Strawberry Seed Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Baby Booties Knitting Pattern FREE

Baby booties are one of the cutest things you can knit, but they can also get quite intricate. That’s not the case of this Strawberry Seed baby booties knitting pattern! Knit on straight needles, with worsted weight wool yarn they work up really quickly. This simple construction is one of my favorites because it allows you to work with straight needles while being 90% seamless.

The booties are part 1 of the Strawberry Seed Baby Set which includes a matching hat, cardigan, and blanket. The ultimate baby shower gift set! Find all the set details and matching patterns in this post.

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strawberry seed baby booties knitting pattern free

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Before you Start Knitting your Booties

Materials

  • 5 mm / US 8 knitting needles. You can see on the pictures I used my circular needles out of habit but you don’t need circular needles. You can make these baby booties with straight needles. (Confused about all these types of needles? This post is for you)
  • Worsted weight wool yarn: 20g white and 20g pink yarn.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

The Yarn

I loved working with this affordable 100% Alpaca wool yarn. It really slides effortlessly on your needless. The pink color has some hues of bleu which really give it a more sophisticated note. The offwhite is just how I like it, not real white but doesn’t lean on the yellow creamish either.

Unfortunately, this yarn seems unavailable on Amazon currently so I have listed a few suggestions for substitutes here:

Size

The pattern is available in sizes 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months written as follows throughout the pattern: 12 months (3, 6, 18, 24).

The step by step pictures show the 12 months size.

Click here to purchase the PDF pattern

Abbreviations

  • k = knit
  • st = stitch
  • garter stitch = knit on both sides of the project
  • yo = yarn over
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Repeat instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.

Gauge

With 5mm / US 8 needles, the gauge in garter stitch is 16 st by 32 rows for a 10 cm / 4” square.

Tips and Tricks

This short video shows you how easy it is to knit the eyelets. A simple yarn over and knit 2 stitches together is all you need to do!

The Actual Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Both booties are identical, make 2

The Ankle Section

On 5 mm / US 8 needles cast on 24 (18, 18, 24, 24) stitches with the white color yarn.

Knit in garter stitch (knit on both sides of the project) for 2 rows.

k1, [yo, k2tog, k4] 3(2, 2, 3, 3) times, yo, k2tog, k3.

Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.

Baby Booties Knitting Pattern on straight needles Free - step 1

K4, [yo, k2tog, k4] 3 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, yo, k2tog.

Knit 3 rows in garter stitch.

Strawberry Seed Free Booties Knitting pattern - step 2

Switch to pink color yarn. Leave a long white tail for sewing.

Knit 2 rows in garter stitch.

Forming the Toes

From now on you will start shaping the toecap. This is done with the middle 8 (6, 6, 8, 8) stitches.

On the next row, knit 16 (12, 12, 16, 16). Leave the remaining 8 (6, 6, 8, 8) st on the needle and turn as if you finished the row.

Form the toes of the baby booties

On the next row, slip the first st and knit 7 (5, 5, 7, 7) st. Continue knitting these middle st in garter st and slipping the first st for 14 (12, 12, 14, 16) more rows.

Baby booties free knitting pattern step 4

With your left needle, pick up 8 (7, 7, 8, 9) st along the side of the middle section. Because you slipped the first st of each row, you can see a little loop for each stitch you need to pick up.

Pick up stitches on the side of the baby booties

Keep knitting these new stitches and the 8 (6, 6, 8, 8) st we put on hold.

On the next row, knit until the end of the toecap section, with your right needle pick up 8 (7, 7, 8, 9) more st along the edge (for the other side of the toecap). Keep knitting until the end of the row.

Baby booties toecap formed

Knit all 40 (32, 32, 40, 42) st in garter stitch for 5 rows. This will give its height to the sock.

Give it's height to the baby booties

The Sole of the Bootie

Go back to working with the middle stitches only. Knit 23 (18, 18, 23, 25), k2tog, turn

Baby booties free knitting pattern straight needles

Knit 7 (5, 5, 7, 7), k2tog, turn

Repeat this last row until you have 12 (10, 10, 12, 12) st left on your needle. Finish the row and cast off all the stitches.

Finished baby booties on straight needles

Sewing

Turn the sock inside out and sew up the backside.

Pinch over about 2 stitches before seaming vertically. Refer to the below picture.

Sew close the back of the baby booties


Use the white tail to seam the pink section and the white for the white

Blocking

To block your finished booties you can either block them flat or fill them with some cloth to make them take their best shape.

strawberry seed baby booties knitting pattern free

Make a matching set with the matching hat, cardigan and blanket. Enjoy and don’t forget to share!

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3 Comments

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    Strawberry Seed Baby Set Knitting Pattern | Knitting with Chopsticks
    November 21, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    […] patterns are being released on the blog in the coming weeks. You can already find the baby booties here. I will update this post once the other patterns are released so make sure you pin […]

  • Reply
    Susan P McAllister
    March 7, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Slightly confused, why am I pinching two stitches?
    Thank you.

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    Susan P McAllister
    March 10, 2020 at 3:00 am

    Number of stitches of the paid for and downloiaded bootee is not the same as the web site.
    Badly written pattern. Trying to get the sole tio work out. Paid pattern has 23 stitchesm K2tog. turn.
    Website has 18. Am I woirking off the center 18 stitches only. Needs more clarification.

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