Have you ever looked at babies with those cute little booties and wished your baby had them (who hasn’t?) I mean they look so good and warm while wearing that you can’t help but admire. So, if this describes you, we are here to help.
You can actually do this as you are relaxing at home because crocheting is one of those tasks that makes you feel peaceful and calm. It may seem like a difficult task, but with our accurately outlined steps below, it shall be as easy as pie.
To start, if you do not know how to crotchet, kindly perform a simple Google search so you can learn how to hold the hook and thread. It’s a very simple process and you shall catch on very quickly. Once you have that figured out, we can start;
What Will You Need?
Here are the tools you need to make these baby shoes successfully.
Choosing The Yarn
When looking for the right yarn to use, choose one that is soft and lightweight, as this is perfect for the baby’s feet. Also, you could also use the yarns that are typically used to make baby blankets.
Get A Hook
You will need to use the 4mm G-6 hook to make the booties. The size of the hook is usually written clearly on the handle. You could also use a hook sizer if you already have one in the house and are simply wondering if it is the right one.
Get A Gauge
This refers to the total number of stitches you will need to make a specific project. Each stitch must have a specific measurement. It will depend on the size of the needle, and it is important to ensure that the boots are the right size. So, use this to measure your baby’s feet.
Making The Booties
Step 1 – The Chain Of Stitches
Start by making a chain of 11 stitches. This will form the base of the bootie, and after you have done it, turn it over and start with single crochets on the chain. Continue with the crochets until you have an established foundation of the bootie. This should be around 24 stitches.
Step 2 – The Chain And Double Stitches
The next step will require you to make two chain stitches. These will be joined with two half double stitches. Crotchet eight double stitches and then follow this with five stitches both half on each side.
Afterward, turn back to the single double stitches and do eight of them. Then do another five stitches with two halves on each one. Join all of them with a slip stitch at the top of the first round. In the end, you should have around 32 stitches.
The next step will be to crotchet 12 halves of double stitches that are followed by two stitches each with a double stitch. Continue to crotchet and do a single double for the next 12 stitches. Follow this with two stitches with doubles on each. Join all of them with a slip stitch. You should have a total of 36 stitches.
Now, you are going to make two main stitches and then work on the back loops. Using a double half stitch, crochet around, until you get to the bottom. Once there, work on the back loop, and then join everything with a round slip stitch. You should have 36 stitches in this step.
This step will require two chain stitches and 10 half double stitches. The half double stitches should be done together and then half double again at the end. Join them with a slip stitch. There should be 30 stitches when you are done with this step.
Ensure that you have two chain stitches and 9 half double stitches. Half the double stitches to make four of them from the two stitches, and then follow the four stitches with another round of half double stitches until the end. You should then join them with a slip stitch and have 26 stitches at the end of this round.
In this step, follow the double stitching with an additional two stitches done together. A single stitch should be done until you get to the end. You should have 24 stitches.
Step 8 – The Final Step
To finish off the boot, you will create a chain stitch with a single crotchet and then add five more stitches. Follow this up with four additional chain stitches, and then skip over the next eight. Single stitch this to the end of the round and join them with a slip stitch. Weave off the ends to finish it up.
Once you are done, repeat the steps to make the second bootie. This can be a fun new project to do at home. You never know, it could be the start of a whole new career. Have fun!