Making a cute crochet soft sole baby shoe can be daunting sometimes. especially when you struggle with getting an equal shape after completing the pair. This method of making the sole in rows (flat) rather than in round guarantees an equal size and shape.
The crochet soft sole baby shoe was designed alongside a bunny baby blanket pattern and both would make a beautiful gift for a new baby.
This method used in making the bunny crochet baby shoe would help you with your own version for when you make a pair.
The bunny crochet soft sole baby shoe is one with easy to follow tutorials with lots of photos to guide you along the way. This is a paid pattern that can be downloaded either on Etsy or Ravelry, using the link buttons below.
How to crochet soft sole baby shoes
With the baby’s small foot, some people find achieving an equal size and shape of booties, especially when the crochet booties are made using the conventional crochet booties method.
Truth is, this post is not faulting this method, but only trying to help anyone who struggles with getting equal shapes and sizes of booties.
With the pretty in pink baby booties, Boo(w)tie baby booties, and pretty in Blue booties, I found that this method of crocheting the booties in rows instead of rounds truly made a great difference.
Do you need an insole for these baby booties?
A very soft insole can be beneficial but often not necessary as babies won’t use those shoes in the first place. Crocheting a soft sole on the other hand is comfy and your little one would love to wear them.
Crocheting a soft sole baby shoe also gives a stretchy shoe which makes it easier to put on and remove.
What yarn can I use to crochet baby shoes?
I love the feel of Cotton blend when it comes to making crochet baby booties. Even though you can use nearly any type of yarn, it is generally suggested to use a yarn that is gentle on the skin as the baby’s skin are still very delicate.
When it comes to yarn weights and baby shoes, the advice is to go as thin as possible. I am most comfortable with DK (#3) weights, so most of my baby crochet soles are made using this weight of yarn.
If you do not fancy your booties as a bunny-themed ones, I’ve got you covered. You can leave them as pom-pom-inspired crochet baby booties. Instructions to do so are provided in the PDF.
How do you crochet 6-month-old booties? Be it for newborns, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months old baby, the concept is similar. Most patterns would provide you with different starting chains, but if that is not the case, you can either go up or down hook size to achieve the desired foot measurement.
Crochet baby sole size chart
This table ggives a clear picture of the finished sole measurement of baby shoes.
|Age (in months)||Sole Measurement in Inches|
|3 – 6||5″|
|6 – 9||5.5″|
|9 – 12||6″|
|12 – 24||7″|
Keep in mind that as with every adult, babies’ measurements also vary. This table is a rough guide to help you with making a crocheted sole perfect for your baby shoes.
Materials needed to make bunny crochet soft sole baby shoe
Hobbii Kind Feather, DK, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic, 257 yards/235 m per 3.75 oz/100g Skein)
White – Main Color = MC
Brown – Contrasting Color = CC
20 (20, 30, 30) yards in B
- Hook and other Materials
- 4 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- Tape Measure
18 sts over 20 rows = 10 cm square/4” made in sc
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
Difficulty level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
- Chains at the beginning of the rows/rounds do not count as a stitch unless stated.
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Single Crochet – sc
Single Crochet 2 stitches together – sc2tog
Front Loop only – FLO
Back Loop Only – BLO
This Bootie is worked in rows, the sides are then seamed together.
Finished Size(s) for the crochet soft sole baby shoe
0 – 3 months = 4”
3-6 months = 5”
6 – 12 months = 6”
1 – 2 years = 7”