Pirate Baby Booties Pattern {3 Sizes}


OOOOOO ARRRRRRRRRRGH! These pirate baby booties will keep baby afloat in the high seas and not afraid of walking the plank!

Made with 100% cotton, these booties have a lightweight yet durable feel and will make any outfit look awesome.

They are easy to make and will take you 1-2 hours to knit.

This baby slippers pattern has full instructions on how to knit the slippers.

They are knit flat on straight needles.

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An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off and knit and purl stitches.

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

You will also need to know how to pick up stitches, this is so you can complete the foot part of the booties.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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More Baby Knitting Patterns

You may also be interested in these baby knits which are also made from 100% cotton:

pirate baby booties knitting pattern

Pirate Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


The booties knit up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • This pattern is to fit baby size 0-3 months / 3-6 months / 6-9 months.
  • The first set of numbers applies to the small size, the second set to the medium size, and the third to the large size.

Gauge – 22 sts and 36 rows in 4×4 inches / 10×10 cm in garter stitch.

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 x Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds in the colour – Red (05).
  • I also used some leftovers in Rico creative cotton aran Royal (blue) (39) and Nature (white) (60)
  • You will need >
  • 1 x main colour (A) Red
  • 1 x alternate colour (B) White (Nature)
  • 1 x alternate colour (C) Blue (Royal)
  • Any lightweight yarn 03.
  • Yarn weight guide



Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • SKPO – Slip one, knit one
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


  • With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 29 sts in Yarn A.
  • Work 10 rows (10, 12) rows stocking stitch.
  • Change to Yarn B and knit 2 rows in st st.
  • Change to Yarn C and knit 2 rows in st st.
  • Change to Yarn B and knit 2 rows in st st
  • Change to Yarn C and knit 2 rows in st st.
  • Change to Yarn B and knit 2 rows in st st.
  • Change to Yarn A and knit 2 rows st s.
  • Next row – Knit 19 (22, 25) sts, turn,
  • Next row – purl 9 (11, 13) sts, turn,
  • On 9 (11, 13) sts work 14 (14,16) rows in stocking stitch.
  • Break yarn.
  • With right side of work facing, rejoin the yarn to the inside edge of the 10 (11,12) stitches and pick up and knit 7 (9, 11) sts along the side of the foot, knit across 9 (11, 13) sts on the needle, pick up and knit 7 (9, 11) sts along the other side of the foot, and finally knit across the remaining 10 (11,12) sts.
  • Work 7 (9, 11) rows of garter stitch, every row knit.

Shape The Foot

  • Row 1 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 15 (19, 23) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 15 (19, 23) sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 2 – Knit.
  • Row 3 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 13 (17, 21) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 13 (17, 21) sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.
  • Row 4 – Knit.
  • Row 5 – Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 11 (15, 19) sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 11 (15, 19) 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.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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