Duckling Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon dozens of old photo albums. I hadn't looked through them in years, so I decided to randomly select one and spend a few minutes reminiscing about the good ole days. 

It wasn't long before I was determined to create a new pair of baby booties, but I was even more determined to make sure they encompassed all those happy childhood memories of feeding the cheeky ducks at the pond, while you feared for your tiny fingers and their safety. 
What is something that you associate your childhood with?




Materials
3.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Orange
Yellow

Size
Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in ( ). 

Sole Length
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

Gauge
4 rows x 5 stitches in hdc = 1 inch


Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yellow yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 11 (13) Chains.
Rnd 1- Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) chains. Crochet 6 Half Double Crochets into the last chain. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 26 (30) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 8 (10) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. You should have 36 (40) stitches now. Do not slip stitch into the first half double crochet of this round.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. *Crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 6 times. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 5 (7) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet and 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. You should have 48 (52) stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Top Of Shoe
Rnd 1- Attach your DK yellow yarn right in the middle of the heel. Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. {Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this round, only in the back loop.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 47 (51) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 2 - 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. {Note: If you're creating the 6 - 12 month size, add 1 extra round to the original 2.}
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 14 (16) stitches. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 7 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 13 (15) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 41 (45) stitches now.
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches.  *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * 5 times. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 34 (38) stitches now.
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 12 (14) stitches. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 10 (12) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 28 (32) stitches now.
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 13 (15) stitches. Crochet 2 Double Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 11 (13) stitches. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 26 (30) stitches now.
Rnd 8 - 10- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. {Note: If you're creating the 6 - 12 month size, add 1 extra round to the original 3.}
Rnd 11- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Camel Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat pattern to make a pair.

Duckling Head
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yellow yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 18 stitches now.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 24 stitches now.
Rnd 5 - 8- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 9- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 16 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat head pattern twice.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew 1 head onto the top of each bootie {Note: Remember to stuff each head before sewing them onto the booties}.

I also knotted some yarn onto the top of each duckling head, and frayed those bits of yarn to create a feather like appearance.

Duckbill
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK orange yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains.
Row 1- Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next chain. You should have 2 stitches now. Turn your work.
Row 2- Chain 1, Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. You should have 4 stitches now. Turn your work.
Row 3 - 4- Chain 1, Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Turn your work.
Row 5- Chain 1, Crochet 2 Single Crochet Decreases. You should have 2 stitches now. Turn your work.
Row 6- Chain 1, Crochet 1 Single Crochet Decrease. You should have 1 stitches now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat duckbill pattern twice.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew 1 duckbill onto the front of each duckling head.


Hope you all enjoyed this darling ducky pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,



17 comments:

  1. Thank you from South Africa xxx

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  2. Those are so cute!!!!!!

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  3. Love all your animal booties, going to do them all for my grandson. :-)
    Only found your site today. Best wishes from Ireland.

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  4. OMG!!! They are so cute :)

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  5. Hi! Love your patterns, thanks for all the hard work. I have a question about this duck head pattern. The last step sys we should end up with 18 stitches but I'm only getting 16. From 24 to 16 am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Hello,
      So sorry for any inconvenience, but that was a typo in the pattern!.. Will fix it right now to "16".
      Have a lovely day,
      Olivia

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    2. Is "8ply yarn" similar to medium weight yarn? If not, what is it?
      Thank you! I'm hoping to make these for some future baby...they are so adorable! :)

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    3. Hello, it's actually "Light" or "3" yarn. Medium is the weight above it.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  6. Can't wait to try these cuties - Beryl Harrington, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

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  7. Does one continue crocheting in the back loop after round 1?

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    1. Hello Cheryl,
      No, you only crochet into the back loop for round 1. You crochet through both loops for the rest of the pattern, unless otherwise stated :)

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  8. Hi Olivia! I love these shoes - I'm making a pair for a baby shower gift. I have a question about the sole: does the "right side" of the sole go on the inside of the shoe or the outside? Does it matter?

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    1. Hello Chelsea,

      The right side goes on the outside :)

      Olivia

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  9. This is my 1st time to your site but just had to let you know how much I have enjoyed browsing around in it. Your have some really nice choices.

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  10. Hello, I am looking at rnd 11 of the shoetop and it calls for a camel single crochet and I don't know what that is? I looked at the picture (thanks, by the way, for the good close-up pics) and it doesn't look like a reverse sc. It does look like it is on the inside of rnd 1o? Can you explain how this is done? Thanks

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