Skip to Content

Baby Ballet Pumps – Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve literally just realised this week that Spring is just around the corner. The sun has been shining over in the UK and I suddenly had the urge to start thinking about Spring and Summer crochet with light and bright colours and beautiful cottons.

So this week I’m really excited to share with you a pattern to get you in the mood for the new season ahead – some cute little baby ballet pumps. They are ridiculously easy to make and are the perfect last minute gift for a new arrival, especially one born in Spring or Summer.

The pattern is in both UK and US terms and comes in sizes Newborn, Baby, Toddler and Child.

The pattern is here free for everyone to enjoy.

I’d love you to add some snaps of your finished project on Ravelry here.

This post contains some affiliate links so any clicks from you help support me to bring more free patterns each week.

Baby ballet pumps a free crochet pattern by Hannah Cross HanJan Crochet

The Yarn

I used Rico Essentials Cotton DK (5gm/130m): 1 ball each #80 White (A) and #01 Rose (B)

CLICK TO BUY THE YARN HERE

Tension and Sizing

Newborn – sole size 8.5cm

Baby – sole size 9.5cm

Toddler – sole size 11cm

Child – sole size 13cm

Tension – 20 htr/hdc and 10 rounds = 4” /10cm

Gauge
20 hdc and 10 rounds = 4”

Baby crochet ballet pumps, baby shoes, free crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet Hannah Cross

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 3.5mm/E crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch – chain

ss – slip stitch

st- stitch

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sk – skip

BL – back loop

FL – front loop

UK TERMS: dc – double crochet, htr – half treble, tr – treble crochet, dc2tog = double crochet 2 together, tr2tog = treble 2 together

US TERMS: sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

Notes

  1. The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a st.
  2. The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Baby Ballet Pumps free crochet pattern by Hannah Cross, easy crochet baby pattern

The Pattern

STANDARD UK TERMS – please scroll down for US terms.

SOLE: Sizes 1 and 2

Foundation chain: With A, ch 9, 10
Round 1 (RS): 2htr in 3rd ch from hook, (5, 6) htr, 6htr in last, rotate to work in unworked sides of foundation chain: (5, 6) htr, 3htr in last, ss in 1st to join. (22, 24)
Round 2: ch 2, htr in same, 2htr in next, (6, 7) htr, 2htr in next 7, (6, 7) htr, 2htr in next, ss in 1st to join (32, 34)
Round 3: sc throughout this round instead of htr for size 2: ch 2, htr in same, 2htr in next (9, 10) htr, 2htr in next 11, (9,10) htr, 2htr in next, ss in 1st to join (46, 48)

SOLE: Sizes 3 and 4

Foundation chain: With A, ch 11, 13
Round 1 (RS): tr throughout this round instead of htr for size 4: 2htr in 3rd ch from hook, (7, 9) htr, 6htr in last, rotate to work in unworked sides of foundation chain: (7, 9) htr, 3htr in last, ss in 1st to join. (26, 30)
Round 2: ch 3, tr in same, 2tr in next, (8, 10) tr, 2tr in next 7, (8,10) tr, 2tr in next, ss in 1st to join (36, 40)
Round 3: ch 3, tr in same, 2tr in next (11, 13) tr, 2tr in next 11, (11,13) tr, 2tr in next, ss in 1st to join (50, 54)

UPPER:

Join B to centre back with RS of sole facing you.

Round 1: ch 1 (does not count), dc in each around, ss in 1st to join (46, 48, 50, 54)
Round 2: Repeat R1 for sizes 1 and 2; for sizes 3 and 4 ch 1(does not count) htr in each around, ss in 1st to join
Round 3: ch1 (does not count), dc in 2, dc2tog twice, dc in (8,9,10,12) tr2tog 9 times, dc in (8,9,10,12) dc2tog twice, dc in 2, ss in 1st to join (33,35,37,41)
Round 4: ch 1 (does not count) dc in 2, dc2tog twice, dc in (9,10,11,13) dc3tog (tr3tog for sizes 3 and 4), dc in (9,10,11,13), dc2tog twice, dc in 2, ss in 1st to join) (27,29,31,35)
Round 5: For sizes 3 and 4 only: ch1 (does not count), dc in each around, ss in 1st to join.

Finishing

For the white trim: join A to the last round and work a ss surface crochet around, fasten ends in neatly.
For the laces: make one for each pump: using A and the smaller hook, ch (80, 100, 120, 150) and knot at each end. Slot through the centre back of the pump and tie in place to form the lace. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how far up the leg you want them to go.

STANDARD US TERMS

SOLE: Sizes 1 and 2

Foundation chain: With A, ch 9, 10
Round 1 (RS): 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (5, 6) hdc, 6hdc in last, rotate to work in unworked sides of foundation chain: (5, 6) hdc, 3hdc in last, ss in 1st to join. (22, 24)
Round 2: ch 2, hdc in same, 2hdc in next, (6, 7) hdc, 2hdc in next 7, (6, 7) hdc, 2hdc in next, ss in 1st to join (32, 34)
Round 3: dc throughout this round instead of hdc for size 2: ch 2, hdc in same, 2hdc in next (9, 10) hdc, 2hdc in next 11, (9,10) hdc, 2hdc in next, ss in 1st to join (46, 48)

SOLE: Sizes 3 and 4

Foundation chain: With A, ch 11, 13
Round 1 (RS): dc throughout this round instead of hdc for size 4: 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (7, 9) hdc, 6hdc in last, rotate to work in unworked sides of foundation chain: (7, 9) hdc, 3hdc in last, ss in 1st to join. (26, 30)
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same, 2dc in next, (8, 10) dc, 2dc in next 7, (8,10) dc, 2dc in next, ss in 1st to join (36, 40)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same, 2dc in next (11, 13) dc, 2dc in next 11, (11,13) dc, 2dc in next, ss in 1st to join (50, 54)

UPPER:

Join B to centre back with RS of sole facing you.

Round 1: ch 1 (does not count), sc in each around, ss in 1st to join (46, 48, 50, 54)
Round 2: Repeat R1 for sizes 1 and 2; for sizes 3 and 4 ch 1(does not count) hdc in each around, ss in 1st to join
Round 3: ch1 (does not count), sc in 2, sc2tog twice, sc in (8,9,10,12) dc2tog 9 times, sc in (8,9,10,12) sc2tog twice, sc in 2, ss in 1st to join (33,35,37,41)
Round 4: ch 1 (does not count) sc in 2, sc2tog twice, sc in (9,10,11,13) sc3tog (dc3tog for sizes 3 and 4), sc in (9,10,11,13), sc2tog twice, sc in 2, ss in 1st to join) (27,29,31,35)
Round 5: For sizes 3 and 4 only: ch1 (does not count), sc in each around, ss in 1st to join.

Finishing

For the white trim: join A to the last round and work a ss surface crochet around, fasten ends in neatly.
For the laces: make one for each pump: using A and the smaller hook, ch (80, 100, 120, 150) and knot at each end. Slot through the centre back of the pump and tie in place to form the lace. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how far up the leg you want them to go.

crochet baby ballet pumps, baby crochet shoes, baby girl ballet shoes by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet, free crochet pattern
I absolutely love to see completed projects so make sure you add your completed projects to Ravelry here or use #hanjancrochet and tag me over on Instagram so I can find you.

More exciting news from HanJan Crochet!

Last week saw the launch of my Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL and I’m so excited about it! It’s a FREE pattern shared on my blog and over on Deramores too so make sure you sign up to join in if you’d like to.

You can find the first part of the FREE pattern

>>>>>> HERE>>>>>>>>

You can buy the entire yarn pack and get a free PDF of the pattern >>>>>>HERE>>>>>>>>

Free crochet pattern Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross and Deramores

Free crochet pattern Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL by Hannah Cross and Deramores
The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL - Part One | Free Crochet Pattern
← Read Last Post
Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL free crochet pattern with Deramores
The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw CAL – Part Two | Free Crochet Pattern
Read Next Post →