Little Booties by Lisa Chemery
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Little Booties

June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
60 - 120 yards (55 - 110 m)
NB (3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)
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This pattern is also available as part of the Little Bundle of Knits ebook.

These adorable booties are designed to be gender-neutral and practical (they will say on wriggly little feet!), and the worsted weight yarn they call for makes them a very quick knit.
Perfect for those last minute baby shower gifts or for a quick project when you are in the mood for instant gratification :)

This design really makes beautiful yarn sing. Use solids for an elegant, understated look, or use semi-solids or variegated yarns for a more playful effect.


The booties’ soles are knit flat, then stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the sole to the cuff.
I-cord ties ensure that the booties will stay on the baby’s feet.

long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, decreasing, yarn over, working twisted stitches (link to video tutorial provided), binding off, making I-cords for ties (explanations provided)

NB (3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo)
For corresponding sole length of up to 3.25 (3.75, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5) inches or 8.5 (9.5, 10, 11.5, 12.5, 14) cm.
Please note: babies’ feet vary a lot in size, so it’s best to go by the child’s actual foot measurement when selecting the appropriate size.

Approximately 60 (70, 80, 90, 100,120) yards or 55 (64, 73, 82, 91, 110) meters of worsted weight yarn.
If doing contrasting ties: ties require approximately 20 yards or 18 meters of contrasting color yarn.


  • Set of US 6 / 4mm double-pointed needles or size needed to match stockinette gauge.
  • Set of US 4 / 3.5 double-pointed needles for I-cord.


  • 1 stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

20 x 28 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round.