Baby Booties Pattern | For Beginners

Beginner baby booties knitting pattern

Make your little one a pair of sweet booties for the warmer weather with this easy baby booties pattern.

The pattern uses basic knitting stitches, including garter stitch and stocking stitch.

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Newborn Baby Shoes Pattern

It will also introduce you to shaping, through increases and decreases.

I used a lovely cotton from Rico design for the pattern in the colour sand, but any baby cotton will knit up well.

Easy knit baby booties pattern


You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

This written pattern for beginners includes one size – 0-3 months, if you would like to knit for 3-6 months or 6-9 months, those sizes are available on the pattern for sale in my shop.

There is also a pattern bundle for sale featuring 31 of the baby and kids knitting patterns which is great value.

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Newborn booties knitting patternBaby Slippers Knitting Pattern

Newborn booties are always fun to make and these baby soft booties will make you want to make more in a variety of colours.

This easy knitting pattern is great for beginners, as it just uses knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to shaping.

I have made many newborn baby booties using this pattern and they look awesome in any colour, I have even made the rolled top in a mustard colour with the body of the bootie in white.

Baby booties knitted pattern

Newborn Booties Pattern

You can experiment with various colour combinations to go with your littles different outfits and rompers.

The baby house slippers are knit flat on straight needles, which means they have to be seamed to finish.

I know many of you don’t like seaming, but it’s really easy and they always look neat when complete.

Remember to put in a little stitch if you want the rolled top to stay over.

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Yield: Baby Booties

Easy Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Make your little one a pair of cotton baby booties for the warmer weather with this easy knitting pattern.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x ball of Rico cotton Aran in Sand (59)
  • Any medium weight yarn.


  • 4 mm (US 6) straight knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure


Make 2 booties the same >

  • With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 29 sts
  • Work 10 rows stocking stitch.
  • Next row – Knit 19 sts, turn
  • Next row – Purl 9 sts, turn.
  • On 9 sts work 14 rows in stocking stitch. Break yarn.
  • With right side of work facing, rejoin the yarn to the inside edge of the 10 stitches and pick up and knit 7 sts along the side of the foot, knit across 9 sts on the needle, pick up and knit 7 sts along the other side of the foot, and finally knit across the remaining 10 sts.
  • Work 7 rows of garter stitch, every row knit.
  • Shape The Foot
  • Row 1 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 15 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 15 sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 2 – Knit
  • Row 3 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 13 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 13 sts, k2tog, knit2 sts.
  • Row 4 – Knit
  • Row 5 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 11 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 11 sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 6 – Cast off.

Making Up >

Weave in all ends along the work, not up to the side, as this will cause a bumpy edge.

Lay work out and gently steam.

Join the heel and the foot with a flat seam.

Roll over the top edge and stitch down the back seam with a single stitch to keep the rolled edge in position.


Gauge >

6 sts / 6 rows in 1”

Size >

This pattern is to fit baby size 0-3 months

For sizes 3-6 months and 6-9 months, please see the pattern available in my shop, that has all 3 sizes.

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ing)

Dec – Decrease

GS – Garter stitch

Inc – Increase

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

St(s) = Stitch(es)

St St – Stocking stitch

YO – Yarn over

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the booties, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook page and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting! xoxo

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  1. Emily
    December 4, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I’m confused about the section right after you break yarn from the 9 sts

    • December 5, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Hello, you then rejoin the yarn to the right side that is facing you (the needle that has 10 sts on it), so that you can pick up stitches along the edge, knit across the 9 sts on the other needle and then pick up more stitches down the other side of the bootie. I hope that helps!

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