Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes Crochet Pattern

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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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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. nia

    Im having trouble with round 6 I am coming up with a gap in the back of shoe. I get 42 but it dont go together in the back.

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  2. Rupinder Kaur

    They are soon cute. Thx for the pattern.

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  3. Janet

    Row 8 is very unclear when you say “then sl st in same stitch”. Usually that would mean in the stich you are working in (on the strap), not the begining of the first ch 20. It would be great if you could clear that up in the instructions.

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    • ChiWei

      Sounds like you already did! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Radwa

    It is a very good design and a great pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I need to know how could i apply it for 18 months baby shoes.

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    • ChiWei

      My best guess is to use a larger hook or a thicker yarn. Sorry I don’t have specific size patterns!

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  5. Erica

    Thank you for sharing. These are beautiful!

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  6. Silvia

    Just made these cute lil shoes as a gift…they came out precious..thank you.

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  7. Maria

    Hi. New to crochet this is a challenging first trial. On Round 1 you say HDC 6 in last stitch. I know how to HDC but do you repeat 6 times into the one or just once? Not sure how this works. Cheers X

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    • ChiWei

      The way it’s written, it means work 6 HDCs into the last stitch.

      Reply
  8. Dorothy

    I have a hard time reading the patterns. Is it possible to have u do a video of this sweet pair of shoes. I would like to make them for my new granddaughter.

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  9. Jessica

    These are just precious, and the buttons are adorable!

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  10. Melanie

    I adore these! I have never crocheted before but I have to make these for my nine month old baby girl. I’m a fast learner and with the help of YouTube tutorials I’m sure I’ll be able to manage. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You have inspired me to learn something new!

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  11. Márcia Elane Vieira

    Adorável! Saudações do Brasil!
    Obrigada por compartilhar.

    Abraços!

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  12. Sheronna

    Thank you for the wonderful pattern. These are the first pair of booties that I successfully completed.

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    • ChiWei

      That’s awesome to hear! Don’t you love the feeling of completion?

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  13. Francy

    Hi, am not sure if the instructions for the right shoe are correct as the hole in which to pass the band is too up high and the start of the actual band is too down low.. not sure what mistake I am making, because the left shoe came out correctly, the right one not.

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  14. Erin

    Round 5..When you say hdc2tog in next 2 stitches….hdc2tog uses 2 stitches so do you mean do hdc2tog 1 time (using 2 stitches) or do hdc2tog 2 times (using 4 stitches)?

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    • ChiWei

      Hey Erin, I mean to hdc the next 2 stiches together – working 1 hdc2tog. Hope that helps!

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  15. Amanda

    Confused… Your note at the top of the pattern says that the cain dose NOT count as a stitch except in round 7. BUT in the pattern instructions round 6 starts with CH 2 (counts as stitch)…. so should the note say except round 6 &7 or is it really only 7 that this applies?? I tried once and the little holes by the toe seemed to have the wrong placement, I am curious if this is why. Giving it one more shot, they are so adorable!

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    • ChiWei

      So sorry for the confusion! I looked at the shoes again, and it must have been a typo – it’s chain 1, then sc into the same stitch. Let me know if this works – if not, I’ll have to make another pair to check.

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  17. Melanie

    Hi ChiWei,

    I adore these little shoes! I am making them for a friends baby for Xmas!
    I am really confused once i get to Round 8 though. Im not a massive crocheter, so maybe I’m just not in the crocheter mindset!
    (Left Shoe) I have worked 1 sl st in each of the next 12 stitches. Ch20, sl in 5th chain from hook, ch 15. Then I get stuck. “then sl st in same stitch” does that mean into the stitch next to your hook or the 5th chain from hook where you sl stitched previously?? Nothing seems to look right to get the straps working!

    May be there is an online tutorial you could point me to??

    Thanks!

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    • Ashley

      Seems like you slst in the same stitch that you made your chain 20/strap. Or slst at the beginning of chain 20. Hope that helps!

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  18. Elly

    These are absolutely adorable! I You are an amazing artist! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  19. Ashley

    Lovely pattern but round 4 makes me a bit confused. When you crochet around the stitch and not in it, you are going under three loops aka the whole chain? And can we work in the back loops instead or will the pattern not work? Other than that these are some cute booties! x

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  20. Marianna Torres-Gurule

    I absolutely loved your pattern!! I made a pair for my daughter but their a little too big for now. Do you have a smaller pattern between 3-6 months by chance?
    Thanks for the lovely pattern!

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