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Baby Ballet Slippers Crochet Pattern

By: Amanda Saladin from
Baby Ballet Slippers
Baby Ballet Slippers

Learn how to crochet the cutest and easiest Baby Ballet Slippers with this free baby bootie pattern. These baby slippers are so quick to work up and make great gifts, plus they make the sweetest surprise at baby showers. This easy pattern uses light/dk yarn and simple crochet stitches. You also need to learn how to work basic crochet increases and decreases for this. Make these in classic ballet pink, or modify the color to better match your little one's favorite shades!


Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge20 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Finished Size0-6 (6-12) months, 3 ½ (4)” sole length Shown in size 0-6 months.

Materials List

  • Red Heart Baby Hugs Light (100% acrylic 318 yards [290 meters]/127 grams):  #3724 Pinkie
  • US size F (3.75mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle

Baby Ballet Slippers Pattern

Notes: Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.


  1. Ch 10 (12).

  2. Round 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 (4), hdc 2, dc 2 (3), 7 dc in last ch.  Working on opposite side of ch, dc 2 (3), hdc 2, sc 3 (4) – 24 (28) sts.

  3. Round 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc 8,(10) 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc 8 (10) – 32 (36) sts.

  4. Round 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc 8 (10), repeat from * five times, sc 8 (10) – 40 (44) sts.

  5. Round 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * two more times, sc to end – 43 (47) sts.


  1. Round 1: Sc in back loop only of each st around – 43 (47) sts.

  2. Round 2: Sc 21 (23), (sc 2, sc2tog) four times, sc 6 (8) – 39 (43) sts.

  3. Round 3: Sc 3, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 9 (11), (sc, sc2tog) four times, sc 7 (9) – 33 (37) sts.

  4. Round 4: Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 8 (10), hdc2tog, (dc3tog) twice, hdc2tog, sc 5 (7) – 25 (29) sts.

  5. Make invisible join: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made. (Do NOT fasten off the regular way).  Insert hook from right to left in 2nd st to left and pull yarn through.  Insert hook from right to left in the middle of the last st made (the one you pulled the yarn through initially) and pull yarn down through the middle of this stitch.


  1. Join yarn in 3rd sc from hdc2tog.  Ch 4.  Join to opposite side with a slip st. Fasten off.

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