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Free Knitting Pattern: 2-needle Baby Booties

Lion Brand® Watercolors
Pattern #: 40498
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 19 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos
6 months


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*Watercolors (Article #980). 65% Acrylic, 35% merino wool; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (55yds/50m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
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Additional Materials
1 yd [1 m] 1" [25 mm] wide organza ribbon
Sewing needle with matching thread

2-needle Baby Booties

Lion Brand® Watercolors


16 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Garter Stitch (knit every row). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.

BOOTIES – Make 2
Cast on 15 sts.

Row 1 (WS) K 7, place marker (pm), k 1, pm, k 7.

Row 2 (RS) K 1, M1, k to marker, M1, slip marker (sm), k 1, sm, M1, k to last st, M1, k 1 – 19 sts.

Rows 3-4 Repeat Row 2 – 27 sts.

Rows 5-8 Work even in Garter St, removing markers.

Row 9 K 10, k2tog, pm, k 3, pm, k2tog, k 10 – 25 sts.

Row 10 K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k 3, sm, k2tog, k to end – 23 sts. Row 11 Knit.

Repeat Rows 10-11 for 4 more times – 15 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3" [7.5 cm]. Bind off loosely in ribbing.


With yarn and large-eyed, blunt needle, sew back and foot seam. Weave in ends. Cut ribbon into 2 equal lengths and tie into bows. With sewing needle and thread, sew ribbon to Booties.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
RS = right side sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 19 reviews)
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2-needle Baby Booties Reviewed by Alma Troiano on 2013-04-10 *
This was the silliest pattern I have ever tried. The booty would not have fit a doll, much less a baby! While it was simple to make, it was quickly ripped out. To adapt this pattern using a larger needle and more stitches was not worth my time.

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