Easy baby BOOTIES knitting pattern

Make your little one a pair of cotton baby booties for the warmer weather with this easy knitting pattern. The pattern uses basic knitting stitches, including garter stitch and stocking stitch. It will also introduce you to shaping, through increases and decreases. I used a lovely cotton from Rico design for the pattern in the colour sand, but any baby cotton will knit up well. 

This written pattern for beginners includes one size - 0-3 months, if you would like to knit for 3-6 months or 6-9 months, those sizes are available on the pattern for sale in my shop (see the link below). As ever, I hope you enjoy making this and thank you for your support!

Baby Booties Knitted Pattern


4 mm (US 6) straight knitting needles

1 x ball of Rico cotton aran in sand (59) 


Darning needle

Tape measure


6 sts in 1”


This pattern is to fit baby size 0-3 months

For sizes 3-6 months and 6-9 months, please see the pattern available in my shop, that has all 3 sizes.

The free knitting pattern is below, but if you would like to purchase an ad-free PDF copy, which is easy to print out, please visit my shop or click on the pattern here to add to cart. Thank you for your support!

Knit Baby Booties Pattern

With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 29 sts

Work 10 rows stocking stitch.

Next row - Knit 19 sts, turn

Next row - Purl 9 sts, turn.

On 9 sts work 14 rows in stocking stitch. Break yarn.

With right side of work facing, rejoin the yarn to the inside edge of the 10 stitches and pick up and knit 7 sts along the side of the foot, knit across 9 sts on the needle, pick up and knit 7 sts along the other side of the foot, and finally knit across the remaining 10 sts.

Work 7 rows of garter stitch, every row knit.

Shape The Foot

Row 1 - Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 15 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 15 sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.

Row 2 - Knit

Row 3 - Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 13 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 13 sts, k2tog, knit2 sts.

Row 4 - Knit

Row 5 - Knit 2 sts, k2tog, knit 11 sts, k2tog, knit 1 st, k2tog, knit 11 sts, k2tog, knit 2 sts.

Row 6 - Cast off.

Making Up

Weave in all ends along the work, not up the side, as this will cause a bumpy edge.

Lay work out and gently steam.

Join the heel and the foot with a flat seam.

Roll over the top edge and stitch down the back seam with a single stitch to keep the roll edge in position.


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P = Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

If you would like to get started right away, the yarn, knitting needles and darning needles I used are available to buy below >