Crocheting or knitting baby booties is a classic way of welcoming your new little bundle of joy. For those who appreciate tradition, we've found patterns for vintage-style booties that'll keep those 10 little toes warm. These designs recall baby clothing designs from the 1920s to 1970s, and most can be downloaded on the web for free or a small price! We've even got a couple of free baby bootie patterns on CraftFoxes!
Vintage Style Pom-Pom Booties
Attaching pom-poms to baby booties puts a cherry on top of an already precious pattern. For this project, you'll need size 3 and 6 straight needles and some baby yarn.
Lacy Crochet Booties
This lacy baby shoe pattern is from a March 1927 issue of Needlecraft Magazine and features star stitch and roll stitch. No. 70 crochet cotton is used on these booties and some experience crocheting vintage patterns is recommended. Fancy and dainty, these booties would look especially nice for baby's christening.
For more about this baby bootie pattern, visit Etsy.
Bunny Ear Booties
Many older baby accessory patterns have a fun, kitsch design, like these retro bunny eared booties. They can be crocheted with White baby wool, pompadour yarn, or nylon yarn. According to Kitschy Kitschy Coo, this design was found in a 1956 issue of The Workbasket magazine. The Workbasket originated in the early 1900's and was one of the first by-mail service magazines of its time.
Pink and Grey Baby Afghan
This pattern comes from a lesser-known site that offers lots of vintage patterns that can be downloaded as free PDFs. This pink and grey set uses Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool and Pink Satin. It includes a pink sacque, mittens, booties, bonnet and a carriage blanket.
Roller Skate Baby Booties
Looking for a fun baby bootie pattern
? How about these roller skate booties! Whether you're a roller derby fan or just think these are cute, this free pattern will give you a unique pair of baby booties. For this project you will need a pair of US size 6 needles and 3 skeins of colored yarn.
This pattern by Katie Boyette is available for free on CraftFoxes.
High-Top Baby Booties
A vintage 1943 pattern, these baby booties are just lovely, and are a high-top style with ribbon ties. They have a classic look, crocheted with Royal Society Baby Pearl
thread which you'll need 3 balls of. The finished size fits a newborn to one-year old.
Heirloom Baby Booties
These vintage booties are impressively intricate. Made with size 10 cotton, the decorations are beads and ribbons. It's not surprising that the skill level for crocheting this late 1800s baby fashion is experienced. The pattern comes with eight different styles of bootie.
Image Credits from Top: Etsy, Donna's Crochet Patterns, Kitschy Kitschy Coo, Today's Treasure, Annie's Catalog, Katie Boyette and Hadley Fierlinger.