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Handknit baby booties

Updated on September 27, 2012

Baby booties as baby shower gifts

With modern machines and cheap imported baby clothing, it's not necessary to knit at all. So many people around me asking why I'm knitting if it is so easy to just go and buy whatever you want, with any budget. Even better, you can shop right from your home, sitting in front of your computer and choose from so many colors and varieties available, and everything will be delivered to your door. But the stuff in the shops seems all the same, like two drops of water or chickens on a farm... For example, you find really cute pink booties and decided to buy them for your sister, who expecting soon new baby girl and you so excited to give her your present, but... on your way back home you met a couple with their baby daughter wearing absolutely the same booties...It's clouded your mood, but thinking what the odds that your sister will ever meet them you continue on your way. Finally, the Baby shower day arrives, the day everyone was waiting for...you find out that someone else brought the same booties and she opened that present before yours! After seeing this, your present doesn't seem cute or special anymore... Now you want something unique, that no one else has it...as unique as your niece is to you. But if you want something different and one of the kind, then that something should be not manufactured but handmade...but keep in mind that prices for handmade stuff might be higher since more time spent to make design, produce each thing and make it presentable.

Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties

Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties
Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties

Pixie shoes

Pixie shoes
Pixie shoes

Ballet shoes / slippers

Ballet shoes / slippers
Ballet shoes / slippers

If you know how to knit, then use your skills!

Why do you need to buy expensive baby presents when you have the skill and materials to make lovely, homemade and unique gifts? How often do we knit something big and we have some "leftovers", the yarn that usually ends up in the bag somewhere in farthest corner of the closet? Knitting is a soothing and cheap hobby. While you are watching a movie with the kids, or catching up on your favorite soap opera you can be knitting and purling a pile of creative, one of a kind baby booties / shoes that will keep those precious, tiny feet and ankles warm without spending a bundle. Start building a stash of knitted baby booties to keep on hand ready for the next of your friend's or neighbor's baby showers or just to sell.

Baby booties in five pastel colors...

Baby booties in five pastel colors...
Baby booties in five pastel colors...

White & Pink booties

White & Pink booties
White & Pink booties

Vintage style baby booties

Vintage style baby booties
Vintage style baby booties

Mary Jane shoes / booties

Mary Jane shoes / booties
Mary Jane shoes / booties

Never done anything in baby sizes?

If you know how to knit, but never have done anything for babies, it's OK. There are so many knitting patterns and detailed instructions on the web to choose from. You even can find free baby knitting patterns, and they are a lovely way to provide inexpensive quick knitting, baby sweaters, baby blankets, bibs or booties. If you want to give a baby gift that doesn't look like it came from the mall, then hand knit booties are just the things.

How to knit baby booties books

Peach booties

Peach booties
Peach booties

Tall baby booties

Tall baby booties
Tall baby booties

Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.
Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Baby Yellow booties

Baby Yellow booties
Baby Yellow booties

Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style

Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style
Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style

Knitting needles

Baby booties could be done using circular needles, two single pointed needles or set of 4(5) double pointed needles. Check your pattern carefully what size and kind of needles are required for it.

Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots

Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots
Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots

Strawberry Baby booties

Strawberry Baby booties
Strawberry Baby booties

Fall colors...

Fall colors...
Fall colors...

Knit Baby Booties with tutorial videos

Ecru booties with crocheted flowers

Ecru booties with crocheted flowers
Ecru booties with crocheted flowers

Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.
Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Pink Doc Martin boots

Pink Doc Martin boots
Pink Doc Martin boots

Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)

Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)
Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)

Christmas Elf shoes

Christmas Elf shoes
Christmas Elf shoes

EPILOGUE

Whether your favorite baby yarn is cashmere homespun or Red Heart baby yarn, whether you choose soft and cozy pastels or bright, bold hues, a smooth or cabled finish, a solid color or a pattern, these booties are sure to please...fresh off your knitting needles! They are going to be priceless because you going to knit them with your love, and this what will differ them from others.

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      ReneeP LM 5 years ago

      Love them all!! Great lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @myneverboredhands: After reading this thread, you might want to start writing your patterns down and make a booklet. Looks like a lot of people are interested in obtaining them. I know I would buy them if they were available. It could be a way to support your knitting habit. :) heehee. These patterns are wonderful.

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      myneverboredhands 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I don't sell patterns... Most of the patterns I created myself and I don't always write them down... But I can knit those booties for you, if you wish, just let me know.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      where can I get the pattern for the white and pink booties? Thanks!

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      So cute! Beautiful lens!

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      You have created these darling booties with tender-loving care! Squid Angel blessed:)

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      skefflingecho 6 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Lovely Lens and work! You've been Blessed by a squidangel.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I like the Mary Jane Booties. A great lens!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I love the Mary Jane shoes / booties. A great lens!

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      I like the ones with ribbons for shoelaces.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @myneverboredhands: I have a pattern very similar to the White and Pink booties. My Grandmother used to make booties like that all the time. They really stay on well. I would like to know what size needles and type of yarn you used. Particularly, I like how you did the ribbon section. Any chance you would share those particulars. By the way, all of these booties are so adorable. You should try to write down the patterns. You could put them into a book or sell the patterns individually online (Ravelry or Etsy?). Bet they would sell like hotcakes. I know I would buy them.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      How cute! I love the little strawberries!

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      Fantastic, I absolutely love your work. Blessed!!

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I don't sell patterns... Most of the patterns I created myself and I don't always write them down... But I can knit those booties for you, if you wish, just let me know.

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      ftuley lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Where can I get a pattern for the Christmas Elf shoes (newborn size) please.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      These baby booties are adorable. It is easy to see how accomplished you are at your craft! Leaving you with a Squid Angel blessing and added your link from this lens to My Squid Angel Wings blessing lens.

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      myneverboredhands 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Yes, I sure did... Sometimes seems that my hands know by themselves what to do, I just need wait and see how it will turn out :)

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      The booties are just gorgeous!

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Oh wow! These are all so gorgeous. Did you knit them all? Great lens.

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Although I'm not for hats, gloves, hot clothes, and the like for babies - mine got almost naked from their birth and never got sick in 18 years - I really love all these knitted booties, hats, gloves and clothes. They're that vintage stuff I love so much as I was delighted to pay your page a visit, this reminded me from the good time!

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      asiliveandbreathe 6 years ago

      Great ideas. I love the little elf boots! Making booties is an ideal project for charity fund-raising.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Those are the cutest booties ever- my 7 year old is looking over my shoulder here and she wants a pair -:)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Cute booties!

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Nice lens. My wife has tried forever to knit baby socks and they never come out right.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      What a great collection. Yiou are so right about using skills we have instead of uying stuff. My children wore only my knitted garments. Featured this on Baby Specials.

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      mosaic lm 6 years ago

      OMG super cute!!

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      imolaK 6 years ago

      These booties are very cute. I lensrolled it to my lens about baby booties.

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      mtonlife 7 years ago

      Nice article and very cute booties.

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      Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What beautiful booties, I love them and wish I knew somebody with a baby so I could buy or knit some of these.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      50 baby bootees to knit is a really fun book. I love finding fellow knitters. Blessed by a squid angel!