Create these adorable crochet lion baby booties with this easy cute pattern! So fun to make and look absolutely darling on little feet!
The pattern is written in newborn, 0-6M, 6-12M and 12-18M sizes, just change the hook size to change the size!
How to make your booties not slip:
I get this question a lot and have a couple solutions I think work really well:
- Puff paint. Squirt little dots or lines of puff paint on the bottoms. Turn them upside down and let them dry overnight before use.
2. Clear plasti dip spray. This is my preferred method as it works really well and just sprays on. Be sure to do this outdoors. Spray the bottoms and let dry overnight before use.
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– medium worsted weight yarn in 4 colors (black, gold, orange, taupe). I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This yarn.
– Hook size (see sizing for what hook size to use for which size)
– Blunt needle/tapestry needle
Gauge when using a size H hook:
6 hdcs X 5 rows = 2″ square
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together
sc2tog: single crochet two together
Sizing (inches from toe to heel):
F hook: 3.75 mm hook, 4″ (newborn)
G hook: 4.25 mm hook, 4.5″ (0-6M)
H hook, 5.00 mm hook, 5″ (6-12M)
I hook: 5.5 mm hook, 5.5″ (12-18M)
Body of booties (main color):
Row 1: Sc in second ch from the hook, sc in next 7 sts, 5 sc in end st, continuing down the other side sc 8, sl st to join (21).
Row 2: Ch 2, sc 8, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, sc next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st, sl st to join (27).
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc next, sc next 8 sts, hdc next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc next 2 sts, sc next 7 sts, 2 hdc in last st, sl st to join (34).
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in around in BLO, sl st to join. (34).
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc around (through both loops), sl st to join (34).
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc next 11 sts, hdc2tog 6 times, hdc next 11 sts, sl st to join (28).
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc next 10, hdc2tog 4 times, hdc next 10 sts, sl st to join (24).
Row 8: Ch 2, sc next 8 sts, hdc2tog 4 times, sc next 8 sts, sl st to join (20).
Row 9: Ch 1, Sc next 6 sts, sc2tog 4 times, sc next 6 sts, sl st to join (16).
Fasten off, weave in end.
Head (main color):
Make a magic circle, ch 2. 12 hdc’s in circle, sl st to join (12).
Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to join (24).
Do not fasten off. Ch 4 (for ear), sl st in the next 5 sts, ch 4 (other ear), sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for attaching to bootie.
Make a magic circle, ch 2. 8 hdc in circle, sl st to join (6). Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto head.
With black yarn and blunt needle, sew on the nose and mouth. Fasten off and secure on the back.
Attach nose to head by sewing in and out of each st around. Fasten off and secure on the back.
With black yarn and blunt needle, sew on the eyes. Fasten off and secure on back.
Cute approx. 6″ long of orange and gold yarn. Fold in half. Insert hook in st and pull the middle of the strand though, yarn over and pull strands through. Alternate colors in each st around the head. Trim to desired length.
Attach head (start with the middle of the head being attached to the top front end) to the bootie by sewing in and out of each st around.
With main color, put your hk through the middle back of the heel of the bootie (right under the top row) and pull up a st. Yarn over and ch 6. Fasten off and pull the last ch all the way through. Weave in both ends. Attach 1 (6″) strand orange and 1 (6″) strand gold yarn the same way you did for the main at the end of the tail. Trim to desired length.
Repeat all steps with other bootie.
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