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Simple Knitted Booties/Slippers For Baby >>> Jednoduche Pletene Backurky Pro Batole

I am becoming quite an expert in knitting baby booties (or if you prefer word "slippers") for children. I actually sold some during Christmas time, gave away a couple as a gift and people do marvel at the shape and design I make. I already had few requests for my pattern. Although I usually knit these booties with a design (the image on the left) which calls for two or more different yarn colors, the pattern described in this post is BASIC, kept simple, and is written for the use of only ONE color (see the image below) so even the advanced beginner can make these booties/slippers.

Note: If you want these slippers bigger (wider/longer) just add a couple of stitches and/or rows. Then you would have more stitches for the top part (rows 40-43) and/or you would repeat steps in rows 44 and 45 few more times (if you add two rows - one more time; if you add 4 rows - 2 more times....etc).


Materials (if you shop, these affiliated links could help fund my projects):


Booties are 3 and 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide

  • CO - cast on
  • K - knit
  • P - purl
  • PSSO - pass slipped stitch over (= do not knit/purl your last stitch, just slip it from your left needle onto your right needle)
  • inc KBF - increase by knitting 2 stitches from one stitch by knitting first in back then in front of the same stitch
  • dec - decrease
  • K2tog - knit 2 stitches together
  • P2tog - purl 2 stitches together
  • BO - bind off

Step-by-step instructions:

sole of your bootie

Row 1           CO 8 stitches
Row 2           K 7, PSSO
Row 3           K1, inc KBF, K4, inc KBF, PSSO (you have total 10 stitches on your knitting needle)
Row 4 - 31    K9, PSSO
32                  K1, dec by K2tog, K4, dec by K2tog, PSSO
Row 33         K1, dec by K2tog, K2, dec by K2tog, PSSO
Row 34         K6 (this is your front of the bootie/slipper)

perimeter of your bootie

Row 35         CO on three knitting needles as such:
- starting on a side, insert a different knitting needle  into each stitch on the first side and pull through (you may use crochet hook and transfer these stitches onto your needle to make your knitting easier) , you should have total 16 stitches;
- continue in the same manner on the heel area using a third knitting needle - total 7 stitches (one less then you cast-ed on);
- and at last with your fourth knitting needle (or use hook) continue casting again on the other side of the bootie, total 16 stitches,
- use your fifth knitting needle to K6 (front/tip of the bootie)
Row 36 - 39    K45 in each row (total 4 rows)

top of your bootie - you will be knitting back and forth 

Row 40          K39, P6, and then P1 from the other (side) knitting needle, turn
Row 41          PSSO, K6, K1 from the other (side) knitting needle (total 8 stitches on front), turn
Row 42          PSSO, P8, P1 from the other (side) knitting  needle, turn
Row 43          PSSO, K6, K1 from the other (side) knitting  needle (total 10 stitches on front), turn

from now on you will maintain 10 stitches on the FRONT knitting needle while knitting top of your bootie this way:

Row 44          PSSO, K8, while having one stitch on your left needle psso from the side knitting needle to your left needle and K2tog-left slant (insert needle from right side to create the left slant) these two stitches, turn
Row 45          PSSO, P8, while having one stitch on your left needle psso from the side knitting needle to the left needle and P2tog these two stitches, turn
Row 46 - 53   repeat/alternate rows  44. and 45. - or until you have 6 stitches left on each "side" needle, 7 on the "heel" needle and 10 on "front" needle (note: if you want smaller opening you can repeat 44. and 45. one or two more times)

the ankle area - you will be knitting in the round

Row 54          K35, then pick up a yarn with right knitting needle (between knitting needles where side connects with front), place that yarn on left needle (front needle) and K2tog, K9 and then continue with 14 more rows
Row 55 - 68  K all
Row 69         BO and weave in your loose ends


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Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, so please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.