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Baby booties as baby shower gifts

With modern machines and cheap imported baby clothing, it's not necessary to knit at all. So many people around me asking why I'm knitting if it is so easy to just go and buy whatever you want, with any budget. Even better, you can shop right from your home, sitting in front of your computer and choose from so many colors and varieties available, and everything will be delivered to your door. But the stuff in the shops seems all the same, like two drops of water or chickens on a farm... For example, you find really cute pink booties and decided to buy them for your sister, who expecting soon new baby girl and you so excited to give her your present, but... on your way back home you met a couple with their baby daughter wearing absolutely the same booties...It's clouded your mood, but thinking what the odds that your sister will ever meet them you continue on your way. Finally, the Baby shower day arrives, the day everyone was waiting for...you find out that someone else brought the same booties and she opened that present before yours! After seeing this, your present doesn't seem cute or special anymore... Now you want something unique, that no one else has it...as unique as your niece is to you. But if you want something different and one of the kind, then that something should be not manufactured but handmade...but keep in mind that prices for handmade stuff might be higher since more time spent to make design, produce each thing and make it presentable.

Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties

Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties

Pink Mary Jane shoes / booties

Pixie shoes

Pixie shoes

Pixie shoes

Ballet shoes / slippers

Ballet shoes / slippers

Ballet shoes / slippers

If you know how to knit, then use your skills!

Why do you need to buy expensive baby presents when you have the skill and materials to make lovely, homemade and unique gifts? How often do we knit something big and we have some "leftovers", the yarn that usually ends up in the bag somewhere in farthest corner of the closet? Knitting is a soothing and cheap hobby. While you are watching a movie with the kids, or catching up on your favorite soap opera you can be knitting and purling a pile of creative, one of a kind baby booties / shoes that will keep those precious, tiny feet and ankles warm without spending a bundle. Start building a stash of knitted baby booties to keep on hand ready for the next of your friend's or neighbor's baby showers or just to sell.

Baby booties in five pastel colors...

Baby booties in five pastel colors...

Baby booties in five pastel colors...

White & Pink booties

White & Pink booties

White & Pink booties

Vintage style baby booties

Vintage style baby booties

Vintage style baby booties

Mary Jane shoes / booties

Mary Jane shoes / booties

Mary Jane shoes / booties

Never done anything in baby sizes?

If you know how to knit, but never have done anything for babies, it's OK. There are so many knitting patterns and detailed instructions on the web to choose from. You even can find free baby knitting patterns, and they are a lovely way to provide inexpensive quick knitting, baby sweaters, baby blankets, bibs or booties. If you want to give a baby gift that doesn't look like it came from the mall, then hand knit booties are just the things.

How to knit baby booties books

Peach booties

Peach booties

Peach booties

Tall baby booties

Tall baby booties

Tall baby booties

Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Pink Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Baby alpaca Yarn

Baby Yellow booties

Baby Yellow booties

Baby Yellow booties

Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style

Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style

Black and Purple Doc Martin Boots style

Knitting needles

Baby booties could be done using circular needles, two single pointed needles or set of 4(5) double pointed needles. Check your pattern carefully what size and kind of needles are required for it.

Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots

Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots

Blue Doc Martin Baby Boots

Strawberry Baby booties

Strawberry Baby booties

Strawberry Baby booties

Fall colors...

Fall colors...

Fall colors...

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Knit Baby Booties with tutorial videos

Ecru booties with crocheted flowers

Ecru booties with crocheted flowers

Ecru booties with crocheted flowers

Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.

Red Mary Jane shoes/booties.

FREE baby booties patterns

Pink Doc Martin boots

Pink Doc Martin boots

Pink Doc Martin boots

Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)

Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)

Black and Charcoal Doc Martin boots(booties)

Christmas Elf shoes

Christmas Elf shoes

Christmas Elf shoes

EPILOGUE

Whether your favorite baby yarn is cashmere homespun or Red Heart baby yarn, whether you choose soft and cozy pastels or bright, bold hues, a smooth or cabled finish, a solid color or a pattern, these booties are sure to please...fresh off your knitting needles! They are going to be priceless because you going to knit them with your love, and this what will differ them from others.

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Any comments or suggestions?

connie yearian on January 31, 2019:

can you buy these patterns from you

ReneeP LM on August 02, 2012:

Love them all!! Great lens

anonymous on June 14, 2012:

@myneverboredhands: After reading this thread, you might want to start writing your patterns down and make a booklet. Looks like a lot of people are interested in obtaining them. I know I would buy them if they were available. It could be a way to support your knitting habit. :) heehee. These patterns are wonderful.

myneverboredhands (author) on June 12, 2012:

@anonymous: I don't sell patterns... Most of the patterns I created myself and I don't always write them down... But I can knit those booties for you, if you wish, just let me know.

anonymous on June 05, 2012:

where can I get the pattern for the white and pink booties? Thanks!

Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on January 24, 2012:

So cute! Beautiful lens!

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on November 13, 2011:

You have created these darling booties with tender-loving care! Squid Angel blessed:)

skefflingecho from Tobermory Ontario on November 10, 2011:

Lovely Lens and work! You've been Blessed by a squidangel.

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on August 29, 2011:

I like the Mary Jane Booties. A great lens!

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on August 29, 2011:

I love the Mary Jane shoes / booties. A great lens!

KANEsUgAr on July 01, 2011:

I like the ones with ribbons for shoelaces.

myneverboredhands (author) on June 28, 2011:

@anonymous: Will you please contact me through my "Lens master's page", there is a "Contact" button under the avatar? Then I would be able to answer your questions. Thanks.

anonymous on June 25, 2011:

@myneverboredhands: I have a pattern very similar to the White and Pink booties. My Grandmother used to make booties like that all the time. They really stay on well. I would like to know what size needles and type of yarn you used. Particularly, I like how you did the ribbon section. Any chance you would share those particulars. By the way, all of these booties are so adorable. You should try to write down the patterns. You could put them into a book or sell the patterns individually online (Ravelry or Etsy?). Bet they would sell like hotcakes. I know I would buy them.

JoshK47 on June 20, 2011:

How cute! I love the little strawberries!

myneverboredhands (author) on May 18, 2011:

@anonymous: I don't sell patterns... Most of the patterns I created myself and I don't always write them down... But I can knit those booties for you, if you wish, just let me know.

Fatima Stevens from Gravesend on May 18, 2011:

Beautiful lens!

anonymous on May 16, 2011:

Where can I get a pattern for the Christmas Elf shoes (newborn size) please.

KonaGirl from New York on April 18, 2011:

These baby booties are adorable. It is easy to see how accomplished you are at your craft! Leaving you with a Squid Angel blessing and added your link from this lens to My Squid Angel Wings blessing lens.

myneverboredhands (author) on April 10, 2011:

@GonnaFly: Yes, I sure did... Sometimes seems that my hands know by themselves what to do, I just need wait and see how it will turn out :)

capriliz lm on February 25, 2011:

The booties are just gorgeous!

Jeanette from Australia on February 14, 2011:

Oh wow! These are all so gorgeous. Did you knit them all? Great lens.

justholidays on February 10, 2011:

Although I'm not for hats, gloves, hot clothes, and the like for babies - mine got almost naked from their birth and never got sick in 18 years - I really love all these knitted booties, hats, gloves and clothes. They're that vintage stuff I love so much as I was delighted to pay your page a visit, this reminded me from the good time!

asiliveandbreathe on February 09, 2011:

Great ideas. I love the little elf boots! Making booties is an ideal project for charity fund-raising.

darciefrench lm on February 06, 2011:

Those are the cutest booties ever- my 7 year old is looking over my shoulder here and she wants a pair -:)

Patricia on January 23, 2011:

Cute booties!

Stephen Carr from Corona, CA on January 02, 2011:

Nice lens. My wife has tried forever to knit baby socks and they never come out right.

norma-holt on December 19, 2010:

What a great collection. Yiou are so right about using skills we have instead of uying stuff. My children wore only my knitted garments. Featured this on Baby Specials.

mosaic lm on December 17, 2010:

OMG super cute!!

imolaK on December 17, 2010:

These booties are very cute. I lensrolled it to my lens about baby booties.

mtonlife on December 07, 2010:

Nice article and very cute booties.

Carol Fisher from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK on December 04, 2010:

What beautiful booties, I love them and wish I knew somebody with a baby so I could buy or knit some of these.

ChemKnitsBlog2 on December 03, 2010:

50 baby bootees to knit is a really fun book. I love finding fellow knitters. Blessed by a squid angel!

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