Little gems like these are why I NEED a little girl! ha Yeah right I need another baby right now like I need a hole in my head! I first saw them at a craft fair and fell in love but they were fabric and sewing isn't my strong suit so I had forgotten about them. Then one day browsing pinterest I saw a crocheted pair but never could find a pattern for them. I had never made a pattern from scratch so I was a little weary of it but I'm really excited about what I came up with.
It's a very simple pattern so beginners dive right in!
First you will need:
Sport weight or light worsted weight yarn.
E or F size hook. I tend to make really tight stiches so I used an F hook but if you crochet more loosely I'd reccomend an E hook.
Chain 8. Slip stich to first chain to form a ring. This will be the loop that goes around the toe.
Row 1: Chain 2(counts as first DC now and throughout) DC twice into ring. (3 DC's) This forms the base of the triangle.
Round 2: Chain 2. Turn. DC in each stitch across. (4 DC)
Round 3: Chain 2 and turn. DC in next DC. DC twice in next. DC in each of last two stitches. (6 DC's)
Round 4: Chain 2 and turn. DC in first DC. Chain 2, skip next DC and SC in next DC.
Chain 2, skip next DC. DC in last two DC's of row.
Edging: Chain 1. Single crochet down side of triangle towards ring.
10 SC into the ring.
And continue to SC up the other side of triangle.
Once you reach end of this side chain 30 and finish off.
Join into first SC of edging.
Now chain 30 on this side. These two chain 30 strands are what you will tie behind ankle.
Another way to finish it is after you finish the edging instead of chaining 30, chain 10-15 and join it to opposite side. One of my testers for this project said her daughter would pull at the ties so this might be a more suitable solution.
Now the fun stuff begins. You can add crocheted flowers, pom poms, bling, ribbon....etc to the top. I like the crocheted flowers with a little sparkle ;).
If you're not a crochet-er(pretty sure thats not a word but you know what I mean) I have added these to my etsy shop. :)
*Also you are more than welcome to sell what you make from this pattern in small quantities but please use your own photographs.