Free Crochet Pattern – Minion Inspired Baby Booties

by Doroteja

Minion Inspired Baby Booties by Croby Patterns

Minions have been a huge hit for years now and they bring a smile on every child’s face. That;s why I decided to create these adorable little Minion Inspired Baby Shoes. They are available in two sizes: 0 – 6 months and  6 – 12 months. If you would like to make them even bigger try to use a thicker yarn and larger crochet hook than recommended in the pattern. For this project, I was using DK weight 100% cotton yarn in 5 differant colors. Two main colors were yellow and blue since I was creating the friendly minions. If you would like to go for crazy ones, use a purple yarn, follow the pattern as you normally would then attach some yarn in a light purple shade above the eye for the hair. 



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This is what you will need for this tutorial (Please note, that these links are affiliate links. Purchasing through this links earns me a small commission with no extra cost to you ? Thank you! You are the best! :))

YARN: For this pattern, I was using 100% cotton, DK weight (or also Light Worsted) yarn in dark blue, yellow, white, black and gray. (here!)

CROCHET HOOK: The booties are made with two crochet hooks: 3.5 mm (E/4). (here!)

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: Scissors (here!), stitch markers (here!), yarn needle (here!)


  • ch – chain (VIDEO)
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc2tog – join next two sts with sc2tog.
  • st/ sts – stitch/ stitches
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet


  • This pattern is written in 2 sizes: 0 – 6 and  6 – 12 months.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the row/round.
  • 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.
  • The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • The slip stitch is just a joining stitch and does not count as a stitch in my patterns.
  • Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows in sc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm).



Blue yarn. Use 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.


Start with a blue yarn and 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook.

Round 1: Ch 1. Work I BPhdc sts into next 44 (50) sts. Join with ss. = 44 (50) sts.

Continue with yellow yarn.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 44 (50) sts. Join with ss. = 44 (50) sts.

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

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 12 (15) sts. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Work 1 sc into last 12 (15) sts. Join the round with ss.= 32 (38) sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 11 (12) sts. Hdc2tog. Repat dc2tog three (five) times. Hdc2tog. Work 1 sc into next 11 (12) sts. Join the round with ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Round 6 and 7: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 27 (31) sts. Join the round with ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Continue with black yarn.

Round 8 and 9: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 27 (31) sts. Join the round with ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Continue with yellow yarn.

Round 10: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 27 (31) sts. Join the round with ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Round 11: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 27 (31) sts. Join the round with ss. = 27 (31) sts.

Fasten off and weave in all the ends.


Round 1 (black yarn): Create a magic ring (video tutorial HERE). Ch 1. Work 8 hdc sts into the magic ring. Close the loop. Join the round with a ss. = 8 sts.

Round 2 (white yarn): Work 2 hdc sts into each of next 8 sts. Join the round with ss. = 16 sts.

Round 3 (gray yarn): Work into back loops only. Work 1 ss into next 19 sts and this also includes a ss from the previous round.


Hide all the tails. You will need two eyes, one for each shoe. Attach the eye to the shoe using a thread and a needle or a hot glue gun.


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Lynn Marie October 27, 2015 - 07:19

How cute are these…been trying to crochet everything i can find in Minion! Thankyou for your talent

Maureen October 27, 2015 - 22:03

Could I have this in PDF plz

Doroteja October 28, 2015 - 14:18

I am so sorry. There is only one pdf pattern on my blog and it’s for Green Zebra baby booties. Please do not get me wrong, the revenue earned by ad traffic to my site is what allows for free patterns to be written and published. Without people visiting my site to view the patterns and sometimes clicking on ads, there would be no traffic which means, no free patterns. I have to support my small crochet business somehow, and this is my (and million other bloggers) way to doing it. Hope you understand. 🙂 Thank you 🙂

Fathimaali March 13, 2019 - 10:00

Cute nd super i trying tis .thanks for the pattern

Barbara Brink August 25, 2019 - 19:35

Thank you so much. Very cute. Love your utube

Heather May 15, 2020 - 11:47

Already made One set, getting ready to make a second! Love the pattern – great job 🙂

Doroteja May 20, 2020 - 22:35

Amazing! 💪😀

claudia October 28, 2015 - 15:05

What a great pattern, I really love it.
I love making these for my kids but now that they are growing I’m having trouble.
I just find know how to increase the size of the soles to fit my 6 year old. Is there a pattern out there that could help me?
Thank you.
Love all your patterns

Doroteja November 2, 2015 - 17:30

Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂
I got a lot of requests for bigger sizes too, up to adult size. 🙂 So I am working on the pattern that will cover all the sizes. For now, I am pretty happy with the results, but it’s not perfect yet. I hope I will release it soon. 🙂 Stay in touch and be first to know when the pattern will be released 🙂

claudia November 7, 2015 - 18:13

That’s fantastic. Thank u so much for your amazing patterns. Looking forward to see what comes next.

Kikay lo May 25, 2018 - 14:59

i like your shoes, but, I don’t know how many chains I will make for the 1 year old baby boy. I need your please. Because I will give it to my son on his birthday on June 27 2018 next time.. Please please reply. What is your Facebook account? I want you to be my friend I hope it’s OK to you to be my friend? Message me on my Facebook kikay lo my name please please I want your help and please help me.. I already message you on your YouTube account.. Thank you

Doroteja May 25, 2018 - 16:31

You can find the stitch count for the 6 – 12 months size in the (). If it’s too small try with a 4.0 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to make the whole shoe bigger.
You can find the Croby Pattern page on Facebook here:
Hope this helps! 🙂

Liezel Dacuyan October 30, 2015 - 03:49

You’re patterns are really interesting and beautiful. How I wish I can purchase the same type of yarn you are using . The available yarns we have here are very limited. Sometimes it frustrates me. By the way I’m from the Philippines. I’ve already tried making crochet products for my niece using your patterns like the Fox Baby Crochet Hat and Diaper. It turned out really great and my family and friends loved it. However, I thought it would be perfect if I had used the same yarn as your pattern indicates. I just used acrylic yarns for the pattern I mentioned. Actually most of my crochet products are made of the acrylic yarn.

Verna Liston November 1, 2015 - 22:58

I will enjoy the free patterns

Persida November 2, 2015 - 17:08

This patter makes no sense. Just on the sole alone the numbers do not add up.

Doroteja November 2, 2015 - 17:19

Hello Persida
Thank you for your comment. I went through the numbers again, and the numbers are correct. Be careful when counting, the ss at the end of the round and ch 1 at the beginning of the round in my patterns does not count as a stitch. Hope it helps. 🙂

betti November 7, 2015 - 17:12

HI. same here. I have problem with round 4 of the upper up sole. are you sure it needed to add one more “Hdc2tog. Hdc into the next one”? cause the number don’t add up. count and see. and im making it for 6-12 months. it should be 15 sts in the end and I end up with 12. :/ I do all thing right. weird.

betti November 7, 2015 - 17:24

hi sorry. was my mistake. ;: lol

Doroteja November 7, 2015 - 17:31

Hello Betti,
I am so sorry you have problems with the patter. How many sts do you have in round 3 of the upper part of the shoe?

Amber November 7, 2015 - 16:12

I love these! They are just precious. Super easy to make, too! Excellent pattern. I’d love to see some bigger kids versions.

Doroteja November 7, 2015 - 16:48

Thank you so much for the kind words Amber.

mag November 12, 2015 - 09:25

hi doroteja..
i am one of your follower..i love all of your patterns..cant wait for the next..where can i buy all of the yarns (same type as your pattern)..i love the texture n the way..i am from malaysia..
tq..hv a nice day..

Doroteja November 16, 2015 - 20:13

Hello Mag,
Thank you for your comment. 🙂
My favorite yarn for baby booties is Four Seasons Gründl – Cotton Fun (German yarn company) or Garnstudio – DROPS Cotton Light (Norwegian yarn company).
Ravelry links:
Four Seasons Gründl – Cotton Fun
Garnstudio – DROPS Cotton Light
I buy almost all of my yarn online. 🙂

Tam November 16, 2015 - 06:25

Having issues with round three, it always comes up as a few sts short of completing the round and he decreases are kind of cockeyed to the left side of the toe.

Doroteja November 16, 2015 - 20:19

Hi Tam,
on the sole or upper part of the shoe? 🙂

Ellen December 6, 2015 - 16:15

Love it! Hoping to find the time to make these!

Doroteja December 15, 2015 - 13:02

Thank you so much Ellen! 🙂

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Jo January 18, 2016 - 18:58

Can I ask why we need to fasten off the sole at round 3 rather than just continuing on the upper part of the shoe? xx

Doroteja January 18, 2016 - 19:02

Yes, you are right. You can just continue with the round 1 of the upper part 🙂

MaryJane January 22, 2016 - 18:01

On round 8-9 is black yarn but it doesn’t said anything about changing to yellow. So I change to yellow and proceeded to do round 10 and 11. Was I wrong? If not is the black stripe to be 4 rounds and then change to yellow and do how many rounds?
Thank you.
Thank you also for the pattern

Doroteja January 22, 2016 - 18:10

Yes, you were right. There should be a note to change the yarn at the beginning of round 10. Thank you so much for letting me know. 🙂
Happy crocheting! 🙂

Celine April 27, 2016 - 11:33

Thanks for the pattern.. I have started with it, but round 3 with yellow yarn is confusing me! All the stitches count upto 33 and there in the pattern it specifies 38 🙁
Pls help me! Thanks a lot

Doroteja April 30, 2016 - 09:33

Hi Celine
38 stitches at the end of the round 3 of the upper part of the Minion booteis is correct 🙂
Sc 1 and sc into next 10 = 11 sts
Repeat (hdc2tog, hdc into next 2) 5 times = 15 sts
Hdc2tog = 1 st.
Sc 11 = 11 sts.
Ss – does not count as a stitch.
11 sts + 15 sts + 1 st + 11 sts = 38 sts 🙂
Hope it helps 🙂
Happy crocheting!

Ana January 9, 2018 - 04:03

Hi Doroteja,
Celine is right row or round 3 doesn’t add up she is a little off she said it adds up to 33 sts but it adds up to 37 sts and in your reply back to her you add a st. But I watched round 3 over and over but you clearly count only 37 sts. All together and on written pattern clearly only adds up to 37 sts. But then on your reply back to Celina you added a st. So where are you now saying to add that extra st. (?) would it be after the decrease on top of the m- boot so instead of 11 sc. your now saying it’s 12 sc. ? Because on your reply to Celine you said (round 3 upper part of m- boot ) “ sc. 1 and sc. into next 10 = 11
Repeat ( hdc2tog, hdc into next 2) 5 times =15
Sc. 11 sts. =11
SS. Doesn’t count as a stitch
So now at this point all this adds up to 37 sts. All together for round 3 in your video and in your written pattern. But then to your reply to Celine you somehow add a st. That’s clearly not in your video nor in written pattern.
Doroteja:(11 sts + 15 sts + 1 st +11 sts= 38 sts so where is that 1 st being added? Other then that your pattern is very cute and awesome keep them coming

Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 15:18

Hi Ana, The st has not been added, it was always there (in the video too). 🙂
Let me explain the round 3:
Work 1 sc into next 11 sts.(= 11 sts)
Repeat (hdc2tog, work 1 hdc into next 2) 5 times. (= 15 sts.)
Hdc2tog. (= 1 st.)
Work 1 sc into next 11 sts. (= 11 sts.)
Join with ss. (= not a st!)
So you have 11 + 15 + 1 + 11 = 38 sts.
Hope it helps! 🙂

Jane April 30, 2016 - 01:58

I love this minion bootie. Very cute!! Thank you for tutorial.

Erica September 4, 2016 - 14:51

Hi! I am on round 3 of the sole. I am only getting 36 stitches at the end, not 44. 1 Hdc in the next one, 2 times is two stitches correct? I think the wording is throwing me off. The wording seems much different than round 2. Thank you in advance!

Doroteja September 4, 2016 - 21:49

* If the number is written:
in before the stitch – 3 hdc = work 3 hdc into the same stitch
after the stitch – hdc 3 = work hdc into next 3 stitches. 🙂

Erica September 4, 2016 - 15:05

Hi again! I figured it out! After re- reading it about 5 times, I noticed the parenthesis which make a huge difference! Thanks for the free pattern!

Becky September 21, 2016 - 06:59

Love, Love, Love your pattern. I had not one problem following the pattern and your stitch counts are spot on! I made a pair for my 6 month old nephew and they were just adorable on his little feet. My 4 year old nephew liked them so much he tried to put them on! I am now in the process of making him a pair using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a size H (5.0 MM) hook which is giving me a finished sole length of 6 inches. Although I was skeptical of what the larger finished bootie would look like, I must say they do look fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent and the excellent tutorial.

Doroteja September 26, 2016 - 14:24

Hi Becky
Welcome to our crochet family!
I have never tried to make them bigger, baby sizes only. I think this is really great information to share. Thank you so much! 🙂

Denise March 18, 2017 - 02:10

I am making this for my new grandson. His older brother will be 7 in May. Is it possible for me to enlarge this pattern to fit him? Would be good for bedtime slippers. He has always been a minion fan! OR would it not last for a seven-year-old?

Nazmunaher August 18, 2017 - 08:53

mam your work so helpful for me….Thank you mam 🙂

Nancy Tepovich August 21, 2017 - 07:31

Love your pattern for the sole. The best I have seen. I get the 44 stitches for the small size, but how should I get the 50 stitches for the larger size – is there another round with 6 increases or do I chain more stitches in the beginning.

Doroteja August 23, 2017 - 21:05

Hi! Just follow the numbers in (). 🙂

Emily August 22, 2017 - 05:18

I am half way through making this slipper in 6-12 mos size, do not have a printed copy and discovered the pattern has been changed recently. Could you email me the prior version of the pattern.

Doroteja August 23, 2017 - 20:45

The only difference between the patterns is in round 2 of the upper part. I replaced the round of sc sts with a round of hdc sts. There are small changes in the sole, but a number of sts is the same.

Danyra Garcia Gutierrez August 23, 2017 - 17:01

Using the 3.5mm hook the size would be the size of 6-12months or need to be another hook??

Doroteja August 23, 2017 - 20:41

Hi! Use the 3.5 mm crochet hook and numbers in the (). 🙂 Happy crocheting!

Wendy September 21, 2017 - 14:45

When doing the eyes crochet in back loops and it gives you the round effect.

Alma September 29, 2017 - 09:37

Hi there
Thanks for the pattern, will definitely try it for a gift.

carmen March 24, 2018 - 18:23

hi, would you please tell me why I’m not able to copy the free pattern.
I was able before to copy to my note pad, I stop crocheting for long time,
so everything got erase. please help thank you.

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 16:58

Hi Carmen! The text and photos are copy protected now. I had to do that because too many people were copying the patterns and were trying to post them on their websites. You can print the pattern directly from your browser or you can follow them online via my blog. happy crocheting!

Jasmine April 22, 2018 - 15:05

Hi Doreteja. I made the sole of the minions shoe which is supposed to be for babies aged 6-12 months old. However the sole is only 4 inches long and the baby’s feet that I am making it for are already almost 4 inches. I already bought the exact same yarn you recommended from Paintbox and I really like it. I saw that you recommended using a larger hook size to make the shoes bigger. Can you recommend a bigger hook size as I can’t change the yarn? Would really appreciate it.

Doroteja May 24, 2018 - 01:14

Hi Jasmine
4.0 mm should be fine, but it’s hard to say. 🙂 Make one sole first and if it’s the right size continue with the second one. If not try with a larger crochet hook; 4.5 mm.

Carmen October 1, 2018 - 05:54

Thanks so much!! I’ve been looking for Preemie bootie patterns to make and donate to my local NICU. With that in mind I switched to a C hook and made them a bit smaller, but I’d like to make them even smaller…I’ll see. Anyway, thanks so much! Will make a matching hat!

Melina June 21, 2019 - 17:39

hi! I couldt find the pattern for the size 6 -12 moths??? Is in the blog???

Doroteja June 27, 2019 - 14:27

Hi Melina! This pattern is only available in 0 – 6 months size. 🙂


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