Baby Sneakers Crochet Pattern

Baby Sneakers Crochet Pattern

 

I crocheted these baby sneakers for a friend recently.  They should fit most newborn baby feet.  See below for my pattern!

BABY SNEAKERS PATTERN

SIZE

Fits most newborns

MATERIALS

– 4.00 mm (G) hook

– 3.25 mm (D) hook

– Caron Simply Soft worsted weight (4) yarn in White

– Caron United worsted weight (4) yarn in Navy

– Tapestry needle for sewing and weaving in ends

– Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– dc = double crochet

– hdc = half double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (single crochet decrease)

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Sole/Bottom of Sneaker

The first 3 rounds are continuous rounds (no joins or chains). Use a stitch marker if needed at the end of each round. Use white yarn (or whatever color you choose for the bottom of the sneaker).

Rnd 1: Ch 10, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 hdc in last ch. Working across opposite side of starting chain, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (26 sts)

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Rnd 2: 2 sc in first 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts. (40 sc)

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Rnd 3: Sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, slst to first st of round in back loop only. (40 sc)

The picture below shows the slst in the back loop of the first st of Round 3.

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The next two rounds form the sides of the sole/bottom of the sneaker. The last stitch of each round should be made in the same stitch as your starting chain-1. Round 4 is worked in the front loops only to create the outline around the bottom of the sneaker.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc around (the last st should be made in the same st as your ch 1), slst in first st of round. (40 sc)

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Crochet Bootie Pattern

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc around, slst to first st of round, fasten off and weave in loose end. (40 sc)

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Front Toe/Tongue of Sneaker

Starting at the heel of the sneaker where you fastened off, with the front of the shoe facing you, count 13 stitches around the right side towards the front. The 13th stitch is where you will attach your yarn for the front of the sneaker. Always place the first stitch of the row in the same stitch as your chain-1. Make sure to attach the color that you chose for the main shoe body (in my case, I used navy). See picture below.

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Row 1: Attach yarn to the back loop only of the 13th st from the heel on the right side. Slst in the back loop only of the same st (the 13th st) and in the back loops of the next 15 sts around the front of the sneaker. (16 slst)

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Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the front loop only (the loop closest to the inside of the shoe) of each slst across. (16 sc)

Crochet Bootie Pattern

Crochet Bootie Pattern

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, repeat [sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] across. (12 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. (9 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts. (7 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in last st. (5 sc)

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Rows 7-11: Ch 1, turn, sc across, at the end of the last row, fasten off and weave in loose ends. (5 sc)

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Main Sneaker Body

With the front of the sneaker facing you, attach the yarn on the left side in the same stitch of the sole as the last stitch of the toe. See picture below. Always place the first stitch in the same stitch as your chain-1. Make sure to attach the color that you chose for the main shoe body.

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Row 1: Attach your yarn to the same stitch of the sole as the last stitch of the toe, ch 1, slst in the same st and in the next 25 sts (the last st should be in the same st as the other side of the toe). (26 slst)

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Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in both loops of the white stitches (the stitches from the last row of the sole) around. (26 sc) See picture below.

Crochet Bootie Pattern

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog. (22 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog. (16 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, fasten off, weave in loose ends. (11 sc)

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Laces

The laces are actually made from one long chain. If you want extra length on each side in order to be able to tie the laces, chain 65. If you only want it long enough to tuck into the shoe, chain 50. Make sure to leave a tail after fastening off for sewing into the shoe.

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“Check” Embellishment

***Use a 3.25 crochet needle for the applique

Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 5 chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in last ch, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto bootie.

 

ASSEMBLY

Lacing the Sneaker

1. Use a tapestry needle to bring one end of your chain inside the sneaker. It should go through the edge of one side of the sneaker at about the third row up. Then bring the other end of the chain across the front of the sneaker (over top the toe/tongue piece) and into the other side of the sneaker at about the third row up on the side. Both ends should now be inside the sneaker on opposite sides. See the picture below.

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2. Use a tapestry needle to take one end of the chain up through the fourth row on the same side of the sneaker. Then bring that same end across the front of the sneaker and into the other side at about the fourth row up on that side. Now, both ends of the chain should be inside the sneaker on the same side and you should have two lines of laces going across the outside of the sneaker.

Crochet Bootie Pattern

Crochet Bootie Pattern

3. Drop the end you were using in Step 2 and thread your tapestry needle with the other end. Draw that end up through the fifth row on the same side of the sneaker. Bring that end across the front of the sneaker (it should be the top lace) and into the other side at the fifth row on that side. You may need to adjust the laces so you have an even length of tail left on each side.

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Crochet Bootie Pattern

If you are leaving the ends of the laces tucked into the shoe, you may want to make a larger knot at each end to keep them from slipping out of the shoe.

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Sewing the “Check” Embellishment

  1. Determine the side of the shoe you want to be the outside and use a tapestry needle to sew the applique onto that side of the shoe.
  2. Sew the applique to the opposite side of the other shoe so that it will face the outside.

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Optional

You can sew the sides of the toe to each side of the sneaker if you choose to do so. This will help to keep any baby toes from wiggling out in between the side of the sneaker and the toe piece.

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29 Responses

  1. Dejzi says:

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  2. Jaylove says:

    Your pattern in the beginning of sole is way off of stitching can you revise this you chain 10 then after you do these hdc there’s not enough stitching I think you meant to chain a little more than 10

  3. Chelsea says:

    Hi there! In the last chain, there should be 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 hdc. I think you were reading those as being done in separate chains, but they should be done in the last chain. I might need to change my instructions so that reads clearer. Let me know if that helps!

  4. Mamatracy2004 says:

    I had the proper amount of stitches once the sole was done. Once I finished the toe, I had more than the 25 stitches you indicate for the body of the shoe. Is there an adjustment that needs to be made? I’d like to make a pair of these for my new grandson, due in October.

  5. Chelsea says:

    Hi! After you complete the sole, you should have a total of 40 stitches around. The toe should have total of 16 stitches. Therefore, there are 24 (40 – 16) stitches remaining. When starting the body, you should actually attach your yarn to the same stitch of the sole on which you attached your last stitch of the toe, and similarly, your last slip stitch of the first row of the body should be in the same stitch as you used for your first stitch of the toe. Therefore, the first row of your body should have 26 stitches because you had the 24 remaining after the toe, plus the 2 stitches shared with the toe. Let me know if this makes sense. And congratulations on expecting your grandson!!

  6. Yvette says:

    Hi, I am new at crochet and never done soles before and I know the other foot needs to be opposite but how do I do it. The first side came out fine but now to do the other??? Please help, thanks

  7. Chelsea says:

    Hi Yvette!! You crochet both soles the same, and can shape them at the end 🙂

  8. Cats-Purrfect says:

    You should do a Video on this NIKE CROCHET bootie it will Explain a lot of questions that I have–I have a reading Dyslexia so its Hard for me to read instructions –sorry–for bothering you but I always wanted to crochet a set of sneaker booties–Thanks in advance for this–PLEASE–let me know when you add the crochet video ?

  9. Chelsea I CANNOT SEEE your comments and I need your help–=(

  10. Chelsea says:

    Hi there! I’m sorry! Unfortunately at this time I do not offer video instructions, but I hope to incorporate them sometime in the future. Thanks 🙂

  11. fitchl says:

    Hello Chelsea
    Im new to crocheting and have completed only a few projects. Im looking to make a nike inspired blanket for my son. I wondering if you could suggest how I could make a very large check like the one on the above booties? Any advice as to how to achieve that shape would be great. Thank you!

  12. Corinne says:

    Hi! I have a question about the front toe and the main sneaker body. I’m not sure how this sentence is meant: “Always place the first stitch in the same stitch as your chain-1”. If I place the first stitch in the same stitch as my chain, then it gets me a stitch more every row.
    If I don’t do that, it gets contracted and I can’t sew the toe and main body together, without contracting the whole shoe. Thanks for your help!

  13. Julie213 says:

    I made these lil’ darlings for my granddaughter due in July2017. Love this pattern so much and thank you for sharing it for free. It was very easy to follow. Thank you again.

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    how can i enlarge the pattern to fit 3, 6, 9 month ?

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