I've made these so many times and in so many sizes, but haven't written the pattern down until now. The two booties in the picture are identical, but look a little different because the one on the right is more flattened out than the one to the left.
This is so simple and basic you can use it to make booties for baby or slipper socks for kids and adults with a different top finish, of course. If you want to make them smaller, you don't have to change the pattern, just use a smaller hook and sport weight yarn. Of course, you can measure and adjust the pattern to make them much larger, too.
I remember sitting in the living room with the kids and making them to fit their feet as we sat watching a movie. For older kids and adults I didn't make the ruffle at the top. This image was taken before the cuff was added. I made them in double strand yarn to make them more substantial when I made them in larger sizes, worked only two rows of the cuff, then worked reverse sc around the top for a substantial edge without the need for a tie.
These are great for wearing in the house, especially if your home is one where you leave your shoes at the door to protect your floors and carpets.
Super Simple TV Socks or Booties - Crochet
Finished size as pictured above: 6" long foot, 5" high.
Fits 18 to 24 months.
2 oz #4 yarn
h crochet hook
ch 2 always counts as first dc
Bootie (make 2):
Begin at toe:
Round 1: (rs) ch 4, join with ss, 12 dc in ring
Round 2: 2 dc in ea st (24 dc)
Rounds 3 - 6: work even in dc
Begin working in rows:
Row 1: Ch 2, turn, dc in next 15 st, ch 2, turn
Rows 2 - 5: work even in dc.
Fold flat piece just made in half and ss heel seam.
Break off and weave in end.
Round 1: With right side of back seam facing, join yarn with ss in end of row to left of back seam. ch 2 (counts as first dc), work 2 dc in end of next row, 1 dc in end of next row, 2 dc in in end of next row (6 dc made). The next st is the last before the arch. Working in that last side st and first st of arch, make a dec (pull up a loop in each st, then work off as dc), work 6 dc across arch, work dec in last st of arch and end of first row of side. Work 7 st evenly in ends of rows to back seam. There are 21 st in round. Join with ss.
Rounds 2 and 3: Work even in dc.
Ruffle: ch 1, dc in same sp, *ch 2, dc in next st. Repeat from * join with beginning of round with ss. break off. weave in ends.
Cut two 28" pieces of narrow ribbon OR make two 28" chains of yarn. Weave tie through stitches on round 1 of cuff, leaving the odd stitch in the round under the tie.