Hand knit baby booties are a thoughtful gift, but if you're beginner knitter they can be tricky to make. These booties are the perfect knitting pattern for beginners! Most baby bootie knitting patterns require double pointed needles and have heel shaping. These are knit flat and shaped through some well placed decreases. The foldover shape in the front helps keep the booties on tiny feet. Best of all, they only take about 30 minutes to make!
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Worsted Weight Yarn: Needles:
[I updated this post with a FREE video tutorial showing how to knit and assemble the booties]
Free Baby Booties Knitting Pattern:
[Footbed is 2 3/4 inches long]
Cast on 26 stitches. Work in Garter Stitch for 10 rows. Bind off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row. Finish row. Bind off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next row- this leaves you with 6 stitches in the middle. Garter Stitch remaining stitches for 20 rows. Bind off.
[Update: Many readers asked for an adult version of this bootie- here is the pattern]
How to finish the booties
|Here is the finished piece. It looks like the letter "T". The upper part will become the back and side of the bootie. The thinner, bottom part will be the footbed|
|Take one side of the upper part of the "T" and place it on top of the footbed|
|Take the other side of the "T" and place it on top of the 2 layers. Using a yarn needle, sew the bootie together at the toe and the sides. Turn inside out when finished|