Fortune Cookie Baby Booties


Sheila Zachariae


I had remembered a baby shower about two hours before I had to be there!

No time for a blanket, but plenty time for some simple booties! I do mean simple! Too simple to give by themselves! 

I always have these “take out” boxes on hand at Christmas time. There you go… Instant gift!

I hand wrote a little fortune….”good things come in small packages”! Not very original, but it worked! The mommy loved them and that’s all that matters!

Fortunes included!

This is a knitting pattern, but you can VERY easily crochet them using the size guide!

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Materials List


  • One pair US size 4 (3.5 MM) straight needles
  • One skein worsted weight medium (4) yarn (will make 4 pair) Loops & Threads Impeccable 4.5 ozs 268 yards in HEATHER.  Scrap yarn will work too!  You don’t need too much!


  • take-out box (optional)


Finished Size



  • newborn 3.5″ ((0-6 months 4″, 6-9 months 4.25″; 9-12 months 4.5″)




  • cast on
  • cast off
  • knit and purl


The Pattern


Instructions for top of bootie (make 2):

With needles cast on 10 (15, 20, 25) stitches

Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 8 1/2” (9 1/2”, 10 1/2”, 11 1/2”) from the cast on edge.

Bind off leaving an 8” tail.

Turn cast on edge a half turn and sew to bind off edge for right shoe. This is the top of the bootie.

For second bootie, turn cast edge half turn the opposite way for left shoe. Weave in all ends.

Sole of bootie (make 2):

With needles cast on 11 (16, 21, 26) stitches.

Row 1: Knit every row until piece measures 2 1/2” (3 1/2”, 4 1/2”, 5 1/2”).

Row 2: K2tog, k to last 2 sts., K2tog

Row 3: Knit Row 4: K2tog, k to last 2 sts., K2tog Knit for 4 (8, 12, 16) rows.

Bind off leaving a 12” tail.Finishing for both booties:

With the yarn tails, sew the sole to the top portion, with the widest part of the sole matching up to the toe of top portion.

Just fold in half to get the fortune cookie look! You can type up any fortune you choose and print them out on your computer!

This pattern is for personal use only, and may not be sold or reproduced for distribution. Items made from this pattern may be sold. Please add my link to direct to my shop

Pattern and photography Copyright 2011 Sheila Zachariae. All Rights Reserved.

Good things come in small packages!

You bring happiness to others!

You will take long naps!

You will accomplish great things!

You will always be loved!

You will sleep through the night!

You will receive many kisses!

You are going to have some new clothes!

Happiness is all around you!



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