Lavender Bow Tie Crochet Baby Booties TUTORIAL

by Doroteja
FREE PATTERN: Crochet Baby Booties For Little Girls by Croby Patterns

Hi, everyone! The Spring days are here. Nice and warm weather drew away heavy coats and cozy sweaters we were wearing all Winter long. This is probably is my favorite time of the year because all the nature is slowly waking up from a long sleep and starts to shine with its full power.

Trees and flowers are blooming and birds are singing their favorite songs. It’s just magical.

I have a very special crochet pattern for you today. It’s for a girly spring baby shoes with a big bow on the side. The shoes open with a small press-stud that is hidden behind the bow and that makes it easy to put them on and close the strap in a no time.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch this video and follow this easy step by step tutorial to learn how to make adorable crochet baby booties from start to finish. Consider subscribing to my channel, turning on post notification and joining my crochet crew on YouTube.

SUPPLIES

  • YARN: For this pattern, I am using DK weight 50% cotton and 50% polyester Drops Cotton Light yarn. But you can use any color or brand of yarn you like, just make sure the gauge is correct.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm (E/4) and 4.0 mm (G/6) crochet hook (here!) or hook to obtain the gauge.
  • OTHER: stitch markers (here!), yarn needle (here!), scissors (here!), two press studs.

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GAUGE

When you find a new crochet project that you would like to make, you usually want to start ASP. We all do. But please take some time and check the gauge. It might save your project!

 Work 24 stitches and 14 rows in HDC using 3.5 mm (E/4) crochet hook and a DK weight yarn to measure 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS

  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
  • dc2tog – double crochet two together

PATTERN NOTES

  • SIZE: 0 – 6 months available in this post below, 6 – 12 months available in the PDF pattern only (HERE).
  • You can learn how to read my crochet patterns HERE.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium (more about skill levels)
  • Measurements of the finished sole: 0 – 6 months – 9.5 cm/ 3.75 inches and 6 – 12 months – 11.0 cm/ 4.25 inches.

PDF PATTERN

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.

The beautifully designed PDF patterns can be found in shops on Etsy, Ravelry, and Love Crafts.

* This PDF instructions include one additional size, 6 – 12 months and the fee compensates the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions.

Thank you!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CROCHET BABY BOOTIES – Lavender Bow Tie

The crochet tutorial is written in a few simple steps:

  • crochet sole
  • upper part
  • strap
  • bow and
  • assembling.

Please, read the instructions carefully. Don’t skip any parts of the pattern and make sure you are not accidentally losing or adding additional stitches to the pattern. That might affect the final look of your design.

Also, keep in mind that we all crochet a little bit differently, the tension we have and the yarn we use are usually not the same. Therefore your finished item may look a little bit different than the one you see on the photos.

But that should not discourage you from trying out new things and learning. After all, you are crocheting with purpose and your projects suppose to be unique. perfect just the way they are!

FREE PATTERN: Crochet Baby Booties For Little Girls by Croby Patterns

SOLE

You will need two soles. For each shoe, one sole. The soles are made with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and a DK weight yarn in violet color.

Start with a foundation chain made of 10 chains. Start in the 2nd chain from your crochet hook and work on your first round.

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 the 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 the 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.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Repeat the steps for the second sole.

UPPER PART

The right side of the sole – the one with the front side of the stitches – has to be facing out the whole time. This means it is facing down when you are crocheting on the upper part of the shoe.

This part of the tutorial is made with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and a DK weight yarn in gry color.

Attach the yarn on the same spot where you finished your sole – that is the heel of your baby shoe. Start in the same stitch and create your first round.

Since the first round of the upper part could be a little harder to figure out, I recommend watching the video. Just to avoid frogging your project and crocheting it over and over again in the future.

Round 1: Join with ch1. Work 1 sc into BLO into the next 44 sts. Join the round with a ss. =44 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 44 sts. Join the round with a ss. = 44 sts.

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

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into next 12 sts. 1 hdc. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. 1hdc. Work 1 sc into the next 12 sts.  Ss.= 32 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into the next 11 sts. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 3 times. Hdc2tog. Work 1 sc into the next 11 sts. Ss. = 27 sts.

Cut the yarn. Fasten off.

MIDDLE PART

Find 8 sts in the middle of the heel and work 1 hdc into each stitch. Make sure you skip the slip stitch. Cut the yarn and fasten off.

STRAP

This part of the tutorial is made with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and a DK weight yarn in gry color.

The pattern for the strap for the left and right shoe is exactly the same. The only difference is how you attach the strap to the middle part.

Chain 35. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook and turn after each row.

Row 1: Work 1 hdc into 34 sts. = 34 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 34 sts. = 34 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into the next 34 sts. = 34 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

BOW

This part of the tutorial is made with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and a DK weight yarn in violet color.

Chain 11. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Row 1: Work 1 hdc into next 10 sts.

Row 2 – 4: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 10 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into next 10 sts.

Fasten off.

Fold the rectangle into two parts. Wrap the yarn around the middle of the bow and attach the bow on one side of the strap.

ASSEMBLING

Assemble all the pieces together. Start off by attaching the press studs on the strap.

Attach one part of the press stud on the opposite side of the bow. Attach the other one on the same side but on the other end of the strap.

Attach the strap in the middle part of the shoe. But be careful, if you are working on the right shoe, the bow should be on your right (you facing the heel) and the strap should open away from you.

And if you are working on the left shoe, the strap should be on your left (you facing the heel) and the strap should again open away from you.


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18 comments

Gloria M. Jackson April 24, 2017 - 14:56

Your stuff is awesome and I like that you have video tutorials cuz I don’t know how to read patterns.

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Doroteja April 24, 2017 - 14:59

Thank you so much, Gloria! πŸ™‚

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Bonnie April 24, 2017 - 21:36

These are really cute! I plan to make a pair right away. However, I don’t see the gauge anywhere. What is it supposed to be?

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Doroteja April 25, 2017 - 14:08

Hi, Bonnie! The gauge is 24 sts and 14 rows in hdc measure 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm). πŸ™‚ Happy crocheting! πŸ™‚

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JAN HORNE May 15, 2017 - 11:49

Hi, it says for the sole part to work in the back loops? Is this a mistake, as I thought you go under the top two loops in your video?

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Doroteja May 15, 2017 - 13:30

Hi! The first round of the upper part is made into BLO. πŸ™‚

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JAN HORNE May 15, 2017 - 14:30

It says Ch10 work into 2nd ch from hook. Work in back loops only. This is right at the beginning of the pattern? I am assuming this is an error as further down you abbreviate back loops as BLO?

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lia July 20, 2017 - 05:00

Hi, thank you for the pattern and also the video. It’s really cute and nice. The pattern are written clearly

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Sue Robertson October 18, 2017 - 09:26

Pattern is so cute. Thought you should know that there is a spelling mistake on your page – it’s not Therms of Use, it’s Terms of Use.

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Doroteja November 6, 2017 - 17:55

Thanks, Sue! πŸ™‚

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Linda January 27, 2018 - 05:15

Hi DOROTEJA , Thank you for doing all these video tutorials and written patterns for us newbies , I have been crotching for almost a yr. now and your videos had always encourage me to not give up ! I remember how excited I was when had made my first pair of baby shoes by just reading your written pattern. You make them so easy to understand ! I was so proud of myself ! I love doing baby pattern and donating to charities . Thank you so much . And PLEASE continue to do them . God bless you !

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Doroteja February 8, 2018 - 14:45

Thank you so so much for this beautiful comment, Linda! I am so happy to hear you did not give up. Crochet is not something you learn over the night, but once you get the hang of it and your fingers start to fly through the stitches…it’s just the best thing ever. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for being on this crochet journey with me! πŸ™‚

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Melissa March 2, 2018 - 16:06

This pattern is fantastic! Worked up real quick and was super simple to follow for a self taught newbie like me. I did have a few questions though. When you attach the strap to the back of the boot are you using yarn or thread? Also was there a specific way that you did it to make it seamless. Thanks..can’t wait to finish them and see what else I can make

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Doroteja March 3, 2018 - 14:11

Hi Melissa! Thanks for your sweet comment.❀️ I usually use yarn. And I use it in the same color as I was using for the parts I am joining together. 😊

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Susie April 22, 2018 - 20:23

Hello I just love these booties I want to make a pair for my daughter so I was wondering how would one make these for a 12 month old ?

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Doroteja May 24, 2018 - 01:17

Hi Susie
You can try with a larger crochet hook and a thicker yarn or you can use a PDF pattern where you will find both 0 – 6 and 6 – 12 months size.
PDF pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/512050552/crochet-pattern-crochet-baby-booties

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Zoe Stephen April 8, 2019 - 22:07

Hey, love your patterns. They’ve really helped me a lot. I’m having an issue with round 5. After the last sc11 I have 2 sts left. Is thus normal? I have no issues with previous rnds though and I’ve redone this round severally with same results

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Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 11:42

Hi Zoe! I went through both, round 4 and round 5 on the upper part and the stitch count looks fine. 😐 Is it possible you used the slip stitch as a stitch in any of the previous rounds, you skipped any of the stitches for decrease or even used the previously used stitches twice? πŸ˜€

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