Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Seed Stitch Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Here is a pattern for easy-to-knit baby booties that I created for a charity project. This pattern was inspired by Bev's Stay-on Knit Booties.

They are knit on straight needles with yarn made with 100% corn fiber which is quite soft for baby's tender little toes. You can easily substitute it with any type of sport weight yarn.

The booties are knit in one piece and then seamed in the front and back. The finished bootie measures approx. 3.5" from toe to heel. I designed them for newborns, but a friend told me the pair I gave her fit her three month old perfectly.

Supplies:-Kollage Corntastic (less than one skein). Or any sport weight yarn.

-Size US 6 straight needles

-Tapestry needle for seams

To knit the booties:

Cast on 32 stitches.

Rows 1 - 15: Work seed stitch for 15 rows.

Row 16: Bind off 6 stitches knit-wise and then knit to the end of the row. (26 stitches)

Row 17: Bind off 6 stitches purl-wise and then purl to the end of the row. (20 stitches)

Row 18 - 23: Continue working stockinette stitch for 6 rows.

Row 24: Knit two together across the row. (10 stitches)

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: Knit two together across the row. (5 stitches)

Slip the remaining 5 stitches off the knitting needle and on to the tapestry needle.

Pull the yarn through the stitches, tightening the toe.

Sew the front and back seams using mattress stitch.


Theresa said...

Girl, this is one thing I have never tried to do. Looks like fun... perhaps I will give it a try. Love the little bootie... too cute:) Have a blessed day!

Jill said...

Corntastic?? Never heard of it. Thanks, Stacy for introducing me to something new! Shall we find a charity to donate to? Would be fun to gather a bunch of these and send them off. Do you have one already? Soule Mama has a listing or two on her site.

Felicity said...

they are sweet, my friend has just had a baby, because im pants at knitting i started a little cardigan for her about five months agoe, but guess what its still not finished!!!

caramela said...

So very cute ...before I was able to scroll the page down and see the picture fully I thought you had posted the picture of a blue hydrengea flower...

woollywotnots said...

Baby booties are such the cutest thing! :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Corn fibre booties - they look and sund lovely and soft!

Rachel said...

These are so cute! I noticed you were featured on One Pretty Thing again! Yay for you.

If I were to make these booties, I'd have to look up so many things in my knitting book... seed stitch, for starters. I think I'll just stick with the bamboo scarf!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! That is a great pattern! Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you also for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Linda said...

Thanks so much for this bootie pattern, it is so cute!

Anonymous said...

When I bind off in rows 16 and 17, do I thread the working yarn through the remaining loop on the right hand needle, or do I just knit right on through?

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a generic booty pattern and I think that this on is great. Thank you very much

hannahincollege said...

if you are using a thicker yarn, cut the pattern in half, and it works out the same way!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for sharing this :) I have just started learning to knit and these were sooooo simple -even for me to do. I am so chuffed with them. Although I will say, my first attempt came out very small. I think its because I knit too tightly. I did a second pair and used bigger needles (UK 4 1/2mm)and theyre perfect. This second pair will be for the baby that my partner and I are planning. My first pair will be given to my daughters dolly - so no waste there!!! Hehehe!!! :) Thanks again!!! Luv, Alexandra Xxx

Clare Grobler said...

Hi Stacy, I love the bootee. I will be making some the the Nazareth House orphanage HIV babies.

Clare B said...

Hi there. Boy, this pattern really seems easy. Thank you so very much.
Have been looking for an easier pattern to do. Now, the only thing is, do you have a sweater patter, & hat to match the booties? Again, thank you, so very much. Yipeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

I just don't know how to make the seed stitch. I think I could make them if I learn the stitches. I have recently made six simple baby blankets. They make great gifts.

Anonymous said...

Seed stitch is very simple. It is this : row 1: knit 1, purl 1 repeat these 2 stitches to the end of the row.
Row 2: if you finished row 1 with a purl stitch (which you will if you are working with an even number of stitches), start row 2 with a purl stitch and just purl 1, knit 1 to the end of the row.

Kayla said...

I just discovered you and appreciate your sharing with us. Soon to be a first time grandma and can't wait to start making all the little goodies. Love these booties. Again, thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks for such an easy pattern. i was able to make a pair for a staff member's baby and am now asked to make a few more:)

sikfrog said...

Just wondering if these are for new born / 3 months / 6 months? What sort of size are they?
I see they are US size 6, but I'm in the UK. I would look up the conversion, but as I'm knitting for a friend and have no kids myself this might not be much help XD
Your help would be appreciated... ^v^

Oh and do you think they'd go well with this

I'm thinking it might be good to add a cuff at the top with ribbing rows above and below a row with holes to thread through some elastic...any hints / opinions welcome.
Thank you