Here is a sweet and simple little shoe pattern for you.
It is very versatile and just by changing needle size and / or yarn thickness
it will fit many different size dolly feet.
I have used 4mm ( US 6) needles and 8ply ( DK, double knit) yarn to make shoes to fit a 6.5cm (2.5") slim foot but being a knitted shoe it is quite stretchy and may fit other sizes and shapes of feet.
The foot shown here is from a little jenny wren 17" doll.
so, to begin...
Cast on 15 stitches leaving a long tail of about 30cm ( 12")
Row 1: Increase in each stitch across the row. (30 stitches)
Row 2 - 11: work in garter stitch (that is each row is plain knitting).
Row 12: knit 10, knit 2 together 5 times, knit 10. (25 stitches)
Row 13: Cast off ( bind off) 16 stitches, knit to end of row ( 9 stitches)
Row 14: Cast off ( bind off) 6 stitches, knit 3.
To make the shoe strap work on just these 3 stitches.
Knit 12 rows
Now make the buttonhole in this way: knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over.
Next row, knit 1, increase in next stitch ( 3 stitches)
Cast off ( bind off), leave a tail of about 15cm ( 6")
Repeat for second shoe.
To make up:
First you will need to do a couple of blanket stitches around the buttonhole to give it more definition. Use the cast off tail, thread a needle and pass it through the knitting to wear you want to do the stitches. Once you have done this weave the end through your knitting and snip it off.
Now fold the shoe in half
and stitch along the sole of the shoes and up the back seam
using the long tail that you left when you began knitting.
Stitch on a button and you are done.
Left and right shoe are made in the same way just stitch them up
so that the shoe straps are on opposite sides.
Please feel free to sell your finished shoes alone or on a doll
with a pattern credit to little jenny wren dolls and a link to my blog.