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Baby Booties – Knitting for Little Feet

These adorable booties are just the thing for winter! With the holidays coming soon this would be a great gift for you to knit for a baby in your family.  This pattern is one of 40 booties, socks, and slippers for babies and kids, in the Knitting for Little Feet book by Trafalgar Square Books.  As you turn the pages of this book, you’ll keep changing your favorite until the end.  Full review in the upcoming Fall 2011 issue of Living Crafts.

All My Clothes Are Green

Level of Difficulty



12 months (approx)

(see page 127 for size measurements)


Yarn: Regia 4-ply (75% wool/25% polyamide, 50 g, 230 yds / 210 m) pine (327) = color 1 for the sole and Chinese lantern (1111) = color 3 for instep

Regia 4-ply, small amounts fern (1092) = color 2

Needles: set of 5 dpn or 48 in / 120 cm Magic loop circular U.S. size 1.5 / 2.5 mm


30 sts and 42 rnds in stockinette = 4 x 4 in /
10 x 10 cm.

Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch Patterns


Worked back and forth: Knit on RS and purl
on WS.

In the round: Knit all rounds.

Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch worked back and forth:
Knit all rows.

Garter Stitch in the round: Alternately
knit 1 rnd and purl 1 rnd.



Color 1: work back and forth in garter st from the toe to the heel.

CO 4 sts with provisional cast on (see page 117).

Rows 1-9: On every other row, M1 after the first and before the last st of row = 14 sts.

Rows 10-29: Knit.

Row 30: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 12 sts rem.

Rows 31-39: Knit.

Row 40: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 10 sts rem.

Rows 41-59: Knit.

Row 60: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 8 sts rem.

Row 61: Knit.

Row 62: Dec 1 st each at beg and end of row = 6 sts rem.

Row 63: K3 to center of heel. Pick up and knit sts around the sole for a total of 72 sts.

Mark the center of heel and tip of toe. If working on a circular ndl, at the center of toe, pull out a ndl cable-loop so that you can continue knitting in the round in two separate sections. (Magic Loop method)

Side of Foot

Work in the round, beg at center back. Knit 1 rnd with color 1 = continue with the existing color.

Purl 1 rnd with color 1, knit 4 rnds with color 2, knit 1 rnd with color 3. These rounds begin and end at center of toe.


Now work short rows in stockinette st. Mark
center toe and heel, and on either side of each marker should be 24 sts, 48 total.

The 12 sts to the right and to the left of the heel marker (24 sts) are put on hold. The instep will be worked on the rem 24 sts (12 on either side of the toe marker). Beg at center of toe, k3; turn, yo, (see page 76).  For this yarnover, wrap the yarn around the cable after the turn, at the beginning of the row. At the end of the row, this loop will always be knit together with the next stitch and
1 stitch will be increased (an increase of 2 sts in every row). On the RS, slip the yarnover, knit the next st and pass slipped st over. Continue with short row shaping until there are 16 sts on
working needle (8 sts on either side of the center of toe).

Now from the existing 16 sts, work 15 sts, k3tog (16th st + yarnover + 1 st from holder).

On RS, work as follows: Sl 1 rem st + yarnover together, k 1 st from holder and pass over
slipped sts.

Now work to place marked between the heel
and instep. Beg working in the round again and, on every rnd, join the last st on holder with the first instep st and the last instep st with the next st on holder until 48 sts rem. Work 4 rnds in
stockinette over these 48 sts to begin leg and then continue in k2/p2 ribbing until leg is desired length.

Make the other shoe the same way.


Knit Little Feet

We have a copy of Knitting for Little Feet to give to one lucky Living Crafts visitor. Just leave a comment to this post to be entered to win! Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 9, 2011 at midnight Pacific Time. We will announce the winner on Wednesday. Good luck!


We Have a Winner!

Patty Manders Submitted on 2011/10/07 at 1:25 pm

Can’t think of anything finer than warm little feet in hand knit little socks! Got to keep my fingers crossed that this book might just be in my future:)

Congratulations Patty!


Posted by Living Crafts on Oct 5, 2011 09:31 AM | 300 Comments

300 Responses to “Baby Booties – Knitting for Little Feet”

  1. Ann says:

    How adorable! Thank you for sharing this idea with us!!

  2. Lee says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway! the book looks wonderful!

  3. Laura M. says:

    With three babies in my life and winter on its way, this book will make a great addition to my stitch library!

  4. Jess says:

    Just started knitting and I love a challenge. These babies would be the perfect thing to make for some new babies in my life. Thank you for the opportunity!

  5. Jillian says:

    What a great giveaway!

  6. Floortje says:

    Ohh such a cool book! And with so many pregnant friends it would be a cool gift to win… I would be able to knit all of them a pair of cute bootees or socks!!!

  7. Trang says:

    So cute! Can’t wait to make this!

  8. Hanna says:

    Oh I would LOVE this book!

  9. Paulette says:

    Adorable! Thank you for a chance to win this!

  10. Sarah L says:

    Looks like a great book! I love knitting and baby stuff is the best! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  11. Carola says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Tara Field says:

    We have some cold baby feet here! : )

  13. maxanyamom says:

    I know a few baby feet that I could knit for…lovely book!

  14. Chamomile Nusz says:

    So cute, would love this book!

  15. Denise says:

    Oh I definitely NEED this book. I have a 1 1/2 year old grand son and one one the way:)

  16. carrie says:

    i have lots of little feet at my house! thanks.

  17. Erica Ferguson says:

    What a cute book. I love knitting socks for babys and kids and it would be great to have some patterns that I do not have to resize!

  18. Stephanie M. says:

    Cute! I am knitting for little feet right now because I am due in Feb! :)

  19. Rachel says:

    Can little feet can any cuter? I submit that they can not.

  20. Barbara says:

    What a cute book. Thank you for the giveaway

  21. Barb says:

    Baby socks are a great travel project, quick and tiny and such cute results. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  22. Stephania says:

    Oh I need this book!

  23. Christina A. says:

    Wow, look at the cuteness of those!

  24. mary ann says:

    Oh, I am starting this right away!!

  25. MaryJo says:

    Kiddie socks are so quick to knit. I love baby toes though and hate to see them covered…but it is getting cold soon

  26. Natasha says:

    Looks like many fun patterns for those little toes!

  27. Christine Dixon says:

    I would love to win this beautiful book: “Knitting For Little Feet.”with so many patterns and sizes to fit all sized little feet to keep them cosy and warm.

  28. Christine Dixon says:

    I would love to win this beautiful knitting book
    “Knitting For Little Feet”
    with 40 Booties,Socks and Slippers for Babies and kids.
    now which one do I knit first?

  29. Christine Dixon says:

    I would love to win this beautiful book with 40 patterns for Booties. Socks and Slippers with a wide range of sizes .
    Now which one shall I knit first?

  30. Barbara says:

    Great giveaway! I’d love to win this!

  31. Nichole Goff says:

    WOW! What darling booties. I have two children and one on the way. I can’t wait to learn to knit some booties for this baby, to keep him/her warm and snuggly. Lots of love.

  32. Justine says:

    Gorgeous babies and booties!!!

  33. Justine says:

    Gorgeous booties and babies!!!

  34. Annette says:

    How incredibly sweet! I love the look of these booties. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the book, too!

  35. BooBoo says:

    Yippee! :)

  36. brenda says:

    would like to give this book to my good friend and neighbor who knits beautiful baby things.

  37. Emma says:

    These look so great! I will have to try this pattern. Book sounds amazing.

  38. Nicole says:

    These are very cute! Nice pattern.

  39. Cyndi says:

    My neice just had a preemie. long ago enough now to bring her home, and I think these booties will be going into her goodie bag. I’m making a goodie bag with several goodies such as a crocheted baby blanket, these booties, etc. I’m sure they’ll be used and loved!

  40. Andrea says:

    These slippers are adorable and the book looks great! What a cute cover!

  41. Cindy Johnson says:

    Love the striped set on the cover – what a great gift item!

  42. Starr says:

    Thanks for great pattern. What I really love is the little boy.
    What a perfect model. Thank you, Starr

  43. Catherine says:

    This book looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this pattern – just in time for my little one!

  44. Samantha says:

    Such adorable booties! I would love to make some of these for my daughter:)

  45. denise says:

    Have a grandbaby on the way. I would get a lot of use out of this book

  46. brooke says:

    i love knitting socks and bootees! looks like a great book…..

  47. Sunny Loya says:

    It’s so hard to find good booties, especially for toddlers. I’ll try to modify this one to fit my daughter. Thanks for the freebie!

  48. Sarah says:

    The bottoms on the booties in the photo look PERFECT for new walkers!

  49. linda says:

    I love this book

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