As promised, here is the freebie barefoot sandal pattern! These sandals are made with embroidery floss or crochet thread, which I know can be intimidating, but I use a size C hook which is larger than what you would normally use for such small thread, and makes it much easier to work with! This pattern is the easiest of the sandals I’ve designed but is definitely not a beginner pattern. I hope you enjoy! :)
Finished Size: (unstretched) Approx. 3 1/2 inches across/tall. Straps can be made any length.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Intermediate.
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• Size C (2.5mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge).
• Needle for finishing.
• Beads (optional).
• 5 skeins of embroidery floss.
Colors used in examples: DMC Mounline 25 Embroidery Floss in 3808 and 817
sc ‐ single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ch ‐ chain
sl st ‐ slip stitch
p – picot
rep ‐ repeat
rnd ‐ round
ea ‐ each
sp ‐ space
st/sts ‐ stitch/stitches
FO ‐ finish off
Video tutorials for these three special stitches/techniques are available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GleefulThings
picot (p) – The picots I’m using in this pattern are a bit different than what you’ll find in other patterns, but really easy. All you have to do is ch 2 and then sl st in the same sc you started the ch in.
Invisible Join – Photo tutorial here.
Adding beads – If you want to add beads to this pattern, I recommend adding them in the middle of the picot. What you would do is ch 1. add a bead. ch 1. sl st in the sc you started the ch in.
This pattern is worked in rounds. Join rounds where the pattern says to. Gauge isn’t super important for this project, but keep in mind that if your gauge is significantly different from mine, your sandals will end up smaller or larger than mine. It may also require extra embroidery floss if your gauge is larger/more loose than mine.
Gauge: After rnd 1, the circle should measure approximately 1 inch across. Double crochets should be approximately 1/2″ tall.
rnd 1: ch 6. sl st to join.
rnd 2: sl st into ring and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 18 dc in ring. sl st to join. (18 dc)
rnd 3: [ch 4, sk 2 sts, 1 sc.] 5 times. ch 4. sl st to join. (6 ch 4 sps)
rnd 4: ch 1, sc in next ch sp. [ch 6, 1 sc in next ch sp.] 5 times. ch 6. sl st to join. (6 ch 6 sps)
rnd 5: sl st in ch. ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc & 3 dc in same ch sp. ch 4. 3 dc & 2 hdc in same ch sp. 9 sc in next ch sp. [2 hdc & 3 dc in next ch sp. ch 4. 3 dc & 2 hdc in same ch sp. 9 sc in next ch sp.] rep around. sl st to join.
rnd 6: 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 4 hdc in ch sp. ch to desired length for the toe loop (I used 20 ch). 4 hdc in same ch sp. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. [ch 5. sk 4 sts. 1 sc.] twice.
* 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 4 hdc in ch sp. ch to desired length for the strap (I made mine 26 inches). Tie a knot at the end and FO. Draw up a loop in the last hdc where you started the chain. 4 hdc in same ch sp. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. 1 sc & p. 1 sc. [ch 5. sk 4 sts. 1 sc.] twice.
Repeat from * once. Invisible join to FO.
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Click on any of the photos below to enlarge.
Starting the 1st & 2nd rounds:
It starts with a chain of 6. Slip stitch into the very first ch you made (the one furthest from the hook) to join and make a ring.
Slip stitch around the ring and ch 3. This counts as your first dc of round 2. Continue making dc’s in the ring.
Where to start after the strap:
The arrow in the first picture points to the last hdc you made before you started chaining to make the strap. After you’re done making the strap, to start crocheting again, you’ll draw up a loop in the hdc that the arrow is pointing to. The arrow in the second picture points to the loop, which became part of the first hdc when you started crocheting again.