Easy Ten-Step Baby Booties by Heather Phillips

Easy Ten-Step Baby Booties

September 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (hdc)
5.0 mm (H)
fits newborn - 8 mos
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Pattern Notes:
This adorable, easy-to-make baby bootie is made in half double crochet; a dense stitch that helps to insulate baby’s feet, making this bootie perfect for winter babies or babies who live in chilly climates. The pattern is quick and simple to make, and the finished product is both cute and practical. It is an adaptable pattern, which can be sized up for larger feet as needed.

Either Worsted or Aran weight yarn may be used to make this pattern. About 1 ounce of yarn is needed to make a pair of booties.

This pattern is written using American Crochet terminology and abbreviations

Row 6 should read as follows: “Skip one stitch then +half double crochet and chain 1, leaving the following stitch empty. Half double crochet in the following stitch and repeat 4 times from + , leaving the last 4 stitches unworked. You should end with a half double crochet. Chain 2 and turn.

The pattern is designed to make a turn-down cuff at the top of the bootie, but by omitting one or more of rows 7 - 9, you can make a very cute cuff-less variant. You might especially want to do this if you have a particularly cute ribbon to show off!

Stitches used in this pattern:
Chain stitch (ch)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double crochet (dc) (if using alternate ruffle edging)
Single crochet (if using alternate ruffle or contrast edging)