Friday, September 30, 2011

Holy Needles’ Crochet Booties in the Round

These booties are crocheted in the round, are very easy to make, and require no sewing of seams! Enjoy creating these beautiful booties for a newborn, or adapt for larger sizes.

Materials: G, H, or I hook, and soft worsted yarn, such as simply soft.
The length of a newborn’s foot is 3 – 3.5 inches. Everyone’s tension is different, and hook size and yarn type all make a difference. When in doubt, rip it out!


Ch 4, join. Wrap yarn tail around circle so it can be pulled later (to close hole).

R1: ch 2, 7 dc into circle. Sl st into 1st dc. (7)

R2: ch 2, 1 dc in same st; 2 dc in each st around. Join with sl st into 1st dc. (15)

R3-5: ch 2, 1 dc into same st, dc into each dc. Join with sl st into 1st dc. (15)

R6: ch 2, dc into next 12 st, leaving last 3 sts undone. Ch 2, turn. (12)

R7: dc into each st. ch 2, turn. (12)

R8: dc in each st. (12)

With right sides together, sl st back seam. Pull long loop along seam (or you can sl st 1/2 way up the back to decrease loop length, and decrease tension). Remove hook and turn bootie right side out.

Cuff:  Insert hook into top of bootie just to left of back seam.
R1: ch 2, work 16 dc evenly around top edge. Join with sl st into 1st dc. (16)
R2: ch 2, dc in each st around. (16)

Edging: ch 1 and sc in each st. Join with sl st. (or use any stitches you desire!) Fasten off and securely weave in ends. Do NOT knot your work… weave back and forth inconspicuously instead.

Optional: ch 70 to make ‘shoelace’ to weave in and out of the first cuff row created.

© Copyright 2011, Donna Bishop. All Rights Reserved. Created for Holy Needles, Tucson AZ

***Some changes were made to this pattern in 2012, to make it easier.  See