How to Crochet Baby Slippers

Easy free crochet baby shoes pattern

Easy Crochet Baby Slippers, Part of a Set
Amy Solovay

Keep little feet toasty warm with these simple, crocheted baby slippers. This is an easy crochet pattern that uses basic stitches and simple shaping. This classic slip-on design works well for baby girls and boys; just switch the colors to reflect your little one’s style. When worked in the autumnal colorway, these slippers are part of the Sweet Potato Baby Layette, a matching pattern set that includes crochet patterns for a baby blanket, sweater, square-top hat, and beanie. This is a great gift set to make for babies, as well as a great way to learn how to crochet baby slippers.

Need matching slippers for Mom? Here is a good adult crochet slippers pattern.

Skill Level: Easy +

This beginner crochet pattern uses single crochet and chain stitches with some shaping techniques that most crocheters will find easy.

Crochet Baby Slippers: Required Materials

  • Yarn: Knit Picks, Comfy Worsted [75% pima cotton/25% acrylic; 109 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight] Main Color: 1 skein “Sweet Potato”, Coordinating Color: 1 skein “Sea Foam”
  • Any worsted weight yarn can be substituted for this project. A machine washable fiber is always highly recommended for baby items. Check the yarn label for care instructions before purchasing. You’ll need approximately 48 yards (22 grams) of your main color to make the largest slipper size.
  • Crochet HookUS size G/4.5mm hook. Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
  • Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


8 sc and 10 rnds = 2” using size G/4.5mm hook

Finished Measurements (Toe to Back of Heel):

3.5 (4, 4.5)” designed to fit: Newborn (6–12 months, Toddler)

Ages are given as a reference. Choose a size based on actual body measurements whenever possible. If you’re unsure of a size for a baby it’s always safest to go up a size so that they can grow into the item.

Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • * = a repeat in the pattern
  • beg = beginning
  • cc = coordinating color yarn
  • ch = chain
  • mc = main color yarn
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Important Crochet Pattern Notes

The pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis. When only one number appears it applies to all sizes.

This pattern is worked both in rounds and then in rows. Rounds 1 to 3 makes up the toe portion of the bootie. Rows 1 and 2 will take you through the sole of the foot to the back of the heel. The final rows, 3 and 4, create a heel flap. The heel flap will be sewn in place during the finishing section.

Easy Baby Booties Free Crochet Pattern

Using mc yarn, ch 4 (5, 6).

Foundation Rnd: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 1 (2, 3) ch sts, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Rotate work 180 degrees. Sc in bottom loop of next 1 (2, 3) ch sts, 2 sc in bottom loop of last ch st, sl st to beg sc to join rnd -- 8 (10, 12) sc total.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 1 (2, 3) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 1 (2, 3) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 12 (14, 16) sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in same st, sc in next 3 (4, 5) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 (4, 5) sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st to beg ch to join rnd -- 16 (18, 20) sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each st around, sl st to beg ch to end -- 16 (18, 20) sc.

*Repeat Rnd 3 until piece measures 1.75 (2, 2.25)” from toe.

Begin working in rows instead of rounds.

Row 1: Do not ch. Sc in next 2 (3, 3) sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 12 (14, 16) sts, turn.

*Repeat Row 2 until foot measures 3.25 (3.75, 4.25)” from toe.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 8 (9, 11) sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 4 (4, 6) sts, turn.

*Repeat Row 4 for 0.75 (1, 1),” or until the flap is long enough to fold up and meet sides of bootie to close back of foot.

Fasten off yarn.

Finishing the Booties

  • Thread tapestry needle with mc yarn.
  • Fold heel flap up to close the back of the bootie. Sew edges of the flap in place.
  • Fasten off yarn.
  • Join cc yarn to the ankle of bootie. Work sc around entire ankle opening as an edging. Space sts evenly (4 sts per inch).
  • Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Make Them Baby Crochet Mary Janes

If the ankle opening of your slipper comes out too large you can make a single crochet strap and transform them into Mary Janes.