Baby's Soft Shoes (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - May 31, 2018


Good day, fellow crafters!

Summer is on its way, and it's baby shower season!  If you're looking for a quick, easy, and beautiful handmade gift to make for a little one, perhaps you can try out this cute pair of shoes!

The Baby's Soft Shoes pattern provides instructions for crocheting a simple yet feminine pair of shoes for newborns from 0 to 3 months of age.  It is quick and easy to work up, yet it maintains a very sweet and elegant look.  While this is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern, there are many ways to customize this hat, such as using different yarn colors or adding embellishments (e.g., buttons, flowers, bows) to make it unique!  It goes hand-in-hand with the Baby's Springtime Lacy Beanie pattern, and together they make the perfect, handmade gift for expecting mothers, baby showers, and newborns!

I created this particular design as a special gift for one of my close friend's first baby, who is due in several short months!  As part of the pink-and-white handmade baby gift bundle I'm making, I'm including:


There are so many perks to making handmade gifts, such as the ability to make it original, customized, and truly unique!  Of course, the creative process is also something you pour your HEART into, making it that much more special 💝!

Thus, if you have a little bundle of joy in your life to celebrate, I encourage you to use your maker skills and crochet this darling pair of soft shoes!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-soft-shoes


Scroll down to find the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This is a 2-pack PDF pattern with both the Baby's Lacy Springtime Beanie and Baby's Soft Shoes designs.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Click for the printable, ad-free PDF!





Copyright Notice -- © 2018 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website, Etsy shop, and/or Facebook page. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

Introduction:
The Baby's Soft Shoes pattern provides instructions for crocheting a simple yet feminine pair of shoes for newborns from 0 to 3 months of age.  It is quick and easy to work up, yet it maintains a very sweet and elegant look.  While this is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern, there are many ways to customize this hat, such as using different yarn colors or adding embellishments (e.g., buttons, flowers, bows) to make it unique!  It goes hand-in-hand with the Baby's Springtime Lacy Beanie pattern, and together they make the perfect, handmade gift for expecting mothers, baby showers, and newborns! 

Size:
  • Newborn (0-3 months)

Level: 
  • Familiar Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and changing colors.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain  
  • Sl st: slip stitch (insert hook, yarn over, pull through both loops)
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Dec: decrease (sc two stitches together)
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Hdc-dec: half double crochet decrease (hdc two stitches together) 
  • Hdc-inc: half double crochet increase (two hdc in one stitch) 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Dc-dec: double crochet decrease (dc two stitches together) 
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (two dc in one stitch) 

Materials:

~ CROCHET DIRECTIONS ~

Bottom of Shoe

Note: This section is worked in continuous rounds. They are not joined until the end of R3.

Start with the main color yarn (pink).
Ch 10.
R1: Hdc-inc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 7. Insert 5 hdc in last ch from hook, bringing you to the other side of the chain. Hdc 7. Insert 3 hdc in last ch. Do not join. (24 sts)
R2: (Hdc-inc) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 3. (34 sts)
R3: (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc, hdc) x 2. Insert a hdc and sc in next st. Insert a sc in last st. Join with a sl st. (44 sts)
Fasten off.



Upper Part of Shoe

Note: The rounds in this section will be joined, starting with a ch 1 and ending with a sl st to the first stitch. The ch 1 and sl st do not count as stitches in the end-of-round count.
Note 2: The right-side (RS) of the sole will be the bottom of the shoe. The wrong-side (WS) will be the inside of the shoe.

With the RS facing up (towards you), insert your hook into the middle of the heel, in the back loop.


Start with the secondary color yarn (white).
R1: [Work this round in BLO.] Pull up yarn to ch 1.


Insert a hdc into the same st as the ch. Hdc 43. *Join using a sl st to the first stitch (hdc). (44 sts)


Switch to the main color yarn (pink).



R2: Ch 1 and hdc into the same st. Hdc-dec. Hdc 38. Hdc-dec. Hdc. *Join. (42 sts)
R3: Ch 1, and hdc into the same st. Hdc 41. *Join. (42 sts)
R4: Ch 1, and sc into the same st. Sc 11. (Dec, sc) x 6. Sc 12. *Join. (36 sts)
R5: Ch 1, and sc into the same st. Sc 9. Hdc-dec. (Dc-dec) x 6. Hdc-dec. Sc 10. *Join. (28 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends using a yarn needle.  You are done with one shoe!


Make two shoes.  


Optional: add details to the baby shoes with embellishments and/or appliques, such as buttons, bows, flowers, or more.  Use your creativity to make these shoes unique!  

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing the "Baby's Soft Shoes" pattern!


If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This is a 2-pack PDF pattern with both the Baby's Lacy Springtime Beanie and Baby's Soft Shoes designs.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

Click for the printable, ad-free PDF!

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    Best wishes,



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