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Monster Baby Booty Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Crochet, Free, Patterns

Monster Booties. Grr.

Knitted version

These booties are really quick and easy to crochet. I made this out of yarn in the stash. They don’t take much yarn. You could also make them out of green or other great monster colors.

These booties will fit 0-3 months on a small baby. They are pretty small, so you might want to use larger hook than I did.

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Supplies

  • Worsted weight yarn for the sole
  • Fuzzy yarn for the monster foot. (I lost the label on mine, so I’m not sure what yarn it is, but any novelty yarn should be fine.)
  • Size I hook
  • Tapestry needle

Instructions

Each turn counts as the first sc for the row.

Sole

With worsted yarn, ch 6.

Row 1: Skip the first two ch (these become the first sc) sc4 (5 total)

Rows 2-9: Turn. sc 4.

Row 10: Turn. dc, tc, dc, sc. Pull yarn through and weave in ends.

Sole

Foot

Join the white to the sole at the back corner (not the rounded end). We will sc around the outside of the sole. There will be 4 stitches on the front and back and 6 on each side (a total of 20 stitches). The stitches down the side don’t naturally fall in line with the rows in the sole, but you can work them in at an even spacing.

Rows 1 – 3: Ch 2 (the first sc) sc19. Join.

Row 4: Turn. sc 5 (this should bring you to the start of the toe), sc4tog, sc10. Join.

Row 5: Turn. sc 8 (since you were going in the opposite direction, this should also put you at the start of the toe), sc3tog, sc5. Join.

Row 6 & 7: Turn. sc 14. Join. Pull yarn through and weave in ends.

Claws

I made the claws by tying French Knots. I wouldn’t use beads or buttons, although they would be cute, due to the choking hazard.

Monster Baby Booty Pattern, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
July 16th, 2008
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50 Responses to “Monster Baby Booty Pattern”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for the wonderful pattern these are so adorable! I have only nephews so it is nice to see a fun pattern that a little boy would enjoy! I have a nephew who starts walking soon so these will be great for him for a holiday gift! He is the cutest little monster ever! I use french knots in all my baby toys too; better to be safe! I’ll be sure to send you a finish picture! PS. I may have to make a bigger pair for the older brother too! Thanks again- J. D.

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    I have two weddings to attend in august so hopefully there will be baby showers in the future. thanks for the truly one-of-a-kind gift! In the mean time I will make a few pair for the charity groups I belong to. Very Cute!

    btw – saw it on Ravelry!

    Lynne

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  3. Anonymous Says:

    How cute!!!

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  4. Anonymous Says:

    there s0o adorable!!!

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  5. Anonymous Says:

    Very very cute! I just love them. I think I’ll try to make them as well.

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  6. Anonymous Says:

    Oh! They’re Baby Bumble booties! I know a couple who loves Frosty the Snowman – they nicknamed their baby son Bumble. I have to rummage now to find what I need to make these. Thanks!

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  7. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I love em to much…4 monsters I have them on…and one big monster….mine.

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  8. Heather DollarStoreCrafts Says:

    Those are super adorable! I’ll have to try them!

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  9. Crafting Incognito Says:

    These are SOO cute, but I can’t seem to make them correctly. Could you please maybe word it differently?
    Thanks!!

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  10. Shana Says:

    What is causing you trouble?

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  11. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I made one successful bootie, but I had to make some adjustments. Instead of chaining two (on row 1-3) I had to take out the two chains. I guess I have the problem worked out, it’s just oporator error I’m sure! By the way, I have some yarn that is very similar to the one you used for the bootie, and since you lost the lable I thought you might want to know the one I have is called: Filatura di crosa-fancy. Color-Shade.
    Thanks for your help!

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  12. Crafting Incognito Says:

    These made darling elephant feet to match an elephant hat

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  13. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I loved them so much I made a giant pair for myself!

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  14. TribalDancer Says:

    I am trying to make these, and am just not getting the same shaping you are–they are coming out quite wide open around the ankle, and would not stay on the baby well at all.

    I am also struggling with getting 6 sc per side on the initial join with the fuzzy yarn to the foot. The length of the foot is 9 rows long, so how do 6 single crochets fit evenly there?

    Finally, I am wondering why you choose to turn when going around the upper, instead of just continuing around. Is there a technical reason I am not understanding (I am pretty new to crochet, so forgive me is this is a silly question).

    Any hints?

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  15. Shana Kreikemeier Says:

    I’m not sure on the first question. My guess would be that you are accidently adding more stitches in. For the six along the side, you just skip stitches so they fit. If it’s not perfectly even, it still works out okay. Fuzzy yarn is very forgiving. And turning is just a personal preference. You can certainly continue to go around if you like, but when I do it I always find myself adding more stitches. I’m by no means an expert crocheter, either.

    Good luck. I hope the pattern hasn’t been too frustrating for you.

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  16. NguyenFam. Says:

    I think this is really cute to make for my friends baby but i cant seem to figure out what to do for rows 1-3 for the foot.

    please help!

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  17. Shana Kreikemeier Says:

    You are just single crocheting all the way around.

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  18. Crafting Incognito Says:

    These are cute but, as written, too small for a full term baby. I’m not good enough with numbers to create a larger version, but those who are will probably want to go up several sizes when making these. The fuzzy yarn is also tough to work with an H hook. Maybe a bigger hook would solve both issues.

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  19. Shana Kreikemeier Says:

    I’d try going up a hook size or two to increase gauge. I’m a loose crocheter, generally. Otherwise, the concept is pretty easy to make any size needed – solid colored sole, furry foot, toes.

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  20. Crafting Incognito Says:

    They are such very tiny booties, I don’t think they would work on a newborn. I have knit or crocheted eight pairs of booties for my baby, and these are tiny. They’d fit on my daughter’s baby doll.

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  21. ladykalous Says:

    There are some really snotty people on here! Not sure I want to be a part of this site if this is how peole are. The person who wrote the pattern WARNED you that it wasnt the greatest and writing a pattern isnt just that easy! I have written a few and it is harder than one may think! I think the booties are adorable and I am a very ADVANCED crocheter so maybe I can help. I will atemo the pattern in your version and see if I cannot simplify for those who would like whine about it instead of help you. SO sorry the writer had to deal with that uncalled for hatred. Will get back to you on directions…..

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  22. mrs.haggie810 Says:

    Hey! I made a pair of these for our bundle on the way, and for a friend for her son she is expecting as well, and they are so quick and easy, that I upsized the pattern, and I’m making matching slippers for my kids b/c they will just get a kick out of them! As far as the directions…normally when you crochet, you don’t crochet into the first stitch when you turn, with your directions you have to, to get the correct stitch count…no big deal, but you don’t do it on the row where you ch 2 and use that as your first sc, so I would put in your directions, ch 2, skip first sc, 19 sc’s in each sc around. or something along those lines. Also, I would make a note that on the others rows the first sc is made in the very first sc of the row…if that makes sense. I didn’t have a problem with the directions really though…but I’ve been crocheting for 11 years now. :D Thanks for a cute pattern! And a great way to use up all the fuzzy yarn I have from when I used to waist money on novelty yarns!  Oh, and I’m going to pick up and knit some ribbing onto the top to help them stay on. ;)

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  23. MissLilli Says:

    I love these booties, they look so cute. I would love to crochet them for my own baby and for my nephew as well, but I do need help with the sizes. I would need the pattern for the measures for a 0-6months baby and for a 6-12months baby. I would be glad if I could get some help as I have no idea how to adjust the sizes. Thanks in advance, Lilli

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  24. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I worked up one of these last night and co-workers are already falling over themselves to get me to make more! What a cutie!

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  25. Ladee Says:

    I, too, have older nieces/nephews/grandchildren and would be very interested in your ‘upsized’ pattern. But there is no way to contact people who make comments. Would you be willing to share your pattern? And how do we go about making contact?

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  26. Crafting Incognito Says:

    I do not have the talent of being able to adjust patterns so drastically. Would you be interested in sharing your new pattern?  Would you post it here or need to have my email?

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  27. Crafting Incognito Says:

    these are adorable!! have you got any plans to make a matching bonnet?

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  28. shana Says:

    I am not a big crocheter and have no intentions of redo-ing this old, free pattern. But I am very open to specific suggestions to improve the pattern, if you would like to offer them.

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  29. Crafting Incognito Says:

    i've been crocheting for years and this bootie is adorable however these are the crappiest directions ive ever read. couldn't the poster have taken a few more minutes to write them they are extremely vague.

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  30. Colleen Says:

    Wow. Could you be more rude?

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  31. Crafting Incognito Says:

    Wow!  You are so rude I thought it was a joke! LOL

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  32. Crochet What? Says:

    If anyone is able to edit the bootie part of the pattern to make it more understandable I would really appreciate it. I complete the soles no problem but when i move on to the second part I'm very confused….. thanks! :)

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  33. shana Says:

    What specifically do you find confusing?

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  34. E Christina Dabis Says:

    Your pattern is crystal clear. These are the most adoring booties I've ever seen.  I especially like your French knots!  Thanks for creating them and for so generously sharing the pattern!

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  35. shana Says:

    Thanks for the offer of tightening up the pattern. I'd greatly appreciate suggestions for improvements, as I'm sure would future monster bootie crocheters.

    And don't worry about snarky comments. Haters gonna hate.  :)

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  36. Crafting Incognito Says:

      I greatly appreciate this cute pattern You have given us and an adorable freebie to boot. To bad the person doesn't like your directions. I don't see any patterns from them, DO YOU?

     

    TY

    Sandy

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  37. Icing Says:

    This pattern is so adoarable. I did have a little bit of trouble reading the directions, but I just continued on and did what I thought you should have written. Either way, they came out looking just like your picture. ^^ So thanks! =)

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  38. amerz Says:

    these are too cute! making them for my 1 year old nephew, he has a stuffed animal to match. to adjust the pattern i just tripled it, i took out row 10 and just SC'd that row. I think I'll make him a little hat to match also. He's going to look adorable! Thank you for this wonderful pattern

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  39. smithl1028 Says:

    I have been crocheting for a few years now but I am certainly not good enough to know how to increase pattern sizes, would you mind sending me the instructions to increase this pattern.  It is adorable.  Also does anyone have mittens by any chance for monster's  or is there a way to modify this pattern for thumbless mittens?

     

    Thanks in advance for any help

    And thanks to the original gal who shared this pattern, it is absolutely adorable.

    Lisa

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  40. Jess Says:

    Is there a way to make this pattern bigger, for maybe toddlers? I have a couple of boys I want to make some for, but they are a bit older, 2 and 3, soon to be 3 and 4. I’m not much good at messing with patterns yet.

    Thanks!

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  41. Shana Says:

    I’ve scaled the knit version (http://needyl.com/knitting/knit-monster-baby-booties) for larger sizes, but do not have instructions for larger sizes of the crochet version.

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  42. bet Says:

    Since the knit instructions are availble, larger, just use them for crochet. needles compare quite well too, look at the parts that the yarn is worked and eyeball them.
    this may help some of the requesters for larger pattern.
    I have not tried these, but wrote out the pattern. If i am willing to settle for a pair that is not furry, I will make some. I am not able to have that much fuzz in the yarn.
    thanx for your courage in making this pattern available, most your readers are glad for this too.
    keep at your ventures!
    bet

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  43. kimv Says:

    I fully intend on making these for my son and our new baby who is due in Jan. I am always having to find “day time” sleepers in the winter for our babies because they are too small for shoes! this solves the missing socks issue and keeps them with toasty warm toes! my son is 2, and is deeply into the monster thing right now.. gotta see if i can find some fuzzy green yarn ;) i generally adjust all crochet patterns to my own liking anyways and i really appreciate you sharing!

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  44. alison Says:

    Thank you for sharing! Any tips on making a larger size?

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  45. Angela Says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for the super cute pattern. I’ve been crocheting less than a year and I didn’t have any problems reading it. I’ve paid for patterns that have had horrible instructions that made no sense so yours being understandable a free is a super woohoo!

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  46. kiera Says:

    i like this website cause it gives me ideas

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  47. Tamara at Moogly Says:

    So cute! I linked to them on my blog this morning – http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-baby-booties-patterns/

    Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!

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  48. patienthand Says:

    I whipped up the first pair rather quickly, now on to the second pair, yes they are small, but perfect for my needs. I have twin grand daughters arriving soon, they will be 6 weeks early due to being high risk twins. I needed some preemie size stuff

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  49. Shana Says:

    I hope all goes well with the little ladies. Glad you liked the pattern.

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  50. Gina Says:

    I love this pattern… such a change from the generic baby bootie.. I used a K hook and very fuzzy yarn. They look like they will fit 0-3 months possibly up to 4 months… Awesome pattern.. Thank you very much for sharing. :)

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