them are part of the same tutorial. As some of you might now (If you are new to my blog, hello! I am so happy you are here! 🙂 ), filming and editing a video took a lot of my time (sometimes more than a week), so I’ve decided to create a separate video tutorial and blog post for crochet baby sole and I will reference all the patterns for baby shoes that will come in the future to this post and video tutorial.

Believe me or not, that will save me a lot of time and trouble, plus the videos will be a lot shorter. That means that I will need less time to edit and upload. Yey! And the pattern for the sole will be always the same. After a while, you won’t need to jump to that post/video and back again anymore because you will remember it and you will be always prepared for new baby bootie video tutorials. Simple as that. 🙂

Video Tutorial

Watch the videos and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make this adorable crochet baby booties from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notification so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

Materials

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

  • YARN: For this pattern, I was using some 100% cotton DK weight yarn in gray and blue. You can use any color you prefer.  I was using gray for the sole, first round of the upper part and shoelaces and light blue for the rest of the shoe. (here!)
  • CROCHET HOOK: You will need one size only. That’s 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook. I am using my aluminum crochet hook with a plastic handle. I have no idea where did I buy this hook But I will try to find something similar. (here!)
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: Scissors (here!), yarn needle (here!) and 2 stitch markers (here!)

Stitches and Abbreviations

  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Sizes: newborn (0 – 6 months) (below), 6 – 12 months (in the PDF pattern only – here)
  • How to read a pattern: You can learn how to read a crochet pattern here.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: length of the sole 0 – 6 months – 9 ,5 cm (3.75 inches), 6 – 12 months – 11,5 cm (4.5 inches).

PDF Patterns

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes of the pattern or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include a bunch of additional sizes. The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

Instructions

Crochet Baby Booties FREE Tutorial – Travel The World

I have broken these instructions into a few smaller sections. We will start off by making a crochet sole; you will need two, for each shoe one.

Then we will continue with the upper part which will be done in three simple steps: upper part, tongue, and heel. The last step is shoelaces made of a long crochet chain. left and right shoe are identical, so when you finish the first one, repeat all the steps for the second one and you are done.

SOLE

Take your DK weight yarn in a gray color and 3.5 mm crochet hook and crochet 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. Hdc 7. Make 2 hdc into the last one. Join the round with ss. = 24 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Start in the same stitch. Make 2 hdc into the next 2. Hdc 7 sts. Make 2 hdc into the next 6 sts. Hdc into next 7 sts. Now make 2 hdc into the last 2 sts. Join the round with ss. = 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 ss. Do not cut the yarn! = 44 sts.

UPPER PART

The first round of the upper part of the shoe is worked with the hook going around each stitch all the way around. The nicer side of the sole should be always on the outer side of the shoe. Continue working with gray 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 same stitch. Work 1 BPhdc into the next 44 sts. Join the round with a ss. = 44 sts.

Change the color.

TONGUE

Take two markers and mark 20 stitches in the front middle part of the shoe. Work in rows. Turn after each row.

Row 1: Work into back loops only! Join the yarn into one of two marked sts. Start in the same stitch. Work 1 hdc into the next 20 sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 20 sts.

Row 2: Work 1 sc into the first 4 sts. Skip 2. Dc 8. Skip 2. Work 1 sc into next 4. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 3: 1 sc into next 2 sts. Skip 2. 1 dc into the next 8. Skip 2. Work 1 sc into the last 2 sts. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 4: Skip first 2. Work 1 dc into the next 8 sts. Skip 1 and work ss into the last one. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 5: Work 1 dc into the next 9 sts. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 6: 1 sc into the first one. Work 1 hdc into the next 7 sts. Work 1 ss into the last one.

Fasten off.

BACKSIDE

Mark 28 sts on the heel. That will cover 2 sts of the toe part on both sides of the shoe. Place markers. Start in any of marked sts.

Row 1: Work first 2 sc sts into the FLO. Work 1 sc into the next 24. Work 1 sc into the last 2 sts into FLO.

Row 2: Chain 1 count as a stitch here! Slip next one and work 1 hdc into the next 24 (28) sts. Skip 1. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 3: Work 1 sc into the next 26 sts. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 4: Chain 1 count as a stitch here! Skip the first two and work 1 hdc into the next 22 sts. Skip 1. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 5: Work 1 sc into the next 24 (28) sts.

Fasten off.

SHOELACES

Chain 85. Make a small knot on both sides of the chain. Put a shoe in front of you with the toe facing away from you. Starting from the two frontmost opposite facing holes, insert each end of the shoelace from the inside.

Make sure both sides of the remaining laces are equal. Working in a diagonal direction, insert the right end of the shoelace into the next left hole (from the top).

Now insert the left end of the shoelace into the next right hole. Make a bow.

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The pattern was updated: July 2020.

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66 comments

Judith May 16, 2017 - 18:06

Thank you very much. They turned out beautiful and my great-grand daughter looks so cute in them. Thanx again

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linda May 19, 2017 - 19:47

I realy like this pattern but it wont let me copie it. thank you for shareing your patterns .

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linda May 19, 2017 - 19:54

thank you it worked.

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Gladis May 22, 2017 - 00:45

Thank you very much. I am very happy for having this tutorial. Congrats.

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Suzanne May 23, 2017 - 00:56

J’aime vos patrons de pantoufles pour bébé je voudrai qu’il soit tous en français merci

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Dolly Stevens December 19, 2019 - 14:58

What happened to the rest of the pattern video starting with the UPPER PART???

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 10:02

Hi Dolly! The sole for my baby shoes are always the same. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR2pW9Q_OTE&

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Suzanne May 23, 2017 - 00:59

J’aime tout vos patrons de tricot crochet et à la broche même les robes de patinage

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Vaidegi June 1, 2017 - 11:34

They are so adorable! ❤
A small request. It would be wonderful to have caps to go with it. Matching ones.

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Lorna June 3, 2017 - 16:46

On the tongue between rows 4 and 5 the stitches jump from 12 st at the end of row 4 to working 9 stitches on row 5? I muddled through though and they look quite good thanks

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Doroteja June 9, 2017 - 14:06

It was an error, you should have 9 sts at the end of row 4. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂

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Andrea June 9, 2017 - 06:53

What does “Work in BLO!” mean in Row 1 of the Tongue??!!??!!

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Doroteja June 9, 2017 - 14:18

Work this row into back loops only. 🙂 Please watch the video 🙂

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Zedgirl June 11, 2017 - 22:21

Are there any tips on how to keep the hole tight in round 1 of the sole where you do the 6hdc in same stitch? No matter how hard I try to be careful, it always gets bigger and bigger with each stitch.

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Leslie October 14, 2017 - 23:57

I just pull the tail of the slip stitch , snug up nicely then I pull it through a loop like a single crochet to make a knot and crochet the tail into the next few stich es before cutting the extra .
Hopefully this will help .

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Cher Seckold February 22, 2018 - 01:50

I too had trouble with the hole it took me 7 goes to get it right lol all’s good now thank u so much for this pattern

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Charlene June 19, 2017 - 02:44

What are the final measurements for length of sole?

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Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:05

Hi, Charlene!
The final measurement of the sole is 9.5 cm (3.75 inches). 🙂
Happy crocheting!

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Rita Nazareth June 24, 2017 - 05:18

I just loved the way you have shown us how to do it. You are very clear and thank you for giving even the written pattern. Beautiful. I am glad I found you.

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Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:19

Thank you so much, Rita!

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Lydia Gonzalez July 20, 2017 - 20:50

loved this pattern very easy to follow and the video also help. thank you

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Mary ann July 25, 2017 - 02:35

luv luv luv em!

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maxie August 27, 2017 - 22:53

Crobypatterns, whenever I use your patterns to crochet baby booties; it makes an amateur like me seem as a professional crocheter. You are a wonderful tutor. Thank you so much.

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:09

Aww, I am so happy to hear that! 🙂

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Donna September 1, 2017 - 01:35

This is wonderful, I keep messing up. But I will get it. 5th attempt starting tonite. Thank you for making it easier for me

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:02

Happy crocheting Donna! I know you can do it! 🙂

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Hanna September 3, 2017 - 13:20

On the sole ,,work in back loop only” not on the video?

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:01

Hi Hanna! Typo. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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Laura September 28, 2017 - 18:34

Thx they are beautiful but i would love if it was in Danish so my grandmother could understand it

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maria September 29, 2017 - 13:38

love your tutorials! thank you

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Gilly Buckman October 5, 2017 - 01:28

Sadly was unable to download this adorable pattern!!

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Leslie October 14, 2017 - 23:58

I just pull the tail of the slip stitch , snug up nicely then I pull it through a loop like a single crochet to make a knot and crochet the tail into the next few stich es before cutting the extra .
Hopefully this will help .

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Yvonne November 22, 2017 - 17:56

Can’t wait to try this

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Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 11:51

Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Laura November 22, 2017 - 20:27

Hi! This was so easy to figure out. Do you have any alterations as far as making it for an older baby?

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Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 11:54

It depends on how big baby booties would you like to make. Maybe a thicker yarn and a larger crochet hook. So instead of DK weight yarn, Aran weight yarn. 🙂

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Guzel November 29, 2017 - 17:07

Thank you! Very beautiful booties:)

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Rainbow December 11, 2017 - 10:27

Hi,
Could you please explain by what it means in the gauge “24 stitches and 14 rows” what exactly would be the stitches here? does it mean chain? could you do a tutorial on obtaining gauge. Thanks

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Doroteja December 23, 2017 - 23:24

This could be a great topic for a video tutorial. 🙂
Tha gauge is 24 sts and 14 rows in hdc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm). This means you have to work half double crochet stitches (hdc). 🙂
Happy crocheting!

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Rahmalia Khairunnisa December 31, 2017 - 01:05

Hallo i like this pattern very much. but, can you tell me how many chain i need on first, if i want final lengt of shoes is 13 cm?

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Doroteja January 3, 2018 - 09:51

I would add at least 3 to 4 additional chains. 🙂

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Pam January 17, 2018 - 18:49

I can’t see to copy the pattern, is there a trick? I would love to have the pattern and thanks for sharing

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Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 14:32

Sorry, Pam. The content is copy-protected. Too many people was trying to copy my patterns and post them on their websites. 🙁

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Jet January 28, 2018 - 06:30

Where can I find a printable pattern copy?

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Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 14:46

You can find the PDF pattern here: https://goo.gl/vcg9Qd
Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Yeny Suhwayudi February 7, 2018 - 04:12

Hi, I love your pattern and tutorial, it’s easy to follow. I’ve tried it at home, followed your pattern, but mine become too small, the sole is just 5-6cm, I used 100% acrylic DK yarn. Do you have any idea what was wrong? Thanks a lot.

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Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 14:59

Hi! Your and my gauge did not match. I would try with a larger crochet hook or thicker yarn (or both) next time. 🙂

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cheryl churchill February 17, 2018 - 05:41

How can I download the free pattern?

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Doroteja March 8, 2018 - 14:46

The written instructions are free, PDF pattern is not free and is available in my online shops on Etsy, Ravelry and love Crochet. 🙂 You can always print the pattern from your browser menu. Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Oluwakemi March 30, 2018 - 23:03

Nice tutorial. Easy to follow. I enjoyed making this. Thank you.

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Gloria June 18, 2018 - 21:31

You are fantastic and I appreciate all the love you have shared by given your time talents and skills.

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Edith Doan August 3, 2018 - 03:38

Thank you so much for the great video tutorials. I learned so much from you.
Easy to follow with super cute results.
I am a beginner and still managed to make awesome looking baby shoes for my first grand baby ( due August 10 th, can’t wait to see them on his little feet)

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Rosiej September 11, 2018 - 18:17

This is my first attempt at shoes and you have made it so easy. Thank you.

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Jolene November 11, 2018 - 02:36

Hi! Could I ask why my sole is so much smaller than the expected? I used an 8ply yarn.

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Doroteja November 12, 2018 - 10:06

Hi Jolene
It’s hard to say, but maybe the yarn you are using is not thick enough. There are so many different types of yarn in that same yarn weight group and not all of them have the same thickness. 🙂 Hope it helps. 🙂

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Shelley Smith January 1, 2019 - 19:38

Your tutorials are so clear and easily understood!! Thank you!! I believe I can crochet these adorable little shoes because of your thorough instructions!! I will be following your pages for sure!!

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Jeanne June 1, 2019 - 00:53

Adorable sneakers! The music is driving me NUTS!!!

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Michelle July 20, 2019 - 07:33

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful patterns. I’ve made several and live them. Thank you too for your video tutorials which are so easy to follow. I’ve recommended them to many. Look forward to more.
Kind regards, Michelle

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Michelle July 20, 2019 - 07:34

Oops love not live!

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Dina July 28, 2019 - 00:58

I love it. Thank you…
Want to make for my baby

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Falynn September 19, 2019 - 23:40

There is an inconsistency between the pattern and the video. On the tongue, row 6, the pattern reads DC and the video shows HDC… which one is correct?

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Pennie July 28, 2020 - 21:05

yes, I found that error as well……and also asked the question, but no reply. 🙁

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Doroteja July 29, 2020 - 16:25

Thank you, Pennie! I’ve just updated the pattern.

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judy perkins September 20, 2019 - 00:33

I love this pattern. It can be used for both boys and girls. Very pretty.

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Neetu December 24, 2019 - 11:05

I would like to make this for one year old baby. Please suggest me to make a bigger size. Thank you

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 10:00

Hello Neetu! You can use a slightly larger crochet hook and yarn or you can get a PDF with additional size. Happy crocheting! 🙂

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