Butterfly Baby Booties

Welcome spring with a darling pair of baby booties that are ready for sunshine.  This pattern features an ankle strap with button closure, Mary Jane styling and butterfly accents on the heel.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3.5 (4)” sole length
Shown in size 0-6 months.

Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st with larger needles


Medium weight yarnYarn: Berroco Modern Cotton (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal Rayon 209 yards [191 meters]/100 grams): #1608 Gadwall (MC, 1 skein), #1639 Waterfire (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 6 (4.00 mm); US size 3 (3.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, two ½” buttons, matching thread, sewing needle, US size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook.

Special Stitches

M1R – Insert RH needle from back to front into bar between sts on the row below, knit into the front loop.

M1L – Insert RH needle from front to back into bar between sts on the row below, knit into the back loop.


Right Bootie


With larger needles and MC, CO 27 (31) sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, M1R, k12 (14), M1R, k1, M1L, k12 (14), M1L, k1. (31 (35) sts)

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K1, M1R, k13 (15), M1R, k3, M1L, k13 (15), M1L, k1. (35 (39) sts)

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K1, M1R, k14 (16), M1R, k5, M1L, k14 (16), M1L, k1. (39 (43) sts)

Row 7: Knit.

Size 0-6 Months Only

Row 8: Knit.

Size 6-12 Months Only

Row 8: K1, M1R, k17, M1R, k7, M1L, k17, M1L, k1. (47 sts)


All Sizes

Beginning with a purl (WS) row, work in St st for 5 (7) rows.

Top Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K9 (13), (ssk) 5 times, k1, (k2tog) 5 times, k9 (13). (29 (37) sts)

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K8 (9), BO next 13 (19) sts, k8 (9) sts.

Ankle Strap

Rows 1-3: Work in Garter st over last 8 (9) sts.

BO knitwise.

Join yarn to work remaining 8 (9) sts on needle.

CO 10 (11) sts for Ankle Strap. (18 (20) sts)

Work in Garter st for 3 rows.

BO knitwise.

Left Bootie

Work same as Right Bootie to Top Shaping Row 2.

Top Shaping/Ankle Strap

Row 3: K8 (9), BO next 13 (19) sts, slip st on right-hand needle to left-hand needle, CO 10 (11) sts for Ankle Strap.

Purl for 3 rows.

BO purlwise.

Join yarn to work remaining sts on needle.

Work in Garter st for 3 rows.

BO knitwise.

Butterfly Wings (make 2)

With smaller needles and CC, CO 4 sts.

Row 1: Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. (6 sts)

Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1. (12 sts)

Row 5: Ssk, k to last 2, k2tog. (10 sts)

Rows 6-7: Rep Row 5. (6 sts)

Row 8: BO 2 sts, k to end. (4 sts)

Row 9: BO 2 sts, k, CO 3 sts. (5 sts)

Row 10: K5, CO 3 sts. (8 sts)

Row 11-13: Rep Row 1. (14 sts)

Rows 14-16: Rep Row 5. (8 sts)

BO knitwise.

Butterfly Body

With smaller needles and MC, CO 1 st.

Row 1: Kfb. (2 sts)

Rows 2-8: Work even in St st.

Row 9: Kfb twice. (4 sts)

Rows 10-13: Work even in St st.

BO knitwise.


Using crochet hook, join yarn at end of Ankle Strap. Ch 4, join with a sl st to opposite corner of Ankle Strap. Fasten off.

Sew back and bottom seam.

Weave in all ends.

Sew buttons in place opposite Ankle Strap. Attach Butterflies, using photo as guide.

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