Boutchou Booties

Boutchou Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

An easy baby booties crochet pattern – my Boutchou Booties– is a free crochet pattern here on the blog! Read through my inspiration, where the name comes from and the perfect yarn I choose for this project. Or scroll on down for the free pattern.

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Free Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

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This baby booties crochet pattern will give you that classic pair of baby socks you’ve been dying to put on your little one. Even if you’ve never created a garment before, my step-by-step instructions will guide you through it, and you’ll want to make a set to match every outfit!

The Boutchou Booties are available on Ravelry or in my Etsy Shop. Grab your copy before you forget. Or grab the discounted Boutchou set here.

Why Boutchou?

Boutchou is a french expression coming from “Bout de Chou,” which means “piece of cabbage.” French lore dictates that babies originate from cabbages (now you know where the creator of the Cabbage Patch Doll got the idea!). The word “chou” also translates to “cute,” which made Boutchou the perfect nickname for our unborn baby while I was pregnant. Better than just calling him Baby for 9 months!

These booties, along with the rest of the Boutchou Baby Set, were designed and created especially for our sweet little Boutchou baby.

Boutchou baby crochet booties and set

The Boutchou Crochet Baby Pattern Set

The Boutchou sweater is part of the Boutchou crochet baby pattern set which includes a hat, booties, a romper, a lovey and a matching baby blanket pattern.

Newborn crochet outfit pattern set

Read more about each of the patterns and find the free online version here or grab the discounted PDF pattern set here.

The Yarn

For this extra special personal project, I choose to use Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn. Since an entire set uses up a lot of yarn, I knew I would need something of great quality, yet still affordable.

This yarn has amazing stitch definition, which is exactly what I wanted for this project. The simple design and lightly textured stitches of the pattern are highlighted further by my choice in yarn. I picked a cotton yarn because we live in a tropical country, and I needed something that would be easy to wash. Machine washable is an absolute must when creating anything for a baby, or else parents will rarely use it, which would be a pity!

Added bonus for those of you who want to make your set in a different color, Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn is available in 50 different shades, so you’re sure to find something you like.

A big thanks to my friends at Lovecrafts.com for sponsoring the yarn for this project (btw, did you know they also have a great library of free crochet patterns?).

Click here to purchase the printable PDF of the Boutchou Booties crochet pattern

Before you Start

Materials

Size

The baby booties crochet pattern is available in the following sizes: newborn, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months. Sizes are noted newborn (6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months) throughout. Pictures illustrate the 12 months size.

Final booties sole length per size:

  • Newborn: 7 cm / 2.75”
  • 6 months: 8 cm / 3”
  • 12 months: 9 cm / 3.5”
  • 18 months: 10 cm / 3.75”
  • 24 months: 12 cm / 4.74”

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 15.5 st by 10 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
  • inc = increase = make 2 sc in the same stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 3 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Special Stitches

  • Back loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the back loop.
  • Front loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the front loop.

Tips and Tricks

  • To avoid having a ton of ends to weave in at the end, I carried up the blue yarn on the inside of the sock.

The Actual Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

The Bootie Sole

With your 4mm / US G – 6 crochet hook and blue color yarn, ch 6 (8, 9, 10, 12) st.

Work in the round on both sides of the chain.

Boutchou baby booties crochet pattern step 1: Crochet around the start chain

Round 1:

  • Newborn: Sc 5, 3 sc in the last ch, sc 4, 2 sc in the back of the last st. <14 st>
  • 6 months: Sc 7, 3 sc in the last ch, sc 6, 2 sc in the back of the last st. <18 st>
  • 12 months: Sc 8, 3 sc in the last ch, sc 7, 2 sc in the back of the last st. <20 st>
  • 18 months: Sc 9, 3 sc in the last ch, sc 8, 2 sc in the back of the last st. <22 st>
  • 24 months: Sc 11, 3 sc in the last ch, sc 10, 2 sc in the back of the last st. <26 st>

From here onwards, work in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the start of the round. Place an additional stitch marker in the middle sc of the 3sc at the end.

Round 2: Sc in each st to marker, inc in marked st (move marker to first of these sts), sc to last st, inc in last st. <16 (20, 22, 24, 28)>

Round 3: Sc in each st to marker, inc in marked st (move marker to first of these sts), inc in the next st, sc to last 2 st, inc in last 2 st. <20 (24, 26, 28, 32)>

Round 4: Sc in each st to marker, inc in marked st (move marker to first of these sts), 2 sc, inc in the next st, sc to last 4 st, inc, 2 sc, inc. <24 (28, 30, 32, 36)>

Round 5: Sc in each st to marker, inc in marked st (move marker to first of these sts), inc in the next st, 2 sc, inc in the next 2 st, sc to last 6 st, inc in the next 2 st, 2 sc, inc in the next 2 st. <32 (36, 38, 40, 44)>

Round 6 (size 24 months only): Sc in each st to marker, inc in marked st (move marker to first of these sts), inc in the next st, 4 sc, inc in the next 2 st, sc to last 8 st, inc in the next 2 st, 4 sc, inc in the next 2 st. <x (x, x, x, 52) st>

The Bootie Foot Part

Round 1: [Hdc 6, hdc2tog] around, hdc 0 (4, 6, 0, 4). <28 (32, 34, 35, 46) st>

baby booties crochet pattern step 2: the sole

Round 2:

  • Newborn: Hdc 7, hdc2tog twice, hdc 17. <26 st>
  • 6 months: Hdc 10, hdc2tog twice, hdc 18. <30 st>
  • 12 months: Hdc 11, hdc2tog twice, hdc 19. <32 st>
  • 18 months: Hdc 11, hdc2tog twice, hdc 20. <33 st>
  • 24 months: Hdc 15, hdc2tog three times, hdc 25. <43 st>
Booties foot shape

Round 3:

  • Newborn: Hdc 14, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 6. <23 st>
  • 6 months: Hdc 15, dc2tog 5 times, hdc 5. <25 st>
  • 12 months: Hdc 16, dc2tog 5 times, hdc 6. <27 st>
  • 18 months: Hdc 17, dc2tog 5 times, hdc 6. <28 st>
  • 24 months: Hdc 20, dc2tog 7 times, hdc 9. <36 st>
bootie shape done by dc on the front of the booties to cover the toes

Round 4:

  • Newborn: Hdc 15, dc2tog 2 times, hdc 4. <21 st>
  • 6 months: Hdc 15, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 4. <22 st>
  • 12 months: Hdc 16, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 5. <24 st>
  • 18 months: Hdc 16, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 6. <25 st>
  • 24 months: Hdc 19, dc2tog 5 times, hdc 7. <31 st>

Round 5:

  • Newborn: Hdc 13, dc2tog 2 times, hdc 4. <19 st>
  • 6 months: Hdc 13, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 3. <19 st>
  • 12 months: Hdc 14, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 4. <21 st>
  • 18 months: Hdc 14, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 5. <22 st>
  • 24 months: Hdc 18, dc2tog 3 times, hdc 7. <28 st>
Finihed foot section of the crochet booties pattern

The Bootie Ankle Section

Switch to yellow.

Switch colors to yellow for the ankle section of the crochet booties pattern

Round 11: Sc around, finish with a sl st.

Switch back to blue.

Round 12: Ch 2, dc around, finish with sl st.

Switch to white.

Crochet booties ankle section up to white section

Round 13: Ch 1, hdc around, finish with a sl st.

Round 14: Ch 1, hdc in the back loop only around, finish with a sl st.

The last row is referred to as the base row in the edging instructions.

The Final Edge

Switch to blue yarn.

Join yarn and ch 3, turn.

Row 1: Sl st in the back loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st in the back loop of the next st. Sl st in the next stitch of the base row, ch 1 and turn. < 4 st >

Row 2: Sl st in the back loop of the 3rd st from the hook (skipping the ch 1 and sl st in the base row), sl st in the back loop of the next st, ch 1 and turn. < 2 st >

Adding the final edge of the crochet baby booties

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 around the crochet bootie.

Finish with a Row 2 starting in the last bootie st. Sew the ribbing closed.

Weave in your ends.

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