Monday, 3 September 2012

Mary Jane Booties FREE Knitting Pattern


I'm having a rest from knitting Innocent hats so I thought I would share this cute pattern with you that I'm knitting again (I've just finished a pair in Bluebell today). They make a great gift and only takes an evening (or afternoon with a cuppa) to complete! I have used Stylecraft Luxury Merino in DK and size 4mm needles.


0-6 months
Foot length: Approximately 3 inches (7.5cm)
Ankle: Approximately 4 inches (10cm) circumference with strap buttoned

What You'll Need

Yarn: I used Stylecraft Luxury Merino as its lovely to knit with and has great stitch definition. Just choose what you prefer to knit with. You will only need one 50g ball and that should be enough to make two pairs
Needles: UK 3.25mm
extras: Stitch holder; tapestry needle; 2 small buttons (rounded look cute), about 1/4-1/2" (6-1.3cm); sewing needle and thread to match yarn

Making the Left Bootie

Cast on 31 stitches.
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 1. (35 stitches)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit 2, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 2. (39 stitches)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit 3, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 3. (43 stitches)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Knit 4, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 14, make 1, knit 4. (47 stitches)
Rows 9-17: Knit all stitches.
Row 18: Knit 15, (work slip slip knit decrease) 4 times, knit 1, (knit 2 together) 4 times, knit 15. (39 stitches)
Row 19: Knit.
Row 20: Knit 9, beginning with next 2 stitches bind off 21 stitches, knit across remaining 9 stitches. (This includes 1 stitch already on right needle after the bind-off.)
Put first set of 9 stitches on holder.
Rows 21-23: Knit 9 stitches on needle.
Bind off all 9 stitches; cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches. Cast on 12 stitches using cable cast-on method.
Row 21: Knit across 12 new stitches and 9 from holder. (21 stitches total)
Row 22 (buttonhole row): Knit 18, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1. (21 stitches on needle)
Row 23: Knit.
Bind off all stitches.

Making the Right Bootie

Work same as for left bootie through row 20. Put first set of 9 stitches on holder.
Row 21: Knit 9 stitches on needle; turn work and cast on 12 stitches at end of row using cable cast-on method.
Row 22: Knit 21 stitches (beginning with the 12 new stitches).
Row 23 (buttonhole row): Knit 18, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1.
Row 24: Knit all 21 stitches.
Bind off all stitches on needle. Cut yarn leaving 40 (10cm) tail to weave in later. Rejoin yarn to stitches on holder.
Rows 21-23: Knit 9 stitches on needle.
Bind off all stitches.


Fold bootie with wrong sides together, and using the invisible seam for garter stitch, sew together back of bootie.
Bottom edges: With wrong sides together, whipstitch cast-on edges together.
Buttons: On the outside of the bootie, opposite the strap side, attach button with sewing needle and matching thread (used doubled), stitching through the holes in the button (or over a button shank) several times. Weave sewing thread through several stitches to secure. (Note: Small buttons may pose a choking hazard, so be sure to stitch securely to bootie.)
Weave in all yarn ends to wrong side of work.

The original pattern has been taken from the following link free-baby-bootie-knitting-patterns2 and can also be found on the following blog


MarmaladeRose said...

Hi Sweetie, I hope I didn't get you into trouble at work, lol.
You are naughty posting that knitting pattern for those adorable Mary Janes. There is no way I can resist having a go at them now and you already know I have waaaay too many projects on the go! Teehee.
Love Fi x

Little Blue Mouse said...

These are so cute! I'll have to knit a pair for my niece's baby.

eight by six said...

I'm the same, start one then get bored and start another! They are so easy to knit but look like you've spent ages making them. I think using Merino wool is much nicer for a baby and you can knit two pairs out of one ball!

Emma Goodgion said...

Thanks for the pattern, If i wanted to a white sole at which row should I change color?

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six said...

I'm not sure Emma I'd have to try this myself and let you know