Dr. Martens Baby Booties Pattern (Crochet)

July 6, 2011
In: Crochet

Because I love Doc Martens shoes so much and since I think I’m a bit too old to wear them, I decided to live vicariously through my baby daughter and make some for her. Unfortunately, there were no patterns available, so I decided to write up my original pattern.

Gauge: I used worsted weight yarn and a 4mm crochet hook to fit a 5 month old baby.

Materials: brown & yellow yarn for sole, black yarn for laces, red (or other color) yarn for shoe.


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sl st, ss – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • Instructions

    With brown yarn ch 12.

    row 1: 2 hdc into 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 8 ch, 4 hdc in next ch, continue on the other side of the foundation chain – 1 hdc in next 8 ch, join with sl st.

    row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 2dc in next 4 st, 1 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next 7 st, 1 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st, join with ss.

    row 3: ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 2dc in next 8 st, 1 dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next 10 st, 1 dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next st, join with sl st.

    row 4: dc in back loop only around.

    row 5: Switch to yellow. sl st all around (to get the signature Dr. Martens yellow stitch).

    row 6: Switch to red (or color of your choice). sl st in brown back loop only all around.

    row 7 (top of shoe): ch 1, 5 sc.

    row 8: 2 ss (on side of shoe), ch 1, turn. Skip 2 sl st, 5 sc.

    Repeat row 8 10 times, join to side of shoe with ss.

    row 19 (cuff): ch 3, dc all around, join with sl st.

    If you want the cuff to be smaller (as I did) you can decrease a few stitches in the middle of this row, at the back of the shoe.

    repeat row 19 twice (or until you decide the bootie is tall enough).

    With a small amount of black yarn, embroider the laces on.

    Make two and enjoy!

    [This pattern is for personal use only. Items made with this pattern may not be sold without my explicit permission. Please read the Terms & Conditions for further details.]


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  2. angela

    this is very confusing when i get to row 7 i do the chain one and 5 sc ,, then what turn? please clarify.


  3. Betsy Baker

    I have gotten red slip stitched but where do I put 5 sc? In the brown at front? Please help

  4. Betsy Baker

    I am having issues as well. The instructions for top and cuff might be a bit confusing…

  5. What does ss mean? Slip stitch? Or skip stitch? Or what?

    I’m having trouble with the top of the bootie..this is my first pair