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Lace-Up Crochet Baby Boots

Skill Level:   Easy

Sizes:   0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months

Materials

  • Caron Simply Soft in two colors: I used Blackberry/Light Purple (A) & Passion/Dark Purple (B)
  • 5mm (I-9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge
  • Yarn needle

SC Gauge (with two strands of yarn):  12 stitches and 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm) PLEASE CHECK YOUR GAUGE

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 together
dc2tog= double crochet 2 together
dc3tog = double crochet 3 together
FLO = front loops only 

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern is worked with two strands of yarn held together throughout.
  • Rounds are worked in a spiral; when you get to the end of one round continue with the next one without joining.

Special Stitches

Decreasing with HDC – The way I make a HDC decrease is slightly different than normal; I only yarn over for the first stitch and work the next stitch like a SC decrease – this creates a less bulky decrease stitch.

HDC2TOG: Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.

HDC3TOG: Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (4 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

*Work the DC Decreases as you would normally*

Invisible Join: Weave the yarn tail under both loops of the second stitch to the left, then back through the center of the last stitch made. Pull the tail just tight enough so that it looks like the other stitches.

Double Soles – Slip Stitching the Soles Together:

Make 4 soles, two of each color. Place one of each color of sole together with wrong sides facing and Color A on top, making sure to line up the stitches. With two strands of Color A, loosely slip stitch through both layers of stitches from the last round.  A contrasting color was used in the example so the stitches were visible; your working yarn should match the color of the sole facing you.

Invisible Join for SLIP STITCH: Weave the yarn tail under both loops of the starting slip stitch, and then back through the center of the last slip stitch made. Pull the tail just tight enough so that it looks like the other stitches. This counts as the last stitch of the round.

Round 1 on the Boot Upper:  Locate the center of the heel by laying a hook or needle along the foundation chain of the sole. It should point between two stitches. Starting in the one to the left of the pointer, Attach Color A under both loops by making a slip stitch. Working under both loops of the slip stitches, make the first sc of Round 1 in the next stitch. When you get to the end of the round, make the last sc in the same space as your starting slip stitch.

Working the Cuff: Before you begin the cuff, you need to mark the three center-most stitches as shown.

For Row 1 of the Cuff, join Color A in the front loop only of the stitch to the left of the first marker.

Working the Tongue: To begin the tongue, fold the Cuff back a bit and join color A in the unused back loop of the second last stitch from Row 1 of the Cuff.

Pattern

*Please read notes before you begin*

Size: 0 – 3 Months

(3.75″ Sole Length)

Sole

(Make 4 — 2 of each color) -*Work with 2 strands of yarn held together.*

Round 1: Ch 9, make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 2, make 7 dc in last chain, working the other side of the

chain – dc 2, hdc 1, sc 4, do not join (22)

Round 2: Make 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc 7, make 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc 7, make 2 hdc in last stitch, cut yarn and make an invisible join; weave in ends (30) – Slip stitch soles together.

Vamp

Attach Color A in the slip stitch just left of the center of the heel and make the first sc of Round 1 in the next stitch.

Round 1: Sc in each stitch around, do not join (30)

Round 2: Sc in each stitch around (30)

Round 3: Sc 8, hdc2tog, hdc 1, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 10 (25)

Round 4: Sc 7, hdc2tog, hdc 1, dc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 9 (21)

Round 5: Sc2tog, sc 3, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 1, sl st in next st to join, fasten off (15)

Cuff

With the toe facing you, locate the 3 center toe stitches on the last round and mark the 1st and 3rd stitches. Join Color A in the front loop only of the stitch to the left of the marker as shown in the Notes above.

Row 1: Ch 1, in FLO sc in first 2 stiches, in both loops sc in next 8 stitches, in FLO sc in next 2 stitches, turn (12)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 10 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (14)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (14)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across and fasten off (14)

Tongue

Join Color A in the unused back loop of the second last stitch from Row 1 of the Cuff.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 unused back loops, sc in both loops of next 3 stitches, sc in next 2 unused back loops, turn (7)

Row 2: Ch 1,  sc in first 3 stitches, make 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, turn (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (8)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Fasten off.

Laces

With one strand of Color B, make two separate chains that are approximately 18″ in length. Secure the ends.

Using a yarn needle, weave them through the ends of the cuff rows to lace up the boots.

3 – 6 Months

(4″ Sole Length)

Sole

(Make 4 — 2 of each color) -*Work with 2 strands of yarn held together.*

Round 1: Ch 10, make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, hdc 1, dc 3, make 7 dc in last chain, working the other side of the chain – dc 3, hdc 1, sc 4, do not join (24)

Round 2: Make 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc 8, make 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc 8, make 2 hdc in last stitch, cut yarn and make an invisible join; weave in ends (32) – Slip stitch soles together. 

Vamp

Attach Color A in the slip stitch just left of the center of the heel and make the first sc of Round 1 in the next stitch.

Round 1: Sc in each stitch around, do not join (32)

Round 2: Sc in each stitch around (32)

Round 3: Sc 9, hdc2tog, hdc 1, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 11 (27)

Round 4: Sc 8, hdc2tog, hdc 1, dc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 10 (23)

Round 5: Sc2tog, sc 4, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc 1, sl st in next st to join, fasten off (17)

Cuff

With the toe facing you, locate the 3 center toe stitches on the last round and mark the 1st and 3rd stitches. Join Color A in the front loop only of the stitch to the left of the marker as shown in the Notes above.

Row 1: Ch 1, in FLO sc in first 2 stiches, in both loops sc in next 10 stitches, in FLO sc in next 2 stitches, turn (14)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (14)

Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 12 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (16)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (16)

Row 5: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 14 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (18)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (18)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across and fasten off (18)

Tongue

Join Color A in the unused back loop of the second last stitch from Row 1 of the Cuff.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 unused back loops, sc in both loops of next 3 stitches, sc in next 2 unused back loops, turn (7)

Row 2: Ch 1,  sc in first 3 stitches, make 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, turn (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (8)

Row 4 through Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Fasten off.

Laces

With one strand of Color B, make two separate chains that are approximately 22″ in length. Secure the ends.

Using a yarn needle, weave them through the ends of the cuff rows to lace up the boots.

6 – 9 Months

(4.25″ Sole Length)

Sole

(Make 4 — 2 of each color) -*Work with 2 strands of yarn held together.*

Round 1: Ch 11, make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, hdc 1, dc 3, make 7 dc in last chain, working the other side of the chain – dc 3, hdc 1, sc 5, do not join (26)

Round 2: Make 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc 9, make 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc 9, make 2 hdc in last stitch, cut yarn and make an invisible join; weave in ends (34) – Slip stitch soles together. 

Vamp

Attach Color A in the slip stitch just left of the center of the heel and make the first sc of Round 1 in the next stitch.

Round 1: Sc in each stitch around, do not join (34)

Round 2: Sc in each stitch around (34)

Round 3: Sc 10, hdc2tog, hdc 1, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 12 (29)

Round 4: Sc 9, hdc2tog, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc2tog, sc 10 (24)

Round 5: Sc2tog, sc 5, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc 1, sl st in next st to join, fasten off (18)

Cuff

With the toe facing you, locate the 3 center toe stitches on the last round and mark the 1st and 3rd stitches. Join Color A in the front loop only of the stitch to the left of the marker as shown in the Notes above.

Row 1: Ch 1, in FLO sc in first 2 stiches, in both loops sc in next 11 stitches, in FLO sc in next 2 stitches, turn (15)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (15)

Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 13 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (17)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (17)

Row 5: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 15 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (19)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (19)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across and fasten off (19)

Tongue

Join Color A in the unused back loop of the second last stitch from Row 1 of the Cuff.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 unused back loops, sc in both loops of next 3 stitches, sc in next 2 unused back loops, turn (7)

Row 2: Ch 1,  sc in first 3 stitches, make 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, turn (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (8)

Row 4 through Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Fasten off.

Laces

With one strand of Color B, make two separate chains that are approximately 22″ in length. Secure the ends.

Using a yarn needle, weave them through the ends of the cuff rows to lace up the boots.

9 – 12 Months

(4.5″ Sole Length)

Sole

(Make 4 — 2 of each color) -*Work with 2 strands of yarn held together.*

Round 1: Ch 12, make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, hdc 1, dc 4, make 7 dc in last chain, working the other side of the chain – dc 4, hdc 1, sc 5, do not join (28)

Round 2: Make 2 hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc 10, make 2 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, hdc 10, make 2 hdc in last stitch, cut yarn and make an invisible join; weave in ends (36) – Slip stitch soles together. 

Vamp

Attach Color A in the slip stitch just left of the center of the heel and make the first sc of Round 1 in the next stitch.

Round 1: Sc in each stitch around, do not join (36)

Round 2: Sc in each stitch around (36)

Round 3: Sc 11, hdc2tog, hdc 1, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 13 (31)

Round 4: Sc 10, hdc2tog, *dc2tog* 3 times, hdc2tog, sc 11 (26)

Round 5: Sc2tog, sc 6, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc3tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 1, sl st in next st to join, fasten off (20)

Cuff

With the toe facing you, locate the 3 center toe stitches on the last round and mark the 1st and 3rd stitches. Join Color A in the front loop only of the stitch to the left of the marker as shown in the Notes above.

Row 1: Ch 1, in FLO sc in first 2 stiches, in both loops sc in next 13 stitches, in FLO sc in next 2 stitches, turn (17)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (17)

Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 15 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (19)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (19)

Row 5: Ch 1, make 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 17 stitches, make 2 sc in last stitch, turn (21)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (21)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across and fasten off (21)

Tongue

Join Color A in the unused back loop of the second last stitch from Row 1 of the Cuff.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 unused back loops, sc in both loops of next 3 stitches, sc in next 2 unused back loops, turn (7)

Row 2: Ch 1,  sc in first 3 stitches, make 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, turn (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn (8)

Row 4 through Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Fasten off.

Laces

With one strand of Color B, make two separate chains that are approximately 22″ in length. Secure the ends.

Using a yarn needle, weave them through the ends of the cuff rows to lace up the boots.

Comments
  • Ruth H.

    I love the pattern can’t wait to get started on the booties

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! It looks like it will be about 12 pages, but you could print double-sided print two shrunken down pages per page (some printers have this capability). Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Carolyn R.

    can’t wait to make these, as we have new babies coming the first of the year!! They are so cute, and the double sole is really nice.

    Reply

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