Basic Baby Booties (Free Crochet Pattern)

These crochet baby booties are cute and unisex, making a lovely gift for a new baby. The free pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more experienced crocheters wanting a quick and easy project. The pattern is available in sizes newborn and 0-3 months.

To make your own baby booties, you will need a 4.5mm crochet hook (or whichever size hook you need to achieve the right measurements), double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

The pattern is available in sizes newborn and 0-3 months. The finished newborn sole should measure 4.25″ and the finished 0-3 months sole should measure 4.5″. My tension tends to be quite tight so please use whichever crochet hook size you need to get these measurements.

Basic Baby Booties (Free Crochet Pattern)

Newborn

To fit up to approximately 3.5” foot

4.25” sole length

Sole:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and two strands double knit yarn held together –

1. ch12, 5dcs in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 8sts, 5dcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of chain), dc in next 8sts, join with slst in top of 1st dc (26)

2. ch1, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 8sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 8sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (36)

Upper:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and one strand double knit yarn –

1. with wrong side facing and working in back loops only, join yarn at bottom of sole, ch1, hdc in same st as ch and around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (36)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 8sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 8, hdc in next st, sc in 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (28)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 8sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 4, hdc in next st, sc in 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (24)

4. ch1, turn, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (24)

5. ch2, dc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (24)

6. ch1, hdc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (24)

7. ch1, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (24)

0-3m

To fit up to approximately 3.75” foot

4.5” sole length

Sole:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and two strands double knit yarn held together –

1. ch13, 5dcs in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 9sts, 5dcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of chain), dc in next 9sts, join with slst in top of 1st dc (28)

2. ch1, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (38)

Upper:

With a 4.5mm crochet hook and one strand double knit yarn –

1. with wrong side facing and working in back loops only, join yarn at bottom of sole, ch1, hdc in same st as ch and around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (38)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 9sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 8, hdc in next st, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (30)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st as ch and next 9sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog x 4, hdc in next st, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (26)

4. ch1, turn, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (26)

5. ch2, dc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (26)

6. ch1, hdc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (26)

7. ch1, sc in same st and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends (26)

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. Please let me know if you make anything using any of my patterns. I would love to see your work. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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Learn to Crochet: How to Make a Slipknot and Chain (VIDEO)

If you are following along with my Learn to Crochet series, you will remember that, in my last post, I told you everything you needed to gather before you could get started with your project. This week, I am going to show you how to start your project. Most crochet projects (except some that are worked in the round) start with a slipknot and a certain amount of chains. The first row of stitches is worked into those chains and whatever you are crocheting grows from there. So you can see why it’s important that you know how to chain before you learn anything else.

I am using a 4mm crochet hook and 100% cotton yarn. We are just going to start by making a slipknot and 10 chains. To make a slipknot, you need to hold the tail end of the yarn in your left hand and the working end of the yarn in your right hand. Wrap the working end of the yarn around your index finger, from front to back and then to the top of your index finger again, to make an x shape. Pull the working end of the yarn underneath and through the loop on your finger, then pull both the tail end and working end of the yarn, whilst still keeping hold of the loop, to tighten the slipknot.

To make your first chain, place the slipknot on to your hook, with the tail end at the back and the working end towards the front. Hold the yarn over your index finger. Pass the hook in front of the yarn, catch the yarn with the hook and pull it through the loop on the hook. Repeat until you have 10 chains on your hook.

Well done! You can now make a slipknot and work the chain stitch. You will be a crochet queen in no time!

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Newborn Hooded Cardigan and Trousers Set (Free Crochet Pattern)

The baby bear hooded cardigan is my most requested pattern and also the bestselling item in my shop. It’s not hard to see why. I have made many of these cardigans for my children and at least one for every other baby in my life. Last week, I decided to design a pair of trousers to match the hooded cardigan, to make a new baby set. I really love the way they turned out and decided to share the newborn size with all of you, so you can make one for all the new babies in your lives.

Newborn Hooded Cardigan and Trousers Set (Free Crochet Pattern)

This set is very thick and cosy. It is worked with two strands of yarn held together. To make your own, you will need a 5mm and 6mm crochet hook, 250g double knit yarn, a tape measure, scissors, five buttons and a yarn needle.

CARDIGAN

To fit up to approximately 16” chest. The finished cardigan should be 20″ around (measured under the arms), 9.75″ shoulder to bottom and 5″ arm inseam.

BODY:

With a 6mm crochet hook and two strands of DK yarn held together –

1. ch31, work dc in 3rd ch from hook and next 3sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 9sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts, 3dcs in next, dc in 4sts

2-6. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across, working 3dcs in middle st of each of previous row’s 3dcs

7. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and next 10sts, ch4, skip 16sts, dc in 23sts, ch4, skip 16sts, dc in 11sts

8. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across, working 4dcs over each chain space (53)

9-13. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (53)

14. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (53)

15. ch1, turn, fpdc around 1st st of previous row, *bpdc around next st of previous row, fpdc around next st of previous row*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off and weave in ends

SLEEVES:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn underarm, ch2, dc2tog, skip join st, dc2tog, dc in next 18sts, dc2tog, skip join st, dc2tog, join with slst in top of 1st st (22)

2-7. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st st

8. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and around (16)

9. ch1, turn, fpdc around 1st st of previous row, *bpdc around next st of previous row, fpdc around next st of previous row*, repeat from *-* to end, bind off and weave in ends

HOOD:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in top corner st, ch2, work 2dcs in same st, dc in each st across to last st, 2dcs in last st (31)

2-11. ch2, turn, work dc in same st and across (31)

12. fold the hood in half, with right sides together, then stitch along the top to form the hood, bind off and weave in ends

BUTTON BAND:

With a 5mm crochet hook and two strands of DK yarn held together –

1. with right side facing, join yarn in bottom corner st, ch1, work sc in same st and each st around body and hood to other bottom corner, work 2scs per dc row (106) 31, 44, 31

2. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across (106)

3. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and next st, *ch2, skip 1st, sc in 5sts*, repeat from *-* four more times, sc in 68sts

4. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across, working sc in each chain space (106)

5. ch1, turn, work sc in same st and across (106)

EARS:

1. make a magic loop, ch3 (counts as 1st dc), work 5dcs in loop, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (6)

2. ch1, turn, work 2scs in each st across (12)

3. bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to cardigan

TROUSERS

The unstretched measurements of the trousers should be 15″ waist, 14″ rise, 5″ inside leg and 11″ length.

WAISTBAND:

With a 6mm crochet hook and two strands of DK yarn held together –

1. ch4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (3)

2-40. ch1, working in back loops only, sc in each st across (3)

41. taking care not to twist your work, join with a slip stitch under two loops of the first row, this will leave a v shaped opening, which will need stitching up at the end

42. ch1, sc in stitch at base of chain and next 2sts (I counted each row as a stitch), *2scs in next st, sc in next 3sts*, repeat from *-* around to last st, work 2scs in last st, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

43. ch1, turn, sc in each stitch around, join with slst in 1st sc (50)

BODY:

1. change to contrasting yarn if using, ch4, turn, trc in stitch at base of chain and next 6sts, htrc in 4sts, dc in 28sts, htrc in 4sts, trc in 6sts, 2trcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch5 (52)

2. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc around till last 2sts, dc2tog, join with slst in first dc (50)

3. ch4, turn, trc in stitch at base of chain and next 6sts, htrc in 4sts, dc in 28sts, htrc in 4sts, trc in 6sts, 2trcs in last stitch, join with slst in top of ch5 (52)

4-5. repeat rows 2-3

6. ch2, turn, dc2tog, dc around till last 2sts, dc2tog, join with slst in first dc, bind off (50)

GUSSET:

1. with back of st facing, count back 3sts from bind off stitch, join yarn, ch2, dc in same st and in next 6sts – you want the previous rows bind off to be right in the centre of the gusset (7)

2-3. ch2, turn, dc across

4. bind off, leaving a long tail, stitch the gusset to the middle 7sts on the opposite side of pants, check to make sure both legs have 18 stitches each

LEGS:

1. with back of st facing, join yarn in middle of gusset, ch2, work 2dcs in the side of each dc along the gusset, dc in corner stitch of leg and all around, work 2dcs in the side of the final dc on the gusset, join with slst in 1st dc (26)

2-6. ch1, turn, sc around, join with slst in first sc (26)

7. ch2, turn, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch*, repeat from *-* around, dc2tog last 2 stitches, work dc in same place as turning chain, join with slst in first dc (18)

8. switch back to main colour yarn, ch2, turn, dc around, join with slst in first dc (18)

9. ch1, turn, fpdc around 1st st of previous row, *bpdc around next st of previous row, fpdc around next st of previous row*, repeat from *-* around to end, join with slst in top of 1st fpdc, bind off and weave in all ends

DRAWSTRING:

1. with contrasting yarn, ch110, slst in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, bind off and weave in ends, thread through the holes in the waistband and stitch at the back to secure in place

I hope you enjoy this free pattern and crochet some new baby sets of your own. Let me know if you do use this pattern or any of my other patterns. Feel free to tag me in your work on social media (@adeleuyancrochet). I love to see what you are all making. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting!

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