I like crocheting things for babies. Everything looks so tiny and adorable!
I usually make crochet baby booties as gifts for my pregnant friends, but what to make when they are Summer babies?
I decided to adapt a pattern for Mary Jane shoes that I had seen for a doll and make it in baby size. They are perfect for Spring or Summer and so quick and easy to make that you can make a pair each different colour to match all your baby’s outfits, or make it as a gift for a friend expecting.
So here’s a freebie by The Knitting Scientist!
Mary Jane Baby Shoes Free Crochet Pattern
Acrylic baby yarn (double knitting weight; around 25 g of main colour and scraps of contrasting colour)
4 – 4.5 mm crochet hook
Makes size up to 6/9 months
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
ss – slip stitch
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together (decrease)
sc – single crochet
Rnd1: 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2dc in next ch, dc in next 6, 2dc in next, 6dc in last, 2dc in next (working on other side), dc in next 6, 2dc in next, 3dc in last, ss to top of chain 12.
Rnd2: 3ch, 1dc in same, 2dc in next 2, dc in next 9, 2dc in next 6, dc in next 10, 2dc in next 3, ss on top of chain 3.
SIDES & TOP
Rnd3: ch3, dc around in back loops only, ss on top of ch3.
Rnd4: Ch3, dc in next 11, dc2tog x3, dc3tog x2, dc2tog x3, dc to end, ss on top of ch3.
Rnd5: ch1, sc in next 11, dc2tog x4, sc to end, ss on top of ch3.
Rnd6: ch1, sc in next 9, ch6, skip 8, ss to next, sc to end, ss on ch1.
Rnd7: ch1, sc around, ss on ch1.
Join white in the remaining loops of Rnd3, at the back. Picot edge all around: [ch3, skip one stitch, ss in next] repeat all around, join at the back with a ss.
Do the same around all other edges.
Now show off your finished work or share the pattern with all your crafty friends!
I would love to have your feedback in the comments section bellow!
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