Grandma’s Easy, 10-Step Baby Crochet Booties

I named these crochet baby booties after my grandmother because, back when my grandmother was teaching me to crochet, this was the first pattern she taught me (and if a fumble-fingered 11 year old can learn to make this pattern, anyone can!). Someone taught it to her when she was first learning how to crochet. But in spite of how long it has been around, nobody wrote it down until now. I wanted to share the pattern, but do it in a way that recognizes that I am just the most recent link in a long chain of women who have been making and sharing this pattern.

Materials List

  • About 1 ounce of Worsted or Aran weight yarn
  • H (5.5mm) hook (Using I (6mm) hook will make slightly larger bootie)
  • Large-eyed yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Length of 3/16 or 1/4 inch wide ribbon for tie

Finished Size

Fits newborn – 8 mos. (Using I (6mm) hook will make slightly larger bootie) Finished Length (sole of foot) = 3.5 – 3.75 inches Finished Height (sole to top cuff) = about 4 -4.5 inches


10 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in half double crochet (hdc)


These adorable, easy-to-make crochet baby booties are made in half double crochet; a dense stitch that helps to insulate baby’s feet, making this bootie perfect for winter babies or babies who live in chilly climates. The pattern is quick and simple to make, and the finished product is both cute and practical. This is a project that is very suitable for beginners.

Stitches used in this pattern:

  1. Chain stitch (ch)
  2. Half double crochet (hdc)
  3. Slip stitch (sl st)
  4. Double crochet (dc) (if using alternate ruffle edging)
  5. Single crochet (sc) (if using alternate ruffle or contrast edging)

Interweave also has a free eBook that covers all these crochet stitches.

Crochet Baby Booties Pattern

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Directions are given in American English.

This pattern is free for people to make, use, and distribute. However, it may not be used for commercial purposes.
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You can find even more baby patterns, including another pair of booties, in this free eBook.

—Heather Phillips

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