Free Crochet Pattern – Panda Baby Booties

by Doroteja

Panda Baby Booties by Croby Patterns

Hello my lovely crocheters!

When the panda’s cub is first born it is blind and pink, weighing only 90 to 130 grams (3.2 to 4.6 ounces) what is only 1/800th of the mother’s weight. Mother nurses it six to fourteen times a day for up to 30 minutes at a time. One to two weeks after birth, the cub’s skin turns gray where its hair will later become black. The eye-spots are at first in the shape of a circle, later the circles become shaped like a teardrop.

Black and white cat-foot also known as panda bear is a native to south central China and is recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.

Inspired by the cute panda bear I’ve designed a pair of booties for our little angels. Few weeks ago I’ve created a pair of piggy booties. They were, by surprise, a huge hit on my blog. So, if you have a pair of piggys, why then not have a pair of pandas too.

If you have somehow missed my piggy baby booties, you can find the pattern HERE, and if you would like to create a toy to go with them you can find the pattern HERE

Because I always love to see your creations using Croby Patterns designed, use #crobypatterns …so I can find you and give you a big heart or thumbs up!

Enough talking, and let’s start crocheting!

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CROCHET PATTERN: Panda Baby Booties

The pattern is written in 2 sizes: 0 – 6 months (6 – 12 months)

You will need:

  • crochet hook: 3.5 mm (E/4) and 2.27 (C/2)
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • yarn: DK weight 100% cotton yarn in white (CC – contrast color) and black (MC – main color), 50 g (1.75 oz)
  • safety eyes

Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows in sc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm).

Stitches:

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

All of my patterns are written in standard American terms.

SOLE

Use MC and  3.5 mm (E/4) crochet hook.

Chain 10 (13).

Round 1: Start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Make 2 hdc into the same. Hdc 7 (10). Make 5 hdc into the last chain from the hook, now start on the other side. Hdc 7 (10). Make 3 hdc into the last one. Join the round with ss.
= 24 (30) sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Start in the same stitch. Make 2 hdc into next 2. Hdc 7 (10). Make 2 hdc into next 5. Hdc into next 7 (10). Now make 2 hdc into last 3 stitches. Join the round wit ss.
= 34 (40) sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Start in the same stitch. Repeat (2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one) two times. Hdc into next 7 (10). Repeat (2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one) five times. Hdc into next 7 (10). Repeat (2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one) three times. Join the round with ss.
= 44 (50) sts.

Fasten off.

You will need one sole for each shoe.
Find center back stitch of the sole; fold the sole in half lengthwise. The stitch in the fold is the one that you want.

The upper part of the shoe is worked with hook going from outside of the shoe to the inside and the nicer side of the sole should be on the outer side of the shoe.

You should start each round in the joining stitch (ss) which should be in the center back of the heel.

Do not count the chain or ss stitch as a stitch at the beginning/end of the round.

UPPER PART OF THE SHOE

Use MC and  3.5 mm (E/4) crochet hook.

Round 1:  Start in the middle of the heel. Ch 1. BPhdc all the way around.

=44 (50) sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc into the same st. Sc into next 43 (49) sts. Join the round with ss. Do not turn!
= 44 (50) sts.

Round 3:
Ch 1. Sc into the same st. Sc into next 10 (13). Repeat (hdc2tog, hdc into next 2) 5 times. Hdc2tog into the next. Sc 11 (14). Join the round with ss. Do not turn.
= 38 (44) sts.

Round 4:
Ch 1. Sc into the same st. Sc into next 11 (14). Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc into the next one. Sc into next 12 (15). Join the round with ss.
= 32 (38) sts.

Round 5:  Ch 1. Sc into the same st. Sc into next 10 (11). Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog three (five) times. Hdc2tog. Sc 11 (12). Join the round with ss.
= 27 (31) sts.

Fasten off.

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HEAD

Head is made of two pieces.

Use CC and 2.7 (C/2) crochet hook.

End each round with the ss  into the first stitch of the round.

Do not count the chain or ss stitch as a stitch at the beginning/end of the round.

Chain 2. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Round 1: Work 6 hdc sts into the same stitch. Join the round with the ss.  = 6 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 hdc sts into each hdc around.   Join the round with the ss. =12 sts.

Round 3: Work 1 hdc into the first one, Work 2 hdc into the next 4. Work hdc into next 2. 2 hdc into next 4. Hdc into the last one. Ss. = 20 sts.

Round 4: Work hdc into next 2. 2 hdc into next 6 sts. Hdc into next 4. 2 hdc into next 6. Hdc into the last 2 sts. Join the round with the ss. = 32 sts.

Fasten off.

You will need two for each pandas head, 4 parts in total.

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EYE – SPOTS

Use MC and 2.7 (C/2) crochet hook.

Chain 2. Work all the sts in the 2nd stitch form the hook.

Round 1: 4 hdc. Then ch 2 and join with the ss in the same stitch you’ve made 4 hdc sts.

Fasten off.

You will need 4, for each eye one.

Now take one circle for each head and sew eye-spots on it as seen in the picture.

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You can use a small button for the nose too.

Now sew the head circles together, the nicer side should be facing out, before closing them entirely stuff them with a very small amount of synthetic stuffing to make the head soft and squishy . 🙂

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EARS:

Use MC and 2.7 (C/2) crochet hook.

Chain 2. Work all the sts in the 2nd stitch form the hook.

Round 1: 4 hdc. Then ch 2 and join with the ss in the same stitch you’ve made 4 hdc sts.

Fasten off.

You will need 4 of them, for each head two.

Sew the ears on the top of the head.

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TAIL:

Using CC and 2.7 (C/2) crochet hook create two small circles, you will need one for each shoe.

Chain 2. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Round 1:  6 hdc into the same stitch. Join the round with ss. = 6 sts.

Fasten off.

Sew the tail on the heel part of the shoe, on the top, as seen in the picture.

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Now take the pandas head and sew it on the front part of the shoe. Repeat this part for the other shoe too and you are done.

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17 comments

Darlene P. October 20, 2015 - 04:30

These are so precious . . . What a delightful pattern! Thank you so very much for such a “beary” cute pattern!!!

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Sharon lane October 20, 2015 - 18:33

Hi
I love your little booties.
could you or have you got a pattern for monkey style booties please
I will be very greatful

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Doroteja October 21, 2015 - 11:10

Hi Sharon!
Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂
I don’t have the pattern yet, but I love the idea and should definitely try to create a little monkeys. 🙂

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Amanda January 31, 2016 - 18:06

Hi, I was just wondering what size the eyes you used are and maybe where you found them?
Thank you!!

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Doroteja February 3, 2016 - 08:46

Hi,
The eyes I’m using are around 1 cm (0.4 inch) in size and I bought them in my local craft store. I used them only because I didn’t have any safety eyes at that moment. I glued them on the shoes with the hot glue. As for the kids safety, I would definitely recommend you to use a safety eyes and not eyes you have to glue. 🙂

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Amanda February 3, 2016 - 20:35

Thanks for your reply. That would explain why I couldn’t find safety eyes like those anywhere!! I’ll definitely be using safety eyes for both the eyes and nose, just to be safe 🙂

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Julia March 12, 2020 - 14:15

If you use safety eyes, don’t they stick out though on the opposite side? It won’t hurt the child?

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Fathima Ahmed May 29, 2016 - 06:02

I have a doubt…in the upper part of the shoe
Round 4 – I don’t understand how many hdc2tog and dc2tog… Can you explain that more clearly?
Will be glad if u replied!:)

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Doroteja May 30, 2016 - 13:36

Repeat dc2tog 4 times. 🙂

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Fathima Ahmed May 29, 2016 - 13:03

Sry I’m clear with the above question.
In the upper part of the shoe …. Round 5 – dc2tog three (five) times
I dint understand that part…. Can u explain that??

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Doroteja May 30, 2016 - 13:37

Round 5: Repeat dc2tog 3 times for size 0 – 6 months and 5 times for size 6 – 12 months. 🙂

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Priscilla August 25, 2017 - 19:21

Is there a recommended way to sew the little heads on? I’m just not sure what is best. Thank you

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Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:05

No, sorry! I went a few rounds around the head, so it was nicely secured. You can also use a hot glue gun just to attach it and later sew it with a thread and a needle.

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Rebecca May 1, 2018 - 22:42

Hi, I’m making these booties for my 8, nearly 9 month old little boy. I’ve followed the sole pattern and compared against his feet for reference, either I crochet really tightly or his feet are massive because the sole is so much small than his feet. Is this normal or shall I continue going round the sole until it’s roughly the same size as his feet? What are the dimensions for a finished 6-12 month bootie roughly?
Thank you for reading and I hope this makes sense!

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Doroteja May 24, 2018 - 01:10

Hi Rebecca
My crochet sole for 6 – 12 months is around 11.0 cm/ 4.25 inches. You have two options, you can continue working in rounds until you achieve the desired size of the sole or you can use a larger crochet hook, thicker yarn and the same pattern and make a larger crochet sole that way. 🙂 Let me know how it went! 🙂

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Ericka February 9, 2019 - 01:33

Mil gracias, están hermosos

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