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. Today you can choose from more than 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! 🙂
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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!).
- 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 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 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: 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.
CROCHET BABY BOOTIES INSTRUCTIONS
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. = 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 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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