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Piper Jane Baby Shoes Crochet Pattern

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Crochet up a pair of adorable Piper Jane baby shoes | www.1dogwoof.com

Last year around this time, I shared my first baby shoe pattern – my Double Strapped Mary Janes. It was admittedly a slightly confusing pattern, both for myself and my readers. I’ve also gotten requests to make different sizes. With M’s feet getting bigger every day, I think it’s time to buckle down and figure out this whole shoe business, with at least some idea of how this sizing thing works.

Hence, a little sole searching, and possibly, a little soul searching. After dotting my residential landscape with a lot of tiny soles and making a lot of drawings in my idea book, I think I have a sole that works.

Piper Jane baby shoes | www.1dogwoof.com

The pattern is for two sizes, and can be adjusted even more by using a different sized hook. The gray/yellow shoe shown above is compared to a Duplos block, and it for 3-6 mo baby using a G hook. An H hook will probably give you a 6-12 mo size. The larger pattern using a G hook will give a 12-18 mo size, and an H hook will probably fit a 2-3T size (I know, those are clothing sizes, but you get the idea). I made a pair using the larger pattern using a G hook and it’s a snug fit for Miss M, who is wearing a 6.5 baby shoe size.

Add simple bows to decorate these cutie patootie Piper Jane crochet baby shoes. | www.1dogwoof.com

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Supplies

Scrap yarn in two colors. You won’t need an entire ball of yarn for either pattern, but not itty bitty scraps either.
G or H hook
embroidery needle
scissors

Abbreviations

sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain stitch
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together (decreasing stitch)
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decreasing stitch)

Instructions for Size 1 (3-12 mo)

SOLE

Round 1: Ch 10. Starting with the second chain from hook, work 1 sc in each of next 6 stitches. Work 1 hdc in each of next 2 st. Work 6 hdc in next stitch (last ch st). Coming back down the chain row, work 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, then work 1 sc in each of next 5 stitches. Work 3 sc in next stitch. Join to first sc with sl st. (24)

Round 2: Ch 1. Starting in the same stitch as ch (ch does not count as stitch), work 1 sc in each of next 8 st. Work 2 sc in each of next 6 st. Work 1 sc in each of next 8 st. Work 3 sc in each of next 2 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (34)

Round 3: Ch 1. Starting in the same stitch as ch, work 1 sc in each of next 12 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 2 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 12 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 4 st. Work 2 sc in last st. Join to first sc with sl st. (38)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Join to first sc with sl st. (38)

Round 5: Ch 1. Turn your work clockwise, and work 1 sc in each stitch around. These stitches are worked into the row below, and the sc will end up *around* the previous row. By working into all available ‘holes’, you’ll end up with 1 additional stitch. Join with an invisible stripes method and fasten off. (39)

Here’s a short video to show how to finish the inside-out sole!

SHOE UPPER

Round 1: Place the sole with the heel closest to you. Start with a standing sc in the 4th stitch to the right of where the sole was fastened off. This will be our “center”. Going around the sole, work 1 sc in next 14 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 14 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (46)

Starting the upper in relation to the sole. | www.1dogwoof.com

Round 2: Ch 2. Starting in the same stitch as ch (ch 2 does not count as stitch), work 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 10 st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc2tog, 7 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 10 st, 1 hdc in next 3 st. Join to first hdc with sl st. (37)

Round 3: Ch 2. Starting in the same stitch as ch, work 1 hdc2tog. Work 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 10 st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc2tog, 3 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 10 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st. Join to first hdc with sl st. (31)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 10 st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc2tog, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc2tog, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (27)

Round 5: Starting in the next stitch following the join, work 1 sl st in each of next 10 st. Ch 5. Skip next 6 st. Work 1 sl st in each of next 9 st, and finish the round with an invisible join. With the invisible join, it won’t matter too much which stitch you join. Since you started the slip stitches on the 2nd stitch, you can join directly into that join. If you lose count on this round, it’s also no big deal!

Piper Jane crochet baby shoes. | www.1dogwoof.com

Instructions for Size 2 (12+ mo)

SOLE

Round 1: Ch 15. Starting with the second chain from hook, work 1 sc in each of next 9 stitches. Work 1 hdc in each of next 4 st. Work 6 hdc in next stitch (last ch st). Coming back down the chain row, work 1 hdc in each of next 4 st, then work 1 sc in each of next 8 stitches. Work 3 sc in next stitch. Join to first sc with sl st. (34)

Round 2: Ch 1. Starting in the same stitch as ch (ch does not count as stitch), work 1 sc in each of next 13 st. Work 2 sc in each of next 6 st. Work 1 sc in each of next 13 st. Work 3 sc in each of next 2 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (41)

Round 3: Ch 1. Starting in the same stitch as ch, work 1 sc in each of next 17 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 2 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 17 st. Work 2 sc in next st. Work 1 sc in each of next 4 st. Work 2 sc in last st. Join to first sc with sl st. (48)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Join to first sc with sl st. (48)

Round 5: Ch 1. Turn your work clockwise, and work 1 sc in each stitch around. These stitches are worked into the row below, and the sc will end up *around* the previous row. By working into all available ‘holes’, you’ll end up with 1 additional stitch. Join with an invisible stripes method and fasten off. (49)

SHOE UPPER

Round 1: Place the sole with the heel closest to you. Start with a standing sc in the 4th stitch to the right of where the sole was fastened off. This will be our “center”. Going around the sole, work 1 sc in next 17 st, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next 9 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 17 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (58)

Round 2: Ch 2. Starting in the same stitch as ch (ch 2 does not count as stitch), work 1 hdc in next 5 st, 1 sc in next 11 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 hdc2tog, 9 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 11 st, 1 hdc in next 5 st. Join to first hdc with sl st. (47)

Round 3: Ch 2. Starting in the same stitch as ch, work 1 hdc2tog. Work 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 11 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 6 dc2tog, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 11 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st. Join to first hdc with sl st. (40)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 12 st, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 hdc2tog, 3 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 12 st. Join to first sc with sl st. (35)

Round 5: Ch 1. Starting in the same stitch as ch, work 1 sc2tog. Work 1 sc in next 12 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 11 st, 1 sc2tog. (31)

Round 6: Starting in the next stitch following the join, work 1 sl st in each of next 12 st. Ch 5. Skip next 6 st. Work 1 sl st in each of next 11 st, and finish the round with an invisible join. With the invisible join, it won’t matter too much which stitch you join. Since you started the slip stitches on the 2nd stitch, you can join directly into that join. If you lose count on this round, it’s also no big deal!

FINISHING

At this point, you have a pretty basic shoe. Make some simple bows, leaving a long tail and attach them as embellishments to your creation!

Piper Jane crochet baby shoes. | www.1dogwoof.com

These Piper Jane crochet baby shoes are a great project for beginners, and cute too! | www.1dogwoof.com

I made these shoes for a little girl named Piper. I hope she likes bows. | www.1dogwoof.com

Add bows to little shoes for a bit of color! | www.1dogwoof.com

Piper Jane crochet baby shoes with bow embellishments. | www.1dogwoof.com

Piper Jane crochet baby shoes with bow embellishments. | www.1dogwoof.com

If you liked this pattern, then check out my Double Strapped Mary Janes.

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26 Comments

  1. Jackie Brooks

    Are there directions for left hand crocheted or a left hand video for these Piper Jane Shoes? No matter how many times I watch the video I can’t get row 5 of the sole started. Thanks!

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  2. Darlene P.

    So sweet and I love the color combination! And thank you for sharing another free pattern. So very much appreciated!

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  3. Maria Verllen

    Hi Chiwei!! This is so cutee. Your work have inspired me to do crocheting again. Can’t wait to see your next project.

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  4. Bernice Reid

    how do I get the pattern for the Piper Jane baby shoes to print

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  5. Angela

    In the shoe upper for the smaller size, in Round 1, does the first standing SC count as one of the first initial 14 SC or is it not counted? I keep having to frog my work on the upper because by the time I get to Round 3 in the upper, I end up with 2 or 3 empty stitches at the end of the round. These are so cute, but I’m getting a little frustrated 🙁

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    • ChiWei

      The instructions say to work sc in the next 14 stitches, so the standing stitch is not one of the 14. Hope that helps!

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  6. Neva

    This is so cute ! I am definitey trying to make these adorable baby shoes !

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  7. sarah

    What kind of yarn are you using? I am trying this out in worsted weight for size 1, but they seem huge for that size.

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  8. Patricia Green

    So very cute

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  9. Gayle

    What should I do for a twin? Layla is due in August, but twins are like preemie sized. Can you suggest a stitch count & or hook size? Thank you

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  10. Ashley

    How do you make the bow?

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  11. Lee

    What weight yarn were you using? I didn’t see that noted. Thanks. The shoes are really cute.

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  12. Jillian

    if i wanted to make these is a newborn or 0-3 month size, what hook size would you recommend?

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    • ChiWei

      I’d probably try an F hook and fingerling yarn, and then go from there.

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  13. Debby

    LOVE !! Can you tell me what type of yarn, and size, for the grey ones in the photos ?
    Thank you

    Your photography is wonderful too, by the way !!

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  14. Karla

    I made a pair with pink añd white and they turned out so cute! Can’t wait to give them to my granddaughter! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  15. ac

    So frustrated. 🙁 For the larger size (12+ mon), Round 2 doesn’t add up. 🙁

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  16. Ashley

    Same issue for me too. 13 + 18 + 13 is already 44 stitches not to mention there is another increase after that.

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  17. winnend

    Can you (pretty) please look into the bigger pattern round 2? I don’t seem to reach the right number as well. Please!
    Thanks so much.

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  18. Andrea

    I think that there is a mistake, but I don’t know where. It should be 44 in the end, or increase less somewhere?

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    • Andrea

      I ment in the second row

      Reply
  19. Jeanne

    I could not access the pattern after signing in. Can you help me?

    Reply
  20. Jeanne

    I could not access the pattern for these adorable booties. Can you help.

    Reply

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