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Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes Crochet Pattern

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UPDATE: I am now offering a printable PDF version of this Double-Strapped Mary Janes crochet patten for sale on Craftsy. The PDF  does not have ads or comments, and has the photos at the bottom for easier printing.

This is my first new crochet pattern in a while and I’m pretty excited about it!  Part of that is probably because I just recently unpacked a crochet hook.  Or rather, two crochet hooks. The rest is still tucked away in the garage somewhere.  But hey, a G hook is all you need!  The reasoning behind this baby shoe project is because LM refuses to wear shoes.  She just rips them off and throws them everywhere – I lost one of her new shoes at Ikea the other day when I wasn’t paying attention.  So, although I love my Mary Janes, I needed a pair that couldn’t be taken off so easily by grabby little hands, hence my double strapped baby mary janes crochet pattern!  I can attach the button wherever I want, and I attached it far back enough to ensure a snug fit for baby’s fat ankles.

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This pattern is for personal use only.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own, or sell or distribute it.  If you would like to share this pattern, please link to this site and do not repost the pattern on your site.  You can sell finished items made from this pattern, but please link back and give credit to One Dog Woof.  Thanks!

Supplies

Clover 1045/G Purple Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm*
small amount of worsted weight yarn, in two colors  (I used worsted weight yarn and a G hook to make a shoe sized for 6-12 months.  The other hook I found was an F hook, so I used that with fingerling baby weight yarn and made shoes suitable for 0-3 months.  I imagine some combination of hook size and yarn and gauge will give you a pair of shoes sized for 3-6 months, all using the same pattern.)
two buttons
embroidery needle
scissors
crochet thread for the buttons (I used a scrap of Lion Brand Yarn 601-630 Bonbons Yarn, Beach* in red)
sewing needle to attach the buttons

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Abbreviations

ch: chain stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
yo: yarn over
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook.
dc2tog: double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook. yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook, yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
sl st: slip stitch
standing start: with a slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop.  yo, pull yarn through loops on hook.  1 sc created.

Pattern

Note: The first stitch following a chain in each round is worked into the same stitch as the chain (chain does not count as a stitch), except for Round 7, where the hdc is worked into the next stitch (ch2 is considered a stitch).

Round 1: Ch 14.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Work 1 sc in each of next 8 stitches.  Hdc 1 in each of next 3 stitches.  Hdc 6 in last stitch.  Hdc 1 in each of next 3 stitches, working down the opposite side of chain.  Work 1 sc in each of next 8 stitches.  Sc 3 in last stitch.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (32)

Round 2: Ch 2.  Work 1 hdc in each of next 12 stitches.  *hdc 2 in next stitch, hdc 1 in next stitch, hdc 2 in next stitch*.  Repeat from * once more.  Working down the other side, hdc 1 in each of next 12 stitches.  3 hdc in each of next 2 stitches.  Join with sl st to first stitch.  (40)

Round 3: Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to first sc.  (40)

Round 4: Ch 1.  Turn your work clockwise so that you are facing the wrong side (inside) of the sole.  Insert hook into the space below the last sc you made in the previous round and work 1 sc.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around by inserting hook into the space between rounds 2 and 3 and working the sc AROUND the stitches from round 3.  Since you are facing the wrong side of the sole, this round will be worked in the opposite direction as previous round.  You will also end up with 1 extra stitch (41).  At the end of the round, join to the first sc with a sl st and fasten off.

Round 5: {NEW COLOR} Turn your work again so that the right side (bottom) of the sole is facing you.  With the body color yarn, work a standing start into the last stitch of the previous round.  Work 1 sc in each of next 14 stitches.  Sc 2 in each of next 7 stitches.  Work 1 sc in each of next 19 stitches.  Join to first sc with sl st. (48)

Round 6: Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each of next 14 stitches.  *hdc 1 in next stitch, then hdc2tog the next 2 stitches*.  Repeat from * once more.  Hdc2tog twice.  *hdc2tog the next 2 stitches, then hdc 1 in next stitch*.  Repeat from * once more.  Work 1 sc in each of next 18 stitches.  Join to first sc.  (42)

Round 7: Ch 2.  Hdc 1 in next stitch (see Note above).  Work 1 sc in each of next 10 stitches.  Hdc 1 in next stitch, then dc2tog the next 2 stitches.  *Skip 1 stitch and dc into next stitch*.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Skip 1 stitch then dc2tog next 2 stitches.  Hdc 1 in next stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of next 10 stitches.  Hdc 1 in each of next 5 stitches.  Join to the 2nd chain of starting chain using a sl st.  (35)

Round 8 (Left shoe) : Work 1 sl st in each of next 12 stitches.  Ch 20, sl st in 5th chain from hook, ch 15, then sl st in same stitch.  Work 1 sl st in each of next 9 stitches.  Ch 2, skip 2 stitches, then sl st in next stitch.  Work 1 sl st in each of next 12 stitches.  Join and fasten off with the invisible join.

Round 8 (Right shoe) : Work 1 sl st in each of next 8 stitches.  Ch 2, skip 2 stitches, then sl st in next stitch.  Work 1 sl st in each of next 9 stitches.  Ch 20, sl st in 5th chain from hook, ch 15, then sl st in same stitch.  Work 1 sl st in each of next 15 stitches.  Join and fasten off with the invisible join.

Finishing:  For both shoes, insert the strap through the hole made in the last round.  Sew on a button on the same side as the beginning of the strap, and place it wherever you need to towards the back of the shoe.  I placed mine about 6 stitches in from the center of the heel.  The loop you made when sl st in the 5th chain from hook is the button loop.  Make sure you choose a button that will fit that loop.

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Ah, yes, those elephant buttons.  Aren’t they the cutest thing?  I luuuurve them, and have been holding (hoarding) onto them for a while, ever since I picked them up in Taiwan.  I also have star shaped ones, duckies, and puppies.  Oh the cuteness abounds!

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193 Comments

  1. Patrick

    I’m having trouble with round 6. No matter how I count it, I can’t get 42. When I ss to first sc at the end of round 6, should the as be going across 4 stitches (over round 5)?

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    • Patrick

      Dang, never mind, I just figured out my error. I was increasing, not decreasing. I’m still new at this. Thanks for the pattern!

      Reply
  2. karine

    I follow you from Montreal, Canada! I love your blog! I have made this amazing and sooooo easy pattern and I loved it. I have made my first attempt with crochet 5 and thicker rope and I’ve got shoes for my 3 years old daughter (oops!). Then i’ve made another with crochet 4 and baby rope and it work well… now my Little one (5 months) can wear cute shoes too!! Thanks you so much for sharing this free pattern ♡

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Karine! I lived in Montreal for a year way back in the day 🙂 So glad you like the mary janes and that both kids can have one!

      Reply
  3. Ellen

    Help! I love your double strapped mary jane’s pattern and was in the middle of crocheting since yesterday, but now it seems I can’t retrieve the pattern on your website

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    • ChiWei

      Hi Ellen, the site was down for a bit last night with an error but is back up now. You’ll probably need to refresh your cache (Command or Ctrl-R should do it). Thanks for understanding!

      Reply
  4. Ericka

    Hello 🙂
    On round 6:
    Do you work that first sc into the same stitch as the ch2?
    Do you skip the last sc so you can sl stitch into the ch2?
    Thank you so much,
    Ericka

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    • ChiWei

      The first sc is worked into the next stitch, since the ch2 is considered a stitch, and there shouldn’t be any skipped stitches. You slip stitch into the first sc.

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      • Ericka

        ok, thank you so much!

  5. Stephanie

    I love the Crochet shoes pattern. They are so cute. I will be making some for my new granddaughter.
    Stephanie

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  6. Liz

    Thanks so much for sharing this adorable pattern! I
    can’t wait to make some for my baby niece!
    Happy New Year!

    ~Liz

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Congrats on your niece!

      Reply
  7. Janice

    Hi
    Could you please clarify/check Row 7 as I have got it good until Row 7 and then it goes horribly wrong for me. Thank you.

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      I’ve had several readers say the pattern works all the way through so I won’t be able to tell what went wrong. Sorry!

      Reply
  8. anna

    These Mary Janes are so adorable. I am justnwondering if you could give me the approximate lenth of the sole. Mine came out to 5″. These will be a gift, so I just want to make sure I made them at a good length.

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      I think 5″ is about right. I’m sure you can change it depending on your gauge and hook size too.

      Reply
  9. Sherry

    does your sole measure 5″ in length with a G hook?

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  10. Stephanie

    I love, love, love these!
    My problem is this…
    I can understand your pattern very well. I finished row 4 and am moving on to row 5. I do see the distinct ridge that defines the sole line. However, I do not see this in your amazing, adorable pictures. I feel like this gives a whole different look to the shoes…did I miss something? I may just skip row 4 because I don’t really want an edge.

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    • ChiWei

      The sole edge shouldn’t be a ridge really, it should just be a distinct angle instead of just having the sole being rounded right up into the shoe body. Of course, modifications are up to you though!

      Reply
  11. Jocelyn Angel

    Hi thank you so much for this adorable pattern! I made a pair for my niece and they look so adorable on her. I did get extremely frustrated with row 4 so it would be a great help to others if you provided a photo for that step; I did figure it out though. Thank you!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks for the input!

      Reply
  12. Mary Gaines

    I wanted to thank you for this adorable pattern. I also made a pair and they turned out so cute, am selling them on Etsy so I included your website in the listing itself. Thank you again!

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Thanks for including my website in your listing! Glad you like it 🙂

      Reply
  13. terry

    Hi, just wondering. When you say hdc2tog in next 2 stitches, are you doing one hdc2tog or 2 of them?

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    • ChiWei

      Hi Terry, hdc2tog next 2 stitches means doing 1 hdc across two stitches, or decreasing across 2 stitches. Hope that helps!

      Reply
  14. Beatrice Ocampo

    This is such a great pattern, thank you so much for sharing! Would you happen to have this pattern in other sizes? One that would give a 5.5 inch shoe? 🙂

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Sorry, I only have this one pattern. You can try adjusting yarn weight, hook or gauge to get different sizes.

      Reply
  15. isabella

    I have a quick question im starting on row 5 but I cant determine what side is the sole. One side has a flat surface and the other side has a slight rise on the edge. Please help☺

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    • ChiWei

      I think the inside of the sole (where it touches feet) is where your original starting tail pokes out. I think…

      Reply
  16. Deanna

    Am having such a hard time! Will you be posting pictures to go along or a video tutorial by any chance? These are so adorable! and I really want to make a pair!

    Reply
  17. Lori

    Wonderful pattern! I just finished making these tonight and the pattern was very well written and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

    Reply
  18. Chelsea

    On round four I keep coming with 40 instead of 41 🙁 Where does the extra stitch that I’m supposed to get go? I’m having a hard time finding where it is supposed to be. Thanks in advanced for any help!!
    And thank you for the beautiful pattern as well!

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    • ChiWei

      I don’t have the shoe on hand, but I think the extra stitch came from the fact that you switched directions and had to create a standing sc stitch to begin the new round.

      Reply

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