August 20, 2012

Baby Owl Booties (newborn - 3 months old)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
These were inspired by several owl booties I saw while searching through Google.
Aren't they adorable? A must have for your newborn.
newborn - 3 months old (3.5" sole)

*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Brown (15yds), Pink (22yds), White (6yds) & Orange (3yds) or any color of choice
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*2 - 12mm pink buttons for straps
*4 - 10mm black buttons for eyes
*2 small flowers
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

SOLE with brown
  Rnd 1: ch11, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in next 3 chs, 6dc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 2 chs, sc in last ch, sl st into 1st st (25)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts, sl st into 1st st (30)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 10 sts, 2sc in last st, sl st into 1st st (36)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Attach the pink yarn where you sl st from previous round.

UPPER PART with pink
  Rnd 4: working in back loops for this round only ch1, sc in the same st you sl st and sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (36)
  Rnd 5: ch1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, sc in next 12 sts, sl st into 1st st (34)
  Rnd 6: ch1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sl st into 1st st (30)
  Rnd 7: ch1, sc in the same st you sl st, sc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 8: (LEFT bootie) ch1, sl st in the same st you sl st and ch1, sl st in next 18 sts, ch12, sc in the 7th ch from hook and in next 5 chs, continue to sl st around the bootie,  join to 1st st with the invisible join
  Rnd 8: (RIGHT bootie) ch1, sl st in the same st you sl st and ch1, sl st in next 8 sts, ch12, sc in the 7th ch from hook and in next 5 chs, continue to sl st around the bootie, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EYES with white; make 4
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

NOSE with orange; make 2
  Row 1: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Sew the 12mm buttons for the straps. want to place the eyes close to each other on the very top center of the booties. Sew the 10mm buttons on top of the white part of the eye.
     PEAK...I place them a little under the eye and sew it in place.
     The little flowers I found them at my local yarn store. I use hot glue to place them in the booties.
Moster Lene kindly translated the pattern in Danish. If you would like the pattern in Danish it can be found here.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together
rnd: round || f/o: finish off

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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (August 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.


  1. Soooooooo cute! Thanx for the pattern! Grtzz.Maddy

  2. @ Maddy - Thanks, glad you like it. :)

  3. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!

  4. HOW ADORABLE are these??! I'll be attempting them today... Thank you so much for the pattern! If I pull them off, I'll repost to my blog and give you some link love. Also, love your blog name. <3 Thanks again!

  5. @Amber P, Good luck and cant wait to see how yours turn out.:)
    Thanks someone help me out with naming my blog, I absolutely love the name it reminds me of Rocky Horror Picture Show movie. :)

  6. I love this pattern, super cute! But I am having trouble with Rnd 1. I got as far as "dc in next 3 chs", when I realized I had two chains left to work "6 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, etc. " I am hoping you can help me get passed row 1.

  7. @Marianne, thanks.
    When starting you chain 11. You skip one and you do 2sc in the next, etc... You do the 6 dc in the last chain and in the opposite side of the chain you work the rest. Giving you an oval shape.


  8. Oh, I love your blog an your patterns!!! I am a new follower of your blog... perhaps visit my blog? Regards from Germany, Yvonne

  9. @Yvonee, welcome and thanks. :)

  10. These are super super cute! Love them! I linked to your page for an owl pattern roundup this morning. Thanks so much for sharing such a great pattern!

  11. WOW! I can't wait to make these! I have a three month old granddaughter. She's small so I think these will work. You are awesome Janet!

  12. Love the pattern but when i try and print the pattern all im getting is numbers and nothing else. Oh well i'll have to copy it by hand as i cant wait to try it........

  13. @Tamara at Moogly, thanks glad you like them. <3

  14. @Adria Waddell, thanks so much. Hope they fit her. You can try using hook a bit bigger to achieve a bigger size.

    @ Chalkymac, I'm not sure why its showing up like that when you try to print it. I click print preview and it show up just fine.

  15. The booties are charming - will do up as many as I can for the church - new daughter-in-law and no grandchildren yet , but I can get 'warmed up ' for it :-D

    ONE BIG ISSUE: the black button eyes and the flower must be crocheted - the addition of these items in plastic would tempt the babies' toddler siblings and playmates to eat them off the thing and possibly swallow . I think they call it "small parts hazard" or something.

    Little ones see with their mouths till the eyes are grown up later in toddlerhood, and so if it attracts they try to understand it better by putting it in the mouth.

  16. @Elle Fagan CT, glad you like them. :)
    Yes, those might be considered hazard. I really didn't think of that until you mention.

  17. Oh my gosh! They are so cute. I am crocheting baby clothes for one of our cake decorators at the bakery I work at and booties is the theme that I am decorating for her shower. It's her first and I am going to use your cute pattern for the favors. Thank you for your creativity. Marvelous

  18. Hello, is there a chance to get a bigger size??? How can I do it??? Thanks, I´m a crochet begginer but my daughter is 11 months so she needs a bigger size :( thanks again!!!

  19. I followed the link from allfreecrochet. These are so precious! My grand-daughter is 6yrs though. Any plans for larger sizes in the future? Please :)

  20. @Noreen, thats a really cute idea. I'm sure everyone will love their party favors.

    @Meli Banuett & @usagypsy , I am planning on making bigger sizes but at the moment I don't know of anyone who has kids of those ages. I need to be able to try them on someone so I can fix any errors.
    Creating new stuff you go from trial and error.

  21. I love your pattern! I am having trouble with it. I can't seem to get it to print and I can't copy and paste to word, so i can print from that. I do know what I'm doing, but have never had this problem before. Can you please help? thank you so much and thank you for sharing your hard work.

  22. @Ginny, Glad you like them. :)
    I'm not sure why it wont let you print. I try it and it did print here. I could also copy and paste it on word. Have you try on another computer (relatives house)?

  23. Hello Janet!

    I have been crocheting for about two weeks now and I absolutely love your pattern. I would like to make them for my cousin's newborn as a Christmas present. However, I am slightly confused with round 1 where you say "other side of the chs 6 dc in next ch". 6 dc in next ch to me means that I am to place 6 dc in the same stitch but, what does "other side if the chs" mean exactly?

    Thanks in advance!

  24. very cute. I am going to attempt to make them a bit larger for my 1 1/2 year old grandaughter to go with her owl hat.

  25. Hola, tienes un blog maravilloso. Lots of beautiful things here, thank you for sharing. I'm just getting into crocheting, I didn't know there were so many things that could be done. I always thought of it as old fashion seeing my mom crocheting her doilies, but I've recently discovered is a wonderful thing.

  26. @Teresa, will love to see how they turn out. :)

  27. @Lorena Contreras, when I started I also didnt know the endless possibilities that I could make until I started browsing through google and found so many wonderful projects.

  28. These little owl booties are too cute! I'm looking forward to making them! Will join your FB page.

  29. I am so glad I ran across this pattern. I am a newbie just learning to read these patterns, and I actually did it for the first time! YAY! Thank you! :-)

  30. Just saw these and have to make them for my little granddaughter, Alexis, born 4/15/13. Her nursery theme is owls! Thanks so much for the pattern!!

  31. Where is the instructions for the strap. I dont see it in these instructions? nancy

  32. @NANCY ROCHA, the instructions for the straps is round 8 in making the bootie. :)

  33. from the picture it looks like you turned the bootie inside out after crocheting through the back loops. is that what you did? just wondering since it didn't mention that in the instructions. thanks!

  34. @Heather linares,
    Hi. I didn't turn the booties inside out. :)

  35. I was so inspired and fell totally in love with your little booties, so I had to adapt it for my set for my new little great-niece. Here is my version: Thanks for the pattern. :)

  36. Janet in my old age, I have acquired an affection for owls and this pattern is way too cute. Thank you so much for sharing. I have an owl pattern and this will make a nice partner to that ... owl hat and booties, what could be better. blessings, Dotty

  37. hello Janet, i love your blog dan thanks for the pattern, these are so cute, i will try to make baby booties, my name is Sari from Indonesia, perhaps visit my blog: contains about the crocheting project, thanks for the pattern...

  38. this is a lovely patteren thank you for sharing it i can't wait to try it out xx

  39. thank you so much perfect for a owl hat set that I had to make..

  40. Very cute! Owls seen to be getting more and more popular for babies and kids!

  41. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial! Check out my 20+ Owl free crochet patterns - Your craft is included in the list. Hope you like it! :)

  42. This is the best bootie pattern I have ever followed!! Thank you thank you thank you for putting the stitch count at the end of each row!! I will be using this pattern every time I make booties! Wonderful.
    Cricket Prentiss

  43. Hi! Absolutely love this pattern! I was just wondering: how would I increase the size to fit a 1 year old? I want to make these for my 1 year old niece for Christmas :) but I am still a newbie to crocheting! Any help would be awesome :)

  44. I absolutely love this have you enlarged it since you made it? If you have could you share how?

  45. These are SO cute! I can't wait to try this pattern!

  46. Thank you once again for a great pattern! I made a pair of these with a few modifications to the eyes and buttons... they're adorable! I will share a photo once I figure out where to send it LOL

  47. I love them.. but how can i make them for am adult. Im pretty new at this crocheting thing but have gotten good at it however since i taught myself sometimes reading patterns or trying to figure out what the measurements are for what size is hard for me. Plz help

  48. Hello Lacey,

    I tried contacting you through the email you provide but unfortunately, it could not be sent for some reason. It's always best to contact me through any social media (those can be found on my blog) or email.

    Unfortunately, I only have the owl booties in one size (newborn - 3 months).

    I can go ahead and create bigger sizes.

    Which particular size were you looking for?

    Have a wonderful day.


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