I really love making baby booties. We don’t even have any girls in the house (except me, of course!) and I find myself making cute little girl things. Maybe one day I can give them to some granddaughters. Several of my friends have had baby girls and I always love making booties, blankets and dresses for them. I really wanted to put up another baby bootie pattern on the site so I designed these little Double Button Loafers.
For a while I was on a baby bootie kick and designed a bunch in a row. I tend to do that – stick with one type of project for a while before moving on. Anyone else have that problem? The good thing is that I’ve been designing long enough to have a variety of patterns on the site. My next thing I plan to crochet binge is sweaters and cardigans. I recently cleared out my closet (I mean, I got rid of almost everything!!) after read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I’ve never been happier with my clothes. But now that means adding back things that I love! I really want some nice sweaters and new cardigans but I am determined that I am going to make them instead of buy them so be on the lookout for new sweater patterns really soon!
You can check out the other free baby patterns that I’ve made by clicking here.
I love to make videos for my patterns and I’m trying to put up new ones as fast as possible but it’s really hard to find peace and quiet to film in a house with four little boys. But I actually did manage to create a video tutorial for this pattern! I’m so happy that I was able to put this together. I’m still hard at work on tutorials for the other patterns on the site (there are more than 70 free patterns on here so it’s taking me a while!)
Double Button Loafers
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Berroco Modern Cotton in 31622 Spinnaker: 1 skein
Hook: US size F (3.75mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, four 5/8” buttons, matching thread, sewing needle.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-3 (3-6, 6-12) months, 3 (3 1/2, 4)” sole length
Shown in size 0-3 months.
Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc
Notes: Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to all sizes.
Ch 10 (12, 14).
Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 (4, 5), hdc 2, dc 2 (3, 4), 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc 2 (3, 4), hdc 2, sc 3 (4, 5) – 24 (28, 32) sts.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc 8,(10, 12) 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc 8 (10, 12) – 32 (36, 40) sts.
Round 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc 8 (10, 12), repeat from * five times, sc 8 (10, 12) – 40 (44, 48) sts.
Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc to end – 43 (47, 51) sts.
Round 1: Sc in back loop only of each st around – 43 (47, 51) sts.
Round 2: Sc 21 (23, 25), (sc 2, sc2tog) four times, sc 6 (8, 10) – 39 (43, 47) sts.
Round 3: Sc 3, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 9 (11, 13), (sc, sc2tog) four times, sc 7 (9, 11) – 33 (37, 41) sts.
Round 4: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 4 (5, 6), sc 4 (5, 6) back loop only, hdc2tog back loop only, (dc3tog back loop only) twice, hdc2tog back loop only, sc 4 (5, 6) back loop only, sc 1 (2, 3) – 25 (29, 33) sts.
Make invisible join: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made. (Do NOT fasten off the regular way). Insert hook from right to left in 2nd st to left and pull yarn through. Insert hook from right to left in the middle of the last st made (the one you pulled the yarn through initially) and pull yarn down through the middle of this stitch. See video here.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 6 sts.
Row 2 (buttonhole row): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc 2, 2 sc in ch-2 space, sc 2; turn – 6 sts.
Row 4-8: Ch 1, sc in each st; turn.
Row 9 (buttonhole row): Repeat row 2.
Row 10: Repeat row 3.
Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite straps to close.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern. 🙂 I’d love to see your finished photos – you can always tag me on instagram!
Happy Crocheting – Amanda