Crocheted Hightop Sneaker Booties -Newborn Size- Free Pattern

crocheted hightop sneakersAs you know my daughter is having her second baby this summer.  That means she’s kept me busy making cute baby items she’s finding on Pinterest and Instagram!  So of course she came across these crocheted hightop sneakers that look like the ever popular Converse Chucks.

I searched high and low (no pun intended) for a pattern to make these crochet hightop sneakers.  There are actually several out there for free and for a fee.  The patterns run about $5 on Ravelry where even I post some free patterns (here’s a free legwarmer pattern I shared on Ravelry).  Anyway I digress.

Back to the crochet hightop sneakers.  I actually made some booties using some of the free patterns I found on the web.  I wasn’t happy with any of them!  A couple were too big, I mean really big like toddler or even child size!.  And one of the most popular ones was so difficult to follow, at least I found it difficult.  So in the end I decided I had to figure it out for myself.  And that’s just what I did!

crocheted hightop sneakersThe Crocheted Hightop Sneakers  that I’m showing on this article are actually those that I’ve made using the pattern I made up.  Actually I made the pattern up as I went then after the third or fourth pair I decided I needed to write it down so that I can make the same booties again in the future and also to share with you my readers.

I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn and a size C 2.75mm crochet hook.  And of course you need scissors and a yarn needle.  If you need to you may want to use a stitch counter and markers.  And of course you will need yarn in 2 colors or more if you like.  You will not use a whole skein for one pair so it’s a great project to make if you have lots of left over yarn from previous projects.

This project may seem difficult but it’s really not as long as you follow the pattern and have the correct number of stitches and rows.   Hence the counter and markers, they’re helpful tools for everyone, specially beginners.

 

 

The stitches you will need to make these crocheted hightop sneakers are:

Magic Circle (If you don’t know how to make a crochet magic circle here’s a quick video to show you how)

Chain (Ch)

Slip Stitch (Sl St)

Single Crochet (SC)

Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Double Crochet (DC)

Back Loop Single Crochet (BLSC) – This means you work the SC in the back loop of the stitch under it.

Increases are made by making 2 stitches in the same stitch

Decreases are made by SC stitches together (SC2Tog, SC3Tog, SC5Tog)

So here’s the pattern for Newborn sized Hightop Sneakers!

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crocheted hightop sneakersCrocheted Hightop Sneakers

*The 1st Ch on every round/row does not count as the 1st. stitch of that round or row.

Sole

Using white or whatever color you want the bottom rubber part to be.  (Main Color is the color of the tongue and upper sides.)

Rd. 1 – Ch 11  Sc into second ch from hook and every ch to end – 10 total.

2Sc more into last ch and then turn work so the foundation chain is now on the top.

8SC in each chain back to where you began. 2Sc twice into last ch.

Join using a Sl St to the 1st. ch st you made but skipped in this round.   Total 22 SC

Rd. 2 –  Ch 1. Inc in 1st st.(2 sc in 1st. st), SC 7 (this means SC in next 7 sts.) 2SC in the next 3 Sts , SC 8, 2SC in last 2 sts.  Sl St to join. Total 27 SC

Rd. 3 – Ch 1. 2SC 1st st, SC10, 2SC in next 4 st, SC 10, 2SC last 3 sc. Join with Sl St  Total 36sc

Rd. 4. – Ch 1. Sc into 1st st,2SC in next st. Sc 10, [2SC next st, SC] x 2,  [SC, 2SC next st] x 2,  Sc 11, [2SC next st, SC] x2, SC, 2SCin last st. Join.  Total 44 SC
Rd.  5 – Ch 1. SCinto 1st st, 2SC   next st, SC 12,  [2SC next st, SC 2] x 3, 2SC next st, SC 12,  [2SC next st, SC 2] x 2, 2SC  next
st, SCin last st. Join.  Total 52SC

Rd. 6 – Ch 1. SC1st st, 2SC next st. SC 14. {2SC next st, SC 3, 2SC next st,SC 2, 2SC next st}, SC 3, 2SC next st. Sc 14(.
Repeat  between { } , then SC into last 2 sts. Join.  Total 60SC

Rd. 7 –  Ch 1. SC into 1st st, 2SC next st., SC 16, {2SC next st, SC3, 2SC next st, SC 4, 2SC next st}, SC3, 2SC next st, SC 16, Repeat pattern between{ }, SC into each of last 2 sts. Join.  Total 68 SC

Fasten off and Block so it lies flat.

Rubber rim –

Attach yarn to where you fastened off on the sole.  You will be working around the sole and gradually form the sides up.

Rd.  1 – Ch 1, SC in every st around, join.  Total  68sc

Rd 2-6. Ch 1 , BLSC (back loop SC) in every stitch around, join.  Total 68 blsc (You will notice the sides will start to form up)

Sl St at end rd 6 fasten off

Join main color between rds 4-5, slip stitch all the way around to make the contrasting line on the rubber rim

 

Toe-

Find center, count 12 on either side so you have 24 st to work with

Row 1-2. Ch 1, 24sc

Row 3. Ch 1, sc2tog 12 times

Row 4-6. Ch 1, sc 12 turn

Row 7. Ch 1, sc3tog 4 Times

Row 8. Ch 1, 4sc

Row 9. Ch 1, sc4tog

Fasten off but don’t cut yarn

Take yarn to 1st sc an beginning row 1 and slst

Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) DC across total 18dc

Switch to main color and make tongue

 

Tongue

Row 1 – 18 dc turn

Row 2-4 – Ch 1, sc across 18sc

Row 5 –  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, turn 16SC

Rows 6-16- Ch 1, sc 16, turn

Row 17 – Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, turn 14SC

Row 18 – Ch 1, sc2tog, sc nxt st, hc nxt st, dc in nxt 6 sts, hdc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, sc2tog on last 2 sts.

Fasten off

Slst red on first row of toe part

 

Sides

Using main sneaker colour, pick up and sc remaining sts from around the “rubber” section. Once you have completed this first row, work as follows: You should have  44SC

Row 1: Ch 1, sc all sts, turn. 44sc

Row 2: Ch 1, Sc2tog, sc 1, ch 1, sc to last 3 st, ch 1, sc 1, sc2tog. Turn. 42sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc all st (inc 1 sc in ch spaces), turn. 42sc

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 2 st, sc2tog, turn. 40sc

Row 5. Ch 1, 18sc, sc2tog 2 Times, 18sc turn. 38sc

Row 6. Ch 1, Sc2tog, sc 1, ch 1, sc 14, sc2tog 2 times, sc 14, ch 1, sc 1, sc2tog. Turn.

Row 7. Ch 1, sc 15 inc sc in ch space, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc15

Row 8. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, sc13, sc2tog, turn.

Row 9 ch 1, sc all st, turn, 30sc

10 Ch 1, Sc2tog, sc 1, ch 1, sc to last 3 st, ch 1, sc 1, sc2tog. Turn 28sc

11ch 1, sc all inc ch spaces, turn. 28sc

12 ch 1, sc2 tog, sc to last 2 st, sc2tog, turn sc 26

13-14. Sc around sc 26

Fasten off.

Trim –

Attach white or your contrast color to the tongue and SC around 3 sides ( make 3SC in the corners)

Attach white or your contrast color to the front of the one of the sides by the tongue and SC up to the top, across the top, and back down to the other side.

Logo

Make 2

Make 10HDC in a magic circle.

Pull tight to make a circle of HDC, join.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

With a yarn needle and main color sew a 5 point star on the circle you just made.

Stitch to the sides of each sneaker.  Be sure you put each logo on the opposite sides so that they can be seen when baby wears them.

Laces

Chain 150.  Thread appropriately to the front of the sneaker.

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