Friday, February 8, 2013

Crocheted Baby Sneakers - Free Pattern

 Hi there peeps!

Today I have a new pattern, a super cute pair of newborn sneakers! Adorable, cute, fun!
Now I know this idea is nothing new. In fact there are a few various styles and types and ways. Ive had a look at some and frankly, they drove me mental. Most wouldn't work and the ones that looked like they might had so many steps my mind boggled.

Im sure you guys know by now, I like simple and easy, so I sat down and worked on these little beauties. I used the basic sole from my simple sandals and went from there. I have to say, I am mighty happy with how they turned out, and how simple they are to make! I've added step by step images to help out anyone that is new to it all.

Hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing your completed piccies! Seriously, more of you need to share them on Ravelry, I really love seeing how things turn out and all the fun colours Im sure you use!

DK weight(8ply) Yarn in white for the sole and tongue, black for the stripe and a main colour.
4mm hook
2 stitch markers
sewing needle

Starting with the sole

1: Ch 10, hdc into the 3rd chain 4 times, hdc into the next 2 chains, dc into the next 4 chains, 6dc into the last chain, working on the opposite side (backs of the chains you just used) dc in the next 4 chains, hdc in the last 2, join to the first hdc. (22)

2: ch1, sc twice in the same stitch, 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 10 stitches, 2sc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 8 stitches, 2sc in the last stitch, join to the first sc, sl st into the next sc to centre the yarn. (28)

3: ch1, 2sc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 9 stitches, 2sc in teach of the next 4 stitches, sc in the next 9 stitches, 2sc in each of the last 3 stitches, join. (36)

4: ch1, sc in each stitch around, back loops only, join (36)

5: Join black, ch1, sc in each stitch around, join. (36)

6: Join white, sc in the next 12 stitches, dc2tg 6 times, sc in the next 12 stitches, join. End off white and weave in ends.(30)

7: Using your stitch marker, mark off the 11th stitch on each side (second stitch back from the dc2tg on each side) Join main colour into the 10th stitch on the left side (when the toe is facing you)hdc in the same stitch as joining and hdc in the next 19 stitches. (20)

8: ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 16 stitches, hdc2tg. (18)

9: ch1, turn, sc2tg, sc in the next 14 stitches, sc2tg. (16)

10: ch1, turn, sc2tg, sc in the next 12 stitches, sct2g. (14)

11: ch1, turn, sc in all 14 stitches. End off and weave in ends. (14)

Making the tongue
with white

1: ch5, hdc in the second chain from hook and the next 3 chains (4)
2: ch2, turn, 2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the last stitch. (6)
3-5: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across. (6)
6: ch2, turn, hdc in the first 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the last 2 stitches (6)
7: ch1, turn, sc in the first stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, 2trc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, sc in the last. End off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Turn the top row of stitches down and sew flat, this gives the top of the tongue more stability.
With the bottom of the tongue lined up with the toe of the shoe, sew into place. I tend to sew it using the back loops of the toe row (6) so the shoe has a raised edge around the toe, but it is really up to you on how you attach it.

To make the tie, chain 80.

I told you it was easy, didn't I! Now you just need to make a second one! Hope you guys have as much fun with these as I did.


  1. I am both a follower of your lovely site and a raveler too!! so here are 2 very big thank yous` to you for these lovely baby grandson will look the bees knees XX

  2. Wonderful, This is the Best and easiest pattern Thank u so much, I am now a follower of yours, WONDERFUL job Love it!!!

  3. I like this pattern for the sneakers. It was easy to follow and i did it! Thx. Dar

  4. Very cute and exactly what I needed. Thank you SOOO much for the pattern and making it free. What a bargain for such a cute baby item.

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Finally a pair of sneakers that I didn't have to make over ten times and I didn't even pull any hair out this time. It was a fabulous pattern, so easy to understand and do. Again, thanx!!

  6. thank you so much for your pattern. looked and tried others and they were ridiculous.

  7. Yours is the best baby sneaker pattern, so much simpler, easier, cuter than lots of others. Big thanks!

  8. I love this pattern thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. Do you have a pdf for this pattern?

    1. Sorry Charlene I don't have PDF's for any of my patterns.
      There is a print button under the post (its the green one) if that helps at all.

  10. hi do you have a pattern for this adorable sneaker in 9-12 months sizes thank you so much

  11. I love your site and I have a niece who just had boy/girl twins and they are going to love these along with the Minnie and Mickey Mouse hats. Thank you so much1 You're so talented and so generous for sharing your patterns with us. God bless you.

  12. Thank you for sharing! This is wonderful baby shoes! Can't wait to try this pattern!

  13. I have tried so many pattern for this type of sneaker and not found any of them as easy as this one.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  14. Hello, I love your designs and appreciate your generosity in sharing them with everyone. In all of the patterns I have looked at today, none of them have the green "Print Friendly" option. Will that function be restored in the near future?