Simple crochet baby booties that make the perfect newborn gift for a girl or boy!
I remember the first time I handmade a gift to take to a baby shower. It was a yellow knit baby blanker, covered in bobbles. Since then I’ve made a lot of knit and crochet baby gifts. In fact I can thank those gifts for creating this blog. The gifts turned into an online shop, and the online shop turned into my first blog.
And those handmade baby gifts? Of course I’m still making those. I made bunches of items for Littlest who has a winter birthday. And now I’ve been making new baby items for my newest niece. My sister really liked this neutral linen color. I do, too.
About a month ago I created a vintage inspired baby bonnet. But what is a bonnet without matching baby booties?
These booties are made from the sole up. You crochet a chain stitch and make half-double crochets into both sides of the chain. This allows the rest of the bootie to be worked in the round. Increasing the number of stitches each round creates the sole, and then a few rounds with the same number, and decreasing numbers of, stitches form the sides and top of the toe area.
The last part of the pattern is creating the strap that goes across the top of the foot and attaching the button. One little button for each shoe. The button is what makes these such a sweet unisex pattern. Add a pink button for a girl, a blue button for a boy, or whatever color suits your style!
The button can be stitched to the side of the shoe so that the strap is functional. Just make sure that the button fits through a space on the strap. For mine I stitched the button on top of the closed strap to create a slip on shoe.
Don’t forget to make a matching baby bonnet!