Orange Pumpkin – Free Crochet Pattern For Baby Booties

by Doroteja

This is a crochet pattern for my beginner-friendly baby shoes – Orange Pumpkin. Find out what inspired me to design this pattern and what yarn I chose, and learn how to create the perfect baby shoes.

FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Orange Pumpkin Shoes.
PRINTABLE PDF: Get a beautifully designed, print-friendly PDF version of the Orange Pumpkin Booties from Ravelry or Etsy.

Hey there everyone! I hope you are all doing well these days. Lately, I’ve been working on updating some of my old crochet patterns and giving them a fresh, new look. I want to make them playful and fun, while still being easy to understand and follow.

The Orange Pumpkin crochet pattern is particularly dear to my heart. Let me explain why. When I first started sharing my crochet work online, it was through an Etsy shop.

At that time, I only had a few patterns available for purchase. Today, there are over 80 different crochet patterns to choose from, including not only baby shoes but also rompers, hats, sweaters, and cardigans. I wanted to share my passion with even more people, so I decided to start a blog.

I named it after my shop, wrote a free pattern, and launched it into the world. That first post included the Orange Pumpkin crochet pattern for baby booties, and now, nearly four years later, I am updating that pattern once again.


Follow the video tutorial for more into detail instructions. I also share a bunch of tips and tricks which would be hard to share in a simple blog post. And don’t forget. You can find the written instructions below. I wish you a happy crocheting!

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  • YARN: I was using Aran weight 100% cotton yarn in orange and beige from a brand called Paintbox. The yarn is very beautiful, the strands are nicely twisted and it’s available in a nice variety of lovely vibrant colors. The shades used in this tutorial are Vanilla Cream for the sole and Peach Orange for the upper part. (HERE!)
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook (HERE!)
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED: a pair of scissors (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!), a yarn needle (HERE!).


Work 10 stitches and 6 rows in HDC using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and a Fingering weight yarn to measure 5 x 5 cm (2 x 2 inches).

Please check the gauge before you start crocheting the sweater. I know how tempting it is to start right away, but not checking that gauge might affect the size of the finished object.


  • St/Sts – stitch/stitches
  • Ch – chain (How to VIDEO)
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet (How to VIDEO)
  • Hdc – half double crochet (How to VIDEO)
  • Hdc2tog – hdc 2 together
  • Dc2tog – dc 2 together
  • BLO – work into back loops only (How to VIDEO)


  • 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 stitches 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 chain is just a way to give us the proper height. The number of the chains at the beginning of the round/row matches the height of the first stitch.
  • Use stitch markers to mark your first stitch of each round/row.
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Gauge: 10 sts and 6 rows in HDC to measure 5 x 5 cm or (2 x 2 inches).
  • Size: 0 – 6 months
  • Pin the pattern HERE and help me share it with more crocheters!
  • NOTE: This is an updated version of the Orange Pumpkin crochet baby booties pattern. All the changes were made in April 2018. Did you stay in the middle of the pattern right when I posted the updated version? No worries at all. You can find the old copy of the pattern HERE

PDF Crochet Pattern

The PDF crochet pattern is a great solution for those who prefer to work offline, need additional sizes, or just want to support my work. This beautifully designed PDF pattern can be found in shops on Etsy and Ravelry.

You can also join me on Patreon. The creative bug membership offers a new pattern every month and a peak behind the scenes at how the pattern was made and what materials did I use, and why.


Crochet Baby Shoes Pattern – Orange Pumpkin

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.


You can watch the video on how to make a sole that can be found in the video section of this blog post. Now take some beige yarn and create a foundation chain of 10 chains. Turn and start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work in rounds. After each round join the round with a ss.

Round 1: 2 hdc into the same. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 7. Work 6 hdc sts into the last chain. Now continue on the opposite side. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts. 2 hdc into the last ch. Join with ss. = 24 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 hdc into each of the next 2. Hdc 7. Work 2 hdc into each of the next 6 sts. Hdc 7. Work 2 hdc into each of the next 2. make sure you skip the ss from the previous round and join this round with a new ss.  = 34 sts.

Round 3: This is our last round of the sole. Repeat (work 2 hdc into the first one, 1 hdc into the next) 2 times. Hdc 7. Repeat (work 2 hdc into the first one, 1 hdc into the next) 6 times. Hdc 7. Repeat (work 2 hdc into the first one, 1 hdc into the next) 2 times. = 44 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten it off. You will need two, one for each shoe. When you are done, continue with the upper part of the shoe.


You can watch the video for the upper part and how to make a bow HERE. Take some orange yarn. The part of the sole where you finished your last stitch is the heel part. Fold the sole in half lengthwise. The stitch in the fold (heel) is the stitch where you will attach the yarn and start working on the upper part of the bootie. Work in rounds.

Round 1: BLO! Ch 1. Start in the same. Work 1 hdc into each stitch all the way around. Ss. = 44 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Start in the same. Work 1 sc into each of the next 44 sts. Ss. = 44 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc 10. Hdc 1. Repeat (join first two with a hdc2tog, work 1 hdc into each of the next 2) 5 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Sc 10. Ss. = 38 sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc 10. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 6 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Sc 10. Ss. = 30 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 9. Hdc 1. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 3 times. Hdc2tog. Hdc 1. Sc 9. Ss. = 25 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Make your last round with the beige color.

Round 6: Attach the yarn where you finished with the orange color and work 1 ss into each of the next 25 sts. Make sure the slip stitches are not too tight! Join the last round with a ss made into the first one. Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

Repeat all the steps for the second shoe.


Take some beige yarn and chain 20. Join the foundation chain with a ss to create a ring. Make sure you do not twist the chain. Work in rounds.

Round 1: Ch 1. Start in the same. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 23 chains. Ss. = 23 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2. Start in the same. Work 1 dc into each of the next 23 sts. Ss. = 23 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of the next 23 sts. Ss. = 23 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Hide all the tails.

To complete the look, grab a bit of orange yarn and wrap it around the center of the main piece a few times. Tie a secure knot to keep the bow from unraveling. Don’t snip off the yarn ends just yet – they’ll come in handy for attaching the bow to the front of your shoes. Repeat these steps for the second shoe, and ta-da! You’re all set.

And there you have it, your very own pair of adorable crochet baby shoes! The finishing touch of the orange yarn bow adds a pop of color and extra cuteness. I hope you enjoyed creating this pattern as much as we did designing it.

Remember, with practice and patience, you can create anything you set your mind to. Keep on crafting, and never give up on your passion for crochet. Happy stitching!

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Enel July 20, 2014 - 18:19

Looooooove it! 🙂 But i want to make bigger booties- sole lenght about 12cm. Can you tell me how?

Doroteja July 24, 2014 - 10:29

thank you. 🙂
There are two options.
1) Use a bigger hook. I use 3.5 mm hook, you use 3.75 or 4 mm hook. Or,
2) add a few stitches. Start in the chain. I have chain 11 for 0 – 3 months, this is 9 cm sole. Chain 12 is for the 3 – 6 month old babies is 9,5 cm, and chain 13 is for 6 -9 months babies. Sole size for them is 11 – 11,5 cm.
As you can see it on the pattern there are parts of a row that are written in (). This are the parts where I enlarge size of shoe. So if you add one chain, you add two stitches in the next row, one on the right and one on the left side of a sole.

Enel August 5, 2014 - 13:34

Thank you very much! 🙂

Subs yoga October 11, 2017 - 14:26

Hi.. ..
I like All your patterns….I HD done the panda booties patten, came out nicely …. Thank you soooooo much for this tip, this helps me too…..

Fraisiperles September 7, 2014 - 14:45

Hi, thank you very much for sharing. They are lovely!

Have a nice w-end,

Montreal, Canada.

Doroteja September 7, 2014 - 14:51

Thank you 🙂 Tomorrow we will share a new Free pattern for all our Facebook friends don’t miss it 🙂

susie q makes October 17, 2014 - 12:37

Thanks for sharing your crochet talent and pattern! All the photos are helpful as baby booties are sometimes very difficult for me to crochet:) Thanks again and happy crocheting!

Shilpa November 22, 2014 - 19:13

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern!

xanhreu December 17, 2014 - 23:09

Thankyou very much. I am waiting for your new beauriful patterns!

Steph February 17, 2015 - 21:11

I am on my fourth try making these booties. When I get to round 3 of the upper part, things get really strange looking. In the middle of that round it says “repeat dc2tog 10 times”. Does that mean 10 times total or 10 additional to the first five? I’ve tried it both ways and ten total definitely looks better but after trying it both ways a my round doesn’t end where it should. Any advice??

Doroteja February 19, 2015 - 11:39

Hi Steph,
thank you for your notes. I corrected this part of the pattern. It should be fine now. Thank you 🙂

Minerva February 19, 2015 - 05:40

This is the first time I see this blog and I want to thank you for your patterns and tutorials, they are beautiful and very well explained.

Nina August 1, 2015 - 18:32

Have a lot of success!! The baby flats are beautiful. Thanks for share your talent with us

Kaylee August 31, 2015 - 23:06

I am trying to make this bow but am really confused with how it starts… It says Chain1. SC5. Turn. Can you explain this? Where am I supposed to be single crocheting into?
BTW: I love your patterns, sooo cute!

Doroteja September 1, 2015 - 09:29

Hi Kaylee!
Yes, I can see the problem with the bow too. I was editing some pictures in Orange Pumpkin pattern post a few days ago and somehow by mistake deleted one line of the pattern.
I am so sorry for that and thank you so much for letting me know! 🙂 I checked the bow part again and make some corrections on it. Hope you like it. 🙂
Have a wonderful day and happy crocheting!


Musarrath August 9, 2020 - 12:23

Hello my sole is coming too small I don’t know why it’s coming too small

Doroteja August 20, 2020 - 12:13

Try to use a larger crochet hook or thicker yarn. 😊

Tonia September 16, 2015 - 18:54

What is the brand of the yarn you used for these and how about how many yards does it take? I can’t find pumpkin in color. I love these exact colors especially for fall.

Doroteja September 23, 2015 - 11:19

Hi Tonia!
I use Cotton Fun yarn. Here is the Ravelry link: 🙂

Angela October 30, 2015 - 01:36

Thank you so much for this pattern! I just finished making them in orange and green to go with my baby girl’s pumpkin hat I made just in time for Halloween. 😀

Susan January 1, 2016 - 17:13

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your crochet patterns. I am a long time crocheter and have just found out I will be a grandmother for the first time, a little girl. I have done blankets and have made the little flip flops, but this is my first venture doing booties and sweaters. Your bootie pattern is the easiest to follow. I have found a couple of sweaters that I would like to do, but the pinner doesn’t share her patterns. So thank you so very much.

Doroteja January 2, 2016 - 18:16

Thank you so much for your kind words Susan and congratulations! 🙂

yerim March 2, 2016 - 03:00

Thank you so much! This is big big gift for me !

Doroteja March 3, 2016 - 11:44

You are very welcome Yerim. 🙂 Love your blog! 🙂

Anita Styles March 7, 2017 - 21:41

These look lovely, can’t wait to give the pattern a try.

Kathy June 29, 2017 - 05:38

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern and the clear photos. The little bow is so cute!
My only wish is that the text/font on this page was in black. I find it very hard to read the gray text even if I enlarge the page a lot. Just me, I guess.
Thanks again!

Doroteja July 3, 2017 - 12:23

Hi, Kathy!
We are working on a new design of our website at the moment and changing the font color is one of the things that we will change as well. 😀 Make sure you come back soon! 😀

Darcie March 14, 2018 - 03:48

do you have this pattern as a pdf i can purchase? its so much easier to take printed instructions around in my bag with me.

Doroteja April 18, 2018 - 17:00

Hi Darcie! No, not for this one. Sorry.

Valentina November 24, 2018 - 21:14

Hello Doroteja! I want to thank you for sharing your talent with us. I’ve just finished to crochet one of these booties, and it turned out very pretty! It’s the first project I can manage to complete (I started crochet one month ago). Your patterns couldn’t be more clear, and your videos are super easy to follow! You’re definitely one of my favorite crochet bloggers. Thank you so much!

Doroteja November 29, 2018 - 11:55

I am so happy to hear that. Thank you so much, Valentina! 😊

Kyelee Broadhead February 9, 2019 - 17:20

Hi I love this pattern. Where could I find the same pattern but for a 12-16 month?

Doroteja February 15, 2019 - 12:25

Thank you! 🙂
You can find the PDF pattern with additional sizes here: 🙂
Happy crocheting!


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