Boot-Style Baby Booties for Cold Weather: Free Knitting Pattern

Updated on April 29, 2018
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(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

Warm Your Baby's Feet From the Cold!

Are you looking for a boot-style baby bootie knitting pattern to warm your baby's feet? The top cuff keeps the booties on your baby feet and ankles warm. If you know the basics of how to knit, you can knit this project easily.

The pattern involves only basic knitting stitches:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarn over
  • Make one (increasing)
  • Slip-slip-knit (left decreasing)
  • Kit-two-together (right decreasing)

Playing with two contrasting colors makes simple and beautiful stripes colorwork. It is not only a thoughtful present, but it can also charm a new mom. Let's start to knit this adorable project.

How to Knit Baby Booties Part 1: Right Side

Pattern Instructions

Skill Level: Easy.

Size: (0-6, 6-12) month.

Booties sole length: Approx. (3.9”, 4.2”).

Booties height: Approx. (3.3”, 3.6”).

Gauge: 22 sts x 32 rows for 4”x4”

Yarn amount: Approx. 94 to 100 yds.

Needles: US#4 (3.5 mm), yarn needle.

Yarn: Category 4 worsted weight baby yarn.

Other materials needed: Four small buttons.

Abbreviations: K=Knit; P=Purl; M1 (M1L)=Make 1 left (Increase 1 stitch); YO=Yarn Over; SSK=Slip-Slip-Knit (Decrease 1 stitch); K2tog=Knit-two-together (Decrease 1 stitch); P2tog=Purl-two-together (Decrease 1 stitch); sts = stitches.

Directions.

Right Bootie.

Cast on (31, 43) with white color.

Rows (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11): K.

Row 2: K1, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K1, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K1. (35, 47 sts)

Row 4: K2, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K3, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K2. (39, 51 sts)

Row 6: K3, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K5, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K3. (43, 55 sts)

Row 8: K4, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K7, M1, (K14, K20), M1, K4. (47, 59 sts)

Row 12: Change red color and K.

Rows 13-17: K.

Row 18: (K16, K22), SSK twice, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog twice, (K16, K22). (41, 53 sts)

Rows (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29): K.

Row 20: (K13, K19), SSK twice, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog twice, (K13, K19). (35, 47 sts)

Row 22: (K10, K16), SSK twice, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog twice, (K10, K16). (29, 41 sts)

Row 24: (K9, K15), SSK, K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, (K9, K15). (25, 37 sts)

Row 26: (K10, K16), SSK, K1, K2tog, (K10, K16). (23, 35 sts)

Row 28: (K9, K15), SSK, K1, K2tog, (K9, K15). (21, 33 sts)

Row 30: Change white color, (K11, K17), turn and knitted cast on (10, 15) stitches, place the other (10, 16) stitches on a holder.

Row 31: K. (21, 32 sts)

Row 32: Change red color and K.

Rows (33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49): K.

Row 34: Change white color and K.

Row 36: Change red color and K to last 5 sts, K2tog, YO, K3.

Row 38: Change white color and K.

Row 40: Change red color and K.

Row 42: Change white color and K.

Row 44: Change red color and K to last 5 sts, K2tog, YO, K3.

Row 46: Change white color and K.

Row 48: Change red color and K.

Row 50: Change white color and K.

Bind off and cut yarn about 24” to sew with. Cut red yarn about 6” and make knot with white yarn.

For other (10, 16) sts on the holder,

Row 30: Retie the white yarn at the middle of the bootie and (K10, K16).

Rows (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49): K.

Row 32: Change red color and K.

Row 34: Change white color and K.

Row 36: Change red color and K.

Row 38: Change white color and K.

Row 40: Change red color and K.

Row 42: Change white color and K.

Row 44: Change red color and K.

Row 46: Change white color and K.

Row 48: Change red color and K.

Row 50: Change white color and K.

Bind off. Sew wrongs sides together and weave in the ends. Fix two small buttons securely (to avoid choking hazard) at the appropriate places.

Left Bootie.

Cast on (31, 43).

Rows 1-29: Same as left bootie.

Row 30: Change white color, (K10, K16) and place the other (11, 17) stitches on a holder.

Row 31: (K10, K16).

Row 32: Change red color and K.

Rows (33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49): K.

Row 34: Change white color and K.

Row 36: Change red color and K.

Row 38: Change white color and K.

Row 40: Change red color and K.

Row 42: Change white color and K.

Row 44: Change red color and K.

Row 46: Change white color and K.

Row 48: Change red color and K.

Row 50: Change white color and K.

Bind off and cut white yarn about 24” to sew with. Cut red yarn about 6” and make knot with white yarn.

For other (11, 17) sts on the holder,

Row 30: Retie white color yarn at the end of the bootie, (P11, P17), turn and knitted cast on (10, 15) sts.

Row 31: P. (21, 32 sts)

Row 32: Change red color and P.

Row (33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49): P.

Row 34: Change white color and P.

Row 36: Change red color and P to last 5 sts, P2tog, YO, P3.

Row 38: Change white color and P.

Row 40: Change red color and P.

Row 42: Change white color and P.

Row 44: Change red color and P to last 5 sts, P2tog, YO, P3.

Row 46: Change white color and P.

Row 48: Change red color and P.

Row 50: Change white color and P.

Bind off and cut yarn about 6”. Sew wrong sides together and weave in the ends. Fix two small buttons securely (to avoid choking hazard) at the appropriate places.

This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale.

How to Knit Baby Booties Part 2: Right Side

How to Knit Baby Booties Part 3: Left Side

Which one you want to knit? Let's vote and see.

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Questions & Answers

    © 2012 Christy Hills

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      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        12 months ago

        You can only print from the page. The needle size is UK9 (or) 3.5 mm. It is ok to use metal or wooden.

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        marie1066 

        12 months ago

        Love the look of this Pattern, is there any way I can print it out and what size needles uk size please. Also is it better to use metal needles or wooden. Ty

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        Jane 

        12 months ago

        I like this pattern so much! Thank you.

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        Maritza 

        16 months ago

        I love how you explain everything and the patience you show for knit for beginners like me, and the videos are superb with the notes on top, I have made several of your knittings, keep teaching us new things.

        Thanks

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        priti singh 

        24 months ago

        I want this pattern in Hindi .

        Is it possible??

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        Purplehair21 

        2 years ago

        Cute pattern but there is no mention in right boot knitting instructions about making buttonholes. I only discovered the need to do that when knitting the second boot. Also did you really mean for us to purl all rows in left boot?

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        Sissi 

        2 years ago

        Thanks anyway!

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        2 years ago

        Hi Sissi, Thanks for interesting on it but this pattern is only for personal use and donation purpose. I am so sorry you can not sell them.

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        Sissi 

        2 years ago

        Hi! Thank you so much for the great tutorials. I'm wondering if I can sell booties made with your pattern?

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        nawab 

        3 years ago

        hi mam i need videos of red booties part1 2 3

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        Effy 

        3 years ago

        Thank you for an easy and fun winter project!! Can't wait to use all the left over yarn I've collected over the years !!

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        4 years ago

        Hi Cat, I twisted the yarn at the end of rows and carry to the up rows.

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        Cat 

        4 years ago

        I'm just confused how did you carry along the red yarn after you knitted cast on and knit and turn and switch to red the red yarn is just there how did you do it that you didn't cut yarns please help

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        kim 

        4 years ago

        Omg! Am so silly. Thank you !!!! :)

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        4 years ago

        Hi Kim, Thanks for loving the pattern, this pattern is written for 2 sizes, 0-6 months and 6-12 months. K14 is for 0-6 month and K20 is for 6-12 months. You don't need to repeat it. This method is the same for every other parentheses.

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        kim 

        4 years ago

        Hello,

        I love this pattern . I found it raverly .com. I have a question in the pattern like rows 2 it say k1 14 than knit 20 , that is repeated .I see I don't have enough cast on to follower that pattern. I did check your video where you omit the knit 14 is there an updated pattern fix for this

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        Corinna 

        5 years ago

        Wish there would have been the way to show how to s

        Everything the right way togeter

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        5 years ago

        Hi santa, Thanks for visiting and loving my patterns. You can get the purple baby booties in my Ravelry store. The link is http://www.ravelry.com/designers/christy-hills. Enjoy.

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        santa 

        5 years ago

        I love your purple baby booties ....where can I get the instructions...please help.Thank you

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        5 years ago

        Dear aAnja, Thanks for your comment and I am so happy that my videos can help you.

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        Anja 

        5 years ago

        Dear Christy,

        Thanks for the very cute pattern, I love it! Also the youtube movies were very helpful.

        Kind regards,

        aAnja

      • whiteflowerneedle profile imageAUTHOR

        Christy Hills 

        5 years ago

        Hello faythef,

        Thank you for your visiting. Enjoy your knit.

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        Faythe Payne 

        5 years ago from USA

        These are so cute.;.Thanks for the pattern..voting up

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