My grandmother was the person who first taught me to crochet. And though I have learned a lot from other people along the way, I think I have learned the most from her. Here is a free pattern based on a pair of baby booties she made.
The pattern is designed to make a turn-down cuff at the top of the bootie, but by omitting one or more of rows 7 – 9, you can make a very cute cuff-less variation. You might especially want to do this if you have a particularly cute ribbon to show off!