Baby Booties Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet christmas baby booties

This is a free version of my Baby Booties Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern. Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.

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Baby Booties Christmas Ornament crochet pattern. Baby blue mini crocheted booties

#handmadeholidays gift idea!

This cute little crochet ornament is perfect for baby’s first Christmas and will be a keepsake that your family will cherish forever!

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These booties are undoubtedly the most adorable handmade holiday gift for all new parents! You can also pair them with my Spring Beanie Crochet Pattern (available in 8 sizes, including preemie & newborn) to make the cutest little baby gift set.

Mommy and me beanie set. Matching blue ribbed beanies with white pom poms. Crochet pattern by Noelebelle
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This baby ornament crochet pattern is beginner-friendly and works up super quickly. So, you can easily whip up a few of these to sell if you’re running a booth at a holiday craft fair! If you’re looking for more quick and easy projects to make for holiday gifts and markets, you can also try some of these popular patterns: Velvet Scrunchies, Coffee Cup Cozy, Cozy Ribbed Headband.

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Yarn:

This pattern is a great stash-buster project! It’s perfect for using up yarn scraps, and you can get creative with it! There is no specific yarn that you have to use. Make your booties in one solid color, use a different color for the cuff, or come up with your own unique color pattern! Keep reading for some more creative ideas and check the MATERIALS section for a few yarn recommendations.

Crochet baby booties Christmas ornament, one bootie shown in light blue with a white cuff.

These blue & white booties in my crochet pattern sample photos were made using Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Seafoam Blue and Paper White.

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Some cute & creative ideas:

  • Use a fuzzy yarn for the cuff (such as Lion Brand Chenille Appeal or Go Handmade Bohème Velvet)
  • Combine your yarn with a strand of glitter thread for a sparkly/festive look (such as Hobbii Diablo Glitter or Go Handmade Party Deluxe)
Sparkly white baby shoes made using white yarn with sequins, crochet ornament for my baby's first Christmas

I made this pair of sparkly booties for my baby’s 1st Christmas in 2020. Since she was born less than two weeks before Christmas, I made a matching pair as a gift for my amazing obstetrician for helping to bring my beautiful baby into the world. ♡

The sequin yarn I used was purchased ages ago, and while I’ve looked for it at every yarn store imaginable, I can’t find anything quite like it. For a similar look, my best suggestion would be to combine your yarn with a strand of Go Handmade Party Deluxe yarn.

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Here’s another festive idea created by one of my lovely pattern testers, Meisha. Change colors after every round to create your own Christmas-y elf booties!

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Christmas tree ornament crochet baby booties. Red with fluffy white cuff

This adorable, fluffy red & white ornament was made using Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Pillar Red and Lion Brand Yarn Chenille Appeal in Coconut Milk.

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Materials:

Crochet Hook: 3.5mm

Yarn: DK / light worsted (less than 30yds needed)

Some recommended yarns:
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
Bernat Softee Baby
James C. Brett Twinkle DK
James C. Brett Baby Shimmer DK
Hobbii Rainbow Glitter
Lion Brand Truboo Sparkle Yarn

Or anything in your stash of scraps!

Most of these lovely yarns listed above are available at LoveCrafts.com!

Other: One ornament hook, scissors, and a yarn needle for weaving in ends

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Gauge & Finished Measurements:

GAUGE: 1” x 1” swatch = 6 sts x 4 rows, worked over HDC

The gauge and final measurements for this pattern are not that important since it will not actually be worn.

For reference, one of my finished booties is about 1.75″ x 1″ x 1.5″ (length x width x height) using the recommended materials in this pattern.

You can adjust the size of your booties by using a larger or smaller crochet hook and thinner or thicker yarn. Use a larger crochet hook and/or thicker yarn to make larger booties. Conversely, use a smaller crochet hook and/or thinner yarn to make smaller booties.

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Key:

ST/STSStitch/Stitches
CHChain
SCSingle Crochet
HDCHalf Double Crochet
DCDouble Crochet
DC2TOGDouble Crochet 2 Stitches Together
SL STSlip Stitch
FO Fasten Off

Notes:

  • This is an easy/beginner level crochet pattern
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • The stitch count at the end of each round is shown in parenthesis ( )
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
  • When you see a number directly in front of the stitch, such as (5sc), work 5 sc sts into the same stitch.
  • When a number is written after the stitch, such as (sc 5), work 1 sc st into each of the next 5 sts.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. Then, work the first stitch of every round into the same stitch.
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Baby Booties Ornament Crochet Pattern:

CH 8

Round 1: Sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 5. Work 5sc into the last ch. Working along the opposite side of the ch, sc 5, then work 2sc into the last ch. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (18)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2hdc in the 1st st. Hdc 5. 2hdc in each of the next 5 sts. Hdc 5. 2hdc in each of the last 2 sts. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (26)

ROUND 3: Ch 1, hdc 26 in the back loops only. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (26)

ROUND 4: Ch 1, hdc 26. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (26)

ROUND 5: Ch 1, hdc 7. Dc2tog 6 times. Hdc 7. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (20)

ROUND 6: Ch 1, hdc 6. Dc2tog 4 times. Hdc 6. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (16)

Note: if you’d like your cuff to be a different color, change colors on round 7.

ROUND 7: Ch 1, sc 16. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (16)

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Note: we turn the booties on round 8 to start crocheting the cuff. This will keep all the stitches on the right side when the cuff is folded over.

ROUND 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc 16. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (16)

ROUND 9: Ch 1, hdc 16. Join with a sl st in the first st of the round. (16)

ROUNDS 10-11: Repeat round 9.

Cut the yarn, FO, and weave in ends. Then, fold the cuff over.

Repeat the pattern to make a second bootie.

Continue to the Finishing Instructions.

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Baby Booties Ornament Crochet Pattern Photo Guide:

Here’s a step-by-step photo guide to demonstrate how to crochet your baby booties.

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Finishing Instructions:

Next, make a long chain (ch about 70). Leave long enough tails at the beginning and end of the chain to tie onto each bootie.

Cut the yarn and FO. Then, tie a bow in the middle of your chain.

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Tie one end of the chain onto one of your booties. Then, repeat with the remaining end for the second bootie.

Note: first, insert your crochet hook through the top back part of the cuff and pull the yarn tail through. Then, fold the cuff up and attach the yarn tail to a stitch under the cuff. Finally, tie a secure knot.

Attaching the ornament bow to the baby booties, crochet pattern photo guide

I’ve included some extra photos below to clarify how I tie the knots. I used a different color of yarn so you can see where the yarn tail is attached to the booties. This method will help keep the chain secure, and the knot will be hidden once you fold the cuff back over.

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Weave in the remaining yarn ends.

Finally, attach an ornament hook through the middle of the bow.

You’re all done!

Ornament hook attached to baby booties. Finished crochet pattern!

Credits:

This pattern and all photos are the property of Noelebelle by Nina Noel. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be redistributed or altered and sold. If you wish to sell your finished items please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my website: https://noelebellecrochet.com

Baby Booties Christmas Ornament

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