These cute little sandals are simple and sweet. The pattern is made to fit my 4 week old daughter, but it is easy to alter to fit a larger baby.
Simple Baby Sandals (no sole)
(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)
- 3.25 mm crochet hook
- ~10 yards lace weight yarn
- Suggested yarns: Knit Picks Palette
- Tapestry needle
- ch – chain
- sts – stitches
- ss – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
Ch 10, sl st to form a loop
Row 1: ch 2, dc 5 into ch 10 loop; turn
Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn
Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn
Row 5: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn
Row 6: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn
Sandal Border: Continue in sc down the side of the sandal (approximately 8); continue to sc around the original loop (approximately 8 sc); continue to sc up the opposite side of the sandal (approximately 8 sc)
Sandal Strap: ch 12 and sl st to the opposite side of the sandal; cut the yarn and weave in the ends. You may want to try the sandal on before cutting the yarn and weaving in the ends.
Now it is time to adorn your sandal. There are many free flower patterns available on www.ravelry.com. If you would like you can use the pattern below for the tiny rose pictured above:
Petals 1 and 2: Skip 3 chains, 1 dc in next 2 ch, ch 2 and sl st in the next ch, ch 3, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2 and sl st in next ch
Petals 3 and 4: ch 4, treble crochet in next 4 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch
Petal 5: ch 4, treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch
Petal 6: ch 5, double treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 4 and sl st in last ch
Leave a long tail to join the petals
Last, roll the chain starting with the small petals (1 and 2) and use the tail to stitch the roll together.
Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, please link to my blog if you sell something using this pattern.