Thread Crochet Baby Converse Pattern free

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These crochet shoes walk the line between “Oh my holy cuteness” and “why in the world would anyone make those”.  I’m leaning towards the cute side myself…  But if you don’t agree, I get it.  Crochet “clothing” is always a bit iffy.  But personally I totally adore them and am even thinking of getting a new thread color to make him another pair!!

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So I first saw this on Pinterest (of course) and used this pattern from josicroche. The pattern is in Portuguese, but an amazing reader translated it into English so just scroll all the way down. She has step by step pictures as well so it’s a great place to start.

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My problem??? I give birth to Hobbits. Truly, their feet don’t even fit onto their birth certificate!!! So when I followed the pattern for the sole it only made it MAYBE 2/3rd up his foot. So I started over. (and of course I didn’t take any pictures of me making it because 1) I was making it up as I went, and 2) I’m holding a sweet baby 24/7- I’m typing this one handed so forgive any mistakes please).

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The second problem? The angle of the sides. His feet are not only LONG but skinny and narrow. SO even tied super tight it was still too loose (again- no picture). SO I also had to make up the sides (also make the tounge longer, the lace holes different, etc…) for for me the pattern was a GUIDE, but that was it.

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If you like yarn more than thread crochet I saw this converse high top pattern on Ravelry! I REALLY need to update my ravelry page- it’s like over 4 years behind right now! Since I didn’t try this one I can’t tell you if it would fit my little boy or not, but looking at the pictures I’d have to make a lot of the same changes there as well.

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step by step instructions for my variation thread crochet super long converse shoes
for pictures please see original design by JosiCroche

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Material:
Cotton thread in white and your choice of color
Hook 1.75mm
Hook 1.25 mm (for the laces)

Stitches used:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (ss)
single crochet (sc)
single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
half double crochet (hdc)
double crochet (dc)
double crochet decrease (dc2tog)
triple crochet (tc)

the sole- using white thread
Chain 21
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain, and in each of the next 5 chains, 1 hdc in the next 7 chain and 1 dc in the next 6 chain. In the last ch make 9dc. Go back on the other side of the ch, making 1 dc in the next 6 chain, 1 hdc in the next 7 chain and 1 sc in the next 6 chain. In the last ch (where you made the first sc) make 3 sc. Fasten with sl st. Do not turn. (51 stitches)
Row 2: work in circular rows. Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same sc as chain. 1 dc in the next 19 stitches, 2 dc in the next 9 dc, 1 dc in the next 19 stitches, 2 dc in the next 3; sl st on ch3 (64 stitches)
Row 3: ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as chain, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the next 20 stitches, *2 dc in the next dc , 1 dc in the next dc, repeat from * twice, 2 dc in the next 4 dc, *1dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * twice. 1 dc in the next 20 dc, 2 dc in the next 6 dc.; sl st on ch3 (82 stitches)
Row 4: Still using white thread, start making the sides, still circular rows. Ch3 and 1 dc on each stitch. Fasten with sl st. (82 stitches)
Row 5: repeat 4th row. Fasten off (82 stitches)
Row 6: Using red thread make 1sc on each dc. Fasten off with sl st. (82 stitches)
Row 7: Using white thread, make 1sc on each sc. Fasten off with sl st. (82 stitches)
between the 3rd row (sole) and the 4th row (side) make a row of sc on each stitch, to make the sole well defined. Fasten off (82 stitches)

toe top and tongue
toe top
Row 1: Front. Using white thread, ch 4 (counts as first dc), then 6 dc in the 4th ch from the hook. (7 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn, dc in same dc as the chain, 2 dc in each dc (14 stitches).
Row 3: Ch 3 and turn, *2 dc in the next dc , 1 dc in the next dc, repeat from * once, 2 dc in the next 4 dc, *1dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * once. 1 dc in the last dc, chain 1 and sc across the bottom of the half circle, 13 sc, ss fasten off (22 stitches + 13 stitches across the bottom)

tounge
Row 1: Attach your colored thread with a ss to one side of 13 stitches across the bottom. Ch 3 (first dc) and dc in each sc across (13 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn (first dc) and dc in each sc across (13 stitches)
Row 3-11: repeat row 2 (13 stitches)
Row 12: ch 1 and turn. sc in first dc and every dc across (13 stitches)
Row 13: repeat row 12, fasten off

attaching the top/tounge
Find the center stitch of the front of the bottom of the shoe, count over 11 stitches and mark. Using a needle and white thread starting on one side of the top/tounge and sew it onto the bottom starting at the stitch you marked. Sew around in every stitch (22) and tie off!

Sides
row 1: starting in the same stitch as where the top of the shoe is attached sl to attach, ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc2tog, dc in every sc around the shoe until you get to the last 3 sc (the last one is the same stitch as the other side of the top of the shoe), 2 dc2tog and dc in last stitch. (60 stitches)
row 2: chain 4 (counts as tc here and throughout) and turn, skip next dc and sc in every dc around until you get to the last 2 dc. skip 2nd from last dc and tc in last dc (58 stitches)
row 3: turn, sc2tog (the tc and dc stitches), then sc in every stitch around until the last two and end with a sc2tog (in the last sc and top of chain 4) (56 stitches)
row 4-9: repeat rows 2 and 3 – three times (row 9 – 44 stitches)
row 10: Chain 4 and turn, dc in the next sc and every sc around until the last sc. End with a tc in last sc. (44 stitches)
row 11: repeat row 3 (42 stitches)
row 12 repeat row 10 (42 stitches)
row 13: repeat row 3, ss and tie off (40 stitches)

Laces
switch to hook 1.25mm
Ch 191 (an approximation is okay)
sc in second ch and sc in every ch to the end Fasten off (190 stitches).

Converse logo
row 1: ch 4 (counts as ch 1 and first dc), 19 dc in 4th chain from hook. sl
row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, close with ss and fasten off
using your colored thread create a star however you think looks best.
Sew the circle onto the outside of each shoe!

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks Chels! I noticed your moving back to AZ? Hope the move goes well. It will be nice to be by both your families again. I keep checking your blog hoping to learn more about whats going on with you guys. Your in our prayers!!!

    • says

      Thanks so much! I loved them, but once I finished was worried everyone else would think I was becoming to grandma-y or out of touch! So I’m glad (so far) people like them!

  1. says

    These.are.so.cute. I find this to be a perfectly acceptable form of crocheted clothing. Plus, they are GREAT for those chunky little baby feet that don’t quite fit in regular shoes. :)

    • says

      thank you so much! I’m having a hard time linking up anywhere these days, but I’ll add your party to my list for when I get back into it more (when the baby starts sleeping more.)

    • says

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad they’ve been a hit! I was worried me thinking they were cute might be because I’m not sleeping much, but glad everyone else seems to like them too!

    • says

      Let me know how it goes. And if your baby doesn’t have super long and narrow feet us the original pattern. I’d hate for them to be to big for anyone! I often wonder if I’m the only one who gives birth to hobbits!

  2. says

    These are so cute! I’m still a crochet beginner, but I will definitely try these once I have a little more time ;-). Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Wow, they are absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I could crochet… And having a baby and complete a crochet project? You’re one super-woman!!

    • says

      HA! I’m up late at night with him, so crocheting, knitting and cross stitching are easy to do. Nothing else can get done at midnight, even typing is hard with him on my lap, but working on these hands on projects keep me sane at 2 am

    • says

      Thanks! I’m used to re writing patterns. Not always, but often enough that I felt comfortable doing these shoes. My first rewrite didn’t go this well that’s for sure!

  4. says

    Why make them? To show the world that you can — and because they’re so gosh darn cute! It’s the same reason I knit a pineapple hat to put on my newborn’s head.

    • says

      pretty much everythink looks cute on an adorable baby, right? They can get away with wearing crochet, knit and other crafty items us adults can’t get away with!

  5. says

    If I knew how to crochet, I would totally make these! Cutest little things ever. I am going to forward this to my aunt and beg her to make me a pair! I stumbled this!

    • says

      sorry I missed your link party. I’m a bit behind on comments, as well as link up’s these days. Maybe when I’m getting a bit more sleep I’l get back on top of all this stuff. Thanks so much for cmmenting, I’m glad you like them!

  6. says

    seriously?! you’re killing me… these are SUPER cute! I’m just learning the basics of crocheting, and i’m a LONG way from anything as tedious as this.. but MAN! super duper inspiring to get my butt & gear & learn already! :) thanks for sharing.. found you via today’s creative.

    • says

      I’m glad you think they are cute! Really working with thread is just like yarn, just much smaller. Not too tedious at all once you get used to it, and now I actually prefer it! But there are yarn versions of this shoe and yarn is for sure faster to work with for projects like these! Good luck, I love crocheting!

    • says

      Thanks. I hadn’t thought of the gift side of things, but will have to use some pink glitter thread to crochet a pair next time a friend has a baby girl!

  7. Jen says

    After trying a few times, finally got these adorable shoes down, yay!! I prefer thread over yarn, so these are PERFECT for me to make! Thank you!

    • says

      I’m so glad!!! It took me about half a dozen tries to get it right for my little guy! I hope the sizing is okay as my Baby has GINORMOUS feet (he grew out of them so fast I’m debating a larger size or not!)

  8. Marsha says

    These are awesome! I going to make them in pink and white and green and white for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  9. rosesmith says

    hi just wanted to say im a beginner at crocheting but love converse shoes my daughter has 2 pairs atm lol i just wanted to say im using very thin glittery wool with a streaking hat hook and seems to be working just as well my baby is due in may and wanted lots of handmade everything these are just perfect x also would it work if i changed thickness of wool and needles will it make it bigger for slippers for my daughter she a size 7 uk. by the way you truly amazing to do it with a baby x

  10. Michele says

    These little sneakers are so “‘”adorable! I don’t know the first thing on how to knit or crochet unfortunately plus I have arthritis in my hands or I would attempt to crochet a pair or two for my first born grandson. Do u make and sell them to at craft fairs or here online? If so, I would be very interested in purchasing a pair or two. Thank you!

    • says

      I don’t sell them, but try etsy! I know a lot of people using my patterns to sell on etsy. OR if you know anyone who crochets you can always invite them to create some for you!

  11. Bushra says

    Hi many many thanx really Pretty creation …….just a little question where should I start the toe top and tongue section or should I make it separate then join in toe of shoe?………

    • says

      Out of all the baby shoes I’ve made this year I think these might still by my favorites… I think I need to make a larger pair, maybe in yarn this time…

  12. says

    Hi i just saw these and they are adorable . i have a special friend that just had a baby and would like to find someone who has a pair or would sell a pair. just let me know how much and ill do it ty steve

  13. kimberly coleman torres says

    Hello ,does any one know where I can find some body that can make these for me to buy??? I know someone that wants a pair and my lady that crochets says she is no longer doing it and I have no idea to even try it but really need a pair of these ..Please let me know..Thanks

  14. joy says

    i had the patteren about 32 years ago it was from baby size to adult size and now i need the patteren and can’t fine it to make my hubby some again his size is 10 to 13 but sence his feet swell now he thinks that they will fit better toowith the swelling

  15. Katie says

    With thicker yarn and a bigger needle, this pattern will fit an adult foot. I made a pair with this exact pattern for my boyfriend and he loves them.

  16. Paula says

    These are so great my kids plaay basketball. I enlarged the pattern to make them to fit my kids in their school colors, Can’t wait to give them for Christmas.

    • says

      yes but not with this hook and if you use the right size hook for yarn these will be HUGE. If you want an infant pattern in yarn check ravelry, there are a few free yarn converse patterns out there.

  17. Carrie says

    Would you by chance know what the “measurements” of your son’s foot was when you made this pattern, or at least how long the shoes were? I’m wanting to make a pair for my nephew who is also “long and skinny” but I’m not sure how long your long was…does that make sense? lol Thanks!!

    • says

      wow, that was over a year ago, I don’t bother buying baby shoes until they start to walk, so I have no idea what the size was or what to compare it to, I’m so sorry. make the soles and see what you think before going on??? sorry i can’t be more help.

  18. Bobbie Tamietti says

    Please advise the United States size for the 1.75mm and 1.25mm crochet hooks. All of my hooks have letters for sizes. I am most anxious to make the infant tennis shoes. Thank you.

  19. Ella says

    Hi! I love this pattern! I was wondering where I could buy thread hooks. I clicked on the link to amazon that you gave another commenter, Bobbie Tamietti, but it won’t sell them. I’ll try again later but I would really like these. Thank you for your help and your wonderful blog! ~Ella
    P.S. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your blog and patterns!

  20. Angela says

    Oh my goodness! Too cute. I am starting on these right away. We have baby boy #5 due in February and these are just too darn cute. I have to bring him home in these.. Thank you so much for the pattern. Warm Holiday Wishes to all from sunny AZ!

  21. Ms. Tommie McCann says

    Hi. I just wanted to say ‘thank you!!’. My daughter has a four month old son and I have another grandson on the way in Feb. I saw shoes like these for the first time on Facebook earlier this week. I am so glad I found your page with the pattern so my grandkids can have them. I looove them and I want some in every color!! Lol! Thank you, again, for sharing!

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