How to Knit Cute Baby Shoes with Basic Knitting Skills

Are you new mother that suddenly have an idea to knit baby shoes? Well, we tell you the truth that knitting baby shoes is not easy especially if you try to knit complicated patterns. However, knitting baby shoes is not impossible for newbie. Even though you only have basic knitting skills, you still can make cute baby shoes for your baby.

how to knit cute baby shoes

So we will help you by giving the instructions of how to knit cute baby shoes that even people with basic knitting skills can do it. Please have a look.

  1. Prepare the materials. For baby shoes, people often use baby-weight yarn as the material. We are going to use regular needles. Check the yarn label to see the needle’s size that compatible with the yarn’s weight.
  2. Measure the yarn. By measuring your yarn first, you will know how many stiches you should make per inch, and how big the shoes will be when you finish the project. These are how you measure the yarn: Try to knit in a normal garter stitch for about 20 rows. If you like to combine with other patterns, you can knit 10 rows of garter stitch and 10 row of other pattern. Use a ruler to check the accurate inches. Measure six-inch width and across from this width, see how many stiches you make per inch. Use the ruler again to measure the length of 20 rows of garter stitch. Now you know how many stitches you should make for certain fabric’s width and how many rows you should make for certain length.
    How to Knit Cute Baby Shoes with Basic Knitting Skills
  3. Determine the shoes size. Measure your baby’s feet to get the information of how many inches around the ankle, the toe, the shoes base, and the desired height of the shoes up the ankles. Take the four important numbers: The amount of stiches to cover the toes comfortably. The amount of stiches to cover the heel comfortably. The amount of row to get the length of shoes base. The amount of row to get the desired height of the shoes up the ankles.
  4. To knit from toes to heel, you can knit the row as many as you can. However, to avoid the shoes look baggy at the heel, you should decrease the stitches per each row. Here’s the rule. When you reach the half of your journey to the heel, knit for 2 or 3 more rows, then reduce by two stitches per row until you reach the end of the heel.
  5. Now it’s time to knit the shoes’ rise up the ankles. If you want to make low ankle rise, then you should knit three rows for the cuff. If you want to make a boot with high rise to the calf, you should knit 24 rows for the cuff.
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  6. Sew the edges of the cuffs and the shoes base, but don’t sew it too tight to make some space when worn.
  7. Add ribbons or buttons to beautify the baby shoes you make.
  8. That concludes the instruction of how to knit cute baby shoes.

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