A friend of mine asked if I could crochet some baby boy booties for her to give as a gift. As I had never tried booties, I was a little hesitant. I agreed and began my search for the perfect baby bootie pattern. The first surprising thing I discovered is that apparently both "bootee" and "bootie" are correct spellings for the singular form. Huh, who knew?
Secondly, there are lots and lots of free patterns out there for booties, but many are just so frilly and fou-fou that they just are not appropriate at all for a little boy. But if you're persistent and not afraid of digging, you will find some little gems out there. My fav so far is a pattern for a little wrap around boot for boys and girls posted by Topsy Turvy on her blog. Such a cute pattern! Good work Topsy Turvy!
She gives a pattern for girls, and a simpler version for boys. I tried out the boys' version and below are my results.
I think my favorite thing about these little boots is the shaped sole that actually looks (vaguely in my case) like a tiny foot. How can you resist?