Can’t Fail Pattern: Easy Baby Booties

My mother (Rita) gave me this pattern as a "Can't Fail Pattern" to make baby booties. They are very easy!

Can’t Fail Pattern: Easy Baby Booties

What you need

Patons Powder Puff Wool
4mm needles
Ribbon
Yarn Needle



Instructions

I am useless at knitting due to lack of practice.

It took me 1 hour to make one bootie so they make up fast (even faster if your not a beginner).

Rita is in the process of knitting heaps for the local hospital. I am still yet to knit my second bootie as I got side tracked.

Cast on 20 sts

Garter stitch 10 Rows

Row 11, cast off 4 stitches continue to knit. (16sts)

Row 12, cast off 4 stitches continue to knit (12sts)

Garter stitch 6 Rows

Row 19, K2 tog to end.
Row 20 K2 tog to end.

Thread Yarn Through remaining stitches and draw together and fasten off.

Sew the seams together and thread through ribbon to form the laces. Leave 1/2 an inch at the top of the front seam to allow the foot to slip in easily.

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Comments

  1. Yay about to try these!!

  2. It was fast and easy and I’m little more than a beginner. The only thing I’m not sure about is which is the right side (RW) and which the wrong side (WS). When you start and the tail of the thread is away from the sharp end of the needle, is the knit closest to you the right side or is the other way round. I’ve tried doing searches, but I’m still confused.

    Oh the size seemed rather small to me too, but I suppose I could just do another set but cast on more stitches?

  3. I can’t find this yarn in my area. Is there another brand similar that I can use?

  4. Molly Thomas says:

    This came out not large enough for a doll. I followed the needle and thread size instructions. Disappointed.

    • In creased the needle size to 7, added 2 stitches at cast on and added two rows after casting off 4 stitches on rows 11 and 12. They look perfect for a newborn now.

  5. What size knitting needles are used? I didn’t see it listed. thank you

  6. Any abbreviations or instructions you don’t understand, you can look up on the computer, i.e. “how to knit two together”, or “what does ssk mean”, etc.

  7. Thank-you so much easy easy easy. Easy to read easy to understan easy to do.

  8. Row 19, K2 tog to end.
    Row 20 K2 tog to end

    can you explain what this means? I want to make sure I do the pattern correctly. I’m new :)

  9. can you explain what

    Row 19, K2 tog to end.
    Row 20 K2 tog to end.

    means? I know you knit 2 together but do I knit each stitch normally till the end?
    thanks!

  10. This pattern is brilliant! I have been looking everywhere for a nice simple pattern, and this is simple and definately has the awwwwww factor! I haven’t stopped cooing over them! Thank you. xx

  11. 4 mm is equal to size 6 american

  12. WOW I LOVE THE PATTERN FOR THE CHARITY BOOTIE.
    ARE THE NEEDLES AMERICAN SIZE 4MM COS I USED 4MM AND BOOTIE ONLY FITS A BABY BORN DOLL WHEN I FINISHED IT VERY TINY./
    SO EASY TO DO THANKYOU I USED 8 PLY YARN. REGARDS ENID CHAPPLE.
    EMAIL jch38334@bigpond.net.au

  13. Great pattern so easy and quick thank you!
    For double knit i doubled everything
    Cast on 40 stitches knit 20 rows
    Row 21 cast off 8 stitches and knit to end of row
    Row 22 cast off 8 stitches and knit to end of row
    Knit 12 rows
    Row 34 knit two together to the end
    Row 35 same again
    I continued like this each row till i had 3 sttches left
    Then pulled wool through three stitches and pulled tight leaving enough wool to thread needle and stitch seam
    Then stitch heal side seam

  14. I’m new to to knitting and I’ve been looking everywhere for an easy bootie pattern that doesnt involve purling a all kinds of different things. This sounds so easy and I’m going to try it tonight! THANK YOU:)

  15. Adorable!

  16. Mine was tiny, it wouldn’t even fit a small stuffed pg tips monkey? does any body know what i did wrong, I only made 1 peice and sew it togther, but i would really like to try this again because it is a brilliant pattern :) x

  17. LOVE THIS! Great project, quick enough to complete even for a beginner knitter! You can be sure I’ll be making more. Thanks!

  18. Love the baby bopoties pattern quick and easy. Made 3 pairs in 3 hrs.

  19. it was really good i’m only youg and i made them fro my little baby brother!!
    they look a bit odd but i just need to add ribon then i’m done
    thankz !!
    chloe.b

  20. hi forgot to add that you can use normal double knitting wool for these. a snowflake wool would make a fluffy pair. however double knit looks great and you could make absolutely loads for about 1.50 a 100gram ball. c

  21. carolynqk says:

    double the sts to 40 and knit 20 rows instead of 10 then continue as normal(same needle size) and they come out perfect. lovely shape. if you follow original instructions get small ones to fit small doll.

  22. Looks really cute!! Would it come smaller if I used 4.5 mm needles (size 7) with Redheart blue yarn (size 4 medium worsted yarn)? I want this to fit a newborn :)

    Thank you!
    Breahna

  23. LOVE THIS PATTERN – JUST WHAT i NEEDED!

  24. what age range are the booties for?

    0-3 months?
    3-6 months?

    etc

  25. Out of all the patterns I have looked at, this one seems to be the best one. infact, its the only one that looks like its going to actually work. FINALLY! Some one who KNOWS what there doing here! Thank You Much!!!

  26. This just what I have been looking for. My mother used it and I can make them now. Thank you very much.

  27. brill I couldn’t stop adding to my colection

  28. this a great craft luved it!

  29. very good, but turns out small

  30. Love this pattern. Was in a book I had, and used it many times until I lost book. For those questions: Garter stitch means knit every stich of every row. You can use any type of yarn the suggested needle size for that yarn.

  31. I have only been knitting for a week and managed this pattern easily. I used 5mm needles and increased the size- cast on 28 stitches, knit 12 rows, cast off 6 each side then knit 8 rows.

  32. all right but they come out too small are you sure they are not for premature babies? nice though!

  33. This patten seems easy! yay! im no good with abreviations or complicated patterns. Ive only made 2 pars of mittens and a bunch of scarves…

  34. these are soooo cute, my son is due in dec, and even with my rubbish knitting i can make these. any mitts to go with them?

  35. wow i must be a really tight knitter i used size 6.5 mm needles and the suggested yarn but they would be lucky to fit a newborn but they are still absolutely adorable i just found out im pregnant and once i tweak the pattern a little itll be perfect

  36. I made a bootie with Red Heart Dark Blue yarn. Instead of Gstitch, I used ribbing. Super cute and super easy. Siblings say they love it. Its great for my cousins new babies. Took me 30 min for 1 bootie.

  37. Excellent!

  38. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Powder puff wool is a “patons” brand wool. Wool of similar thickness can be used so as “cotton candy” etc

  39. Where are you finding the “powder puff” wool? Can’t find it anywhere! Help!

  40. Love the booties. I can’t tell from the picture if the front seam is sewn all the way to the top or not. Please reply, zimmerpc@msn.com

  41. Very easy. The yarn is so soft. I liked it so much I made a hat to go with it as well. Thanks for the pattern.
    http://shayley.blogspot.com/

  42. Oh my goodness. I just started knitting a few days ago and I’m wirking on my second bootie now!

  43. These booties are so easy to make and they’re so adorable! They also let fast learner beginner’s egos grow!

  44. Quick, easy, and very cute.

  45. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Different Wool may give you a different gauge which will alter the size of the booties slightly. Knit it up and check it out

  46. I WOULD LOVE TO KNIT
    THESE BOOTIES.CAN I USE DIFFERENT BABY YARN & A DIFFERENT NEEDLE.PLEASE ANSWER ME.THANKS
    HFFore@aol.com MY NAME IS JOYCE FORE.

  47. I made a pair with sugested size needles and wool and they would fit a premmie so using same pattern and 6mm needles I have made 6 pairs in last two evenings and am proud as I have only just learnt to knit. Very easy. Great Stuff!

  48. I made the above comment if any one can help can you please email me at cmaysonett@optonline.net thank you maria.

  49. sounds easy i would like to try to make. all i can knit are blamkies and ponchos you know straight lines i dont under stand what cast means or some abreaviations or garter its all mumbo jumbo to me i would be able to do if i had some one explain to me.

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