Crochet Origami Home Booties

"Origami" crochet home booties

The size for these crocheted home booties for children and adults is very easily adjustable to any foot.

The booties are crocheted flat, in one piece with turns. All rows are worked with half double stitches, by adding 1 stitch at the beginning and 1 stitch at the end of each row until you reach half of the work. After that, decreases are done in the same way until the end. Each booty is in a shape of a square with one corner looking like it has been cut off, in the place for toes.

level

To make these home booties, you will need basic knowledge of crocheting skills. Stitches used in this pattern are chain and half double crochet.

material

  • About 1 ball of yarn (100 gr) for needles 4 mm (UK size 8 / US size 6)
  • Crochet hook 4.5 mm (US size G/7)
  • Yarn needle

size

“Origami” booties can be made for children as well as for adults since the written instructions below are adjustable for all sizes. The best option is to measure the foot length and then subtract 2.5 cm /1 in. If you are not able measure the foot, use the chart information given at the end of this post.

abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

inc – increase = work 2 hdc in the first st / last st

dec – decrease = work 2hdc together

instructions

Beginning

Start from the toes (mark X on Diagram 1). As Diagram 1 shows, the sides of the square a should be equal to the foot length. Line c is placed at the half of the square side, and it is the folding line of the upper edge of the booty. 

Diagram 1

Calculating the number of stitches for toes

The width marked with X (toes) is supposed to be about 10cm for a female foot, and 12cm for the male foot. When the booty is folded, we get half of that measurement. To calculate the number of stitches, knit a swatch piece. On the swatch measure 10 (12)cm and count the number of stitches on that length. This will be the number of stitches to begin with. For children’s booties, you can start with 11 sts.

Crocheting the booty

Chain the needed odd number of sts as explained above. For children’s booties start with 11 sts.

Row 1 – Ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 1hdc in each st to the end of row. Turn.

Row 2 – Ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 2hdc in first st, 1hdc in each st to the last st. In the last st work 2hdc. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until the side marked with a (i.e. from X to b) measures the foot length minus 1 inch. This length should be an inch shorter than the foot because crocheted garments always stretch a bit when worn.

From this point on continue with decreases – at the beginning of each row ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), dec 1 (= 2hdc tog); then work hdc until there are 2 sts left; work 2hdc together in the last 2 sts. Turn.

Repeat this row until there are 3 sts left. In next row work ch1, 3hdc together. Cut yarn, weave in end.

Make the other booty in the same way.

The photo below shows the look of a finished piece. Above it is the complete booty.

Assembling

Fold the piece in half vertically, as shown in Diagram 2 – sides a should be lined up. See photos below too.

Sew sides a along the red line, but leave the part marked with X unsewn for now. Then sew the sides between lines b and c. Cut off yarn and weave in end. Next, squish the booty to be flat so that the seam lies in the middle. Now sew the opening X at the toes. Turn the booty inside out, fold the little unsewn triangle along side c.

Diagram 2

Finishing

Do 1 round of half double crochet around the upper edge of the booty.

For decoration, sew a metal tag, a decorative button, or make a pom-pom and attach it onto the tip of the folded part of the booty, like you can see in the post Origami Home Knitted Booties With Pom-pom.

I bought the metal tags for these booties in a Chinese shop, where they sell them in a bag of 7-8 pieces.

Sizing charts

Chart showing shoe sizes for children and teenagers

Chart showing shoe sizes for adults in cm. 

Knitted Origami Booties

Knitted Origami Booties

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