Preemie Booties in 3 Sizes

Use: Size E or F hook and baby yarn


  • Ch 16 (18, 20) st
  • Row 1: Sc in the back of the second ch from hook; all remaining sc are worked in back loop only for ribbed effect; Sc in back of remaining 14 (16, 18) st; ch 1 & turn
  • Row 2: Sc in each st across; there should be 14 (16, 18) st; ch 1 and turn
  • Row 3 – 20: Repeat row 2, omitting ch 1 at end of row 20; there should be 10 ridges and 10 valleys

To form toe:

  • Fold so that rows 1 and 20 face each other
  • Slip st rows 1 and 20 together for 7 (8, 9) st; Draw up a loop and remove hook
  • With a short piece of yarn and a needle, whip together the open heel to form the base of the bootie leg; Tie off end

To make leg:

  • Reinsert crochet hook in loop at instep
  • Ch 3, dc in each st around leg; Join with sl st; *Ch 3, dc in each dc of leg ; Repeat from * once more ; Join with sl st & fasten off

To close toe:

  • With a short piece of yarn and a needle, pick up the top st of each ridge of the open toe
  • Draw together and tie securely; Add a ribbon or ch a string to weave through ankle and tie a bow; Make the other one.