Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Atraya Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

New booties today. Actually, this pattern was kind of a happy mistake. I was aiming for a bonnet (trying to be a smarty and start with a closed back) but it turned into booties! It's name, comes from a random fantasy name generator, because I really REALLY struggle thinking of names. Ahh  generators, so much fun.

Anyway, today's booties are open heeled and feature a gathered toe and a built in strap. I think they would be ok for either gender but they look particularly cute in blue. The gathered toe may take a little concentration but once you see the pattern it takes no time at all, in fact I can make an entire bootie in about 10 minutes. They will fit 32-34 weeks gestation and are just under 3 inches in length.

You will need:
dk weight (8ply) yarn
4mm hook
needle for weaving in ends

Atraya Booties Make 2

1. ch11, hdc in the 2nd chain from hook and next 8 chains, 3hdc in the last st, DO NOT TURN working on the opposite side of the chain, hdc in each st to the end (8hdc), do not join, ch2, turn.

2. hdc in each st around, ch2, turn

3. repeat above row

4. ch3, turn, dc in the next 6 stitches, (gathered toe, yo, insert hook, yo, pull through (3 on hook)yo, pull through 2 (2 on hook) yo, insert, yo, pull through (4 on hook)yo, pull through 2, (3 on hook) yo, insert, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2, (4 hook)yo, insert, yo, pull through (6 hook), yo pull through 2, (5 hook), yo, insert, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2, yo, insert, yo, pull through (8 hook) yo, pull through 2, (7 hook) yo, insert, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 (8 hook) yo, pull through all stitches), ch1, dc last 6

5. ch1, turn, sc 4, ch3, skip (2 stitches, the chain from the gather, and the next 2 stitches) sc in the last 4

6. the next row will be worked around the HEEL of the bootie. ch1, sc 12 times evenly across the heel, ch1, turn

7. sc 4, sc2tg twice, sc 4

End off and weave in ends.

add ties of ribbon or chained lengths of yarn. I sl st to the corner and ch18 on each side to have ties connected to the bootie


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 26, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. I am trying to adjust this pattern to work with very soft Bernat Softee Baby yarn, weight 3. I've been able to make the adjustments that I think will work. However I can't figure out the heel area. Row 7 ... when you finish the decreases and work around .... are you supposed to weave the two ends / sides together to make it closed? The pattern is adorable and very simple.

    1. These booties are designed to have an open back so they are easier to put on preemie babies :) So no, they are not ment to be sewn closed. However if you are making them for a full term baby then you could do that.

  3. Thank you so much for your reply! I love how easy these are and they are darling !!!


  4. Thank you so much! I made them 6 stitches longer and closed the backs and they are adorable on my daughter who was a preemie and is now an 8 1/2 pound ten week old.

  5. So sweet. Thank you, myschelle.