One of my favorite things to make in the past year has been baby booties. They are so quick to work up and make great gifts – plus they get rave reviews at baby showers. I recently did a published project that inspired me to whip up this simple pair of ballet slippers. I have a good friend from high school who is a dance instructor now and I always wanted to make her daughter a pair of slippers but I used to not know how to make baby booties. I thought they were hard! Too bad I didn’t realize how easy they are – her daughter is 7 now and probably wouldn’t appreciate a pair of crocheted slippers. 😉
I guess this is my outlet for girly things since I am in a house of boys – but I won’t stop designing baby girl dresses, booties, and more! I do have some designs in the works for my boys, but for now I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern.
See my other baby patterns here.
Baby Ballet Slippers
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Light (100% acrylic 318 yards [290 meters]/127 grams): #3724 Pinkie
Hooks: US size F (3.75mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, six 5mm stick-on crystal accents, three yards 5/8” ribbon, matching thread, sewing needle.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3 ½ (4)” sole length
Shown in size 0-6 months.
Gauge: 20 sts and 22 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 both sizes.
Ch 10 (12).
Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 (4), hdc 2, dc 2 (3), 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc 2 (3), hdc 2, sc 3 (4) – 24 (28) sts.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc 8,(10) 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc 8 (10) – 32 (36) sts.
Round 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc 8 (10), repeat from * five times, sc 8 (10) – 40 (44) sts.
Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc to end – 43 (47) sts.
Round 1: Sc in back loop only of each st around – 43 (47) sts.
Round 2: Sc 21 (23), (sc 2, sc2tog) four times, sc 6 (8) – 39 (43) sts.
Round 3: Sc 3, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 9 (11), (sc, sc2tog) four times, sc 7 (9) – 33 (37) sts.
Round 4: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 8 (10), hdc2tog, (dc3tog) twice, hdc2tog, sc 5 (7) – 25 (29) 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.
Join yarn in 3rd sc from hdc2tog. Ch 4. Join to opposite side with a slip st. Fasten off.
*See photo above for help.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this free, easy pattern for these Baby Ballet Slippers. Until next time 🙂