A simple and fuss free baby booties crochet pattern for a perfect gender neutral baby make!
The stitches are uncomplicated for a beginner friendly pattern, and work up really quickly using an aran/worsted weight yarn. With most crochet baby patterns using DK yarn, these are a little snugglier and chunkier in the aran and mean you can use a slightly bigger hook (if like me you hate using anything smaller than 4.0mm!)
The simple and clean style make them a perfect baby make or crochet baby shower gift for somebody who isn’t a fan of girly frills or doesn’t know the gender of the baby.
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More Free Crochet Patterns
The free crochet pattern here is for size 0-3 months, but you can find the pattern for 3-6 and 6-12 months in the ad-free PDF versions in pattern stores below.
What you’ll need to crochet baby booties
- <50g / 201 yds aran weight yarn
- 5.5mm/I hook
- Scissors and needle for finishing
I’ve used Paintbox Simply Aran in Light Caramel, Blush Pink and Misty Grey, but there are 49 shades to choose from!
Stitch Terms & Abbreviations
Stitches in this pattern are written in US terms.
Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – sl st
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Skip – sk
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
Pull up a loop from the next st (4 on hook)
Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops
Pull up a loop from the first st (2 loops on hook)
Pull up a loop from the next st (3 on hook)
Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops
Approx sole measurements;
0-3m – 3.5″ length
3-6m – 4″ length
6-12m – 5″ length
- Stitch counts will be in brackets at the end of each row
- Starting chs do not count as a stitch
- ‘2dc’ for e.g. means 2 dc in the same stitch
Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Ch8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 chs, 5sc in the last ch. Now working on the other side of the chs, sc in the next 6 sts. Sl st into the 1st sc (17)
Row 2: ch1, 2sc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, 2hdc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, 2sc in the next 2 sts, sl st (26)
Row 3: ch1, sc in the next 10 sts, 2hdc in the next 6 sts, sc in the next 10 sts, sl st (32)
Row 1: ch1, working in the back loops only, sc in each st, sl st (32)
Row 2: ch1, sc in the next 10 sts, sc2tog, 4hdc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 10 sts, sl st (26)
Row 3: ch1, sc in the next 8 sts, sc2tog, 3hdc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 8 sts, sl st (21)
Row 4: ch1, sc in the next 7 sts, 4sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sts, sl st (17)
Row 5: ch1, sc in each st, sl st (17)
Row 6: Repeat Row 5 (17)
This section will be worked in vertical rows, moving across your last sc row and all the way around to form a ribbed section around the ankle.
Row 1: ch6, turn, sl st into the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch towards your work, sl st into the next sc across from your starting ch, turn (5)
Row 2: sl st in the back loop of each st to the end, turn (5)
Row 3: ch1, sl st in the back loop of each st to the end, sl st into the next sc across, turn (5)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for every remaining sc. Join your 1st row to your last row with a series of sl sts or sewing them together.
Remember you can find the baby booties crochet pattern for 3-6 and 6-12 months in the ad-free PDF versions in pattern stores below!