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Reindeer Crochet Baby Booties – Free Crochet Pattern

Before we had our first little boy Elliot I used to make so many pairs of crochet baby booties and slippers for others as gifts and would love to see them in use. Everyone knows I love designing and making crochet baby blankets but it was the boots I desperately wanted to make for any little one that we might have.

I’m sharing the pattern for these cute little Reindeer Crochet Baby Booties so that you can all make them for your little loved ones too. They aren’t as tricky as they might look, the entire boot in made in one piece and then the reindeer face is constructed separately and added afterwards. They come in two sizes – 6-12 months and 12-24 months.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Reindeer Crochet Baby Booties Pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

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Designing and Making the Crochet Baby Booties

We had to have IVF to have Elliot and throughout the entire time I managed to stay focussed by thinking about the boots I might be able to make for whoever turned up if we got lucky.

We got so very lucky and I’m so happy that I can make slippers and boots galore for our beautiful little boy. I think that especially at this time of year crafting is about pouring your heart and soul into it and whilst these little reindeer crochet boots aren’t the most sophisticated things I’ve ever designed, Elliot absolutely loves them!

In my book, that’s all that really matters. So who cares if they are a bit wonky because I rushed to finish them one evening so that he could try the other one on too?! They were made with love and the fact that he constantly parades around the house in them seems to say he loves them too.

Patterns Options

I’m delighted that this pattern is featured as part of the Christmas Gift Idea Bloghop by Fosbas Designs on 27th October 2020! You can download the pattern PDF for free for 24 hours – just scroll down to find the button with flowers on to access the pattern.

The Reindeer Crochet Baby Booties Pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it. If you’d prefer to purchase an ad free version you can find them here:

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The Yarn

I used Rico Creative Cotton  Aran   (100% cotton, 85m/50g)

You will need: 2 balls of Cinnamon, 1 ball each of Red and White

BUY THE YARN FOR YOUR BOOTS HERE

Reindeer crochet baby boots, free crochet pattern

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Tension

Tension isn’t too important but the sole of the 12-24 month size should measure 11.5cm by 6.5cm

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch – chain,

ss – slip stitch,

st- stitch ,

BL – back loop,

rep – repeat

2tog – two together

UK TERMS: dc – double crochet, htr – half treble

US TERMS: sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet

Notes

FOR THE SOLE: The ch2 at the beginning of a round counts as a stitch.

FOR THE UPPER AND CUFF: The ch1 or ch2 at the beginning of row/round does not count as a stitch.

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The Pattern

The boots are seamlessly made starting with the sole. Once the sole and upper are made you rotate to work into the sides of the last round to form the cuff in rows.

The reindeer face is made separately and then added at the end.

Make 2 matching boots as follows:

STANDARD UK TERMS – please scroll down for US terms and a step by step photo tutorial.

SOLE: 

Foundation chain: ch9, 11

Round 1: 2htr in 3rd ch from hook, htr in 5,7, 6htr in last, rotate to work on other side of FC, htr in 5,7,3htr in last, ss in ch2 to join [22,26]

Round 2: ch2, htr in same, 2htr, htr in 6,8, 2htr in each of the next 7, htr in 6,8, 2htr, ss in ch2 to join [32,36]

Round 3: ch2, htr in same, 2htr, htr in 9,11, 2htr in each of the next 11, htr in 9,11, 2htr, ss in ch2 to join [46,50]

Continue for upper.

UPPER:

Round 1: BL only this round – ch1, dc in each, ss in 1st to join [46,50]

Round 2: ch1, dc in each, ss in 1st to join

Round 3: ss in next 2st to get to centre of the sole, ch2, htr in each, ss in 1st to join

Round 4: ch2, htr in 11,13, (htr2tog) 12 times, htr in 11,13,  ss in 1st to join [34,38]

Round 5: ch2,  htr in 9,11, (htr2tog) 8 times, htr in 9,11, ss in 1st to join [26,30]

Round 6: ch2, htr in 11,13, (htr2tog) twice, htr in 11,13 [24, 28]

Round 7: Size 2 only – ch2, htr in 12, (htr2tog) twice, htr in 12 [26]

CUFF:

Row 1:  ch23

Row 2: dc in 2nd and each ch of Row 1, ss in next 2st of Round 5 of upper [22]

Row 3: ch1, dc in BL of each.

Row 4: ch1, dc in BL of each, ss in next 2st of Round 5 of upper

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 around the boot then join the last row to the first row with a ss seam to finish.

Now make the following reindeer faces to put onto your boots:

FACE: Use Cinnamon

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 8dc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [8]

Round 2: ch1, 2dc in each, ss in 1st to join [16]

Round 3: ch1, *dc, 2dc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [24]

Round 4: ch1, *dc in 2, 2dc, rep from *around, ss in 1st to join [32]

NOSE: Use Red

Foundation chain: ch3

Round 1: 2dc in 2nd ch from hook, 3dc in last, rotate, dc in other side of foundation chain, ss in 1st to join [6]

Round 2: ch1, 2dc, dc in 2, 2dc, dc in 2, ss in 1st to join [8]

EARS: Use Cinnamon and make 2

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3dc, ch1, 3dc in 2nd ch from hook

ANTLERS: Use White and make 2. Work in continuous rounds.

Main – Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3dc in 2nd ch from hook [3]

Round 2: 2dc, dc, 2dc [5]

Rounds 3-7: dc in each [5]

Side – Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3dc in 2nd ch from hook [3]

Rounds 2-3: dc in each [3]

Sew side onto main to make antler shape.

EYES: Use White and make 2

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 4dc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [4]

Sew the nose in place on the face, then the eyes. Add a tiny stitch in Cinnamon to the centre of each eye.  Sew antlers and ears onto face. Sew face to front centre of the boot to finish.

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STANDARD US TERMS:

SOLE: 

Foundation chain: ch9, 11

Round 1: 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in 5,7, 6hdc in last, rotate to work on other side of FC, hdc in 5,7, 3hdc in last, ss in ch2 to join [22,26]

Round 2: ch2, hdc in same, 2hdc, hdc in 6,8, 2hdc in each of the next 7, hdc in 6,8, 2hdc, ss in ch2 to join [32,36]

Round 3: ch2, hdc in same, 2hdc, hdc in 9,11, 2hdc in each of the next 11, hdc in 9,11, 2hdc, ss in ch2 to join [46,50]

Continue for upper.

UPPER:

Round 1: BL only this round – ch1, sc in each, ss in 1st to join [46,50]

Round 2: ch1, sc in each, ss in 1st to join

Round 3: ss in next 2st to get to centre of the sole, ch2, hdc in each, ss in 1st to join

Round 4: ch2, hdc in 11,13, (hdc2tog) 12 times, hdc in 11,13,  ss in 1st to join [34,38]

Round 5: ch2,  hdc in 9,11, (hdc2tog) 8 times, hdc in 9,11, ss in 1st to join [26,30]

Round 6: ch2, hdc in 11,13, (hdc2tog) twice, hdc in 11,13 [24, 28]

Round 7: Size 2 only – ch2, hdc in 12, (hdc2tog) twice, hdc in 12 [26]

CUFF:

Row 1:  ch23

Row 2: sc in 2nd and each ch of Row 1, ss in next 2st of Round 5 of upper [22]

Row 3: ch1, sc in BL of each.

Row 4: ch1, sc in BL of each, ss in next 2st of Round 5 of upper

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 around the boot then join the last row to the first row with a ss seam to finish.

Now make the following reindeer faces to put onto your boots:

STANDARD US TERMS:

FACE: Use Cinnamon

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 8sc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [8]

Round 2: ch1, 2sc in each, ss in 1st to join [16]

Round 3: ch1, *sc, 2sc, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join [24]

Round 4: ch1, *sc in 2, 2sc, rep from *around, ss in 1st to join [32]

NOSE: Use Red

Foundation chain: ch3

Round 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc in last, rotate, sc in other side of foundation chain, ss in 1st to join [6]

Round 2: ch1, 2sc, sc in 2, 2sc, sc in 2, ss in 1st to join [8]

EARS: Use Cinnamon and make 2

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3sc, ch1, 3sc in 2nd ch from hook

ANTLERS: Use White and make 2. Work in continuous rounds.

Main – Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3sc in 2nd ch from hook [3]

Round 2: 2sc, sc, 2sc [5]

Rounds 3-7: sc in each [5]

Side – Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 3sc in 2nd ch from hook [3]

Rounds 2-3: sc in each [3]

Sew side onto main to make antler shape.

EYES: Use White and make 2

Foundation chain: ch2

Round 1: 4sc in 2nd ch from hook, ss in 1st to join [4]

Sew the nose in place on the face, then the eyes. Add a tiny stitch in Cinnamon to the centre of each eye.  Sew antlers and ears onto face. Sew face to front centre of the boot to finish.

Photo Tutorial

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Learn to crochet these cute reindeer boots for babies and children this Christmas with this free crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet. With a step by step tutorial they are a great pattern for beginners. Perfect for festive slippers, a great stocking filler and even for a Christmas photo shoot prop!
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Darlene Peterzak

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

These are so adorable!! Thank you for generously offering a free pdf today! :)

Beth

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

The yarn you used is out of stock would you have any suggested substitutes? I used the substitute site but the ones they suggested aren't available or there is not a color that work. I love the slippers and can't wait to make them. Thanks, Beth

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hi Beth, So excited you're going to make them! Paintbox Cotton Aran is a great choice and I've just checked and they have the right kind of colours in stock for worldwide delivery: https://bit.ly/3oxgsID Best wishes Hannah

Patricia Louden

Monday 3rd of December 2018

I want a pair for me, gramma! They are so so cute!