Learn How to Knit Baby Booties with these 8 Knitting Patterns

baby mary jane

How to knit baby booties you ask? By practicing with these 8 knitting patterns. 

Baby booties come in all sorts of shapes. Some resemble socks or stockings, others resemble adult footwear. Then, there are the cute ones.

Babies kick a lot and booties should be shaped well to stay on their tiny feet even when they flay around.

Here are some of my picks starting with the cute ones.

1. Jeni’s Baby Duck Feet

Baby duck feet
Image source: Jeny Staiman at knitty.com

Designed by Jeni Staiman. She said that she suddenly realized that babies do not walk in their socks so, she designed a pair of duck feet totally just for fun. My kind of girl. But, you need to be comfortable with or know how to knit in the round.

Pattern: Jeni’s Baby Duck Feet

2. Froggy socks

Froggie sock
Image source: P2 Design

Like Jeni’s baby duck feet, this froggy sock is another bootie mimicking an animal and totally un-walkable. The cuff is a little short, I would make it longer to make it more secure.

This pattern also comes with a matching froggy hat making it a Kermit The Frog set.

Pattern: Froggy Socks

3. Kimono Baby Booties

Kimono Baby Booties
Image source: icreative.com

This Kimono baby bootie is so cute. It wraps at the top of the foot like a kimono, hence the name. Unfortunately, the pattern is written in Spanish. It has a Google Translate link that can translate the instructions into English but it isn’t ideal. Fortunately, there is a very helpful video showing the entire process of making the bootie.

Pattern: Kimono Baby Booties

4. Baby Mary Janes

baby mary jane
Image source: Freda Bettina at loveknitting

This baby Mary Janes stole my heart. It is so pretty with the tiny flower border.

It is knitted up using the garter stitch, which is especially great for knitters who do not like to purl. The pattern fits 0 to 3 months babies.

Pattern: Baby Mary Jane

5. Scrunchy Booties

how to knit baby booties
Image source: Jennifer Batt at Knitpicks.com

These scrunchy booties look more like socks cum leg warmers. They are knitted from the toe up using a short row heel. Don’t know how to knit short rows? Learn the short row technique using this project. 

You can also learn how to create a scrunchy look just by using knitting and purling.

Pattern: Scrunchy Booties

6. Sneaker Booties

Image source: Ravelry.com

Designed by Michelle Ho. This pair of booties resembles sneakers and even come with shoe laces. Knitted in the round and seamless: two of my favourite features. 🙂 

Pattern: Sneaker Booties

Video Tutorials

A knitting friend told me she prefers watching knitting videos instead of reading the instructions. I personally prefer written instructions but I appreciate how a show-and-tell video can give me a general idea of how the item is supposed to be knitted up. Here are some good video tutorials that show how to knit baby booties. 

7. Moss Stitch Socks for Newborn

8. Baby Crossed Shoes

This is more shoes than booties but, it is easy and cute. Also, many sizes at available on the designer’s website.

Happy Knitting! Phoebe

If you enjoy this list, you might also like my knitted baby socks list. 

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