How to Crochet a Newborn Baby Shoe – Video tutorial included

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When you’re expecting a bundle of joy to join your family or you heard the good news of a friend or a relation, how awesome it would be to gift them something made with your own hands. I’m bringing you a shoe pattern and step by step guide on how to crochet it. You can choose the best colors, best materials you feel fit and put in just enough love in the process so the tiny feet that wear these will feel super comfortable.

You might feel this pattern is beyond your grasp if you are a beginner, but I bet if you’re passionate and willing to put in the effort, it’s within your reach. I made sure this tutorial is beginner friendly so even a fresh crocheter can try this out. Just don’t be disheartened if you fail in your first try. Try harder the next time.

First of all let’s take a look at the tools, materials and the stitchers we will be using in this tutorial

  • Yarn in two colors – I used 100% Acrylic 3 ply in beige and coral colors
  • Crochet hook – I used a 4.0mm size hook
  • Scissor
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet (US)
  • hdc – half double crochet (US)
  • dc – double crochet (US)
  • ss -slip stitch(slip stitch/join) – This pattern should be worked in rounds. At the end of each round you should join it to the very first stitch by using a slip stitch.This does not count as a stitch.

Apart from these, I have included how you can use decreasing techniques in the video tutorial attached.

The Sole

chain 11. start in 3rd chain from the hook

  1. round – work 3 hdc in 3rd chain from the hook. 2 hdcs in each of the next 2 chains. hdc in next 5 chains. 5 hdcs in last chain.
    now you’ll have to work along in opposite side of the chain
    hdc in next 5 chains, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 chains, 1 hdc in last chain.
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 27)
  2. round – ch 1, work 2 hdc into the same stitch.
    2 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches,
    hdc in next 8 stitches,
    2 hdcs in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc in next 8 stitches
    2 hdcs in each of the remaining 2 stitches.
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 36)
  3. round – ch 1, work 2 hdc into the same stitch.
    hdc in next stitch,
    for next 4 stitches (work 2 hdcs in one stitch and hdc in the next) 2 times
    hdc into next 8 stitches,
    (work 2 hdc into next and 1 hdc to next ) 5 times,
    hdc in next 8 stitches,
    (work 2 hdcs in next, hdc in next) 2 times.
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 46)

    fasten off and cut yarn, leaving 2 to 3 inch tail.

The Upper Part

  1.  round – This round is made with crocheting around each stitch of last round of the sole, start from center of the heel. Make sure you work in back loops only. (see the video) Take the color 2 and make a slip knot. Go trough the the back loop of teh starting stitch and pull the slip knot with your hook. Ch 1, work sc in same stitch,
    go around the sole and work sc in each stitch (back loop only – BLO)
    Join with a slip stitch.
    (total stitch count – 46)
  2. round – ch 1. sc in first stitch (here onwards, work in both loops)
    sc around in each stitch.
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 46)
  3. round – ch 1, sc in first stitch,
    sc in each of next 14 stitches,
    (sc2tog, sc ) 5 times (please refer the video tutorial for a walkthrough ),
    sc in each of next 16 stitches,
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 41)
  4. round – ch 1, sc in first stitch ,
    sc in each of next 13 stitches,
    hdc in next,
    dc2tog 5 times ( please refer the video for a walkthrough)
    hdc in next,
    sc in each of next 13 stitches,
    sc2tog in remaining 2 stitches
    join to the very 1st stitch you worked with a ss to form the round.
    (total stitch count – 35) 
  5. round – ch 1, sc in first stitch,
    hdc2tog
    hdc in each of next 3 stitches,
    dc in each of next 5 stitches,
    hdc in next,
    sc2tog six times, (please refer the video)
    hdc in next,
    sc in each of next 5,
    hdc in each of next 3,
    hdc2tog
    Join with a slip stitch.
    (total stitch count – 27)

fasten off and cut yarn, leaving 2 to 3 inch tail.

weave the tail in using the tapestry needle.

This is the basic shape of the shoe, you’ll be able to create various designs and styles using this as a base. Just change the colors, add some flowers and bows and beads to style it and you’ll have a beautiful pair of booties to dress those adorable baby feet.

part 1 – the sole
part 2 – upper part


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4 Comments

  1. Hi

    This is my fist time seeing this blog and video in sinhala and I am so happy about it… Thank you and bless you so much

  2. This is verry useful
    Thank u so much

  3. This is verry useful
    Thank u so much

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