Hi, everyone! In my last YouTbe 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 the 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 the 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 troubles, 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. 🙂
Watch the video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make these crochet baby sneakers/ shoes/ 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 post notifications (little bell next to the subscribe button) so you won’t miss any of my future videos. It’s free! 🙂
YOU WILL NEED
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! 🙂)
- 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
- The sole part in written in rounds and the rest of the pattern (tongue and heel) is written in rows. At the end of each round join the round with a ss. After each row turn and make a chain to lift a row.
- Some turning chains count as first stitches of the row and some of them don’t. Please read the instructions carefully!
- 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 it’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 sts by doing that.
- Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the row/round.
- Gauge: 24 sts and 14 rows in hdc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm)
- The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
- This is a pattern for 0 – 6 months
INSTRUCTIONS – Crochet Baby Sneakers Travel The World
*The instructions are written as a collection of my notes and crochet instructions. I’ve included all the tips and tricks that I’ve learned through trials and errors during making and designing these crochet baby sneakers. You can get an ad-free, printable PDF pattern from Etsy (HERE!), Ravelry (HERE!) or Love Crochet (HERE!). You will get a straightforward, easy to understand and follow crochet pattern (instructions) with a bunch of photos and links to the video tutorial if you get stuck along the way. Plus, the PDF pattern includes the size for 6 – 12 months. Happy crocheting, friends! <3
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.
We will start with a crochet sole. You will need two crochet soles, for each shoe one.
Color 1 – Gray. 3.5 mm crochet hook. VIDEO TUTORIAL
Ch 10. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Round 1: Work 2 hdc into the same. 1 hdc into next 7 chains. Work all 6 hdc sts into the last ch. 1 hdc into next 7 chains. Work 2 hdc sts into the last one. Join the round with a ss. = 24 sts.
Round 2: Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. 1 hdc into next 7 sts. Work 2 hdc sts into next 6 sts. 1 hdc into next 7 sts. Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. Join the round with a ss. = 34 sts.
Round 3: Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 2 times. Hdc 7. Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 6 times. Hdc 7. Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 2 times. Join the round with a ss. = 44 sts.
Do not cut the yarn.
Color 1 – Gray. 3.5 mm crochet hook. VIDEO TUTORIAL
Ch 1. Work 1 BPhdc into next 44 sts. = 44 sts.
Color 2 – Blue. 3.5 mm or E/4crochet hook.
Mark 20 sts on the front part of the shoe. Join the yarn and chain 1 in one of two marked sts and start working on the tongue. Work in rows.
Row 1: Work into BLO! Work 1 hdc into next 20 sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 20 sts.
Row 2: Continue working in both loops. Work 1 sc into next 4 sts. Skip 2. Work 1 dc into next 8. Skip 2. Work 1 sc into last 4 sts. Ch 1. Turn. = 16 sts.
Row 3: Work 1 sc into first 2 sts. Skip 2. Work 1 dc into next 8 sts. Skip 2. Work 1 sc into last 2 sts. Ch 1 and turn. = 12 sts.
Row 4: Skip first 2 sts. Work 1 dc into next 8 sts. Skip 1. Work 1 ss into the last one. Ch 2 and turn. = 9 sts.
Row 5: Work 1 dc into next 9 sts. = 9 sts.
Row 6: Work 1 sc into the first 1. 1 dc into next 7 sts. Work 1 ss into the last one. = 9 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Color 2 – Blue. 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook.
Mark 28 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 into front loops only. 1 sc into first 2. Work into both loops. 1 sc into next 24 sts. Skip the ss from the previous round in the middle of the heel. Work into front loops only. 1 sc into first 2. Ch 1 and turn. = 28 sts.
Row 2: Ch count as a first st. Skip the very first st because of the ch count as a stitch. Skip the next one. Work 1 hdc into next 24 sts. Skip 1. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Ch 1. Turn. = 26 sts.
Row 3: Work 1 sc into next 26 sts. Ch 1 and turn. = 26 sts.
Row 4: Ch count as a very first st of the row. Skip the next one. Work 1 hdc into next 22 sts. Skip 1. Work 1 hdc into the last one. Ch 1 and turn. = 24 sts.
Row 5: Work 1 sc into next 24 sts. Cut the yarn and fasten off. = 24 sts.
Color 1 – gray. 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook.
Create a slip knot. Insert the crochet hook into the loop and chain 85. Cut the yarn and pull the yarn tail through. Now make a tight knot on both sides and insert the shoelaces into the shoe. Put the shoe in front of you, you facing the front part. Insert one end from the outside to the inside of the shoe, now insert the shoelace into the opposite facing hole starting from the inside to the outside. When you pull the shoelace through both loops make sure it is the same length on both sides. That’s very important. Now find the hole in a diagonal direction and insert each end of the shoelace into the hole from the inside to the outside. Now make a nice bow and you are done.
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