Make your little ballerina the sweetest pair of crochet baby slippers with these easy baby ballerina point shoes! Free crochet pattern.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Ballet Crochet Baby Slippers
This pair of crochet baby slippers was originally designed for I Like Crochet magazine’s December 2017 issue. The theme was the Nutcracker, and I thought a pair of baby ballet pointe shoes would be perfect – they agreed!
These baby booties are crocheted starting with the sole and then the body of the shoe. Then ribbons and stick-on crystal accents are added. These would be for a photo shoot with the crystals and ribbons attached. If you are making them for everyday wear I would skip the add-ons and go for these Baby Ballet Flats instead.
Yarn Options for Baby Ballet Slippers
Yarns for baby things need to be easy to care for and soft on baby skin. For this pair of crochet baby slippers I chose one of my favorite baby yarns – Red Heart Baby Hugs Light. I love both the light and medium versions of this yarn, which has been tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 chemicals. Sounds great to me!
It comes in a wide variety of colors, can be machine washed (I have tested this many times!) and works up very well. I love using this yarn and have used it on many different projects, including these:
If you’d like to substitute, feel free to use any DK weight yarn that gets gauge!
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How to Customize the Ballet Crochet Baby Slippers
These slippers are adorable in one color, but you can also work them in multiple colors. I’ve seen them with the sole one color and the body of the shoe in a different color and it worked out really great.
You can also make them without the ribbons and accents and put a simple elastic strap on if desired.
Crochet Baby Pointe Shoes
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Light (100% Acrylic; 318 yards [290 meters]/127 grams): #3724 Pinkie, 1 skein (DK weight #3)
Hook: US size F (3.7 5mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle; removable stitch markers; six 5mm stick-on crystal accents; three yards 5/8” ribbon; matching thread; sewing needle.
Size: 0-6 (6-12) months, 3 ½ (4)” sole length
Shown in size 0-6 months.
Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc
Rounds are not joined unless noted. Place stitch marker in first st of each round to keep track. If only one number is given that number applies to both sizes.
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog)
Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog)
Crochet Baby Slippers Free Crochet Pattern
Ch 10 (12).
Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 (4) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 (3) ch, 7 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of ch, dc in next 2 (3) ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 3 (4) ch – 24 (28) sts.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next 8 (10) sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in next 8 (10) sts – 32 (36) sts.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice more, sc in next 8 (10) sts; rep from * 5 times, sc in next 8 (10) sts – 40 (44) sts.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * twice more, sc to end – 43 (47) sts.
Rnd 1: Sc in back loop only of each st around – 43 (47) sts.
Rnd 2: Sc in next 21 (23) sts, (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 6 (8) sts – 39 (43) sts.
Rnd 3: Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 9 (11) sts, (sc in next st, sc2tog) 4 times, sc in next 7 (9) sts – 33 (37) sts.
Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (10) sts, hdc2tog, (dc3tog) twice, hdc2tog, sc in next 5 (7) sts – 25 (29) sts.
Make invisible join: Cut yarn and pull through center of last st made (DO NOT fasten off the regular way). Insert hook from right to left in 2nd st to left and pull yarn through. Insert hook from right to left in the middle of the last st made (the one you pulled the yarn through initially) and pull yarn down through the middle of this stitch.
Weave in all ends.
Cut four ribbons 24” long each and sew to sides of booties as seen in photos. (You can see more here).
Use self-stick crystals to decorate sides.
More Free Baby Shoe Patterns
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Ballet Crochet Baby Slippers as much as I enjoyed designing them!