Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cute Stay On Baby Booties Free Knitting Pattern

Cute Stay On Baby Booties Free Knitting Pattern

These booties were knitted once my baby was born, so I chose to do it in blue, but the pattern is unisex and can be adapted to be knitted in white, pink or whatever colour you chose. They are very practical, because the I-cord laces can be used to tie the booties so they stay on a wriggly baby without falling off.



I am happy to share my pattern notes for this cute stay on baby booties knitting pattern for free providing that you follow this copyright notice:

Copyright Notice
Feel free to share a link to this pattern by linking to my blog and giving copyright credit to © CraftsAdore, but do not copy the pattern and claim as your own. The pattern is as-is, and I cannot provide any individual support on it. This pattern may not be used to produce items for commercial purposes - you may knit from this pattern for own personal use only or for charity. Please feel free to share your finished project by adding your comment to this post. ❤ Happy Knitting! 

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Booties Baby Bottom-up In-the-round Seamless One-piece Unisex Newborn-Size Hospital Boy Girl Written-Pattern


Needles
3.25mm long circular needles for magic loop
DK yarn in chosen colour

These cute stay on booties are knitted in the round from bottom sole up and have absolutely no seams to sew other than a couple of tails to weave in.

Terms:
K knit
P Purl
M1:  Make 1 (a method of increasing which is almost invisible, done by inserting tip of left needle underneath the little "bar" of yarn which runs between the needles, from front to back, forming a new stitch on the left needle, and then knitting into the *back* of that new stitch)
K2tog:  Knit two stitches together
P2tog:  Purl two stitches together
YO:  Yarn over (bring yarn from back of work to front of work -- makes a hole if "knitting" all stitches)
KFB: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Sole:
CO 18 sts, using Judy’s Magic Cast-on on each needle (you want first purl bump row to be on outside/bottom when you begin round 1), the tail will be on the right hand side for the beginning of each round.

Round 1 Purl
Round 2 Knit
Rounds 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: purl
Round 4: *K 1, M 1, K 16, M 1, K 1;* repeat on other needle
Round 6: *K 2, M 1, K 16, M 1, K 2; * repeat
Round 8: *K 3, M 1, K 16, M 1, K 3; * repeat
Round 10: *K 4, M 1, K 16, M 1, K 4; * repeat
Round 12: * K 5, M 1, K 16, M  1, K 5; * repeat

Now each needle has 28 sts for a total of 56 sts.

Sides:
Blanket Rib Stitch:

Repeat 2 rounds 4 times:
Round 1:       Knit into the front and back (KFB) of each stitch
Round 2:       * (K2tog, P2tog) rep from * till end of round

Instep Shaping / Top of the foot
Round 1 :  K to last 4 st on the needle , K2tog x 2, K2 Tog x 2, K to end
Round 2 :  P to last 4 st on the needle , P2tog x 2, P2 Tog x 2, P to end
Round 3 :  K to last 4 st on the needle , K2tog x 2, K2 Tog x 2, K to end
Round 4:  P to last 4 st on the needle , P2tog x 2, P2 Tog x 2, P to end
Round 5 :  K to last 4 st on the needle , K2tog x 2, K2 Tog x 2, K to end
Round 6:  P to last 4 st on the needle , P2tog x 2, P2 Tog x 2, P to end

16 st on each needle remaining.

Ankle Eyelets for Icord:
* K 1, YO, K2 tog *, repeat to last stitch on the needle, K1, repeat on the other needle.
Next Round : P

Top Ribbing  
Continue pattern in round for 6 rows:
Round 1 : *K1, P1*, repeat to end.
Round 2 : P all st
BO in purl pattern (if foregoing ruffle).

Icord:
2st icord for 23inch or 24inch crochet chain, then slip stitch , to be treaded through the YO holes

Optional Front Decoration:
sow on the front a small bow

Cast on 15 stitches.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: knit 2 stitches, purl 11 stitches, knit 2 stitches
Repeat rows 1 and 2 till you have 16 rows. (8 repeats)
Bind off loosely, weave in all ends.
Thread a length of yarn onto a darning needle. With the thumb and index finger of the hand not holding the needle, pinch the middle of the knitting so you get two even ridges. Sew the middle together with a few stitches and then wrap the remaining yarn around the middle of the bow. Sow onto the bootie. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends



 (Update: my handsome cables baby boy cardigan free knitting pattern will go perfect with these booties).

Please feel free to share your finished project by adding your comment to this post. ❤ Happy Knitting! 

1 comment:

  1. beautiful pattern! i've knit already a few of these for my own newborn and a couple of friends and family members . everybody is so delighted! thank you!
    one question- since this whole bootie thing is new to me, and since my baby was born with big feet (8cm 3 weeks before birth!) , i'm afraid the booties are becoming too small too fast! could you share a few more numbers for larger sizes? 3 / 6 months perhaps?
    thank you! Tehila

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