Moss Stitch Crochet Baby Booties

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my easy beginner-friendly baby booties from the Moss Stitch collection. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern, what yarn did I choose, and learn all the tricks on how to create the perfect baby booties.

You can find the free instructions below. If you want to support my work or need additional sizes, please consider purchasing the ad-free, printable PDF that you can find here.

Design

Moss Stitch baby booties are my second crochet pattern published from the collection of patterns for babies items using the moss stitch technique. This technique consists of single crochet stitches and chains. Repeating the same set of stitches over and over again creating a beautiful stitch pattern that you can see on the strap of the baby booties we are going to crochet today.

The pattern is pretty easy to understand and follow. You do not need any advanced knowledge of stitches or crochet techniques. However, it is important to have consistent tension throughout the whole project. Otherwise, you will create two shoes, each different size.

This is also the reason that I ask beginners to try out the patterns for shawls and blankets first. It helps them to learn how to keep the gauge consistent and keep the stitches nice and even.

The pattern for the sole and the first part of the upper part of the shoe is the same for both, left and right shoe. The difference is only in the pattern for the strap. That segment of the pattern is provided each shoe separately.

Yarn and Substitutions

The fun part about this project is, that you won’t need a lot of yarn. Just one skein of each color. And you can pick any color you like, or even use more than two.

You can make each round with a different color and call them rainbow booties. If you do, make sure you tag me on Instagram (#crobypatterns). I can’t wait to see them.

The yarn I am using for this project is Yarns and Colors yarn and this is their yarn called Epic. This is a 100% cotton yarn classified as Aran weight yarn.

Great substitutions for this yarn are Drops Paris from Garn Studio, Rico Creative Cotton, and Paintbox Yarns Aran.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the 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 YouTube channel that you can find HERE and turn on post notifications so you won’t miss any of my future videos.

MATERIALS

YARN: 2 skeins of Yarn and Colors EPIC 100% cotton yarn in dark and light blue. You can shop for more colors here.

CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm crochet hook or the size needed to obtain the gauge.

YOU WILL ALSO NEED: 2 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, 2 buttons and scissors.

Yarn And Colors Epic yarn in two shades of blue. Dark blue or Petrol Blue (069), dye lot 2751, and light blue or Ice Blue (063) dye lot 3463.

GAUGE

GAUGE:  Work 8 stitches and 5 rows in Hdc using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 4 x 4 cm.

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

Checking the gauge is a crucial step in the process of making a new crochet/knit garment. It will help you achieve the right size of your finished item. Learn how to check your gauge here.

5 rows in 4 centimeters
8 stitches in 4 centimeters

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS

  • Sst/sts – stitch/stitches
  •  ch chain
  •  ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdchalf double crochet
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
  • dc double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together
  • MC – main color – dark blue
  • CC – contrasting color – light blue

PATTERN NOTES

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Gauge: Work 8 stitches and 5 rows in Hdc using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and an Aran weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).
  • Sizes: 0 – 6 months (written pattern below + video tutorial), 6 – 12 months (PDF pattern only).
  • The model item on the photos is for a 0 – 6-month-old baby.
  • Fit is meant to be tight but comfortable.
  • Finished sole length 0 – 6 months – 9.5 cm/ 3.75 inches and 6 – 12 months – 11.0 cm/ 4.25 inches.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st. The first st of the round/row is worked into the same st.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • More instructions on how to read my patterns available here.

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

This PDF instructions include additional size. ☀️ The fee compensates for the ad revenue I would make if you had to visit the site to access the instructions. Thank you, your support means everything! 🙏

INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet Baby Booties Pattern – Moss Stitch

The pattern for crochet baby bonnet is written in two simple steps:

  • sole
  • upper part
  • strap.

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

SOLE

This part of the pattern is made in rounds.

After each round, join the round with a slip stitch made into the very first stitch of the round.

Take some Aran weight yarn in gray color and 3.5 mm crochet hook and create a foundation chain of 10.

Round 1:
Start in the 2nd chain from the hook. Make 2 hdc into the same chain. Hdc 7. Make 6 hdc into the last chain from the hook. Now start on the opposite side of the foundation chain and work 1 hdc into each of the next 7 chains. Make 2 hdc into the last one. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 24 sts.

Round 2:
Ch 1. Start in the same stitch. Make 2 hdc into the next 2. Hdc 7 sts. Make 2 hdc into next 6 sts. Hdc into next 7 sts. Now make 2 hdc into the last 2 sts. Join the round with slip stitch. = 34 sts.

Round 3:
Ch 1. Start in the same st. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Hdc into next 7 sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 6 times. Hdc into next 7 sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Join the round with a slip stitch. Do not cut the yarn! = 44 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

You will need two soles. One sole for each shoe.

UPPER PART

The pattern for the upper part of the shoe is the same for both the left and right shoe.

The nicer side of the sole should always be on the outer side of the shoe. 

Take some Aran weight yarn in light blue color and a 3.5 mm crochet hook.

Make sure your first st is in the middle of the heel. 

Round 1: Work your first round on the upper part of the shoe into back loops only (BLO). Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 BPSC into next 44 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 44 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 HDC into next 44 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 44 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc 11. Repeat {hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next 2 sts} 5 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 11. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 38 sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc 12. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Sc 12. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 32 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 10. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 4 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 10. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1. Start in the first stitch. Work 1 hdc into next 26 sts. Join the round with a slip stitch. = 26 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

Repeat the steps for the upper part of the shoe for both shoes.

LEFT Strap

The strap is made with both, dark and light blue yarn.

Take the light blue yarn and 3.5 mm crochet hook first, then create a chain made of 7 chains.

Skip 10 sts from the center of the heel going from the heel towards the toes clockwise. Work first 3 sts into front loops only (FLO).

Row 1 (CC): Sc 3 FLO. Sc 23. Sc 3 BLO. = 36 sts (chain included).

Row 2 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Continue with light blue yarn.

Row 3 (CC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Continue with dark blue yarn.

Row 4 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 16 times. Skip 2 for the buttonhole. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 5 (CC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 6 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

EDGING Left

Start on the outer side of the strap in the chain from row 1.

Work sc sts evenly around all three edges all the way to the part of the shoe where the end and the beginning of the strap overlap. Work 1 sc, 2 chains, and 1 sc again into every corner. At the end of the row, cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the yarn tail between the sts.

RIGHT Strap

Skip 13 sts from the center of the heel going from the heel towards the toes counter-clockwise. Work first 3 sts into back loops only (BLO).

Row 1 (CC): Sc 3 BLO. Sc 23. Sc 3 BLO. Ch 7. = 36 sts (chain included).

Row 2 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 3 (CC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 4 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 2 times. Skip 2 for the buttonhole. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 14 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sts of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 5 (CC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Row 6 (MC): Ch 1. Start in the same. Repeat [Hdc 1, ch 1, skip 1] 17 times. Work 1 hdc into the last two sta of the row. = 36 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

EDGING Left

Start on the inner side of the strap where the end and the beginning of the strap overlap and finish on the outer side of the strap in the chain from row 1.

Work sc sts evenly around all three edges. Work 1 sc, 2 chains, and 1 sc again into every corner. At the end of the row, cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the yarn tail between the sts.

All done!

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2 comments

Lone Sørensen Jensen August 10, 2021 - 23:37

Thank you very much for yours free pattens. Great work. My name is Lone Sørensen Jensen I am from Denmark and I love too croche.

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Doroteja August 24, 2021 - 15:09

Nice to meet you, Lone, and thanks for reading my blog! 😊

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