POMPOM BABY SHOES
An easy crochet tutorial with pattern

 

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This is an easy beginner crochet tutorial.  It is in US crochet terms. If you prefer to use UK terms you can find a conversion chart here.
This pattern is for 0-6 months babies shoes. The sole measures 3.75 inches (9 cm). It is very easy to adapt for bigger sizes, you only need to increase the crochet hook number and/or use a thicker yarn.
For a good fit it’s crucial to check your gauge.

Gauge:

18 hdc stitches x 16 rows = 4″x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm).

Materials:

  • Any sport weight or fine yarn. I like to use 100% cotton.
  • G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge.
  • yarn scraps for pompoms (wool and acrylic yarns are the best)
  • a pompom maker or a fork.

Pattern:  (make 2)

Sole

Foundation: Using the sport/fine yarn, ch 10.

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Rnd 1:  sc into 2nd chain from hook and into each of  next 7 sts; 5 sc into the last ch st (work these 5 stitches around to the other side of the chain); 1 sc into each of  next 7 unused loops, working over the end tail; 2 sc into the last unused loop; join with a sl st into 1st sc. (22 sts)

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Rnd 2:  ch2; 1 hdc into same space as ch 2; 1 hdc into each of next 7 sts; 2 hdc into each of next 5 sts; 1 hdc into each of  next 7 sts; 2 hdc into each of  last 2 sts; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (30 sts)pompom_shoes_tutorial_1rnd2
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Rnd 3: ch 2; 1 hdc into same sp as ch 2; 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts; 2 hdc into each of next 3 sts; 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts; 2 hdc into each of last 2 hdc; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (36 sts)

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pompom_shoes_tutorial_2rnd3pompom_shoes_tutorial_3rnd3Now you should have a 3.75″ (9 cm) sole.

Sides:

Rnd 4: work in  BLs (back loops) for this round only.  ch 2; 1 hdc into each st around to the end; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (36 sts)
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Rnd 5: ch2; 1 hdc into each st around to the end; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (36 sts)
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Top of foot:

Rnd 6: Ch 2; 1 hdc into each of  next 11 sts; dc2tog, 6 times; 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (30 sts)

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Rnd 7: ch 2; 1 hdc into each of next 10 sts; dc2tog, 4 times; 1 hdc into each of next 11 sts; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (26 sts)

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Rnd 8: ch 1; 1 sc into each st around to the end; join with a sl st into top of ch 2. (26 sts)
pompom_shoes_tutorial_1rnd8Finish off. Weave in ends

Now you can make your pompom using a pompom maker or a fork. Here you can find a great video tutorial to learn how to use a fork to make pompoms. You can use any yarn you want to make them. I prefer to use wool or acrylic because of the fluffy effect.
Attach the pompom to the shoes heels and you are done!

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* You are welcome to sell the products made from this tutorial for charity or profit as long as you don’t sell or reproduce the written tutorial. I do ask that you please share the photos of your finished products here.

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