Newborn Baby Booties knitting pattern for beginners
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Newborn Baby Booties knitting pattern

In this tutorial, you’ll learn to knit some simply adorable newborn baby booties or socks, with straight needles. Easy and quick to knit, a great project for beginners.

The techniques used are: Knit, purl, and bind off. If you love to knit for babies, these could be the next project after “The Easiest Baby Booties Pattern you can find”

We start knitting the toe, then, we’ll shape the forefoot, and continue forming the cuff. To finish the booties, we’ll sew up the sides, from the cuff to the heel, and then, both sides of the foot’s sole.

Materials

40 gr of cotton yarn or Merino wool (Number 1 or Fingering)

2 x 3.5 mm knitting needles / US 4

Scissors

Darning needle

Measuring tape (or rule)

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Measurement of the finished booties

Foot length: Between 7-8 cm / 2.75-3.15 in.

Gauge

23 stitches y 40 rows in Garter stitch = 10 cm / 4 in.

Abbreviations

CO: Cast on

WS: Wrong side of the work

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

k: Knit

p: Purl

m1R: Make one right leaning increase. Pick up the bar between the last stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from the back to the front. Then knit into the front of this stitch.

m1L: Make one left leaning increase. Pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you’re about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back. Then knit into the back of the stitch.

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

S1: Slip one stitch (Slide one st to the right hand needle, as if to purl).

BO: Bind off

How to knit Newborn Baby Booties step by step

Newborn Baby Booties

knitting pattern

CO 23 st.

To shape the toe:

1º Row (WS): K across

2º Row: K11, m1R, K1, m1L, K11

3º Row: K1, M1R, K to last st, m1L, K1

4º Row: K across

5º Row: K12, m1R, K3, m1L, K12

6º Row: K1, M1R, K to last st, m1L, K1

7ª Row: K across

8º Row: K13, m1R, K5, m1L, K13. 

K 9 more rows in Garter stitch (Knit every st for the next 9 rows).

To shape the forefoot:

1º Row (RS): K19, k2tog, s1, bring the yarn forward, turn the work.

2º Row: Slip 1 st, K6, k2tog, s1, bring the yarn forward, turn the work.

Repeat this last row 8 times more.

Next row: S1, K across

Next row: K across

Increase row

K3, m1R, K3, m1R, K11, m1L, K3, m1L, K3

K 6 rows more in Garter st.

Cuff

K 10 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch,

1º and every odd row: *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

2º and every even row: *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.

11º Row: Kfb, keep knitting in pattern to st, kfb

Knit 3 rows more in 1×1 Rib

15º Row: Kfb, keep knitting in pattern to st, kfb

Continue in 1×1 Rib and BO in pattern on row 25. 

Note: It’s important to bind off loosely.

Knit the second one, and you’re ready to sew up!

Enjoy the video:

Newborn Baby Booties knitting pattern

Hope you love them, and don’t forget to share all that love 😉

Hugs and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

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