baby_projects (baby_projects) wrote,

Stay-On Baby Booties

This is just a good recipe containing a photo tutorial. These booties will not fall away from your baby’s feet. Each is knitted bottom up as one piece without yarn cut.

Two types of matching bumpers are available. Rib 2x2 or garter stitch bumber.

If supplied with a ribbon or an I-cord tie the booties will perfectly fit baby foot and will stay on in any case.


With a large hook and contrasting color yarn chain 40 st loosely for provisional CO. From the chain pick up 38 st. onto your knitting needle, leaving 15 inches tail.
The first and the last st will be edging ones (slip the 1st and purl the last st in every row)

Knit 2 rows back and forth in garter stitch.
Start increasing like this:
3rd row: sl1, k1, m1, k16, m1, k2, m1, k16, m1, k1, p1
4th row and all even rows knit
5th row: sl1, k2, m1, k16, m1, k4, m1, k16, m1, k2, p1
7th row: sl1, k3, m1, k16, m1, k6, m1, k16, m1, k3, p1
9th row: sl1, k4, m1, k16, m1, k8, m1, k16, m1, k4, p1

To prevent any eyelets don’t use yo-increase. Make new st with “invisible M1”: twist the bridge of yarn between the two stitches of the previous row, put it onto your left hand needle as a st and knit through.

When 4 increasing rows are done you will have 54 st. Continue 10 more rows in garter stitch. Then prepare to work out the toe upside (Pic.1).

Next (RS) row sl1, k15 and repeat *k2, p2* 5 times, k1, p1 and turn your work to the WS.

Work 8 rows in 2x2 rib on the 22 st (slip the 1st and purl the last st in every row).

Next (WS) row sl1, p2tog 10 times (joining each time one k st with one p st, see Pic.2), p1.
Turn your work to the RS. You will have now 12 st looking all knitwise (like on Pic.3). Pull the 1st st through the rest of them (Pic.4), leave on your right needle and pull tightly. Tighten as much as possible, just as strong as you can!

Pick up 6 edging st from the left side of the toe onto your left hand needle (Pic.5). Knit these 6, twisting each st to avoid eyelets (Pic.6), k15, p1 (the last st in this row). Turn your work to the WS.
Knit up to the center, then pick 6 edging st (Pic.7) onto your left hand needle, k6, twisting each st, k15, p1.

You can finish the boot tops with any chart you prefer.

Option A.

Simple 2x2 rib is good looking with such toes, and especially if you work out a long cuff to fold it out. To thread a ribbon work the eyelets first (Knit 1 row, purl 1 row, and next (RS) row repeat (K2, K2tog, YO) to the end of row. Purl 1 row. Knit next (RS) row, purl next (WS) row).

Then work about 45 rows in rib. BO loosely or stretchy. Don't cut yarn. Use it to sew the back seam afterwards.

Option B.

Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row. Next (RS) row repeat *k2, k2tog, yo* to the end of row. Purl the next row. And continue 2 rows in stockinette st.

Work 26 rows in garter st and BO but don’t cut the end of yarn. Use it for sewing the seam afterwards.


First rip off the provisional CO chain and graft the foot ‘seam’ with a kitchener stitch using the yarn tail that you left at the beginning (Pic.8).

After that sew the back seam together. If you use a crochet hook, just don’t cut yarn, if you prefer to sew your projects with a needle leave at least 15’’.

Pull the ribbon or an I-cord through the eyelets and tie a bow.

CO – cast on
st – stitch(es)
sl – slip
k – knit
p – purl
p2tog – purl two stitches together
k2tog – knit two stitches together
m – make
yo – yarn over
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
BO – bind off

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