Colorblocked Baby Booties

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Color Blocked Baby Booties

I love knitting things for babies because they work up really quickly, allow you to use up some scrap yarn, and look so adorable when finished! These tiny wrapped baby booties are no exception. This knitting pattern is perfect for a beginner looking for a challenge, or an experienced knitter hoping to bust through some yarn in an afternoon.

Wrapped Baby Booties

Here’s what you need:

The Pattern:

My pattern is a variation on this one. I used smaller needles and added some color work. If you’re looking for something even easier and quicker, check it out. It uses size 8 knitting needles with a worsted weight yarn. This pattern works up to a bootie that is about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. It should fit a 3 – 6 month old.

*For this pattern, I will refer to the white as color A and the yellow as color B.

CO 20 St of Color B, then 20 St of Color A, leaving a long tail.

Row 1: (Wrong Side) Knit all of color A. Once you get to the color change, bring your yarn to the front of your work, grab the yarn you will be using to knit color B and twist it around color A as shown below (I used a darker color to help it stand out from the background, the black is color A). Bring Color B to the back of your  work. Knit Color B.IMG_0024

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Row 2: (Right Side Side) Knit all of color B. Once you get to the color change, keep yarn ends in the back and twist it around the yarn from Color A. Knit Color A.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have 15 rows.

Row 16: (Right Side) Bind off 10 stitches of color A. You will have 5 stitches of color A remaining. Knit those 5 stitches normally, then twist with color B in the back, but knit with color A. Repeat this twist and knit method for 5 stitches. This way, you will bring the yarn for color B along with you as you knit with color A. Bind off the 10 remaining Color B stitches using the yarn you have carried over. You will have 10 stitches remaining on your needle, all color A.

Rows 17-32: Knit all stitches

Bind off.

You will now have a knitted piece that looks like a T. Place it on the surface with the right side facing up.

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Here is how to shape your bootie:

Sewing Booties

Bring the arms of the T down to the base and sew the toes and the sides. The right bootie will have the left arm on the bottom with the right arm wrapped over, and the left bootie will have the right arm on the bottom with the left arm wrapped over. In both cases, you’ll want to remember to follow this pattern: Wrap, sew the side, sew the toe, wrap, sew the toe, sew the side.

Flip your booties right side out after weaving in the ends.

DIY Wrapped Baby Booties

 

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About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

4 thoughts on “Colorblocked Baby Booties

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  2. Ashley

    So I am a beginner when it comes to using two colors at the same time… just wondering how you cast on the second color without having to do it at the beginning? I have been trying to figure out how and haven’t had any luck finding a tutorial…

  3. Joselyn Post author

    Hi Ashley, just cast on your new color normally on the same needle. You connect the two colors together using the twisting technique on the first knit row. Good luck!

  4. Nav

    Hi there,

    I’m a beginner and can’t figure out what you mean by CO 20 of each color… Because if I CO A then B, wouldn’t I end up knitting B first?

  5. Joselyn Post author

    Hello, you are completely right, that was a typo in the original pattern. I have fixed the pattern, so you will cast on color B first.

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