[Music] hi everyone and welcome back to my channel today we are going to be crocheting these easy baby booties named after my son Parker I designed these a while back when he was a newborn and has just now gotten around to filming a video tutorial for them so these are an easy beginner friendly pattern and will fit sizes newborn to twelve months and we'll talk about sizing here in just a moment it's just a matter of changing your hook size so you're going to need some ørsted weight yarn and anywhere from a size D hook all the way to a J
hooks depending on what size you would like now please refer to the written pattern below and the instructions with the link in the description box to decide what hook size you'll need I'm making these for a 8 month old so I'm going to be using an H or 5 millimeter hook so go ahead and get your foundation chain started so we're going to start with a chain of 10 and now we're going to single crochet in the second stitch from our hook and all the way down the line if you need any help with any of these basic stitches or basic methods you can
consult my crochet beginner series over on my main channel page and the yarn I'm using for this is Lion Brand vanish'd choice and this is the color radiant lime as well so again we've single crocheted in the second and across we're single crocheting in the next seven so we should have eight single crochets and then in the very last chain you can see how this is looking in the very last chain we're going to make five single crochets all in the same stitch so where you have one here is two here's three four and five all in the same stitch and
what this is going to do is create a little rounded edge here on the end so you can see we came all the way down and then this is creating kind of a Halfmoon or half circle shape and then we're going to single crochet all the way back up the other side on the other side of the foundation chain so you can see what that looks like here on the other side of the foundation chain we're turning our work but not in a traditional since we're going to single crochet all the way back down the rest of the chain so what this is doing is we're starting to
create the sole of the bootie or the shoe and we're going to start here work by creating kind of a very long oval shape and then we'll make it a bit bigger and wider to accommodate a baby now going back to what I was talking about sizing obviously the smaller the hook the tighter the stitches and the smaller the shoe so I have more sizing details over on my blog at the link in the description box so here we have single crocheted all the way back up so we should have eight more single crochets back up of the other side and we're going to slip stitch to join so what
we're going to do is we're just going to slip stitch into the first stitch of the round so at this point now we are working in the round we've created one round so now we are chaining up to to start the second round round two we're going to half double crochet in the first stitch work two half double crochets in the next stitch so two in the same and now we're just going to work one half double crochet in each of the next six stitches so in the next six here is one possible crochet two three four five and six now we're going to
work two half double crochets in each of the next two stitches so here on this next one two half double crochets there's one and two that's going into the same stitch now in the next stitch again half double crochet here's one make sure your tail doesn't get caught in there and two in the same stitch once again now in the next stitch just work one half double crochet and one half double crochet in the next now we're working two half double crochets in each of the next two stitches there we go and then one half double crochet in each of the next six
stitches sit down this other side the next six we can see here that this is creating a bit of a wider spot on what is going to be the toe area of the shoe or the toe of the sole so now we're just working one half double crochet in each of the next six back down the other side of the round and once we've done six in the next stitch we're going to work two half double crochets in the next so here this is how it should be looking so two half doubles in the next there's one and two and then the last stitch is just going to get one half double crochet so we
should have come right up here to the last one there's one half double crochet and now just slip stitch to join in the first stitches around and that will complete round two so you can really see the shape of the sole here now moving on to Round three once again we're going to chain up to I'm sorry to chain up one and then we're going to single crochet in each of the first ten stitches there's two three four five six seven eight nine and ten now next we're going to work two single crochets in the next stitch and the following stitch so
two single crochets there's one and two in the same stitch and then do that again to them the same and then next we're going to work two half double crochets in each of the next five stitches so working around the toe here making the toe box a little bit larger so coming around this curve two half double crochets in each stitch for a total of five stitches there's the first one done do you have double crochets second stitch is getting two half double crochets third stitch gets two half doubles fourth stitch gets two half doubles and the fifth stitch gets two
half doubles now after this we are going to work two single crochets in each of the next two stitches we can see here how the toe should be looking much wider than the heel obviously as most shoes are so two single crochets in each of the next two stitches so it's two single crochets in the same stitch there's one and two and then two single crochets in the next and now we're just going to single crochet all the way back down the rest of the row so right back up here to the beginning of the round we're just going to single crochet back up the
other side so single crochet along obviously you're going to need to make two of these shoes so even once you get to the end of this video and you've made one I would just go ahead and rewind to the beginning and start the second one don't try to do it off of memory if you work best by following videos just go ahead and watch it again so now we've worked all the way back up the other side and we're ready to slip stitch to join you will have a scene coming up the heel of this shoe because of all the slip stitches but we really
need those in there so that it's easier to keep track of where we're at and the seam isn't an ugly seam so don't worry about that so now I can see how the sole is starting to look this is when we're going to start working up the kind of edge of the shoe so for the next two rounds we're just going to single crochet all the way around just one single crochet in each stitch but we're going to work in the back loops only so looking at each stitch if you've never worked in the back loops all we're going
to do going to chain up one and instead of inserting our hook through both loops like we normally would if we look at the top of the stitch there's two loops there and this is how we would usually insert our hook we're not going to do that we're just going to insert our hook through the back loop the one farthest from you so the back loop and then complete your single crochet as usual so we're just inserting our hook pulling up a loop yarn over and pull through and you can see here that's just going through one of those loops of the stitch
now you're going to do that all the way around back loop single crochet in every stitch all the way around the perimeter here and what that's doing is its pushing the front loop forward and it's allowing you to see that front loop all the way around so what this is going to do is create a little line or Ridge to separate the sole of the shoe from the body of the shoe and it's going to give it a light nice professional finished look so again we're working round four here just a back loop single crochet in each stitch around and it will start to
change the shape of your shoe which is a good thing it will no longer be a flat piece so go ahead and work this four all around four and five four and five are going to be the same thing of course lift stitching to join before moving on to the next round between around four and five and then after around five are still going to slip stitch and we can see here how this is starting to look as we work down this whole side we can see that line of those front limbs being pushed forward and that's exactly what we want if you're not getting that line you're pulling not
inserting your hook in the right spot so go back and watch the little part of that video of where I'm showing you to insert your hook just in the back loop only so go ahead and finish that up work around four and five all the way around and I'll catch up with you so here we are after round five we can see here that we have a bit of a different shape things are starting to scoop upward and we're starting to work at the size of the shoe and we can see here the two rows of little ridges from those backwoods single crochets I'm moving on
to round six we're just going to chain of one and we're going to single crochet in each stitch around for room six and seven and with this we're working in both loops not just the back loop working through both loops for a regular single crochet so go ahead and single crochet all the way around for round six slip stitch to join chain up one and then repeat for Round seven just simple single crochet this is going to build up the sides of the shoe and give you the height that you want so just go ahead and finish up through round seven here we are after we
finished round seven two rows of single crochets now it should look like a very shallow little bowl kind of shape working at the sides of the shoe we see our little seam here coming up the heel and we're going to chain up one and we're going to get ready for round two eight now in round eight we're going to single crochet in the first 12 stitches so there's one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven and twelve now next we're going to do a single crochet decrease so you can see how this is looking so single crochet decreases
insert your hook into the first stitch pull up a loop insert in the next stitch pull up a loop yarn over and pull through all three that is a decrease and we can see here how that looks it's going to draw things together and kind of gather things up by reducing the number of stitches that we have so single crochet decrease and then we're going to regular single crochet in the next two stitches we're going to repeat that sequence four times so four more times I'm sorry a total of four times so here we are decreasing again this is the second time
we've gone through the sequence so decrease and then two single crochets one and two third time repeating the sequence decrease and single crochet in the next two one and two now the last time repeating the sequence we're going to decrease you can see here how this is kind of tightening things up and bringing things in a little bit here around the toe box area fourth time we're going to decrease and then single crochet in the next two after we single crochet in the next two we're just going to single crochet around the rest of the
shoe until we get back to our starting point so single crochet the rest of the way around and then once we get there we're going to slip stitch as always and chain one these next few rounds do have quite a few decreases around that toe area so I'm just going to go ahead and take the time this video will be a little bit longer but that's ok because I want to go through each of these rows with you and make sure that everything is really clear about how to shape up this shoe so now we're going to be bringing in the area around the toe to create that nice
rounded toe that we have on these baby booties so go ahead and chain up one and we're ready for round nine to begin round nine here we're going to single crochet in each of the first fourteen stitches so single crochet along four fourteen after you've worked up all 14 we're going to start with our decrease sequence once again a different sequence this time from round 8 to round 9 make sure that you have 14 single crochets and then to start the decrease we're just going to work a single crochet decrease and then we're going to single
crochet in the next we're going to repeat that single crochet decrease we have one decrease in one single crochet in our decrease and single crochet one more time decrease and single crochet and then we're just going to keep single crocheting all the way back to the other side we can see here how the shape is coming in and kind of tightening up here almost creating a little ballet flat or mary-jane kind of look honestly you could probably stop after about round 10 and just add a little strapping and have some cute little Mary Janes for a little girl or boy like Mary
Jane's for boys little sandals so after a single crochet all the way back up this other side for round 9 we're going to slip stitch to join and chain 1 we have a few more rounds with these decreases around the toe and then we will have just the last kind of portions here so you're over halfway you're getting there for round 11 single crochet in the first 10 I'm sorry around 10 or on round 10 single crochet in the first 10 stitches if you need to place stitch markers around where the decreases start and end around that toe area to visualize to
make sure that your decreases are saying centered on the toe go ahead and do that if it helps you visualize things so now it's a decrease we're just going to work 6 decreases along the toe so after you single crochet 10 work 6 decreases right in a row so that's 12 stitches you're working six total decreases so no regular single crochets here just all decreases right on across make sure your tension is a little bit tight just so that there's not much gapping here in these decreases I know with lots of decreases next to each other it can kind
of create a little bit of gapping and pulling but now this is really pulling things together and should just single crochet the rest of the way around until we're ready to slip stitch to join and chain one so go ahead and keep single crocheting if you've gotten this far you can do the rest of the shoe very very simple we're about halfway there's 20 rounds in the shoe and we're just finishing around 10 chain up one for round 11 single crochet in the next 10 so we're single crocheting along to the same spot that we started working those
decreases on the round below so after we work 10 single crochets we're going to work three single crochet decreases so right in a row once again sort of like round 10 we're going to work some decreases back to back so after we have the first 10 single crochets we're ready to decrease so here's the first decrease of 3 second and third decrease now single crochet back around the other side you can really start to see the shape now really pulling together and looking a lot more like a shoe it kind of goes from looking like a weird oblong Bowl to
looking like a shoe in just a matter of a couple of rounds it's really really fun to see this shape come together very quick gratification we're about not even twenty minutes into this project and it already is looking exactly how we want it to so single crochet background we're going to slip stitch to join we have one more round with decreases and then we'll be done with the decreases you can see here what kind of shape it's making we need to bring this in just a little more before we work up the ankle portion so one more round 12 we're in a single
crochet again in the first 10 stitches so just regular single crochet in the first ten before we work a couple of single crochet decreases right back to back here at the toe portion just to bring things in a little bit more snug around the ankle area before we work vertically so now we worked our first ten we're ready to do just two single crochet decreases back to back so there's one and then decrease in the next two there's a second decrease and now we're ready to just single crochet all the way back around the other side of the shoe it might be getting a little
bit awkward to work this project you kind of have to hold the shoe with your left hand while you work your stitches which can be a little bit awkward at first but just hold the fabric as normally as you can so single crocheting all the way back around we're going to slip stitch to join and now it just works 13 through 16 so all that 13 through 16 are is a single crochet in each stitch all the way around and of course slip stitching to join at the end of each round so that 13 14 15 and 16 are all just one single crochet in each around nothing complicated and we're ready for round 17
now chain up one and two and then we're going to double crochet in each stitch around so a little bit different go ahead and double crochet we are now to the point of where we're going to be folding over this booty if you notice in the beginning of the video or in the thumbnail photo this bootie is folded over there's a cuff on the top and there's some post double crochets that we'll be working in a moment but in order to get that piece to fold over we need a little bit of a looser stitch and the double crochet is perfect for that
so it's also an easy identifier if they come unrolled we're to roll them back over and it kind of sits nicely so again around 17 just double crochet in each stitch all the way around working nice and evenly no increases or decreases here nothing fancy just a double crochet in each around of course we'll slip stitch to join at the end of this round and we will for / when everything is all said and done so we're going to work the entire rest of the shoe before folding over so don't fold over at this point or it'll mess up
the rest of the shoe just a few more rounds to go here so once you finish double crochet we're going to slip stitch to join and now for round 18 go ahead and chain up – we can see here how the double crochets looks different from the single crochets and we can see here how easily it will fold over again we're just going to keep working with it as is the chain up – and we're going to start by double crocheting in the first stitch so the very first stitch double crochet and then in the next stitch we're going to back post double crochet so what that
looks like is we're going to work around the post of the stitch so yarn over and from the back insert your hook around the post of the stitch don't go in the top of the stitch as you normally would you can see here how this looks working around the post of the stitch so that kind of bar that you see making up the double crochet yarn over and pull through make sure you have plenty of slack loose tension here yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two and that is a back post double crochet if you need to watch that again please feel free to rewind as many times as you
need this is how it should look from the front and the back now going ahead and moving on in the next stitch we're just going to work a double crochet regular old double crochet on the top of the stitch and then once again we're going to back post double crochet so we're just alternating here all the way around double back post and double you can tell which stitches of the back post because it'll kind of stick out here on the back of the fabric so here we're going to do another back post double crochet working in and around the post of the stitch
having plenty of loose tension and finishing off a double crochet as usual and regular double crochet in the next and back post double crochet in the next make sure that you are having the same number of stitches in this round as in the round below make sure you're not working any extra or skipping any stitches on accident you can see here that I'm working in the very next stitch sometimes get a little confusing they're not used to working front or back post stitches um you can get kind of mixed up and accidentally be working your post stitch
on the same stitch that you've worked your double crochet and that's because with a regular double crochet you're working into the top of the stitch and then for the back post you're working a different part of the stitch so sometimes because one part or the other of the stitches unworked you can think that that's the next stitch in the round when really it's not so make sure that once you finish this round round 18 you do have the same number of stitches 22 as you did in round 17 so make sure to double check your work there this bit is
a little bit off you can see how the shape should be looking how those stitches are looking and then on the inside of the shoe you can see here that it's forming these ridges and it's creating a really pretty detail you are more than welcome just skip this part if back post double crochets are really freaking you out and you're really overwhelmed at this point don't worry just work regular double crochets for eighteen and nineteen and your shoe will still come out super cute I promise but if you like a more advanced kind of ribbing on the top of the shoe also to
match the Parker a newborn hat that's also on my channel a few videos back go ahead and try out this packs back post double crochet it's really fun and creates a really neat look so now the last stitch we worked is a back post double crochet we're going to go ahead and slip stitch to join and the first stitch of the round and we're going to chain up two now we're going to repeat round 18 so exactly the same thing you did regular double crochet in the first stitch and then we're going to back post double crochet around the neck so this
same stitch that was a back post in the row below we're going to back post right on top of it you can see here how this is looking for me inside it's creating one long raised stitch basically that's going to create a really nice ribbing once we fold it over regular double crochet and back post double crochet again repeat that all the way around should have the same number of stitches 22 and round 19 as well if you have more or less make sure to go back and check your work as I said or just work regular double crochets if all of this is really freaking you out I
totally understand when I was a new crochet er I could not even get my head around what a front or back post double crochet was it was way beyond me so don't feel discouraged don't be worried if all of this is way overwhelming and confusing please don't give up on your booty's you've come so far just go ahead and work regular double crochets and they'll be super cute don't worry so coming here around the front of the shoe we can see how this should be looking you can see these little raised areas on the inside and outside once
we've finished around 19 we're going to have coarse slip stitch to join we're going to chain up one and now for around 20 our last round we're just going to single crochet and each stitch around this is just going to kind of give a nice finished edge to the bottom of this folded over ribbing on the top of the shoe just a nice professional clean finish single crochet in the top of each stitch make sure you're working on the tops of those back post double crochets sometimes they can because they work a little bit different than what you may
be used to it can kind of trip you out but don't worry about it too much just single crochet in each again 22 stitches here just like the last few rounds and this is the last round so once your single crochet all the way around we're going to slip stitch to join we can finish off and weave in those ends and now we just need to make the second bootie and everything will be good to go on that on the second bootie don't worry too much if your booties come out in different size by just a tiny margin you're not going to be able to ever
crochet two things exactly identical with exactly identical tension even my booties come out with like a fairly noticeable slight difference and it drives me nuts but no one else ever notices so don't let that get to you it's totally normal so go ahead and snip that end yarn over and pull all the way out to finish off now we can just weave in that and and now is the moment of truth we are going to fold over this cuff and check out that super cute ribbing we can see here what the shape of the shoe is looking like because it's flat and it's not on a
baby's foot obviously it's going to kind of collapse and not hold its shape if you would like for it to hold its shape for photos or something like that you can stuff it with a little tissue or newspaper I put a little polyfill stuffing in there for my purposes as photography you can see here how the finished bootie looks this would make a great gift along with the parker newborn hat for a baby shower and your mom or you could even make these in a slightly larger size for growing infants I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial make sure to check out the Parker newborn hat
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