How to Knit Baby Booties That Look Like Rugby Boots

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How to Knit Baby Booties That Look Like Rugby Boots
A little rugby player will enjoy rugby boot bootees. (baby image by Yvonne Bogdanski from

An uncomplicated pair of knitted baby bootees can be embellished with some embroidered yarn to look like rugby boots. The basic knowledge of how to knit is required before you begin this project, including knowing how to knit the purl stitch. Just a few basic embroidery stitches are needed to transform these bootees into rugby boots worthy of the toughest little rugby team member.

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Things you need

  • 1 skein black worsted weight yarn
  • 1 skein white worsted weight yarn
  • Knitting needles, size 8
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Ruler

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  1. 1

    Cast on 32 stitches with the black yarn and the knitting needles. Knit 5 rows.

  2. 2

    Knit the sixth row and purl the seventh row. Repeat.

  3. 3

    Bind off 6 stitches for row eight and knit to the end of the row. Repeat for row nine.

  4. 4

    Knit one, purl one every subsequent row for 2 inches. Bind off.

  5. 5

    Fold the cast on edge in half. Thread the tapestry needle with the black yarn and sew a continuous seam to complete the bootee. Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.

  6. 6

    Thread the tapestry needle with 36 inches of white yarn. Sew diagonal crossed stitches up the front of the bootee to signify rugby boot lacings. Embroider diagonal racing stripes on either side of the lacings with the white yarn.

  7. 7

    Repeat all steps for a second rugby boot bootee.

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