I recently had a knitting workshop at a local knitting supplies shop, when I saw these baby booties standing around. I immediately fell in love with them, and of course wanted the pattern. They gave me the pattern without any payment and without a source, so I will link the site from the shop HERE.
I wanted to share this pattern with you and translate it for anyone who doesn’t speak Dutch. I do however have to note that I did not invent this pattern, but I have no idea who did. This pattern is quite simple and can be made on a circular needle or with 4 sock needles; I prefer the circular needle. This project contains too few stitches to use the full length of your circular needle, but you can divide your work into two sections, and have a loop of your needle in between.
This project took me around 1.5 hours per bootie, so 3 hours for a pair. I think this makes them a perfect little gift for a baby shower or any baby-related occasion. They are also quite nice to make if you are on a budget.
I made these in a range of colours, and I think they are all equally cute. Let me know what colour you make these in!
Supplies for two booties:
- One circular needle or sock needles, 4mm
- 20 grams of yarn, 4 mm
- Darning needle to fasten off the loose ends
- Optional: a stitch marker for your own convenience
Instructions; the sole
Cast on 6 stitches
1. Knit all stitches
2. K1, incr1, k4, incr1, k1 (= 8 st.)
3. Knit all stitches
4. K1, icr1, k6, incr1, k1 (= 10 st.)
5.-33. Knit all
34. K1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1 (= 8 st.)
35. Knit all
36. K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 (= 6 st.)
37. Knit all
Instructions; the bootie
Leave your stitches on the needle, take up 18 st. along each side and 4 along the bottom (= 46 st.), add a stich marker in the middle of the bottom stitches
1. Purl all stitches
2.-7. Knit all stitches
* 8. Knit until 6 stitches before the marker, k2tog 3 times, put marker on other needle, k2tog 3 times, knit remaining stitches
9. Knit all stitches * (= 40 st.)
Repeat ** 2 times (= 34 and 28 st.)
Instructions; the hem
Repeat * k2, p2* until the hem is of your desired length, around 7 cm. This will allow you to fold the hem over. Bind off; I used a technique which requires you to do the following: *k2tog, bring the stitch you just knit back from your right to your left needle*, repeat * *. Fasten off your last stitch and use your darning needle to hide away the loose ends and you’re finished! Repeat the exact same pattern to knit a second bootie.