Converse Style Crochet Baby Bootees

My daughters friend is expecting her first baby in February, they have literally been friends all of their lives. Their birthdays are only 6 weeks apart and they had their first playdate when they were just 6 & 12 weeks old, they started school together at the same nursery when they were three and shared classes all the way through their senior years in education. It is quite amazing seeing this young lady that I have known all her life producing a new life herself.

I could not resist making these Converse style bootees for the little man, yes she already knows IT’S A BOY!

Crochet Converse Style Booties

This cute pattern has been squirrelled away in my little stash, of ‘things to make one day’,  for a while now and I have been waiting for the opportunity to give it an airing.  I must be honest and say that it was on the third boot that I felt happy with how it was looking, it took the three goes to get the hang of making the front sit nicely – this was totally down to me being too eager to finish and not reading the pattern more carefully.

Crochet Converse Style Booties Side ViewI have taken shots from all angles so you can get a good all round view so on to the side. The black trim line makes them look like the real thing don’t you think?

As I so often do I I have used good old Stylecraft DK which is always so great to work with, the choice of colours is fantastic especially for these little boots.

Crochet Converse Style Booties Back ViewAnd the back, I still think I should be able to improve on the joins that you can see on the white sole here.

Then on to my favourite finishing touch – the laces!

Crochet Converse Style Booties LacesI love the finishing touches on this pattern, it describes how to coat the end of the laces in glue and leave to dry before trimming so they look like real laces.

Crochet Converse Style Booties 2

So if you have a little critter of your own or indeed anyone else’s you want to make these for……… the pattern by Suzanne Resaul is available via the home of many great patterns – Ravelry.

It is a very popular pattern around the globe and has been translated into Swedish by Pysselkiisen,  Spanish by Duendecilla. and more recently Italian by Mirella.

Please note that this pattern has kindly been made available for you to use and enjoy free of any charge, also you may sell shoes from the pattern, the only thing is that is required is that you give the credit for the pattern design to Suzanne, and lets face it, she really does deserve it.

THANK YOU SUZANNE.

66 thoughts on “Converse Style Crochet Baby Bootees

  1. ToadRockStreet January 26, 2014 / 10:59

    Wow! They’re amazing. Found your blog and love it – always great when patterns are shared. Will be checking out some of your older posts, just need to get a nice cup of tea and a biccie…

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 4, 2014 / 22:51

      Hi to you and welcome, I am so pleased to be able to keep your attention through tea and biccies. Looking forward to popping over and checking out your projects too.

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  2. *Wisher* January 22, 2014 / 15:08

    so cute.. thank you for sharing them.. 😀

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  3. manty67 January 21, 2014 / 22:53

    My hubby says if they came in his size he’d wear them 😀 -thanks for sharing – I hope your daughters friend liked them

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  4. Pat F. January 21, 2014 / 03:23

    Ooooh, those booties are absolutely gorgeous!!! I am new to crocheting and love to look at all the things I hope to one day make! I am visiting from “The House of Jones” and look forward to checking out your blog!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas, NV
    USA

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 21, 2014 / 13:46

      Welcome to the wonderful world of yarn craft, I am sure you will love crochet. It is so rewarding to create something from a simple ball of yarn and I look forward to seeing your progress. Do you have a blog? It is a wonderful community and a great way to make new friends and get inspiration. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon.

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  5. gentlestitches January 20, 2014 / 23:58

    Seriously they are spectacular. Your rendition is fabulous and ohhh, those laces! I will be book marking this pattern and that is for certain! It is like having a grandchild when someone this close has a baby.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 21, 2014 / 13:48

      Thank you so much. I am pleased that you are going to make some too, if every one that has said they are making them follows through there will be lots to see on wordpress soon, So excited, can’t wait. I am going to make a red pair next so I will share them once completed.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 21, 2014 / 13:54

      You are so right, I have 4 children 28, 26, and twins 22, and none of them are ready to fulfil my desire for grandchildren yet, so I will just have to be patient.

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  6. hedanni (Danni Haughan) January 20, 2014 / 23:00

    Oh wow they are too cute! I wish I had had this pattern before my friend’s little boy got so big, what a thoughtful gift 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 21, 2014 / 13:55

      Now you have the pattern you can make some for the next birth. Or you could use a larger hook and thicker yarn and make him a pair to wear as slippers!! I have thought about doing that already myself.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 23:05

      Thank you for the link to my post, I would love to make a pair as a gift for your new baby if you let me know what colour you would like. Loved the baby cake your colleague made, so cute, almost oo good to eat.

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  7. oursewingpatch January 20, 2014 / 17:25

    thank you for sharing, they are awesome and exactly what I was looking for but for a new born girl!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 23:10

      Thank you. I have seen photos of them in pink and they look so cute, I want to make them in every colour possible.

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 23:08

      Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely comment, hope to see you again soon and I will be popping over to browse your pages shortly.

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  8. Sonja January 20, 2014 / 12:23

    They are amazing. I had a look at Suzanne’s pattern and might have a go. I was about to start a little blanket for someone at work who is expecting a little boy in March but I think she would just love these.

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  9. thehouseofjones January 20, 2014 / 09:36

    Oh my goodness! These are AMAZING! I think I might have to give them a go for my little bump – also due in February. Now, what colour to pick so that they are unisex… red maybe?!
    Jones x

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      • thehouseofjones January 29, 2014 / 09:10

        Thank you so much! Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I really am so touched with the offer to make us a pair, they are the cutest little booties I’ve ever seen!
        Jones x

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 4, 2014 / 22:55

        It is my pleasure. Actually, I completed them at the weekend so I just need some details for your address. You can email me on geraldine.ricketts@hotmail.co.uk if thats ok. Hope you are looking after yourself and making the most of the time to rest now you have finished work.

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      • thehouseofjones February 10, 2014 / 11:26

        Thank you so much!! I have emailed you with my details 🙂
        Jones x

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  10. Patty January 20, 2014 / 07:42

    super cute! Lucky baby,luckly mom for having such a caring friend!

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  11. ninjaknittermel January 20, 2014 / 02:18

    Adorable ❤ the laces are the perfect finishing touch 🙂

    I need more hours in the day to find my crochet mojo again!

    Mel x

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 23:01

      The laces are my favourite bit too, they give them a real authentic look. If you find more hours in the day please let me know how, I could do with a few more too!!

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  12. Victoria January 20, 2014 / 01:46

    Those are the cutest baby booty’s I have ever seen!

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  13. Victoria January 20, 2014 / 01:45

    Those are the cutest baby bootees I have ever seen!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 22:59

      I was taken with the pattern too, as soon as I saw it I knew I would make them one day, I am sure I will be making more in the future too.

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      • Victoria January 20, 2014 / 23:00

        Well they are too precious. I’m not sure I could pull that off -:)

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  14. KerryCan January 19, 2014 / 22:05

    Those are the cutest things EVER! Makes me think I should maybe learn to crochet . . .

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      • KerryCan January 21, 2014 / 12:44

        Well! That’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a while–thanks! I have tried crocheting, though, and find I get frustrated very easily. The process doesn’t quite speak to me . . .

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      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 21, 2014 / 13:51

        I know what you mean as it is the same for me with sewing, such a precision is required and I always have a tendency to be over generous so things don’t come out quite right. When I have more time I would love to have another go at sewing. One day…………………

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  15. Glenda January 19, 2014 / 22:03

    Now I want a baby just so I can make these – LMBO! They’re too cute!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 20, 2014 / 22:55

      Now that would be a radical step! You could always make some and donate them to your local hospital baby unit instead, at least while you give it a bit more thought 🙂

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  16. The Quilt Meister January 19, 2014 / 21:18

    Kewl 😊

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  17. Tajana January 19, 2014 / 17:27

    They are sooooooo sweet!!!I have just downloaded the pattern and will make a pair for the baby my brother will have at the end of May….thanks and well done!!!!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 19, 2014 / 17:30

      Thanks, I look forward to your post when you make some too, my tip would be to check out the photo’s especially for the front of the shoe, I did not look properly at the photo’s and that’s where I made the mistakes with the first try’s. Can’t wait to see what colour you make.

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      • Tajana January 19, 2014 / 18:00

        😀 I think both my brother and sis in law will love it….so in the next months I’ll try to realize some….we will see…. 😀

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  18. thelandroverownerswife January 19, 2014 / 13:44

    Oh my! I’m speechless. Your daughters’ friend will be absolutely delighted and amazed by these gorgeous little shoes, of that I am positive 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com January 19, 2014 / 17:22

      Thank you. They went out for dinner last night and my daughter gave her friend the bootees and she was thrilled with them. I am so pleased she liked them.

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