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Baby Mary Jane Shoes with Bow (Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial)

by - April 26, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm pleased to share with you my newest free crochet pattern for baby!  This is the Baby Mary Jane Shoes with Bow!

The Baby Mary Janes with Bow pattern provides instructions for crocheting a classic and feminine pair of soft booties for infants, newborns, and babies from 0 to 3 months of age.  These Mary Jane shoes are 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 footwear, such as using different yarn colors or adding embellishments (e.g., buttons, flowers) to make it unique!


The shoe itself, with its sole, upper part, and straps, is crocheted all in one piece.  The bow is made separately and attached at the end. 

This cute stash buster project goes hand-in-hand with Sweet Softies’ free Baby Turban hat patterns, which also feature cute bows.  There are two variations below to check out!

Together, the beanie and shoes make the perfect, handmade gift set for expecting mothers, baby showers, and newborn babies.

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Baby & Kid Patterns on my blog, or my entire collection of Free Crochet Patterns!


You can also PIN it for later!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions and video tutorial.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, 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 pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!






Baby Mary Janes with Bow

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 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 (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:

The Baby Mary Janes with Bow pattern provides instructions for crocheting a classic and feminine pair of soft booties for infants, newborns, and babies from 0 to 3 months of age. These Mary Jane shoes are 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 footwear, such as using different yarn colors or adding embellishments (e.g., buttons, flowers) to make it unique!

Size: 
  • Newborn 0-3 months  

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆ Easy / Familiar Beginner
  • Requires stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Hdc-inc: insert 2 hdc in same st 
  • Hdc-dec: hdc 2 sts together 
  • Fhdc: chainless foundation hdc 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Dc-dec: dc 2 sts together 
  • BLO: back loops only

Materials:
  • Medium weight 4 yarn 
  • 3.75 mm crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Two small buttons for shoe straps



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Notes (Read Before Beginning):
  • The shoe portion (sole, upper part, and straps) is worked in one piece. The bow is crocheted separately and sewn on after.
  • If you prefer to follow along with a video, a full video tutorial is available below!


Row
Instruction
Stitch Count

BOTTOM OF SHOE (SOLE)

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 hdc
R2
(Hdc-inc) x 2. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 5. Hdc 7. (Hdc-inc) x 3.
34 hdc
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 hdc

UPPER PART OF SHOE

R4
In BLO: ch 1. Insert hdc in same st as ch. Hdc 43 around. *Join with a sl st to the first stitch (hdc).
44 hdc
R5
Ch 1, and hdc into the same st. Hdc-dec. Hdc 38. Hdc-dec. Hdc. *Join.
42 hdc
R6
Ch 1 and hdc into the same st. Hdc 41. *Join.
42 hdc
R7
Ch 1, and sc into the same st. Sc 11. (Dec, sc) x 6. Sc 12. *Join.
36 sc
R8
Ch 1, and sc into the same st. Sc 9. Hdc-dec. (Dc-dec) x 6. Hdc-dec. Sc 10. *Join.
28 sts



STRAPS

Right Shoe
Sl st in next 10 sts. Ch 20, sl st in same st. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Left Shoe
Work in the opposite direction as the right shoe. Sl st in next 10 sts. Ch 20, sl st in same st. Fasten off and weave in the ends.


BOW

R1
Fhdc 20. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc.Note: Video tutorial for the fhdc - https://youtu.be/ABpvMufusUA
20 fhdc
R2
Ch 1, hdc around. *Join.   
20 hdc
R3-R4
Repeat R2.


Fasten off with a long tail for wrapping around the center of the bow.




~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Attach the bow to the center of the shoe straps.  You may find it helpful to use your hook to pull the bow’s yarn tail through.
  2. Sew a small button to the side of the shoe where the straps can loop around.
  3. Repeat these steps with the other shoe to finish the pair.


And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing these baby shoes!!


~ VIDEO TUTORIAL ~

Prefer to follow along with a video?  Check out the full, step-by-step video tutorial below!



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

Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, 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 pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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