These thread crochet converse booties are easy to make and seriously so cute! A fun to make pattern for your sweet babies to wear.
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!!
My problem??? I give birth to Hobbits. Their feet don’t even fit onto their birth certificate!!!
So the first time I tried to make these based on other peoples many patterns they were all too small, MAYBE 2/3rd up his foot. So I started over creating my own pattern as I went.
If you like yarn more than thread crochet I saw this converse high top pattern on Ravelry! 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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Cotton thread in white and your choice of color
Hook 1.25 mm (for the laces)
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
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
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)
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!
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)
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).
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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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.
the small metal hooks for thread crocheting don’t have letters. If you have letters, they are the yarn hooks, not thread hooks. they are super SUPER small. like these http://amzn.to/XcE7yj
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!
thank you so much! The link is working again, you just want to make sure you get the small metal crochet hooks here is another one http://amzn.to/1a157U8
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!
GAH! it’s -12 degrees today! AZ sounds wonderful! Congrats on #5! my 5th is 2 now, it’s crazy how fast it goes.
can you tell me what size crochet cotton thread you are using? Thanks
size 10, the easiest stuff to find, I get it at joann’s, michaels or amazon!
what gauge cotton thread?
this is the easiest to find, the #10
Just wanted to make you aware that someone is trying to auction off your pattern you can find it this url
thank you SO much, I had it taken down, I love it when readers look out for us, thank you!
Ms. Tommie McCann
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!
Congrats on more grandbabies! I’m glad you like my patterns and I hope you enjoy making them too!
I am a grandmother and I was out with my sisters-in-law today and showed them, hahaha, they almost gave me the head shake with the click of their tongues because I am having him grow uo to fast and he should have little booties on him. I guess it shows that I am quite a bit younger than they are because I think they are terrific; so much so I am going to try to fit some onto my 2 week old grandson, who isn’t a hobbit (000 socks are at least a 1/2 inch too big for him). Thank you Topsy Turvy for the translation; and I thank JosiCroche for the original pattern.
you are so welcome! stick with the original pattern if your little one has small feet!
WOW! These are sosooooo cute!
I have just become a granny, and am going to make them.
Thank you Ashlee.
Awww congrats! I hear becoming a Granny is thes best! maybe when I have my own grandbabies I’ll be inspired to create more baby patterns! my 3yo isn’t as inspiring as those cute baby feet!
love these, will make them for grandkids. Need same pattern for adult sizes
sorry, I don’t do adult patterns in booties, the idea of crochet on my feet creeps me out (I don’t even wear socks) try etsy or ravelry, maybe someone else has already done a pattern for adults!
These are cute but i’m looking to do an adult pair. Do you know the chain st for that?
sorry, I haven’t created an adult pair yet.
i am making these in adult size for 16 yr old grandson. using a size h hook and 2strand regular #4yarn. stitches all the same xcept beg chains dep on foot size.
Hi I’m trying desperately to get the pattern of these MOST ADORABLE baby converse crochet pattern.. When you click on ‘pattern’ only comments appear. Please can you send me the patten – my little grandson would do your pattern justice!!
Look forward to hearing from you, many thanks julianne Trebble
I’m not sure whats wrong as it shows up for me just fine – are you looking at it on the mobile phone? it shortens itself – don’t forget to click the purple “read more” button to open the full post
Thank you – after trying over and over – finally worked – working on my iPad. But does not give size or what cotton? Please advise – many thanks
it’s the standard crochet thread – the size 10, I’ve never found or used anything else, so i didn’t think to say, I’m so very sorry about that!
No worries – thank you so much really appreciate your responses. – I live in Cape Town – South Africa
ty very mch
Marsha C. Fears
Those home made converse shoes is just overloaded with cuteness. We are soon going to have a baby boy, and I will ask my girlfriend to make these for our little fellah. I just pinned your site, so I know where I can find your website later. Thanks Ashlee
This is SOOOOOOOOO adorable!!
I wish I had seen this before my grandson was born. He’s 6 1/2. 🙂 There’s still hope my daughter will have another baby! I have to make these.
fun huh!!! I don’t have babies anymore either… even my sisters are done, no nieces or nephews to make them for
I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My babies 1st birthday is coming up. I wanted to have something to match her outfit and these were perfect. I got them made. Wish I could put a picture on here of the finished shoes.