baby bootie pattern

with size 1 needles, cast on 36 stitches for top

Quaker stitch

  • Row 1:  (wrong side) Knit
  • Row 2: purl
  • Row 3: knit
  • Row 4: purl
  • Row 5: purl
  • Row 6: knit
  • Row 7: purl
  • Row 8: knit

Repeat these 8 rows once, repeat first 4 rows again.  (12 rows in all)

Beading row (eyelet row): K2tog, yo, *K1, K2tog, yo  repeat from * to end of row

  • Knit 1 row
  • Purl 1 row


Slip first 12 sts to holder.  Join another strand of yarn, knit next 12 stitches.  Slip last 12 stitches to a holder.  Work stockinette on the center 12 stitches for 2 inches and end with purl row.  Break yarn.

Slip 12 stitches from first holder onto same needle with instep stitches.  Knit these 12, pick up and knit 16 stitches on side of instep, K 12 instep stitches, pick up and knit 16 stitches on other side of instep, K12 stitches from holder.  (68 stitches total).

Repeat 8 rows of Quaker Stitch twice.

Decrease rows:

  • Row 1: K2tog, K30, K2tog twice, K30, K2tog  (64 stitches)
  • Row 2: purl
  • Row 3: K2tog, K28, K2tog twice, K28, K2tog  (60 stitches)
  • Row 4: purl
  • Row 5: Purl 2 tog, P26, P2tog twice, P26, P2tog (56 stitches)
  • Row 6: Knit

Bind off and sew seam

Cord: chain 12 -13 inches, fasten off.  Run cord through eyelets.

*** I used a circular needle and manipulated the wire (in the manner of the magic loop method) to do the part of the pattern after you pick up the instep stiches.  Otherwise it’s a bit awkward – I am sure you could also use dpns, or just slog through it on straights.  I also grafted the bottom stitches rather than do a seam ….

2 thoughts on “baby bootie pattern

  1. Thanks for posting the pattern! I read your blog often, but I don’t think I’ve commented before. With the nice weather, it’s harder to find time to read blogs and keep up with mine, so I don’t think the lack of traffic is your doing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s