Plaid Cuff Baby Booties – newborn

I think the only thing better than plaid, is babies in plaid. I recently fell madly in love with Whistle and Ivy’s plaid stitch.  It is such an amazing stitch and it can be used and added to so many patterns.  I only hope to some day have the talent and creativity to design something so amazing. Until that day, enjoy my plaid cuff baby booties designed using Whistle and Ivy’s plaid stitch.

I whipped these up for a friend who is expecting her first little man at the end of this month. I loved adding the plaid cuff as an accent for basic baby booties. So adorable! I also made up Whistle and Ivy’s Baby Plaid Trapper Hat to go along with it.  This pairing makes an excellent newborn photo shoot outfit for the little rustic babies in your life.

I highly recommend watching the tutorial video for the plaid stitch on youtube.com from Whistle and Ivy before making these baby booties.  The video gives GREAT instructions on how (and when) to join your yarn, and how to carry your yarn through so you have a beautiful plaid pattern on the back and the front of your work.  The plaid on this baby bootie is a folded down cuff, so the back of your work is what will show, so you need to make sure it looks just as nice as the front!

Keep reading below for the newborn size. Click here for size 3-6 months. Click here for size 6-9 or 9-12 months.

For the Baby Plaid Trapper Hat pattern from Whistle & Ivy click here. 

Plaid Cuff Baby Booties – (0-3 months)

What you will need: 

***Originally I had suggested a 4mm hook, but I found it was making the bootie a bit too large to be considered newborn. The 3.5mm will yield a 3.5″ sole and the 4mm hook with yield a 4″ sole.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch – chain
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • slst – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • BLhdc – back loop half double crochet
  • DC2tog – double crochet two together
  • SC2tog – single crochet two together

Start with Grey colour.

Sole:

Ch 10

Row 1: SC into the 2nd chain from hook. 1 SC into each of the next 7 sts. 5 SC into the last ch st.  Now working on the other side of the chain, work 1 SC into the next 7 st. 2 SC in the last st. Join with slst to the first SC of the first row. (22 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (This will count as your first HDC). HDC in the same st as the ch-2. 1 HDC into each of the next 7 st. 2 HDC into the next 5 st. 1 HDC into the next 7 st. 2 HDC into the next 2 st. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (30 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2 (This will count as your first HDC). HDC in the same st as the ch-2. 1 HDC into each of the next 12 st. 2 HDC into the next 3 st. 1 HDC into the next 12 st. 2 HDC into the next 2 st. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (36 sts)

Sides:

Row 4: Ch 2 (Counts as your first HDC). BLhdc in each st around. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (36 sts)

Row 5: Ch 2 (Counts as your first HDC). HDC in each st around. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (36 sts)

Top:

Row 6: Ch 2 (Counts as your first HDC). HDC in the next 11 st. DC2tog 6 times. HDC in the next 12 st. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (30 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2 (Counts as your first HDC). HDC in the next 10 st. DC2tog 4 times. HDC in the next 11 st. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (26 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. SC in the next 11 st. SC2tog 2 times. SC in the next 10 st. Join with slst to your first SC. (24 sts)

Change to Black (or dark colour):

Cuff:

Row 9-11: Ch 2 (Counts as your first HDC). HDC in each st around. Join with slst to the top of your beginning ch-2. (24 sts).

*We start our plaid st in row 12. See Whistle and Ivy’s tutorial video for the plaid st how to!

Row 12: Ch 2. Starting with your dark colour, plaid st 8 times around alternating between your dark and medium colour. Join with slst to your first DC.

Row 13: Ch 2. Starting with your medium colour, plaid st 8 times around alternating between your medium and light colour. Join with slst to your first DC.

Row 14: Ch 2. Starting with your dark colour, plaid st 8 times around alternating between your dark and medium colour. Join with slst to your first DC. Fasten off and weave in ALL ends (there will be a lot of them).

Finishing:

Fold down the plaid cuff. Fasten a button to the outside* of the cuff to complete that rustic look.

*The booties are not left or right specific, so you choose what the outside is. 

 

I really hope you enjoy making these booties as much as I did.  There is just something so satisfying about making something so darn cute! I can’t wait to see my friends little babe rocking these booties with his Plaid Trapper Hat from Whistle and Ivy.

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~ Jess

18 thoughts on “Plaid Cuff Baby Booties – newborn

  1. Hi I’d love to make these for my son!! He’s two and a half. It would be so awesome if you could write up the pattern for sizes from 3-6 months to toddler!

    1. Thank you for the feedback! So glad you like them. I will do my best to get more sizes out as soon as possible! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

    1. Thanks Eryn! So glad you like them! Aren’t they adorable! I will try to get more sizes out ASAP

  2. Hello! Saw your Plaid Cuff Baby Booties on Pinterest and just found your website! They’re adorable(!!!), especially when paired w the W&I plaid trapper hat as you’ve shown here! Glad to read you are working on Toddler sizes, too!
    Do you think you will be joining as a designer and adding your patterns to Ravelry.com? I’d love to add this and more to my Favorites! 🙂
    Kind regards,
    Jean

    1. Hi Jean! I have been meaning to get on Ravelry as a designer. I have relied on Ravelry myself for patterns, so I would love to add to the community. I hope to get to that sometime in the next month! Thank you for your support! I am so happy people are enjoying the pattern!

  3. In the directions where you instruct “Row 1: SC into the 2nd chain from hook. 1 SC into each of the next 7 sts. 5 SC into the last ch st. Now working on the other side of the chain, work 1 SC into the next 7 st. 2 SC in the last st. Join with sl st to the first SC of the first row. (22 its)” I am unsure what to do when it instructs you to “Now working on the other side of the chain, work 1 sc into the next 7 st.”. I am generally good with crochet/knitting instructions, but have never done this in a pattern. I don’t know how you could show me this technique. I can’t wait to make these for my friends grandson! ADORABLE! <3 Thank you!

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