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.
Here’s what you need:
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.
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
You will now have a knitted piece that looks like a T. Place it on the surface with the right side facing up.
Here is how to shape your bootie:
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.