Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slipper Bootie - Crochet Geek

Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slippers

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slippers

Video Tutorial: Foundation Half Double Crochet

Skill Level - Easy

HDC - Half Double Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet

Size H/5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Buttons for Strap Closure

Work a chain of 9 if you prefer to use a chain instead. Work the pattern according to the instructions.

Sole and Sides
Round 1: Side 1- Make 8 foundation half double crochet. Work 4 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Side 2- Work 1 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches. Work 4 HDC in the last stitch. Join with the beginning stitch. (22 Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 2: Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. 2 HDC in the same ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 6 St's. (Increase Section) (This next section has increase stitches to form the rounded shaping of the slipper) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next St, 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST. 1 HDC in ea of the next 6 St's, (Increase Section) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next St, join. (28Half Double Crochet Total)

Round 3-4: Ch 1, pull up, this chain will not count as a stitch, only a step up to make the rest of the stitches. Work 1 HDC in each HDC around. (28 HDC total)

Toe Top
Find the center of the slipper. Count back 6 stitches and attach the yarn. CH 2. There are going to be a lot of stitches on the hook for the top top. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert through the next stitch, leave the loops on the hook. Do this 11 times total. When all the loops have been completed, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all the loops being careful not to drop loops off of the hook. Adjust the final loop for a tight closure. Chain to secure. Cut a long tail, pull the yarn through the chain. Sew the tail through the stitches a couple of times to make sure the stitches are nice and secure. Knot and sew in the tail.

Skip 2 stitches. Attach the yarn to the 3rd stitch. Ch 1, pull up and work 12 HDC. There will be 2 stitches on each side left unworked. Work 5 Foundation Half Double Crochet to make the strap. The first FHDC will be worked in the same stitch as the last HDC. NOTE: Attach the yarn to the opposite side for the second slipper so you have a closure on each side.

Button Loop
Chain 5 for the button loop or according to your button size. Join with the opposite end of the Half Double Crochet. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.

Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slipper

Crochet Baby Mary Jane Slipper Left Hand

Foundation Half Double Crochet


  1. Adorable, as always!
    Teresa, you are such a help and an inspiration. You encourage me to try things and experiment. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Angelica Bays

  2. How so very cute. Thank you for the pattern.


  3. Thank you so much, Your hand drawn Patters are a life savor, I appreciate you taking the time to draw them out. Having ADHD i don't have the patents to read though a pattern, but getting it draw out is a life savor.

    Tara Dolson

  4. I appreciate all the comments, thank you.

  5. Do you use a program to draw out your diagrams? If so, which one? I am trying to find one and am having a hard time. Love your videos!!

  6. Thank you so much for doing these! I'm going to save this link. I can only seem to crochet watching your videos. You are so much easier to follow than anyone else. I have taught myself to crochet watching your videos, and I am pregnant again. This makes me so excited b/c this baby is going to be a little girl!!

  7. Is there a way to print these instructions? I will be traveling and want to work on this without hauling out the lap top.

  8. Julia,
    Yes, the instructions can be printed.

  9. Julia,
    Yes, the instructions can be printed.

  10. I'm having the hardest time making these shoes for my toddler girl. She wears a size 5-6 in infant shoes. I increased the stitches and am using a size I hook. Any suggestions or advice? I made one of your shoes and it was too small. Though I loved how easy the pattern was to follow.

  11. Holly,
    The pattern will probably need modified in several places for a larger foot. That will mean more increase rounds on the sole, sides and toe top.

  12. I love this pattern thanks for sharing it with us.

  13. They turned out so fabulous! Thank you! I made mine a bit taller and made the strap go around the ankle instead. They're so fabulous in lilac coloured cotton!

  14. I made my daughter this booties of different colors! I love it!

    Thanks so much Teresa for the great pattern + video. It helps people like me a lot.

    More power!

  15. thank you so much for the tutorial.. made a pair of this cute mary jane slippers.. :D

    u're the best!! :D

  16. Is it possible to get some instruction on how to make this pattern bigger for an older baby?

  17. Your tutorials your patterns are just amazing.. I'd like to share the picture I've made.. Slippers looks cute and adorable, and I've made it in two colors.. Hope you'd like it. Here

  18. Hi! I love your video. I made mine in pink. I gave them as a baby shower gift. You are very good at giving detailed directions. Thanks

  19. Hi Teresa.. love your blog and videos. I tried the mary jane slippers.. came out beautiful! thank you so much :)

  20. Hi, i love your site, I was just wondering what size these mary janes are, i can't find where it says it. Thanks

  21. Thank you for sharing. YOur instructions are easy to follow.

  22. Just found your videos and patterns for the first time and you are amazing! I try to be frugal and make things myself but I'm still really learning. I just finished watching your little mary jane tutorial and I'm so giddy about them I can't wait to start them in the morning! Baby girl will be here soon and these will be perfect to bring her home from the hospital in...although I might have to use a REALLY smaller needle to they end up smaller, but either way you are amazing! Thank you so much!

  23. I would like to make the mary jane slippers, but is there a way to do it without the button?

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  25. Heather,
    You can sew the strap in place and make a slip on if you prefer.

  26. Instead of a button you can do as Teresa suggested or you could also use a large sew on snap or even sew on a Velcro closure. They sell strips of Velcro circles and squares at most dollar stores.

  27. Thank you so much, Teresa! I just finished a pair of these for my baby sister, and using the 'H' crochet hook, they fit her perfectly! These are so easy, and absolutely darling. And thank you for the video - that helps a lot!

    I'll be blogging about these little booties on Monday. Check out my post here, if you would like. :)


  28. I used a 3 ply yarn with an E hook and they were the PERFECT size for my daughter's American Girl... which is just what I was hoping for! They turned out so cute! Now I have to make them for her friend's doll too! Thank you so much for the video and the pattern!

  29. What size of hook do I use for a newborn

  30. What size of hook should I use for a newborn size

  31. THANK YOU for this awesome pattern with the VIDEO! I've been crocheting for many years but hadn't picked up a hook for almost 2 decades. Now I'm "hooked" again! I was searching far and wide for a cute yet simple pattern for booties and started 3 different patterns but was very displeased with how things were looking. YOUR PATTERN AND VIDEO MADE MY DAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! BLESSINGS TO YOU!

  32. I love this pattern. Thanks very much! :)
    Lee Ann H

  33. Love this! They're so quick and they look fabulous. I've made two pairs for my baby nieces already! I was wondering how you feel about selling shoes we make with this pattern. Is that a no-no?

    1. Stacy- You are welcome to sell your finished work.


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