Free Pattern: Crochet Baby Booties Orange Pumpkin

by Doroteja

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Recently I’ve decided to update some of my old crochet patterns and give them a new look. I want them to be playful and fun, but at the same time, clear and easy to understand.

The Orange Pumpkin pattern has a very special place in my heart. Let me tell you why. Sharing my crochet work online started with an Etsy shop. Back then there were only three or four patterns available in the shop.ย  Today you can choose from more thanย  80 different crochet patterns. And they are not only patterns for crochet baby shoes, but you can find so much more; crochet rompers, hats, sweaters and cardigans too.

I wanted to share my work with more people so I’ve started writing a blog. I gave it the same name as my shop, wrote a freebie and then we went live. That very first post, the free pattern I’ve posted was my Orange Pumpkin crochet pattern for crochet baby booties.

Today, almost four years later I am writing a pattern update …


Watch the video and follow the step by step tutorial to learn how to make these crochet baby booties/shoes/flats 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! ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is what you will need for this project (These links are affiliate links. Purchasing through this links earns me a small commission with no extra cost to you. So if you decide to purchase through them, know that you are awesome! Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚)

  • 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 Vanillaย 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!).


  • 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)

  • The pattern is worked in rounds.
  • 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 itโ€™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 to the proper height. The number of the chains at the beginning of the round/row matches the hight of the first stitch.
  • Use stitch markers to mark your first stitch of each round/row.
  • Skill level:ย Easy
  • Gauge:ย 10 sts and 6 rows in HDC to measure 5 x 5 cm or (2 x 2 inches).
  • Size:ย 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.ย 



The instructions are written as a combination of crochet pattern and collection of my notes, tips and tricks, actually everything I’ve learned during making this pattern.

The Orange Pumpkin crochet baby shoes are made in three simple steps: the sole, upper part and the bow. Since the sole pattern for my baby shoes is almost always the same, I posted a video tutorial how to create a sole fo 0 – 6 months separate from the upper part of the shoe, so you can use it as a base for every Croby baby shoe pattern, not only Orange Pumpkin. You would not believe how much time did I save since I’ve posted that video tutorial. All you have to do now is, make soles than you can go through the archive of baby shoes and simply choose the upper part, follow the tutorial and that’s it.


You can watch the video how to make a sole HERE. 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 next 7. Work 6 hdc sts into the last chain. Now continue on the opposite side. Work 1 hdc into each of next 7 sts. 2 hdc into the last ch. Join with ss. = 24 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 hdc into each of next 2. Hdc 7. Work 2 hdc into each of next 6 sts. Hdc 7. Work 2 hdc into each of next 2. make sure you skip the ss from the previous round and join this round with a new ss.ย  = 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.ย Repeat (work 2 hdc into the first one, 1 hdc into the next) 6 times. Hdc 7.ย Repeat (work 2 hdc into the first one, 1 hdc into the next) 2 times. = 44 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten 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 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 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 next 25 sts. Make sure the slip stitches are not too tight! Join last the round with a ss made into the first one. Cut the yarn and fasten 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 next 23 chains. Ss. = 23 sts.

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

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

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

Take a small amount of orange yarn, wrap it around the middle of the main piece a couple of times. Make a firm knot to prevent the bow from falling apart. Do not cut the yarn ends just yet. Use them to attach the bow to the front part of the shoes. Repeat all the steps for the second shoe and you are done.

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Enel July 20, 2014 - 18:19

Looooooove it! ๐Ÿ™‚ But i want to make bigger booties- sole lenght about 12cm. Can you tell me how?

Doroteja July 24, 2014 - 10:29

thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Tomorrow we will share a new Free pattern for all our Facebook friends don’t miss it ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ I checked the bow part again and make some corrections on it. Hope you like it. ๐Ÿ™‚
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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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: ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜€ Make sure you come back soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

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. Iโ€™ve just finished to crochet one of these booties, and it turned out very pretty! Itโ€™s the first project I can manage to complete (I started crochet one month ago). Your patterns couldnโ€™t be more clear, and your videos are super easy to follow! Youโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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! ๐Ÿ™‚
You can find the PDF pattern with additional sizes here: ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy crocheting!


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