Pretty Pumpkin Baby Booties

During the season that flaunts its love of pumpkins, why not create these adorable booties for baby’s first Halloween? The booties each feature a ribbed section towards the front, created using front post double crochet stitches to replicate the appearance of a pumpkin. These tiny booties also include straps to give the best fit and optimal comfort.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months

Finished Measurements Sole Length 3.5 (3.9)” / [9 (10) cm]

Pattern is made for 0-6 months old. Changes for size 6-12 months are in ( ).

Gauge: 5 sts and 4 rows = 1” [2.5 cm] in hdc.

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK (100% Cotton; 201 yards [184 meters]/100 grams): 3670 Seville (Color A), 1 ball; 3097 Leaf (Color B), 1 ball.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) and US size 11 (3.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; 2 (0.4”) buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

Fpdc (front post double crochet): Yo, insert hook under post of next stitch, yo, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through last 2 loops on your hook.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from bottom to top.

Pattern

Sole

With larger hook and Color A, ch 11 (13).

Rnd 1: Work 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 5 hdc in next st, working on the opposite side of foundation chain, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 3 hdc in last st, do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 26 (30) sts.

Rnd 2: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, work 2 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, work 2 hdc in next 3 sts, do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 36 (40) sts.

Rnd 3: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, (work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) 3 times, sl st in first st of this rnd – 47 (51) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Top of Shoe

Rnd 1: Attach Color A in the middle of the heel, ch 1, sc in the same st but only through the back loop, continue working sts in this rnd and only in the back loop, sc in next 46 (50) sts, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 47 (51) sts.

Size 6-12 months only

Rnd 2: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in every st around, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd.

All sizes

Rnd 2 (3): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 15 (17) sts, *fpdc around next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 5 more times, sc in next 13 (15) sts, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 47 (51) sts.

Rnd 3 (4): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 47 (51) sts, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd.

Rnd 4 (5): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 15 (17) sts, *fpdc around next fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 5 more times, sc in next 13 (15) sts, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd.

Rnd 5 (6): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 10 (12) sts, s2tog, *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * 5 more times, sc in next 10 (12) sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, do not sl st in first sc of this rnd – 37 (41) sts.

Rnd 6 (7): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 14 (16) sts, *fpdc around next fpdc from 2 rnds below, sk 1 st; rep from * 4 more times, fpdc around next fpdc from 2 rnds below, sc in next 12 (14) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd – 32 (36) sts.

Button Strap

Right Bootie

Rnd 7 (8): Attach Color B in the middle of the heel (Rnd 6 (7)), ch 1, sc in next 10 (12) sts, ch 10 (12) (this creates button strap), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, hdc in next 8 (10) ch sts, sc in 11th [13th] st of Rnd 6, sc in next 21 (23) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Bootie

Rnd 7 (8): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in the next 21 (24) sts, ch 10 (12) (this creates button strap), hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, hdc in next 8 (10) ch sts, sc in 23rd [26th] of Rnd 6, sc in next 10 (11) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Stem

With smaller hook and Color B, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, but only through the back loop, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Leaves

With smaller hook and Color B, ch 3.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in same st, ch 2, work 2 dc in same st, working on the opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next st, ch 2, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Sew 1 stem to each bootie in the middle towards the front.

Sew 2 leaves onto each bootie towards the front next to the stem, one of either side of the stem.

Sew 1 button onto each bootie across from the “Button Strap”.yarn ball

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