How Do You Crochet Ballet Shoes?

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Crocheting ballet shoes is an incredibly rewarding craft. Not only can you create something that’s both beautiful and functional, but it can also save you money. If you’re looking for a way to make your own custom ballet shoes, crocheting is the way to go.

The first step in learning how to crochet ballet shoes is to gather the materials. You’ll need a size G crochet hook, a tapestry needle, scissors and worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice. Depending on your design, you may also want to incorporate beads or other embellishments.

Once you have all of your materials together, it’s time to start crocheting. Start with a chain that has enough stitches for the size of shoe you are making.

Then use single crochet stitches to create the sole of the shoe. You’ll need to increase or decrease stitches as needed depending on the size of your foot.

Once you’ve finished the sole of your shoe, it’s time to start working on the sides and upper part of your shoe. This part will take some trial and error as you adjust for fit and shape. If desired, beads or other embellishments can be added at this point.

When you’re satisfied with the fit and shape of your shoe, finish off by weaving in any loose ends and cutting off any excess yarn. Your crocheted ballet shoes are now ready for their first performance!


Crocheting ballet shoes is a great way to be creative while still creating something functional and beautiful. With a few supplies, some trial and error (and maybe some beads!) you can make a pair of custom-made crocheted ballet shoes that will be ready for their debut performance!