Friday, May 1, 2009

Newborn Cross-Strap Booties

Please feel free to use this, or any other baby pattern for charity! :] Thank you.

For size 0-3 months. Bigger sizes coming soon!

Materials Used:
Caron Simply Soft
Size F hook
Yarn needle
Button (one for each bootie)

Rnd 1: Starting at sole, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch. 6 sc in last ch, working other side of ch sc in next 5 ch, 2 sc in last ch. Join to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 4 sc, 2 hdc in each of next 6 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sc, skip next st, 1 hdc in last sc, join to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts, join to ch 1.

Rnd 4: Working round in back loops only ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 5 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next 7 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next 5 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join.

Row 1: Sl st, ch 2, turn. Hdc in next 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 3 sts.


Ankle Strap

Left Bootie
Ch 5, fasten off. Join yarn to other side of heel with sl st, ch 17, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, for button holes *ch 1, skip 1 ch, hdc in next ch* repeat from * to * once more. Hdc in each ch and st across to other side. Fasten off.

Right Bootie
Ch 15, fasten off. Join yarn to other side with sl st, ch 7, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch and st across to last 5 ch of other side, for button holes *ch 1, skip 1 ch, hdc in next ch* repeat from * to *. Hdc in last ch, fasten off.

Vamp (make 2 for each bootie)
Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off, leave a few inches for sewing.

Attach round end of vamp straps to front 2 scs of each side, crossing the two straps (forming an x), sew flat end of vamps to back 2 scs of each side, leaving 1 sc space between each strap.

Sew button to short side of ankle strap.
Weave in ends, and you're done :)


  1. I was just introduced to your blog! I love your blog and your patterns! Thank you so much for sharing! I added you to my Blog List - can't wait to see your next creation! Crochet Hugs! Beth in VA

  2. those are precious.

  3. These are soooo cute. I made these today. Super Simple. Made with Sugar and Spice Varigated pink and white. Added a sun hat and bib for new neice being born soon! Thanks for sharing.

  4. very cute, I have a new granddaughter coming in September

  5. Janice-thank you for sharing your darling patterns! You two don't look old enough to be a married couple! I guess I am just getting old! :) But seriously, thank you for your genorosity and sharing your patterns.I knit & crochet and love both. I wish we lived closer-we could knit and crochet together. I'm at home with lupus & health issues so I appreciate being busy when I am not hurting & making baby and other things like shawls.These little sandles are so cute!
    Thank you again!
    Melody at

  6. i am trying to make these but i am having trouble with the pattern. i do not understand how to make the ankle straps. it says for left ankle, ch 5 and fasten off, then join yarn to other side for slip stitch? what exactly do you mean by "other side"? then when you say to make the vamps, ch 10 and hdc in third ch and then fo ? in the picture it looks like they are hdc all the way across? it looks like the straps are more than just a chain. I am just really confused! please help! they are so cute and i really want to make a couple of pairs, i have three pregnant friends! thanks so much!

  7. Welcome to my blog

  8. You have a wonderful blog, such lovely patterns and beautiful layout, I would like to give you the Sunshine Award. You can collect the award from my blog:
    Thank you for sharing your work :)

  9. Did you know this page was on the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" entitled "Josie Duggar's First Shoes"? It aired today, April 20th. I saw the coming attractions and as a knitter I was intrigued! I saw the booties, Googled the name and found your blog! Check it out. I'm sure it'll be re-played all week!

  10. I saw it on the Dugger show too and that's how I found this website. I can't wait to make these booties for my great nieces and nephews. Thank you.

  11. I'm also watching my recording of "19 kids and counting" and saw these adorable shoes! I have to try them! :D

  12. I also found my way here after seeing these on 19 kids and counting! Great blog!!! I just started crocheting, and Im very interested in making these little booties, wish me luck, lol!!!

  13. These are adorable! I made the left shoe the other day and can't wait to have a reason to give these to someone :) I am curious if you've worked out the larger sizes yet? My daughter just turned one (size 4 shoes) and I would love to make a little pair for her too!

  14. Hi, I am having the same problem as Andrea above. Could you please help us? Thanks for the lovely pattern by the way!!

  15. Sorry for the confusion, I'll have to dig out my crochet hooks && rework it so I can explain it in a way that makes sense. lol. --We just moved.-- But I'll have that up as soon as possible. Sorry for the delay in response, everyone!

    But oh wow! That's so neat!! The Duggars, huh? I'll have to go check that out.

  16. Okay so the ankle strap is a continuation from the heel.
    When you finish the heel do NOT fasten off until instructed to do so.
    After chaining you fasten off, then rejoin yarn to the other side of the heel using a slip stitch.

    As for the vamps, if you think they'd be better using half-double crochet all the way across, I'd try it out :] But the way the pattern is written is how I worked it.

  17. hi, Iv just started with the sole..n im confused right at the beginning, In round says chain 8, then SC in 2nd chain followed by SC in next 5 chains..and then 6 SC in same chain which is the last one...and wen i turn to the other side the confusion begins from says SC 5 chains...and then suddenly 2SC in last chain...what abt the rest of the stiches in between, we should skip those?? and when i start the second round...the pattern is for 20 stiches...where as after first round I have only 7 stiches to work wid :s...I think Im going wrong in the first round...would please correct me?

  18. I made a pair because at first glance they looked different. Once I completed these I realized a lot was different than I thought it was, so I looked at the picture again and it was correct, I had just misjudged the I didn't like how they turned out, more suited for my daughters american girl still useful. lol. My daughter loves you right now. lol