Let’s Make A Sole For Crochet Baby Booties

by Doroteja

Very Easy Tutorial For Crochet Bootie Sole | Croby Patterns

Hi, everyone! I was working on a new crochet pattern for spring baby booties that will be released very soon and come to the conclusion that there is no need to repeat how to crochet baby sole all the time and edit it over and over again when I am working on a new baby bootie video tutorials if the sole is always the same. So I’ve decided to make a simple video tutorial and written instructions for how to crochet a baby sole that will be compatible with all the upper parts of my baby shoes that I will release in the future. The size of the sole is around 9.5 cm or 3.75 inches and will be a perfect fit for 0 – 6 months old baby.


Watch the video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make crochet baby sole 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! 🙂


Let’s switch on the things you might need or would I recommend for this tutorial.

  • YARN: For this baby sole, I was using  Light Weight 100% cotton yarn in a beautiful deep purple color, but if you would like to make your crochet sole more firm try to use some Worsted or also called in the UK Aran weight yarn. The sole will come out firmer and the shoe will have a nicer, more perfect shape. But think twice before you do that because the stitches will be denser and the holes between them will be smaller, so it will be a bit harder to crochet and the shoe won’t be so soft anymore. But it will look great. 🙂 (HERE!)
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm (E/4) and 4.0 mm (G/6) crochet hook or hook to obtain the gauge (HERE!).
  • OTHER: stitch markers (HERE!), yarn needle (HERE!), scissors (HERE!).


  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • ss – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/ stitches


  • This pattern is written in rounds. At the end of each round join the round with a ss, that is just a joining stitch and does not count as a real stitch.
  • Always start the round in the 1 st of the previous round, that is in the same stitch you’ve made your ss in.
  • 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 round.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Gauge: 10 sts and 6 rows in HDC to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
  • Skill level: Easy
  • The final measurement: 9.5 cm (3.75 inches).



Very Easy Tutorial For Crochet Bootie Sole | Croby Patterns

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: Ch 1. 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: Ch 1. 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 hide the tail between the sts.

Now find the upper part of the shoe you love and continue with your work. Please have in mind that this crochet baby sole is compatible with the upper parts of baby booties that you can find on my blog (at least from this day forward). Every crochet designer’s sole pattern for baby shoes is a bit different and this is just me sharing how I do mine.

Very Easy Tutorial For Crochet Bootie Sole | Croby Patterns

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Knottyarns May 4, 2017 - 00:06

a few of our group is going to make your patterns, they are so cute; W are trying to start a crochet craft shop with knitting.

Kathleen Miller November 21, 2018 - 03:47

I have been crocheting for 45 yrs, and I love your patterns, especially because your patterns are easily followed and also just too cute. Keep up the good work. And, I started crocheting at the age of 9 yrs, and have enjoyed it ever since.

Doroteja November 30, 2018 - 21:35

That’s amazing! Thank so much for your sweet comment! 🙂

Raniya Nameer July 26, 2020 - 17:43

I’ve been following you in YouTube for about more than 4 yrs and after seeing your works I’m really in love with yours works and get confused seeing other works.😅😅
Can I know more about 100% acrylic thread I got this as a gift so is it good for making baby rompers??

Doroteja July 28, 2020 - 10:16

Hi! 😊 I personally use cotton for most of my patterns (booties, rompers, sweaters, hats…) because it’s easy to wash, it’s a very breathable material and it’s hypoallergenic which means it’s nice on the skin and doesn’t cause any allergies. Acrylic yarn can be a great fit for a baby rompers too as long as it is a correct yarn weight (the thickness of the thread). I usually use Aran or Worsted weight for my patterns. Please, check the yarn label to see what yarn weight is your yarn and make a small gauge test to see if you like the fabric it produces. Happy crocheting! 😀

Bonnie Nielsen May 6, 2017 - 06:10

Great instructions. I have been looking for something I can understand and your tutorial and pattern are terrific for a beginner. Thank you

Zedgirl June 6, 2017 - 06:35

Should rounds 2 and 3 start with a ch1?

Doroteja June 9, 2017 - 14:16

Yes 🙂

Kathy December 12, 2017 - 03:24

I love your patterns. They are so easy to follow.? I have tried other patterns and keep coming back to yours. I make a bunch of soles of different colors then do the tops. I can carry around my projects that way

Prasanna March 17, 2020 - 10:47

Hi could you please explain the making of sole for 1 yr old baby pls.

marlene lazo June 27, 2017 - 06:28

Hi, im doing a booties for 3 years old, how many chain i need to start of? Thanks

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:21

It’s hard to say because I have never tried to make baby booties for 3 years old child. :S

Linda January 23, 2021 - 17:30

I too was wondering what adjustments are required to make a slightly larger Sole ie 18-24 mth.
Perhaps a slightly longer starting chain? I really enjoy your presentation speed and the reasonable instructions that I can follow even as a beginner. I have gone to YouTube to subscribe 👍🏻

Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 11:32

Hi Linda!
I would start with a longer foundation chain and use all the additional stitches in the pattern (that came out of the longer foundation chain) for basic crochet stitches (in my sole pattern hdc sts).
Happy crocheting!😊

Casey July 1, 2017 - 18:31

Thank you for taking the time to help us! Your patterns and videos are so easy to follow!

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:25

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Casey! 🙂

sithi December 17, 2019 - 12:26

:?thank. You very. Much. Very. Nice

Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 10:02

Thanks! 😀

Miriam July 1, 2017 - 21:44

Hi Doroteja
I have been doing a lot of your Patterns and love them all the time. Thank you to bring so lovely Designs out. So my issue is I use yarn Drops Muskat with Hook 3.25 or 3.5 with your Patterns (following your instructions) but never come to the measurements that you state for the Sole legth… So with chain 14 i.e. my Sole will only barely measure 10cm. So I have to adapt quite a bit for the Sizes and therefor the with will suffer too… If I go ch.16 the sole gets quite long for the with it has. Can you tell me what I might me doing wrong? Thank you very much.

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:31

Hi, Miriam!
I hope you are having a nice day. Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂
Drops Muskat is in my opinion great yarn for amigurumi animals, but not so great for the baby booties. The colors are so cute, but it’s a bit thin for making a baby sole using my crochet pattern. The final size of the sole (like it did in your case) will come out too small. I would recommend you to try with a thicker yarn, maybe something like Drops Cotton Light (it tend to split a lot) or Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (https://www.lovecrochet.com/paintbox-yarns-cotton-dk?a_aid=54234c53) Hope it helps. Happy crocheting!

Miriam July 4, 2017 - 10:39

It helped very much, thank you. I do love the colors as well, specially the shine they have. I always thought the Cotton light would be thiner as Muskat but will try it that way then. I could still use Muskat for the upper Parts with a biger Hook if needed 😉

Carina Sampaio August 13, 2017 - 14:22

Thank you sooooo much for your videos and written patterns. They are a the best directions I ever found anywhere…. not to mention how cute they are… THANK YOU!!! ?

Daphne August 17, 2017 - 16:19

Thanks so much Doroteja. I really enjoyed your tutorials. So detailed and easy. Just what i have always wanted. Keep doing the great job.

Elisabeth Seiler August 24, 2017 - 07:32

Hello! I am new to crocheting and am trying to develop my skill with something that would be useful, like these soles for baby shoes. I compared this pattern with some others on your site and discovered how to make it larger for my 12 month baby. Chain 13 to start then 10 hdc instead of 7 when required. This was very helpful, thank you. My only question is that the second sole I made turned out substantially larger than the first. I was very impressed with my first attempt—I should be, as I took it out about 50 times!—but the second sole is a little more inconsistent. The holes are larger. Do you think this just the result of not having enough tension, or too much tension? I’d like to get two soles that are similar so that one is not so much bigger than the other. Also, used same yarn and crochet hook for both soles.

Doroteja August 24, 2017 - 08:25

Hi, Elisabeth!
The tension is something you get with time and experience. When you are creating two items, using the same pattern you can see how consistent your tension really is and believe me we all were struggling on this part. When I first started, I’ve made 3 baby booties and all of them were a different size. But this is not bad. It actually gives you a lesson. So if holes between the stitches are bigger than they’ve should be, your stitches are a bit loose (there is nothing wrong with that if that’s your tension and if it’s always like that) and this is the same as if you would crochet with a larger crochet hook. So your final item will be bigger. What I would recommend you to do is, find a crochet pattern for a scarf with consistent stitches…so made of double crochet stitches, single crochet stitches…you can even write your own pattern…and work on your tension. You can also try my pattern for crochet baby blanket (here: https://crobypatterns.com/easy-beginner-crochet-baby-blanket/ ) Hope it helps. 🙂 Happy crocheting!

Nia Eliawati September 6, 2017 - 11:43

hi, i really enjoy your tutorials. but, i just have polyester yarn. can polyester yarn make the baby booties, too?

Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 12:55

Yes, of course! 🙂 You can use any yarn you like as long as it is the same yarn weight as recommended in the pattern. 🙂 If you will use thinner or thicker yarn the final item will be smaller or bigger and not according to the measurements provided in the pattern. Happy crocheting! 🙂

Mussru September 9, 2017 - 14:32

If we need to increase the sole what we should do?

Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 12:57

The easiest way would be to use a thicker yarn. 🙂 Or you can also start with more chains in your foundation chain. But that would change the number of sts you have on the sides of the sole. 🙂

Agustina Puente Torrado September 20, 2017 - 22:23

Hola qué tal estamos? Tengo una pregunta que hacerte. ? Que tengo que hacer para una suela de zapato para un niño de 7 meses, con cuántas cadenetas tengo que empezar, si fueras tan amable de mandarme un patrón de suela de zapato te lo agradecería mucho. Un saludo que pases buen día.

Tilda September 26, 2017 - 13:38

Where is the second video on how to make the upper part.

Doroteja September 27, 2017 - 13:43

All the patterns for crochet baby booties that were posted after this post for crochet baby sole are compatible with this baby sole. 🙂

Madonna September 28, 2017 - 23:53

I have a baby 12 months, so how many chain i need tl start?

Doroteja September 29, 2017 - 11:33

Hi! You can start with 2 or 3 additional chinas in the foundation chain. 🙂

Anna October 15, 2017 - 01:31

Thank you for the great instructions. I was unable to subscribe 🙁 as the button won’t work for me. Yes I did enter my email address. But I bookmarked your page and will be back for more.

A question: when I finally master the art of crocheting baby booties, is it okay to sell the final products on Etsy? I looked for the disclaimer but couldn’t find. Most other sites have a disclaimer that it’s okay but need to link to you somehow (am not sure that Etsy allows this).

Doroteja November 6, 2017 - 18:03

Hi Ana!
On the bottom of each post is a link to terms of use for my patterns. You can sell the finished items, but please credit the original design to Croby Patterns. Provide a link to my blog crobypatterns.com or my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrobyPatterns
Happy crocheting! 🙂

Pam CajunQueen Ann Lounsberry October 29, 2017 - 18:28

☆☆☆☆☆ Tutorial!!!
You are an absolute fabulous teacher!
Your patterns are well written & your videos are wonderful.

Khowla November 23, 2017 - 12:19

Hi. Thanku for this. I have to make it for 2 years old so can you teach us how to increase and the actual booties in bigger sizes like 2, 3 and 4 Thanku

Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 11:57

Hi Khowla
I will do my best to make a tutorial on this topic as well. 🙂

TressC December 4, 2019 - 12:00

Thank you! Your videos are very helpful and makes learning fun. Also the patterns make baby booties look like little cute shoes that gives a grand finish. Appreciate your time and love for this and the fact that you share it with us so freely. God bless and Compliments of the Season to you!🎄🎅🔔❄

Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 14:23

Thank you so much TressC for your sweet comment! ❤️ I am so happy you found my blog and YouTube channel. My work would be nothing without you guys! 😀

Michelle Kelly November 25, 2017 - 16:57

Great instructions & so easy to follow, thank you so much ?

Doroteja November 29, 2017 - 12:00

Thank you so much, Michelle!

Biko February 22, 2018 - 10:02

Hi, your tutorial has been the easiest to understand, you are a great teacher! But now how do I start for 6-9 month booty?

Doroteja March 8, 2018 - 14:52

Thanks for your kind comment. 🙂 Start with a little bit longer foundation chain, add two or three chains to the original chain. 🙂

Mandy March 11, 2018 - 20:51

This is a great pattern. Thank you so much…I only took my work out 7 tines. 🌝

Laura March 27, 2018 - 22:41

I’m 83 and I could not find written pattern for the bottom of baby booties any where than you so much I found your .We are having twins well not me my grand daughter thank you again Laura

Pitahujan April 11, 2018 - 08:42

Hi! I used the DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook but the sole final measurement is only 7.5 cm. I don’t know why it happened. Could I know your sole gauge? Thank you, I’d love your designs.

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 11:12

Hi Pitahujan! The gauge for the sole is 10 sts and 6 rows in HDC to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches). 🙂 Happy crocheting! 🙂

Micchelle April 14, 2018 - 05:48

Thank You for making this such an easy pattern! I truly enjoy your work!

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 11:07

I am so glad you like it! 🙂 Happy crocheting Micchelle! 🙂

Irene April 28, 2018 - 08:47

Thank you for the pattern very easy to follow !

Mary April 29, 2018 - 11:18

Hi. I love your tutorials and easy to follow. after several attempts, feeling like an expert to make the soles 🤣🤣🤣 (only for soles). need to do a lots of practice. am still learning. glad to have found this page. thank you sharing.

Carmen July 17, 2018 - 16:52

This is the best sole pattern I’ve found ! Easy to follow and simple to remember, I’m now making them without having to look at the pattern. Thank you so much.

Soumaya August 26, 2018 - 21:59

Hello ^-^ i really like what you do thank you very much
But I don’t know how to make it for 12 month baby can you help me please

Doroteja August 28, 2018 - 18:55

You can try with a larger crochet hook and a bit thicker yarn, or you can increase your foundation chain from 10 to maybe 13 or even more. 🙂
Happy crocheting!

Nicola Shorter November 13, 2018 - 21:17

Hi, love watching your tutorials. The booties are so cute. I would love to try, where do you buy the purple yarn, what make is it and colour please. Thanks

Doroteja November 14, 2018 - 08:44

Hi Nicola! 🙂 I buy most of my yarn online; Love Crochet/Love Knitting, Wool Warehouse, Yarn Plaza…

marilyn mudge April 15, 2019 - 09:12

Thank you so much for your pattern it was so easy to follow!

Houda September 24, 2019 - 00:11

I enjoyed working on this pattern, thank you for sharing your Art with us.

Vickie December 29, 2019 - 22:56

Hello Doroteja, “Sole” Sister! 😌
Thank you so much for the work that you do in helping all of us that want to make your patterns! You have the best looking soles out there! Love 💕 your patterns! I’ve just discovered your tutorials and I’m looking forward to mastering one of your baby bootie patterns to start with. God bless!

Doroteja February 4, 2020 - 09:49

You are so sweet! I can’t wait to share more crochet patterns for all of you in the future!😀❤️

Christabel Ansah February 27, 2020 - 11:33

I love your work. You’re such a great demonstrator and a tutor. You’ve made me love crotcheting. Will follow all your tutorials. 😍😍

Doroteja March 2, 2020 - 16:26

Thank you so much!🥰

Ein July 6, 2020 - 03:36

hai, i would like to ask, the different of knitting needle use. How the size of the needle effect the size of soles? I tried to do the sole with my 2.0mm needles but it comes out to be smaller that your sole size.

Doroteja July 28, 2020 - 10:31

Hello Ein! 😊 Knitting needles are for knitting. When you crochet you use a crochet hook. It’s called a crochet hook because it has a hook. You use that hook to grab the yarn and pull it through the stitches. Just below the hook on your crochet hook is a part called the shaft. You see, when you are crocheting your stitches are either resting on the shaft or sliding on and off the shaft. That’s why the diameter of the hook shaft determines the size of the hook and the size of the stitches the hook will make. Now, if you use a larger crochet hook (no matter if you use a thicker yarn that goes with it or not) the stitches will come out bigger and your entire work will come out bigger. On the contrary, if you use a smaller crochet hook where the diameter of the shaft is tiny, your entire work will come out smaller.
And you can use that to your advantage. If you want a whole project a little bit bigger or smaller, instead of changing the pattern, use a smaller or bigger (depends on what you need) crochet hook and follow the pattern as you would. 😀

Varsha December 7, 2021 - 17:58

Hello 👋 ma’am thank you for your patterns with your help I have learn to much thanks for all your help


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