Baby ballet slippers

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My youngest niece Freya had her baptism this week, so I made her these gorgeous wee ballet slippers for the occasion.  Doesn’t every almost three month old NEED a pair? Maia is quite jealous of them… wistfully mentioning (repeatedly stating) that she wished she had a pair just like them.  Sigh.   For her dramatics alone she probably deserves some :)

Take a baby bootie pattern and turn it into a ballet slipper in three easy steps:

1. The pattern I used is an easy one, you can find it over here.  I used only two colours… pink for the sole and white for the entire upper (Added bonus? Less sewing in of ends). Don’t make the band that goes across the top.

2. Make a pretty flower… like so:  Make a magic circle and hdc into the circle 10 times- pull the circle tight and join with a ss. Next round, sc, 3dc into the first stitch, sc into the next stitch around.  Repeat 5 times to form the first layer of petals. This round is made by working on the back of each petal; chain two and join with a ss to the opposite edge of first petal (creating a loop), continue creating ch 2 loops behind all petals. Finally create the layer of larger petals by sc, 5dc, sc into each ch 2 loop around.  Fasten off and leave a long end to attach to front of slipper… butterfly buttons optional.

3. Make the all important ballerina ties by using a length of ribbon and threading them through the back of the slipper.

Viola… pink and white cuteness!!!

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46 thoughts on “Baby ballet slippers

    gentlestitches said:
    October 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I am in pink and white cute heaven!! Most generous of you to post it. I have a gorgeous baby in mind for these and I will send photos when they are finished.

    Marybeth P. said:
    October 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Very, very sweet. Thanks for sharing

    Jessica said:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Beautiful – so very cute and lovely :-)

    Alessandra said:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    they are really cute!!!
    xxx Alessandra

    Nice piece of work said:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    wow! (please add a Pinterest button to your blog then I can pin directly – EVERYTHING you make is inspirational) :-)

    Maryanne said:
    October 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Simply STUNNING!!!!!

    Starfruit said:
    October 17, 2012 at 12:06 am

    aawwwwww … drooling ….

    rainbowjunkiecorner said:
    October 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

    They are absolutely beautiful! I can just imagine Maia wishing she had a pair from remembering comments from my granddaughter. ;-)

    Irene said:
    October 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern – these slippers are so feminine, so absolutely perfectly pink and white! No doubt this pattern will become the favorite ‘go-to’ for baby gifts. I know I can’t wait to make a pair for a co-worker who is expecting and then I will have to try to enlarge the pattern somehow to fit my 15-month-old granddaughter! I don’t know what I’ll do if my daughter-in-law decides she wants a pair too!! (lol)

    heather said:
    October 17, 2012 at 3:34 am

    These are gorgeous! I’d love to see them on some cute little baby legs!

    Kim @ She Wines Sometimes said:
    October 17, 2012 at 4:02 am

    These are beautiful! I’m patiently awaiting pregnancy news from my brother and his wife and can’t wait to make a pretty pair of slippers. Thanks for the inspiration!

    silverblackbird said:
    October 17, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Oh, so cute :)

    Little Wooden Shoe said:
    October 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I love your blog and all your projects. These little slippers are the cutest! Keep it up.

    mysterioussmysteries said:
    October 19, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Those are so cute!

    nicole said:
    October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    These are precious!

    Mónica said:
    October 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Muy lindas, de verdad.

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    Sarah Millikin said:
    December 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    So sweet! I have a question…did you do the row of dc for the upper like the pattern or did you do 2 rows of sc? I can quite tell from your pictures.


      Janette responded:
      December 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Hi, Im pretty sure I followed the pattern exactly. Cheers Janette

        Sarah Millikin said:
        December 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm


    Helen said:
    May 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    How long is the ribbon?

      Janette responded:
      May 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Im sorry I cant remember, it was long enough to wrap twice around her ankles and tie a bow.

    Kathie said:
    July 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Would you take an order for these? I love them…. My daughter is having a baby girl – IVY- due Sept. 18th. Would love to have them for her !!!!!!

      Kathie said:
      July 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

      or would you possible know of someone ?? Thank you !!!!

      Janette responded:
      July 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Kathie, I’m really sorry but I don’t know anyone who could make these for you, and I just have too much on my plate right now. Congratulations, and what a beautiful name Ivy is. Best of luck, Janette xxx

    lillian said:
    July 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I cant seem too find pattern can someone help please

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    Karen Queen said:
    August 29, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I feel so silly – obviously others have found it, but I cannot find this pattern. Can you help – please. Am making booties for my granddaughter to be born in November, and absolutely fell in love with the ballerina slippers.

      Irene said:
      August 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Hi – don’t feel silly!! Janette has the link in her post – “you can find it over here” and the here is in blue. If you click on it you will end up at the site with the pattern. If that isn’t working for you, here is the web site Janette is referring to:

      Hopefully you will find the pattern – I made a pair for my granddaughter and was so pleased to see them on her little feet!! I am so grateful to Janette!

        Janette responded:
        August 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        Thanks for pointing that out Irene, glad to hear the ones you made for your grand daughter turned ut so well :) x

    Priscilla said:
    September 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    What is the width of the ribbon you used? I bought 5/8 inch..but it seems too big for the tiny booties…

      Janette responded:
      September 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I’m sorry I can’t remember, I do recall choosing a rather thick ribbon because I didn’t want them to dig in. Hope that helps, J- xo

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    terimallek said:
    October 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Absolutely adorable. I will be making two pair one for a granddaughter due 3/23/14 and one who is just over 10 months old! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart! <3 Teresa {Teri}

      Janette responded:
      October 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Hi Teri, you’re welcome. I hope your grand daughters love them :)

    Beryl Wratten said:
    October 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Love love love these little slippers would you be able to send me the pattern please. I would be so grateful as my daughter-in-law wants them for a keepsake box for their baby girl who was stillborn in March this year. Thank you soo much it would mean a lot.I await your reply. Regards Beryl.

    terimallek said:
    October 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you for the pattern. I’ll be making 2 pairs : one for my soon to be 11 month old granddaughter and an infant o air for my soon to be granddaughter in March 2014!

      Janette responded:
      October 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Wonderful, I hope they turn out beautifully!

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    Dimmity Hawkins said:
    June 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I’m in love with this idea. So beautifully perfect. Thank you for sharing. Your neice is one lucky lady.

    sassy02 said:
    June 8, 2014 at 6:56 am

    So adorable thanks, I will have to make 3 pair for my sister’s 3 great granddaughters 2 we are still waiting on, lol Now you need to make Maia a pair :)

      Janette responded:
      June 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      I hope they love them!! xox

    Susie Q Makes said:
    September 14, 2014 at 2:29 am

    love your blog! have used many of your free patterns. Thanks for sharing talent! Want to try these! booties and socks are the last frontier for me! Thanks again:)

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