FREE Crochet Pattern – Blue Whale

by Doroteja
FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

Hi, everyone! Today I will share with you a very simple crochet baby pattern for little baby shoes. They are made with this beautiful blue yarn. I was using a darker one for the sole and a lighter shade for the upper part.

I choose dark blue 1.5 cm big wooden buttons to attach the strap on outer sides of the shoe and just a few strands of dark blue yarn for the slip stitch edging around the straps to make them more playful and fun.

But I am sure they will come out amazing in any color you decide to go with. Have fun with the pattern and happy crocheting!


Watch this video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make these adorable crochet baby booties from start to finish. Please consider subscribing to my channel, turning on post notification and joining my crochet family on YouTube.


  • 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: Dolphin Blue (637) and Duck Egg Blue (636) 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.

*Please Note! This pattern was originally designed with a thicker DK weight yarn that can be hard to find and buy worldwide, therefore I provided a great substituting yarn that I use for my crochet projects all the time.


  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
  • Hdc2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
  • Dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together
  • MC – main color – dark blue
  • CC – contrast color – light blue
  • BLO – back loops only


  • The sole and the upper part in written in rounds and the strap 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.
  • 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 (6 – 12 months)



Free Crochet Pattern For Baby Booties – Blue Whale Crochet Baby Booties

Color 1 – Dark Blue. 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook. VIDEO TUTORIAL

Ch 10 (13). Start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Work into back loops only.

Round 1: Work 2 hdc into the same. 1 hdc into next 7 (10) chains. Work all 6 hdc sts into the last ch. 1 hdc into next 7 (10) chains. Work 2 hdc sts into the last one. Join the round with a ss. = 24 (30) sts.

Round 2: Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. 1 hdc into next 7 (10) sts. Work 2 hdc sts into next 6 sts. 1 hdc into next 7 (10) sts. Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. Join the round with a ss. = 34 (40) sts.

Round 3: Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 2 times. Hdc 7 (10). Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 6 times. Hdc 7 (10). Repeat (2 hdc, 1 hdc) 2 times. Join the round with a ss. = 44 (50) sts.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

Fasten off.


Color 1 – Dark Blue. 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook. VIDEO TUTORIAL

Round 1: Start in the middle of the heel. Work in BLO! Ch 1 and start in the same. Work 1 hdc into next 44 (50) sts. Ss. Do not turn. = 44 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 44 (50) sts. Ss. = 44 (50) sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into first 11 (14) sts. Repeat (hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next 2) 5 times. Hdc2tog. Work 1 sc into next 11 (14) sts. Ss. = 38 (44) sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into first 12 (15) sts. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Work 1 sc into next 12 sts (15). Ss. = 32 (38) sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 11 (12) sts. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog three (five) times. Hdc2tog. Work 1 sc into next 11 (12) sts. Ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale


Place the shoe in front of you, you facing the toes.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale


Start in the 11th (14th) stitch from the heel. Crochet toward the toes, then heel.

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Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

Row 6: Join the yarn with ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 2. Work 1 hdc into next 22 (26) sts. Work 1 sc into next 2 sts. Now ch 16. Turn the row.

Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

Row 7: To create a button hole skip first 5 chains and start in the 6th ch from the crochet hook. If you would like to make this hole bigger, add some additional chains in row 6 and skip them here at the beginning of this row. Now work 1 hdc into next 11 chains. Work 1 hdc into next 24 (28) sts. Work 1 sc into last 2 sts. End the row with a ss into the last st. Fasten off.


Start in the 17th (19th) stitch from the heel. Crochet toward the toes, then heel.

Row 6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 2 sts. Work 1 hdc into next 22 (26) sts. Work 1 sc into next 2. Now ch 16 and turn the row. = 34 sts.

Row 7: Start in the 6th chain from the hook to create a button hole.
Work 1 hdc into next 11 chains. Work 1 hdc into next 24 (28). Sc into next 2. Ss into the last one. Fasten off.


Place the button on the outer side of the shoe. On the opposite side of the strap and attach the strap with the button.


Croby Patterns - FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

Using just a few strands of dark blue yarn create a simple edging made of slip stitches all around the ankle and strap. Start in the last stitch of row 7 and end in the last chain below the strap. Work 6 sc sts around the chain for the buttonhole as seen in the picture.

FREE Crochet Pattern - Blue Whale

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susae August 10, 2015 - 15:13

thank you so much for sharing this so cute pattern, I just had my 5th grandbaby on the 24th of july another boy. ‘There all boys!!! this is so perfect for him and our 8 month old grandson. so precious! their mommas are gonna love them!!!!I will definitely tell them where i got the pattern!!

Doroteja August 10, 2015 - 15:47

You are too kind! Thank you so much 🙂

Maggie Bowling December 20, 2018 - 17:59

Why do I have to print 34 pages to get one Bootie? pattern?

Yanika Lewis July 11, 2019 - 15:00

You dont have to. I print the first 7 pages.

Lulu Gutierrez March 3, 2020 - 04:54

Thank you so much for your beautiful patterns . Love them all.

Terry Steptoe February 11, 2021 - 08:54

I would love to purchase a pattern to your Blue Whale without advertising. It looks just like what I was looking for to make some simple but beautiful baby shoes. Thank you.

Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 11:25

I might put together a PDF pattern in the near future and update the post. I will let you know when it’s ready. 😊

Tina Steyn August 10, 2015 - 16:27

Thank you so much

Doroteja August 10, 2015 - 16:33

Thank you 🙂
Happy crocheting!

Raylene August 10, 2015 - 21:29

I’m going to try this for sure! Thank you.

Sandra August 10, 2015 - 23:44

Your pattern is amazing! I love the photos and the I particularly appreciate the counting diagram. I will make them for my first Great-grandson, due in 3 weeks.

Darlene August 11, 2015 - 05:27

These are so cute! Thank you so much for the free pattern! I can’t wait to make a pair!!!

glen August 11, 2015 - 10:10

That is really clever how you used a contrast color for the button hole and sole. Love it.

Doroteja August 11, 2015 - 11:33

Thank you so much! 🙂

GERLISA August 13, 2015 - 07:04

Hi, i’m new to crochet.can i check with you what does the numbers in the brackets means?
eg: Start in the 17th (19th) stitch
Sc into next 10 (13)

And thanks fort he detail step by step tutorial 🙂

Doroteja August 13, 2015 - 12:00

Hi Gerlisa! 🙂
In the first line of the pattern is written: “The pattern is written in 2 sizes: 0 – 6 months (6 – 12 months)” 😀

Cristina August 16, 2015 - 01:37

In the 8th row when you hdc in the next Hdc into next 24 (28) stitches, in what directon do you go? To the back or the front of the shoe?
Thank you

Doroteja August 16, 2015 - 11:42

Hi Cristina!
You have to turn at the end of the round 7 and you have to work row 8 toward the the heel. 🙂

nafisa amin August 19, 2015 - 14:06

Thank you very much, I love these booties and will make them, as soon as I get the yarn. I keep starring at the beautiful cute little pair and want to make them.

Doroteja August 19, 2015 - 14:13

You are so kind. 🙂 Thank you so much for finding my blog! 🙂

Roshna May 31, 2019 - 10:47

How to make this for 9 months baby ?

Doroteja June 7, 2019 - 12:39

Hi Roshna! The numbers written in the ( ) are for the size 6 – 12 months. 🙂

Sherry August 22, 2015 - 16:33

Most beautiful ones I have seen. Going to start right away to have them ready for future family babies. Thank you so much.

Doroteja August 23, 2015 - 11:32

Thank you so much! 🙂

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Steffi September 8, 2015 - 09:45

Really nice pattern and well described. I nearly finished one shoe but I have Problems at the end. I’m where you said “Start in the 11th stich… crochet towards the toes than heel”. And then you said “row 7:…”
What do I have to do exactly. Shall I heel the yarn in stich 11 and start again there with row 7 or could you maybe describe a bit more detailed. Kind regards!

Doroteja September 8, 2015 - 10:21

Hi Steffi!
The flip part is different for the left and the right shoe. You finish the “upper part of the shoe” with the round 6. Then you have to start both shoes with Row 7. Row, because you do not work in round after the round 6 any more. If you follow the instructions .. the first shoe will be right shoe. After round 6 fasten off and start in the 11th for the small size and 14th if you work on the bigger size, stitch and start from there row 7. Create ch into the first stitch (into 11th or 14th), just to join the yarn with the shoe. Than continue as written as in the instructions. Maybe could help: Let’s say you work on the smaller size. Your first stitch will be 11th stitch, the next one will be 12th, 13th and so on (for your right shoe!). At the end of the row 7, just turn and start with the row 8. 🙂 For the left shoe: Start in 17th or 19th stitch from the heel (picture) and your second stitch will be 16th and 18th, than 15th and 17th. Hope it helps. 🙂

Steffi September 17, 2015 - 14:44

Thanks for your help. I finished the shoes last weekend. There are so lovely. Thanks for the great instructions 🙂

Midge September 9, 2015 - 18:52

This is an awesome pattern, but, it doesn’t even allow a “copy and paste”??

Doroteja September 10, 2015 - 10:01

Hello Midge
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very sorry, but because so many people stole my patterns in the past and post them on their websites or blogs I’ve decided to copy protect all of the content on my blog. I work for my patterns very hard and I put a lot of my free time and all my love to crafting into them, so when I find my work somewhere else than on my personal blog (people actually copy and paste the whole post!) … well it’s just sad an I don’t know why would someone do something like that. 🙁
You can not copy and paste the pattern any more, but my new blog design have a reading mode option. If you click on the post, you can see that in the right corner of the post is written “enter reading mode”. If you click on it, the page will go into reading mode, this means that there will be no side bars or anything that would bother you when reading the post. The second option is to print the pattern, but I admit, it’s not really print friendly, because the post is a photo tutorial.
Hope it helps.

Happy crocheting!

Midge September 10, 2015 - 11:35

I will look at the print option. That will help considerably. Thank you so much. Anxious to make the booties. 🙂

Derrie Ann July 6, 2019 - 01:23

Hi Doroteja, from Connecticut, USA!
Thank you so very much for the adorable pattern, easy to follow instructions, step by step photos, and a video too! Very kind of you to share!❤

Midge September 10, 2015 - 11:40

Can’t find the print option??

Doroteja September 10, 2015 - 12:45

You can find the print option in your browser options. I am using Chrome and the print option is in the right corner, you can find it if you click on the button with 3 little lines.
Hope it helps! 🙂

Midge September 10, 2015 - 13:00

Yes, that helped, thank you very much.

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Lisbeth February 2, 2021 - 17:49

Very cute booties 😄 but I was confused by the end of round 6. You did not write, if there should be fastened of. So I didn’t know how to get to the 11’th, stich. Eventually I just tried as best I could, and found it out.
Also, my increases are not as nice as on the pictures. It’s like there forms edges..

Otherwise, they are really cute and easy to make ☺️

yulia stacie September 21, 2015 - 03:42

Hi Designer, I’m in a big trouble. Help me out pleaseee….
I’m new beginner in the crocheting. I look at your pattern and I’d like to make one for my son with some modifications (doing more rows while making the sole until 70sts, since my baby foot is bigger than the pattern did). Now I’m stuck in round 3 of upper part of shoe. Starting on round 3, I did make 23sts in the beginning, hdc2tog, and (repeat hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 five times), hdc2tog, and 23sts in the last (63sts).
round 4 I start 20sts in beginning, hdc2tog, (repeat hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 four times), hdc2tog, hdc in next 1, hdc2tog, and 20sts in the last (56sts).
round 5 I start using round 3 in your pattern and gets 50sts at last. and continue the next round based on your pattern.
but, the results I got on my bootie is looks lopsided (more tilted to the right) and I just feel upset seeing my bootie looks like.
could you help me to fix this out since it’s been a week for trying but still do not get the beautiful booties as yours.
many thanks to you if you reply me willingly.

Doroteja September 23, 2015 - 11:33

Hi Yulia Stacie!
It’s very important to begin each round in the same stitch. I usually start in the base of the chain and continue all the way around. What I would do in your case is, to not join the round with a ss, but just continue next round. Just be careful in your last round when ending the sole. Finish with a few ss stitches just to even the rounds on the heel. Hope it helps 🙂

Kind regards,

yulia stacie September 22, 2015 - 02:30

I’m beginner and love’d to try to make one of this pattern. What if i used 2 strands of DK yarn ? Is it okay if use the same hook or should use the bigger one ?

Doroteja September 23, 2015 - 11:35

Hi Yulia Stacie!
I think you will need a bigger hook. 🙂 But be careful, when using a larger hook or a thicker yarn, the final size of your item will be bigger too! 🙂

Shari September 22, 2015 - 18:32

These are adorable! I can’t wait to make a pair! Thank you!

Doroteja September 23, 2015 - 11:37

Hi Shari!
Thank you so much! 🙂

deroubaix September 25, 2015 - 16:45

Très joli site

Beth September 28, 2015 - 14:53

I really like how the right boogie turned out. I have completed the left one several times and cannot make it look the same after the flip and chain. Is there something I am doing wrong with the chain? It looks backwards of the right shoe, like I am seeing the back of the stitch. Any advice would help. Thanks!

Doroteja October 21, 2015 - 10:55

Hi Beth!
Thank you for your comment. 🙂
Left and right flip are not the same in the pattern, because I thought it would be easier to understand this way, but as I can see now, it’s just more confusing. 🙂
You can try to do it a bit different as written in the pattern and start in 18th stitch than Ch 1 and hdc into the same stitch. Hdc into next 21. Sc into next 2 and ss into the last one. Ch 1. Turn. Skip 1st st (ss from row 7!), sc into next 2. Hdc into next 24. Than ch 16. Now start to work into lower stitch of the chain. Start in 6th chain from the hook. Hdc into next 10. Finish with ss into the first hdc in the row 7! In this case both flips (left and right) wold be same. You can try it. 🙂

Hope it helps 🙂

Beth October 24, 2015 - 04:42

Thanks! I like the way that looks better! Very cute pattern and I hope to make many more!

volo October 5, 2015 - 17:08

This is the absolute cutest pattern I have seen for baby boy booties! I am going to try and make this, though I have to learn how to go from flat crocheting to crocheting in the round.

Is there a way to make these booties with snap closures instead of buttons? I am afraid that with my inexperience in bootie making that I may not sew good enough yet to have a strong button hold. I wouldn’t want the button to come off to be swallowed or choked on.

Even my husband, who is not really into the homemade look of crochet or knit items thought these were adorable!

Doroteja October 14, 2015 - 15:19

Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂
About the flip and the button part … I would try instead of “Start in the 6th chain from the hook.”, start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Than hdc into next 16 sts ( first 5 sts are because you do not have a chain/ loop for the button any more, than 11 sts as written in the pattern, together 16 sts). Than continue as written in the pattern. 🙂 Hope it helps 🙂

SAM October 23, 2015 - 12:49

Hi Doroteja,

I love your patterns!

I’m stuck in round 5 the part that says Repeat dc2tog three (five) times, does that means to dc2tog three times in the same stitch 5 times?

Doroteja October 26, 2015 - 11:17

Hi! 🙂
dc2tog 3 times for the smaller size and dc2tog 5 times for the bigger size 🙂 Dc2tog = join next two sts with dc2tog. 🙂

Beverly October 28, 2015 - 16:43

Love your various patterns. I like to make them and donate the items. Thank you so much for sharing.

Brenda November 16, 2015 - 14:50

can you tell me what i would need to do to make these in a newborn size?

Doroteja November 16, 2015 - 20:23

Hi Brenda,
the pattern is written in 2 sizes: 0 – 6 months (6 – 12 months). If you would like to make them a little bit smaller than in size 0 – 6 months, use a smaller crochet hook; 3.25 mm or 3.0 mm. 🙂

Brenda November 16, 2015 - 20:26

what weight yarn do you suggest for this hook size – I use Lion Brand or Red Heart – worsted weight

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Connie Hall December 2, 2015 - 01:52

Adorable pattern, thank you! I have been on a baby bootie binge. However, no pair is identical. I think my problem is not understanding where to join at the end of the round. For this pattern, do I join in the chain and start the next stitch in that chain? Or, do I join and start in the first stitch of the round before? I get confused because your instructions (and many others) say not to count the ss or the chain as a stitch. I would be so grateful to you if you could clear this up for me.

Doroteja December 15, 2015 - 13:11

Hi Connie
I do not count ss as a stitch, because it’s just a help to join the round and I do not crochet into ss in next round as I do in all other sts. I always start the round in the same stitch, in the base of the chain.
Sometimes it’s not the problem in stitches that your final items are not the same size when you finish them. It could be tension. Beginners are most of the time very tight crocheters and its normal that they will produce more stitches per inch as it’s written in the pattern even if they use recommended hook or the same yarn (brand and type) the pattern recommends. 🙂 Even if you and I would compare our tensions, and let’s say we are both experienced crocheters, the tensions would most probably not be the same. It gets better with time and experience. 🙂

Hope it helps 🙂

Atif Zaidi December 17, 2015 - 09:43

Hi..may I know how long is the sole after Round 3 for both sizes? I made one in the 0-6 months size but it looks very small whereas my gauge is correct.

Doroteja December 18, 2015 - 17:03

the final size of the booties should be: 0 – 6 months – 9.5 cm/ 3.75 in and 6 – 12 months – 11.0/ 4.25 in. I would recommend you to do is (because you will probably use different yarn brand or type) to crochet one sole first, if you like the size, continue if not, try with different yarn or hook.

Örgü Bahçem December 30, 2015 - 22:44

These models are great.Thanks

Keren January 5, 2016 - 10:23

I was looking and trying lots of baby shoes pattern and this is by far the best. The instruction are clear and the sole nice and flat. I love it. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Doroteja January 6, 2016 - 12:41

Thank you so much! 🙂

Tova January 7, 2016 - 03:27

Love the pattern! I’ve already made 2 pairs, they really work up quick. Is the yarn you used a worsted weight? Thank you so much.

Doroteja January 10, 2016 - 22:08

You are very welcome. I use DK weight, 100% cotton yarn 🙂

Sylvia June 6, 2016 - 19:42

What does do weight mean?

Doroteja June 6, 2016 - 22:23

You can read all about yarn weight here: 🙂

Renata Andrade January 17, 2016 - 15:21

Boa tarde Doroteja!! Sou brasileira é estou encantada com seus trabalhos!! Gostaria de aprender seu padrão. Como faço?
Parabens pelo trabalho!!! Beijinhos

Doroteja January 18, 2016 - 23:01

Hi Renata,
thank you so much! I have a video for Green Zebra baby booties and you can start with it if you want. 🙂 🙂

Jo February 13, 2016 - 01:29

I have used a great many bootees patterns, but this is by far the best. Thank you so much for your hard work and sharing this pattern

Doroteja February 15, 2016 - 13:30

Thank you for your kind words Jo! 🙂

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Robin March 2, 2016 - 22:30

I found your pattern on pinterest and absolutely LOVE them! Your instructions, pictures and sense of humor really help to understand the pattern. Thank you, thank you for sharing!

Doroteja March 3, 2016 - 11:39

Aww you are so kind. 🙂 Thank you so much Robin!

nancy groenevelf March 28, 2016 - 03:07

Round three of the upper boot. Maybe I’m counting wrong but I do not get it to reduce to 38 stitches. I come up short.

Doroteja March 29, 2016 - 10:25

It’s 38. 🙂 Make sure not to count ss or chain as a stitch! 🙂

Marissa April 17, 2016 - 08:12

You are so raigth about not easy to crochet baby booties I have been doing this for 2 years and still finish with 2 different. ?

juçara carvalho April 26, 2016 - 00:41

Gostaria muito de saber se alguem tem a traduçao desse gragivo do sapatinho azul, estou louca para fazer, mas nao sei nada de ingles, desde ja fico muito agradecida.


Marijke May 1, 2016 - 18:45

I love this pattern. I finished the right one, very happy 🙂 But then in the left shoe, you make 16 chains and then after the turn you start in the 6th and crochet 10 hdc. In the right shoe you do the same but then 11 hdc. Why the difference?

Doroteja May 4, 2016 - 14:08

Hi Marijke
There should be 11 on both. Thanks! 🙂

Renate Cyrulla May 8, 2016 - 09:49

Thank you so much for your beautiful baby bootie pattern. It turned out very nice and I enjoyed making it !

Evelyn May 20, 2016 - 03:55

Hello! this pattern is beautiful!, I have a doubt.
In Round 4 said
Ch 1. Sc into the same st. Sc into next 11 (14). Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Dc2tog into next 4. Hdc2tog. Hdc into the next one. Sc into next 12 (15). Join the round with ss.
That Dc2tog into next 4 means Dc2tog 4 times? Because if is in to next 4 stitches I ‘ll have a gap to fill.

Doroteja May 23, 2016 - 07:32

Hi Evelyn
it means “Repeat dc2tog 4 times” 🙂

Maureen June 11, 2016 - 05:26

I have only been crocheting for the past year but will need to bookmark this page so I can follow the pattern so I can reference the pictures – these are so adorable and so glad that we have talented people like you to guide us!

Doroteja June 12, 2016 - 13:21

What a sweet comment. Thank you! 🙂

Joe Majury June 13, 2016 - 01:12

Hi. I’m quite new to crocheting, so could you please explain this to me, on the left shoe as I find it confusing.
“Start in the 17th (19th) stitch from the heel”

Doroteja June 13, 2016 - 12:00

Hi Joe. There is a video tutorial for this pattern on my YouTube channel. Check 28:20.
Video tutorial:

Judith Fernie June 17, 2016 - 14:13

Thank you so much for your free patterns you are so generous

Doroteja June 19, 2016 - 20:51

Thank you so much Judith! Welcome to our crochet family 🙂

Hannah June 27, 2016 - 13:30

I’m new to crochet and love hat I have managed to make these. Thanks for all the pictures and videos we need more!! Thanks for your hard work 🙂

Doroteja June 28, 2016 - 11:08

What a sweet comment. Thank you! 🙂

Angela September 28, 2016 - 23:49

So so awesome! Thank you! =)

Inas October 4, 2016 - 22:26

Thank you for the pattern!

bebek patikler November 21, 2016 - 14:45

Thanks a great share.

bebek patikleri November 21, 2016 - 14:46

Thanks a great share.

gina January 14, 2017 - 01:16

Hi, i love tour pattern but i’m stuck on row 6: the part where you have to hdc 22 do you hdc in the ss or not ?

Doroteja January 15, 2017 - 11:40

Hi, Gina!
Ss does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern. The Ss is just a joining stitch and I do not use it as a stitch. Hope it helps. Kind wishes, Doroteja 🙂

Linda Lesins February 3, 2017 - 15:10

Thank you so much! Not only for the pattern, but for the GREAT tutorial! You are the best!

Doroteja February 3, 2017 - 18:35

Hi, Linda! I am so happy to hear you like the Blue Whale pattern. I love crocheting baby booties, they are my favorite thing to crochet. 🙂

willems els February 26, 2017 - 21:42

kan er iemand mij helpen het gaat zo vlug op het filmpje zou er zo graag maken ;;;; en geraak niet goed aan uit aan die haakpatroon ;;;

Sylvia Becker June 4, 2017 - 14:09

Thank you very much for all your lovely patterns. They are really easy to follow and the foto’s are great. I made a few of these booties and donated them for charity 🙂

Doroteja June 9, 2017 - 14:09

You are amazing! <3 :) And thank you so much for your sweet comment. :)

Bianca June 17, 2017 - 18:16

Good day
I am confused by the previous comments that refer to Row 8. As far as I can see the pattern ends on Row 7, or am I missing something?

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:02

Hi, Bianca!
If there is something that you are unsure how to do it in the written pattern, just jump to the video tutorial. 🙂
There is no row 8 in the final version of this pattern 😀

Bella August 14, 2017 - 14:39

Please help me I am going OUT OF MY MIND!!! I have tried to do the strap 10 times already and it always comes out backwards, however \i turn it it always seems to be back to front and curling down the wrong way!! Please could you explain what i’m doing wrong 🙁 🙁

Doroteja August 23, 2017 - 22:09

Hi Bella! Did you try to follow the video tutorial?

Elisabeth Seiler August 25, 2017 - 23:34

Hello, I have done and redone the soles of the booties countless times! I finally discovered I need to count at the end of each round. (Duh!) so I took them out again and redid one. I counted after the first round and came up with one extra stitch! Not sure how? Any ideas? I’m being careful not to count the slip stitch.

i'mmuslimnopanic October 2, 2017 - 09:49

Love it ! ♡ i’ll try as soon as possible // cause my son is 22 months 🙁

Arly November 22, 2017 - 00:46

I love this pattern is just what i was looking for and i cant wait yo crochet these booties thank you so much

Yuly December 3, 2017 - 20:17

You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your patterns ?

Doroteja December 23, 2017 - 23:27

You are so sweet! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

örgü modelleri January 3, 2018 - 18:39

Thanks you gör sharing your patterns. Good share 😉

Judy Attai February 9, 2018 - 19:23

Hello, your pattern for this calls for the DK weight cotton yarn & I think you used the Paintbox. but looking at your video & pictures the yarn looks a lot thicker. also it is noted that the gauge is different from the Paintbox yarn,,,help
thank you

Doroteja March 8, 2018 - 14:41

Hi Judy
The yarn I used for this pattern is very hard to find and I think also discontinued, which is now because it’s super nice yarn, 100% cotton and organic. The best replacement I could find for this pattern was DK weight 100% cotton Paintbox yarn. If you think it’s too hard to try with a little bit thicker yarn, maybe Drops Cotton Light, which is not 100% cotton, but still very nice and available in so many different colors. The only negative thing about it is that it tends to split sometimes. You can even try with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton which is a great yarn. And if the gauge is really way off and you still need thicker yarn, you can also try with Paintbox Aran. 🙂 Happy crocheting! 🙂

Maria Naranjo May 23, 2018 - 22:45

Thank you for sharing this pattern and video! I just made this booties as a babyshower gift 🙂

Yasmeen Elladen July 21, 2018 - 04:17


I would love to make these, I was wondering if you had a pattern for 6-12 months?
Thank you so much!

Doroteja July 28, 2018 - 00:20

Hi! The stitches for the 6 – 12 months are written in the (). Happy crocheting! 🙂

Patrizia from Switzerland August 12, 2018 - 09:51

Dear Doroteja! Thank you for this pattern! Cute booties, with a perfect Instruktion! I Love it!

Doroteja August 13, 2018 - 13:43

You are very welcome, Patrizia! I am so happy to hear you like it. 🙂

Helena August 10, 2019 - 04:39

I would like to know how do you start the 6th row when the 5th row ends by the heel

terreh November 21, 2018 - 04:35

thank you for sharing your crochet pattern… I’m very much amaze and I love to do it…

Madina December 10, 2018 - 23:46

thank you so much for the pattern, it was so easy to follow your tutorial, i make it for my baby.

LITA OBLITAS January 17, 2019 - 07:20

Gracias por sus modelos me estoy estrenando como abuelita y se los voy a tejer a mi pequeño, continue con su trabajo si es que esto la hace sentir mejor y feliz

LITA OBLITAS January 17, 2019 - 07:23

Creo que no se grabo todo mi mensaje le deseo todo lo mejor y continúe con su labor si esto la hace sentir feliz nuevamente muchas gracias

Yasmeen Elladen February 17, 2019 - 04:28

Thank you for the pattern!
I made the right shoe and it turned out okay, but my left shoe, starting from the upper part is not working. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’m making the month version!
Thank you for the help!

Aida August 14, 2019 - 18:07

Vean el video también, está muy bien explicado. Gracias por compartirlo.

Cassandra September 13, 2019 - 21:10

I really admire this site.

Patti January 31, 2020 - 02:18

Hi. Cute shoes. The video and written instructions are contradicting. At the end of the first row (chain row), the video is 5 hdc in last chain, but the written says 6. Which one is correct? Thank you.

Rachel Zibani August 12, 2020 - 08:38

love this pattern its cute

Doroteja August 20, 2020 - 12:11

Thanks, Rachel! 🥰

Aimen September 15, 2020 - 21:26

Hi! I’d like to make these shoes in a bit bigger size (with about 6 inch soles). Can you please tell me what I should do? Should I continue with a fourth round where I make 2 hdc and then hdc 2 where it says 2 hdc and hdc 1 in the third round? Please help me out. I love this pattern!

Alina February 12, 2021 - 23:45

Hello,. I am new in crochet, but I love this pattern. I already made it for my child once, but now I want to make it again for all 3 of us. Do you have any suggestion on how to adapt the patern for bigger sizes? I already prepared the soles, but I am a little stuck in the upper part 🙈
Thabk you for your help. This is the best pattern from all the internet 🥰

Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 11:22

Thank you for your kind words. 😊
I usually make decreases around the toes only. I start with just a few hdc2tog sts and I continue with more and more dc2tog sts every round I make until I like the shape. 😊

Tina June 29, 2021 - 10:28

Thank you for sharing. Love this pattern 😍🥰

Angge1993 November 21, 2021 - 16:51

Love how you turn the hook☺️☺️☺️ thank you for the free pattern done watching you video 4x so I can make it just by reading the written pattern ☺️☺️ and thank you for the simple it is easy to follow ☺️ more power 😘💕

Doroteja January 7, 2022 - 13:13

That is amazing!😀 I can’t tell you enough how happy I am to hear you can read the written patterns now!😀🥰

blanca February 4, 2022 - 20:44

me gustaria ver este tutorial en español asi como las instrucciones


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