Knitted Cuffed Baby Booties An Original Knitting Pattern
Knitted cuffed baby booties are a great asset in your knitting arsenal. I have been knitting baby booties for a long time. They are small, great take along projects, which I love, and they are quick to complete. There are a ton of great patterns out there but I wanted a couple specific things in my pattern.
I have knit many different baby booties patterns and gifted them and frequently the same complaint comes back. The booties won’t stay on. So this pattern is my solution to that problem. I wanted the soul to be oblong, soft and helps to keep baby’s foot in the shoe, kind of holds on at toes and heels. I also wanted the toe to be rounded in a fan shape. Same idea, cling to baby’s foot so the bootie stays on, Then I wanted a deep clingy edge and cuff, causing it to snug up around the ankle. This bootie is going to stay put.
Even though there are patterns that may cover some of these points, This is my take on one of the little knitted cuffed baby booties. I have made it downloadable for you so you can have your own take along project. And I have given you video assist to make sure you can complete your project. I really do hope you enjoy my take on this really cute bootie pattern.
Itty Bitty Toe Tappers Cuffed Baby Booties Knitting Pattern
Newborn Baby Booties for Your Little Girl or Boy
Yarn: Baby yarn of your choice, color of your choice for your little one or perfect gift for that next baby shower.
KFB (knit in front and back of same stitch, increase by 1)
K2tog (Knit two together, decrease by 1)
P2tog (purl two together, decrease by 1)
PM (place marker)
SM (slip marker)
BO (bind off)
Soul of Bootie:
Cast on 5 stitches
(now begin increase shaping)
K2, KFB, K2 (6)
K2, KFB (twice), K2 (8)
K2, KFB, K2, KFB, K2 (10)
Continue in garter stitch (knit every row) until measures 31/2 inches from Cast On
(now begin decrease shaping)
K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2 (8)
K2, K2tog (twice), K2 (6)
K2, K2tog, K2 (5)
Soul of bootie is finished now.
Body of Bootie:
Place a marker center of 5 stitches. (this will mark your round is complete)
Evenly pick up 48 stitches around the soul of bootie. (you can pick up with the knit method or by crochet pick up stitches, your choice)
Knit all 48 stitches in the round, (or magic loop method)
P2tog, P to last two stitches, P2tog (46)
PM (different color) after 20 stitches from previous marker. (this marks center of toe, take a look, make sure it looks centered)
K to 9 stitches before second marker, *K2tog, K2*, 3 times, SM, *K1, K2tog*, 3 times, Knit to end. (40)
K to 9 stitches before second marker, *K2tog, K2*, 3 times, SM, *K1, K2tog*, 3 times, Knit to end. (34)
K to 9 stitches before second marker, *K2tog, K2*, 3 times, SM, *K1, K2tog*, 3 times, Knit to end (28)
K to 4 stitches before second marker, K2tog twice, SM, K2tog twice, K to end (24)
Knit all (okay to remove second marker)
Begin 2 x 2 ribbing (K2,P2)
Continue until measures 3 inches from cuff beginning
BO in pattern using Jennies surprisingly stretchy bind off (see post for help with this bind off)
Weave in all ends, Fold down cuff
Make second bootie
Congratulations! You have created the cutest Itty-Bitty Toe Tappers baby booties!
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Pattern and Pictures ©Susan Kaul 2019
Pattern for personal or charity use only
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