Owl Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

The other day while I was busy organising my ever-growing pattern library I quickly realised that I had never created an owl inspired pattern yet! This came as quite a shock to me, as I adore everything about those beautiful creatures.

It didn't take me more than a minute before I grabbed my crochet hooks and some brightly coloured yarn and set to work to create these little cuties you see below.
What are some of your favourite animals? 




Materials
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) - Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

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


Pattern 

Sole
Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (aqua colour), 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 yarn (flamingo colour) 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 Crochetin 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 (12stitches. 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. You should have 26 (30) stitches now. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Repeat pattern to make a pair.


Eyes
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (white), 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 Crochetsin 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 in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now. 
Slip Stitch into the first stitch. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 4 eyes. 

Taking your tapestry/wool needle and any yarn colour of your choice, embroider some "Eyelash" detailing onto each eye to give the impression that the eyes are closed.
Sew 2 eyes onto the front of each bootie, towards the top, making sure to space them out evenly.


Beak
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn (Aqua), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 7 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the 4th chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Triple Crochet in the next stitch. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Create 2 beaks, then sew 1 beak onto the front of each bootie, towards the bottom.


Pompoms
Then make 4 pompoms using all 3 yarn colours, making sure each pompom measures 1" in diameter  I used THIS tutorial to make my mini pompoms.
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach 2 pom poms to each bootie, just above the eyes.





Hope you all enjoyed this tiny owl 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,

24 comments:

  1. Soooo sweet! I absolutely love the pompoms!! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  2. My favorite animals are horses

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  3. As always, thank you for sharing your awesome patterns. They are just beautiful

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  4. hi olivia...the owl bodies are way too adorable...thank you for sharing...sally

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  6. hi olivia, im having a problem with this pattern. i cant get it to match up. please help

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    1. Hello,
      What seems to be the problem? I'd love to help out!
      Olivia

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    2. There is an error in the pattern.. but I figured it out, but for those who cant... in the pattern where is says to repeat (how many times) that is the total .. so if it says repeat 7 times like in row 4.. only repeat 6 times.. the 7 is the total number of times.. it is like that in all the repeat rows.. hope that makes sense.. thanks love the pattern

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  7. I'm so confused in round round 5 I keep getting 38 not 34. Am I supposed to be doing 1 single decrease and 1 single crochet in the same stitch for 15 stitches? That part has me super confused!!!

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  8. Hi just love the owl bootie pattern i have just tried to make one and the decreases are not in front of bootie its all on one side dont nowhat i did wrong ,can you please give me some advice what to do i really want to make them to match my owl hat i made and turned out great lol thank you for sharing your beatiful patterns cheers amanda

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    1. There is an error in the pattern.. but I figured it out, but for those who cant... in the pattern where is says to repeat (how many times) that is the total .. so if it says repeat 7 times like in row 4.. only repeat 6 times.. the 7 is the total number of times.. it is like that in all the repeat rows.. hope that makes sense.. thanks love the pattern

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  9. Hi just love the owl bootie pattern i have just tried to make one and the decreases are not in front of bootie its all on one side dont nowhat i did wrong ,can you please give me some advice what to do i really want to make them to match my owl hat i made and turned out great lol thank you for sharing your beatiful patterns cheers amanda

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    1. I just figured out why the decreases are not center. when she says repeat * 6 times she means including the previous stated *

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  10. Hi just love the owl bootie pattern i have just tried to make one and the decreases are not in front of bootie its all on one side dont nowhat i did wrong ,can you please give me some advice what to do i really want to make them to match my owl hat i made and turned out great lol thank you for sharing your beatiful patterns cheers amanda

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  12. Thank you so much for the pattern. Absolutely adorable and I am a HUGE owl fan. I am also a reborn baby artist and am always looking for the most adorable patterns for crocheting to dress the little angels in. HuGz

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  13. Hello, I am pretty new to crocheting and have been searching all over for 'child' size booties, but can only find baby sizes. Do you have a pattern for kids??

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  14. Hello, I am pretty new to crocheting and have been searching all over for 'child' size booties, but can only find baby sizes. Do you have a pattern for kids??

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  15. I have just finished a baby fishing hat made with a tan and camouflage yarn.

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  16. Do you have a pattern for toddler sizes? I would love to make my nieces some, they're 2 & 6

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