I have been looking everywhere for a sweet baby bootie pattern. I wanted it to be a little lacy but well constructed. I didn’t want it to fall off the baby’s foot with every movement.
I don’t know about you but I think this is a tall order. I have knit dozens of baby booties and although they are cute they are just not functional.
What got me thinking about this, was a friend that had the cutest baby booties knit for her by someone else and she lost one of them in the first week. She was sick about it. She said the bootie didn’t really fit the baby but was so cute and she didn’t want to offend her friend that knit it.
I can understand that but why not knit something that will stay put. Well of all places, I found this pattern on the BBC. You’ve got to admit this is one well constructed pattern.
I think they are adorable. Just click the image and go over to the BBC and check out the free pattern. It is not complicated at all. The key here is the right size needles. The pattern suggests 3.5mm needles. Remember this is a British site, so look at your needle size carefully. A size 2 or 3 American would work great.
Also I found this video of someone helping a beginning knitter know how to work the pattern. It is really very helpful and easy to follow. And you can pause and reverse to be sure you get all your questions answered.
The pattern is located on the video but it is a long url. So here it is. I loved these, I hope you do to and have fun! I know it joined my Baby bootie knitting favorite list.