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Basic Mary Jane Baby Booties Free Knitting Patterns With Videos!

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This free sewing pattern is easy to follow!

This free sewing pattern is easy to follow!

Baby Booties Knitting Pattern Free Mary Janes

These Mary Jane Baby Booties free knitting patterns are straightforward and basic patterns for beginners. The patterns are described in two methods.

The first one is working flat and seaming the wrong side together. The other one is less seaming and knit in the round. You can choose what you preferred. Both patterns are available for newborn-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months sizes. It doesn't take long to knit and is also a perfect gift for your loved one or for a baby shower.

How cute are these little booties?!

How cute are these little booties?!

Work Flat and Seam Wrong Sides Together Method

  • Skill: Easy
  • Baby Foot Length: Approx. (2.75, 3.5, 3.75) in (or) (6.5, 9, 9.5) cm
  • Booties Sole length: Approx. (3.25, 3.75, 4) in (or) (8, 9.5, 10) cm
  • Booties Sizes: (Newborn-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months)
  • Gauge: 8 rows x 6 sts = 1”x 1” in Stockinette sts
  • Yarn needed: Category 4 medium worsted weight approx. (41, 46, 54) yards.
  • The yarn I used: Caron Simply Soft
  • Materials: US#4 (3.5 mm) needles, yarn needle, two small buttons.
  • Abbreviations: K = Knit, P = Purl, M1L = Make-1-Left, YO = Yarn Over, SSK = Slip-Slip-Knit, K2tog = Knit-two-together, P2tog = Purl-two-together.

Right Bootie

Cast on (28, 32, 38) sts.

Row 1: (Right side) K all.

Row 2: (Wrong side) K1, M1L, (K12, K14, 17), M1L, K2, M1L, (K12, K14, 17), M1L, K1. (32, 36, 42) sts

Row 3: K all.

Row 4: K2, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K4, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K2. (36, 40, 46) sts

Row 5: K all.

Row 6: K3, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K6, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K3. (40, 44, 50) sts

Row 7: K all.

Row 8: K4, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K8, M1L, (K12, K14, K17), M1L, K4. (44, 48, 54) sts

Rows 9-17: K all.

Row 18: (K13, K15, K18), SSK 3 times, K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, K2tog 3 times, (K13, K15, K18). (36, 40, 46) sts

Row 19: K all.

Row 20: (K9, K11, K13), Knit next 2 sts, Bind off 18 sts, (K8, K10, K12). You will have 2 groups of (9, 11, 13) sts will be on the needle.

Row 21: For first (9, 11, 13) sts, (K9, K11, K13), turn, knitted cast on (14, 15, 16) sts tightly. (23, 26, 29) sts total on the needle. For 2nd (9, 11, 13) sts, place on a holder.

Row 22: K all. (23, 26, 29) sts

Row 23: K to last 3 sts., YO, K2tog, K1. (Buttonhole)

Rows 24-25: K all.

Bind off and cut yarn about 12” to sew with.

For the 2nd group of (9, 11, 13) sts on the other needle, rejoin yarn at the inner stitch of the bootie.

Rows 21-25: (K9, K11, K13).

Bind off and cut yarn.

Left Bootie

Rows 1-20: Same as Right Bootie.

Rows 21-25: For 1st group of (9, 11, 13) sts, K all.

Bind off and cut yarn about 12” to sew with.

For the 2nd group of [9, 11, 13] sts, rejoin yarn at the inner stitch of the bootie and knitted cast on (14, 15, 16) sts tightly. [23, 26, 29] sts total.

Rows 21-22: K all.

Row 23: K1, K2tog, YO, K to end.

Rows 24-25: K all.

Bind off and cut yarn.

Finishing

Fold bootie and sew wrong sides together. Attach button securely (avoid choking) on opposite the strap side. Weave in all yarn ends to the wrong side of work as invisible as possible.

This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale. Please do not copy or reprint and sell the pattern.

Less Seaming and Knitting in the round Method

Right Bootie

Cast on [28, 32, 38] sts on three US#4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles.

Distribute [9, 11, 14] sts on 1st needle, [10, 10, 10] sts on 2nd needle, [9, 11, 14] sts on 3rd needle. When you cast on, leave a long tail about 12” to sew with later. Make sure not to twist and join yarn to knit in the round.

Round 1: P all.

Round 2: K1, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K2, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K1. [32, 36, 40] sts

Round 3: P all.

Round 4: K2, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K4, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K2. [36, 40, 46] sts

Round 5: P all.

Round 6: K3, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K6, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K3. [40, 44, 50] sts

Round 7: P all.

Round 8: K4, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K8, M1L, [K12, K14, K17], M1L, K4. [44, 48, 54] sts

Rounds 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: P all.

Rounds 10, 12, 14, 16: K all.

Round 18: [K13, K15, K18], SSK 3 times, K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, K2tog 3 times, [K13, K15, K18]. [36, 40, 46] sts

Round 19: P all.

Round 20: [K9, K11, K13], Knit next 2 sts, Bind off 18 sts, [K8, K10, K12], continue, [P9, P11, P13].

Row 21: [P9, P11, P13], [K9, K11, K13], turn, knitted cast on [14, 15, 16] sts very tightly to get a better result. [32, 37, 39] sts total on the needle.

Row 22: [K23, K26, K29], [P9, P11, P13].

Row 23: [P9, P11, P13], [K20, K23, K26], YO, K2tog, K1. (Buttonhole)

Row 24: [K23, K26, K29], [P9, P11, P13].

Row 25: Bind off [9, 11, 13] sts purl-wise and [K22, K25, K28].

Bind off knit-wise and cut yarn.

Left Bootie

Rounds 1-20: Same as Right Bootie.

Row 21: Turn, knitted cast on [14, 15, 16] sts very tightly to get a better result. [32, 37, 39] sts total on the needle.

Row 22: [P23, P26, P29], [K9, K11, K13].

Row 23: [K9, K11, K13], [P20, P23, P26], YO, P2tog, P1. (Buttonhole)

Row 24: [P23, P26, P29], [K9, K11, K13].

Row 25: [K9, K11, K13], [P23, P26, P29].

Bind off [23, 26, 29] sts purl-wise, [K8, K10, K12].

Bind off knit-wise and cut yarn.

Finishing

Sew the sole of the booties at the wrong side and weave in all yarn ends to the wrong side of work as invisible as possible. Attach button securely (avoid choking) on opposite the strap side.

This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale. Please do not copy or reprint and sell the pattern.

© 2013 Christy Hills

Comments

Tilda on December 17, 2019:

How to i print this pattern

Ursula Williams on July 26, 2017:

Simply love your knitting patterns and designs. It's awesome. Thank u for sharing

AnnieVee on January 12, 2016:

Doing the largest size: On row 20, bind off row, you have to bind off 20 sets in order to have 13 on each side... 13 + 20 (bound off) + 13 = 46

Cheryl on June 09, 2015:

I

don't know what I'm doing wrong but I don't have 12 stitches left to knit in the second part of the right bootee!!

leen on July 13, 2014:

beautiful work

mtblue on May 07, 2014:

I am so glad I found your site! Your work is beautiful and inspires me to create something lovely for my granddaughter - thank you for sharing your patterns :)

Christy Hills (author) on March 23, 2013:

Hi fruitpomme, Thanks a lot for visiting and your comment.

fruitpomme on March 23, 2013:

c'est quelque chose de merveilleux, à tous les points de vue! pour les débutants c'est un peu difficile quand on ne comprend pas la langue mais que c'est beau

Christy Hills (author) on March 21, 2013:

Hi Wonder wool, You are very welcome. I am so pleased that you like the pattern. I plan to add (knit in the round method) in this page later. Pls come and see again.

Priyanka Estambale from United States on March 20, 2013:

So Cute :) Thanks for sharing the pattern!