Named after the baby girl these little crochet shoes were first designed for, Ezra Grays show a unique style that incorporates the soft look of gray with brown leather.
If you would like to buy a pair of your own, they are available in my etsy shop, Bellus Threads. If you enjoy crocheting, here is the pattern to make your own baby shoes!
This pattern is written for 0-3 months and includes a few basic stitches. If you haven’t made baby shoes before, this is the perfect pattern to get you started.
You will need a bit of gray yarn (or whichever color you prefer), two narrow strips of leather, and two tan buttons. I buy most of my supplies at Hobby Lobby, which is where I found the leather. Here is a link if you’d like to see the exact product.
The pattern is the same for both left and right shoes. At the end of each round, the number in parentheses tells how many stitches there should be total. Round 1 begins the sole of the shoe. I used an E hook, but you can choose whichever size you prefer to make the shoe bigger or smaller.
Round 1: ch 14, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 10 hdc, 4 hdc in last ch (these last 4 sts will turn your work, so you can continue working down the opposite side of your foundation chain). 10 hdc, 2 hdc in last ch that already has 2 hdc in it. Join with sl st to the top of the chains you skipped at beginning of the round (28).
Round 2: Ch 1 , 2 sc in each of the next two stitches, 4 sc, 6 hdc, 2 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, 6 hdc, 4 sc, 2 sc in each of the next two stitches. Join with sl st (36).
Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch, 9 sc, 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 sc in each of the next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch, 3 hdc, 9sc, 2 sc in next stitch. Join with sl st (46).
Round 4: Sl st all the way around sole through back loops only. Join with sl st (46).
In the next round you will be working back over what you just did. You will need to work through both the slip stitches and the back loops that you just worked. This makes for a thick round and gives body to the bottom of the shoe.
Round 5: Ch 2, 5 hdc, 10 sc, 2 hdc, 12 dc, 2 hdc, 10 sc, 5 hdc, Join with sl st (46).
Round 6: Ch1, 11 sc, 24 hdc, 11 sc. Join with slip stitch (46).
Round 7: Ch 2, skip first stitch, 5 hdc, 7 sc, [ 2 hdc, skip next stitch] 7 times, 1 hdc, 7 sc, 4 hdc, 1 hdc in joining stitch of previous round. Join with slip stitch (39).
Round 8: Ch 1, skip first stitch,1 sc, sc2tog, 10 sc, skip next stitch, [1 hdc, skip next stitch] 6 times, 10 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in joining stitch of previous round. Join with slip stitch (30).
Round 9: Slip stitch all the way around. Fasten off.
To finish: Puncture a small hole in the leather strap at each end. Sew the strap on, then sew the button to cover over the front end of the strap. Use the picture as a guideline for positioning on each shoe.