Sweet as a Strawberry Baby Booties Pattern
A number of years ago I designed this Sweet as a Strawberry Baby Booties Pattern and it was published with Furls Crochet. I am now allowed to share it with you in full, right here on the blog. I hope you enjoy making these adorable baby booties!
The supplies for this project were provided to me by Furls Crochet.
Sweet as a Strawberry Baby Booties
I created the crochet pattern using a Bloodwood (4.5 mm) Alpha Series Crochet Hook from Furls and multiple colors of Berroco Weekend Yarn (Reddy, Daisy, Lemon, Forest). The yarn is spectacular to crochet with (so soft and smooth!) and the Berroco Colors are so vibrant and bright. It is a crepe, cable-plied z-plied yarn.
Some similar yarn substitutions include: Schachemayer Original Punto, Berroco Comfort, Bernat Satin or Bernat Super Value.
It was an absolute pleasure to crochet with the Berroco Yarn and Furls Bloodwood Crochet Hook.
Baby Booties Construction
The booties are worked in continuous rounds and I provided a number of tutorial photos for the bits you might need a visual to understand – like where to attach the ribbon to the slipper base.
Baby Booties Size
The Sweet as Strawberry Baby Booties Pattern is available in size: 6-12 months
Sweet as a Strawberry Baby Booties Pattern
Sweet as a summer strawberry these unique baby booties
are the perfect complement to a 6-12 month old baby’s summer outfit.
Yarn: Berroco Weekend. 3.5 oz (100 g) and 187 m (205 yds). Medium Aran Weight Yarn . 75% Acrylic, 25% Cotton. Machine wash.
Yarn Colors: Reddy, Forest, Cornsilk and Vanilla.
Finished Project: approximately 103 yards Reddy, 42 yards Forest, 2 yards Vanilla and 2 yards Cornsilk
Notions: tapestry needle, scissors, 72-inches of 3/8inch (9 mm) Satin Ribbon; stitch marker
Size 6-12 months (approximately). Finished sole measures 4.5 inches length X 2.5 inches width.
US Crochet Terminology
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- DMR – double magic ring
- fphdc – front post half double crochet
- fphdc2tog – front post half double crochet 2 stitches together
- fphdc3tog – front post half double crochet 3 stitches together
- g – grams
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together
- m – meters
- magic ring
- oz – ounces
- rem – remaining
- Rnd – round
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
Single Crochet Join
Slip Stitch Join
- Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
- The number in [#] at the end of the round is the total number of sts in the round.
- Repeat the (instructions) the number of times specified after the closing bracket
- Do not slip stitch to join unless specified.
- This baby bootie pattern begins at the sole, and works upwards in rounds. You will complete the pattern two times to make one pair of baby booties. You will embellish one baby bootie with a flower and the 2nd baby bootie with small stitches in white yarn to make seeds.
- A photo tutorial is provided at the end of the post.
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Sweet as a Strawberry Baby Booties Pattern Instructions
- With red, ch 9, work 3 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 4 dc in the last st. Turn your work to allow you to continue along the bottom of the sts. Work 3 dc in the bottom of the 1st st (note: this is the same st you just worked 4 dc in the top of!), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the end st (note: the bottom of the same st you worked 3 sc in at the beginning of this round) 
- 2 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts 
- (1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st)3 times, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, (2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 5 times, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 sts. Mark this last st with your stitch marker. Finish off and invisible join 
- With red, join yarn with 1 sc in the 3rd loop of the marked hdc st. See Photo A. 1 sc in the 3rd loop of each hdc around  See Photo B
- 1 sc in each st around 
- 1 sc in each of the first 20 sts, hdc2tog 7 times, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts 
- 1 sc in each of the first 16 sts, sc2tog 2 times, fphdc2tog, fphdc3tog, fphdc2tog, sc2tog 2 times, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts 
- 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 3, 1 sc in each remaining st around, mark the last st with a stitch marker; finish off and invisible join.  Cut a 36” length of white 3/8” (9 mm) ribbon. Thread it on a yarn needle. Insert the needle under the ch 3 on the back of the bootie and pull the ribbon through to the ribbon’s midpoint. Tie a simple knot and keep this ankle tie to the back of the slipper while you work the next rounds. See Photo C
- Notes: For R9 and R10 you will be working your sts from the inside of the bootie to the outside of the bootie (the opposite to how you would normally crochet around the slipper).If you want the leaves to be identical on each bootie you need join your yarn in the same st in R9 for each bootie. I recommend you use the stitch marker placed in R8 and choose the st immediately to the right of it as the first st of R9 if you want identical leaves on the booties.
- With green, join yarn in any st with a sc. See Photo D & E 1 sc in each st around; skipping the ch 3.
- See Photos F-J. 1 sc in the 1st st, (ch 3, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc; ch 4, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc) repeat 5 times. Ch 3; skip 2 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 sc in the next sc. Finish off and invisible join.
Strawberry Flower Pattern (make 1)
- With yellow, 5 sc in a magic ring, finish off and invisible join.
- Note: the hdc3tog worked for the petals below is done all in one stitch as a cluster; not as a decrease st
- With white, join yarn with a sl st in any st, (ch 1, hdc3tog, ch 1, sl st to the same sc) 5 times. Sl st to the 1st sc. Finish off and invisible join.
Weave in all remaining ends securely.
Baby Booties Photo Tutorial
Join with a single crochet (sc) in the third loop.
1 sc in the third loop of each stitch around.
Tie a simple knot with the ribbon.
36-inch length of white 3/8” (9 mm) ribbon. Thread it on a yarn needle. Insert the needle under the ch 3 on the back of the bootie and pull the ribbon through to the ribbon’s midpoint. Tie a simple knot.
Working from the inside to the outside of the slipper, join with a single crochet stitch.
Working around from the inside to the outside of the bootie, 1 sc in each st.
Skip 2 chains and work 1 single crochet (sc) in the next chain (ch) to make the first leaf.
Work 1 single crochet (sc) in each of the next 2 stitches.
Skip 2 chains, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 chains to make the next leaf. Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 single crochets.
These are so cute!
Hi Ashley – an invisible join does not add any extra stitches – it simply replaces the top loops of a stitch and mimics an existing stitch. So you would only have 41 stitches. Here’s a tutorial: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/invisible-join-technique/ All the best, Rhondda
I’m really confused….End of row three gives a stitch count of 41 but it says to finish with an invisible join, which adds a stitch. And then the rest of the pattern relies on having 41 stitches, not 42…
Hi Christy, Yes you are correct. The instructions are correct but the total at the end of R1 should indicate 23 stitches. I double checked R2 and the written instructions do follow 23 stitches as well, which provides you with the correct stitch count of 33 at the end of R2. I apologize the total number of stitches was indicated incorrectly at the end of R1. Thank you for letting me know! Rhondda
Hi again! I keep getting 23 stitches at the end of row 1, but the pattern shows I should have 21. What could I be doing wrong?
Hi Christy, The seeds are just hand-stitched with white yarn and a yarn needle. You are right, I do not think that was included in the crochet instructions. I apologize for this! I hope this helps and have fun making the booties! All the best, Rhondda
Hello! These are precious! How does one do the “seeds”? I don’t see that on the instructions. Maybe it’s self-evident? I’m a new crocheter so I might’ve missed it. Can you help, please? 🙂
Hi Ranee, The link is working but since I designed this pattern so long ago, you need to scroll to the very bottom of the page to find it. I cannot link to it directly because it is a file that is hosted on their site so you will need to scroll to the bottom of the linked page to get the full pattern. The link to all the patterns where you will find mine is here: https://furlscrochet.com/pages/free-crochet-patterns#oid=1013 Thanks, Rhondda
I was not able to find this pattern when I clicked on the link. Can you help me figure out why I couldn’t find it? Thanks!
These are perfect to go with the strawberry beanies my day care kiddos love so much. Thank you for sharing this adorable pattern.
These are just to adorable! My daughter is having twins and these will be perfect for the girl!
You are very welcome 🙂
The booties actually are designed with a crochet loop at the heel to allow you to thread the ribbon through at the back of the ankle and you can cut and tie just enough to tie around the ankle once – you don’t need a large length to wrap around the leg. You can choose the length and even the thickness of the ribbon to work for you…or alternately you could crochet a tie with yarn instead 🙂 You could add a strap across the top of the foot instead too if you prefer – with a button on the ankle on either (or even both sides). I think you could weave a ribbon between the stitches directly beneath the leaves around the foot too if you wanted and use it to cinch at the back of the slipper to hold the booties in place.
Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda
Thanks Rhondda for this lovely pattern, is there a link to Furls re the actual yarn, please?
Also, is there any other way of attaching the ribbon, so it doesn’t actually go up Baby’s leg, as I find these types of ties tend to end up around Baby’s ankles…lol…great for the pics, but not very practical for Mum….
I think I would like a little more bootee length & maybe some tiny holes where the ribbon could be slotted through….maybe not to the designers brief exactly, but eminently more practical, methinks!
I am very grateful for the pattern, though, and beautifully interpreted from the design! You are so talented.
Peace and Love dear Rhondda…
Sylvia from Sydney Australia! xx
I can’t see where to comment on the other page so I’ll leave my comment here. I’ve followed for a long time now and enjoy all your posts but have found a couple that I must have missed. Like these adorable strawberry booties and the picket fence stitch. Now all I need is a baby to make them for! Thank you!
Thank you Melissa 🙂 I’m happy you like them!
Rhondda, these are so adorable!! Thank you for sharing!!