Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Barefoot Baby Sandals



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. 


87 comments:

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    1. These are super cute, just made a pr. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. thank you for sharing the pattern they are lovely!!!!

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  4. Your tutorial is getting Pinned like crazy! Congrats to you! I love that you share a tutorial. Thank you for that!

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  5. I just made these!! sooo cute thanks for the tutorial!! Have a question with the flower, what size and do you have a tutorial for that? thanks!!

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    1. The flowers I generally use are about 2-3 inches depending on thread. I don't have a tutorial for that and I was looking for ideas on what to do next so thanks for the inspiration. ha! I have found several patterns for flowers on pinterest though. :)

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    2. These are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! I too would LOVE the tutorial for the flower! :)

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    3. I pinned this and used your information and your etsy information I always try to go to the sourse rather than repinning to see what was really said on the blog. I do not know if that is correct or not but that is me.

      Thank you for sharing this really cute and easy pattern.
      Sue

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    4. I love your other things on Etsy. Do you sell any of the patterns for those?

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  6. You are making front page on pinterest with these. They are adorable!

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  7. Thank you Ladies! Glad everyone likes them! Hope to do more tutorials for these! :)

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  8. Thank you for making this pattern available!! I can't wait to make them.

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  9. I just made 2 pair for a baby gift. Thank you for the pattern!

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  10. I love these! Thank you for the pattern :)

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  11. So cute. I am making a blanket for a baby girl and I think these would be perfect to go with it. In the very last photo I love the sparkly flowers. Do you mind sharing where you got them? Are they buttons?

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    1. They aren't buttons...they are part of the Dress it Up flats collection. I get them at Hobby Lobby. You can find them in the on the aisle with the headbands, hair accessories, and sew-on rhinestones. :) The only bad thing is they only come in three colors. If you don't have a Hobby Lobby in your area I have purchased them from Amazon.com and createforless.com. :)Just do a search for Dress It Up Flats and they should come up! :)

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  12. Saw these on pinterest and fell in love. I love crocheting and I may have to give these a try. I don't know who to make them for though. :~)

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  13. Can anyone make me a pair of these for me to buy? My wife would go crazy for these (for our daughter).

    Please help. shacketj@yahoo.com

    Thank you!!

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    1. I do make these for sale on my Etsy.com shop. There is a link to it at the end of this blog post! :)

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  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this pattern, my daughter has been asking for these...She has no baby but wants them anyway...lol...:)

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  15. My daughter in law found your pattern for these on Pinterest. I made them for my grandaughter last week and they are adorable!! Thanks for the pattern.. Blessings..

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  16. I saw this on pinterst and was dying to make them for a friend's baby! Thank you soooooooooooooooo much!

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  17. Can you share the pattern for the crocheted flower? :)

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    1. My next blog post is going to be the flower tutorial! :) I hope to have it up within a week! :) Thank you so much for your interest!

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    2. I posted the flower pattern. Please try it out! There is also a give away this time! ;)
      http://misadventuresofhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-petals.html

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  18. I have to tell you, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I am sooo going to make these for my daughter(: and probably a few friends, lol.

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  19. Thank you for sharing! Just saw them on Pinterest and immediately made one...so easy. So cute. :)

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  20. They are beautiful and so cute, thanks for sharing xx

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  21. Thank you so much for this pattern!!! I have a six month old and with spring upon us I prefer her bare foot BUT these things are beautiful!

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  22. so cute,, sure wish i knew how to crochet,, i would sure make the grandgirls a pair.

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  23. absolutely darling.... what a creative lady you are.... thank you for sharing the pattern and your creativity

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  24. Soooooo cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  25. Oh my goodness these are soooo cute! Thank you. I crochet hats and booties then donate them to who-ever is in need. Thaks again!!

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  26. these are so adoreable, I am going to show it to a couple of friends who can make them. I want to give them to my new great great niece

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  27. Those are adorable! I am horrible with booties, because I can't get two to come out the same size, but these look very forgiving! I can't wait to make them. :)

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  28. Thanks for the pattern I just made 2 pairs for my twin grandaughters for an Easter gift:)

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  29. Do you have them on ravelry? I love these so much

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    1. I don't have them on ravelry. But I do have them on Etsy. :) The link to my shop is listed at the end of the blog! :)

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  30. So cute... I just translated your tuteral in Dutch because my mother wants to try and make one...Thank you for sharing, love it!

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  31. So cute! I will have to try these! if they turn out may I put them on my blog with a link to yours? I like to find projects try them and then "review" them! i have just started! This is my first follow!! :)

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    1. I'm sorry I don't know how I missed your comment but I just noticed it! I would love for you to share it and a link to my page! :)

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  32. What size baby will these fit?

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    1. The ones that tie around the ankle are a 0-12 month size...if you do the non-tie version they can be made for specific sizes :)

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  33. Can you tell me what you use to attach the dress it up fats flower?
    Thanks,
    Patty

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  34. I either use fabric glue or hot glue. :)

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  35. I just though of something while I was making a pair, when the lil girls grow older they can use them on their baby dolls and stuffed animals. Cool way to UPcycle.

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  36. This pattern is so cute! Can't wait to get started! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone:)

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  37. oh my gosh! you are a genius. these are the cutest things I've seen since the knitted pair of baby Uggs. i have a baby shower in two weeks, how cute will these be as a gift topper??? thank you!

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  38. I love all the patterns that you have used on your Etsy site. Do you sell any of those patterns?

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    1. No I don't. I'm not quite that cool to come up with those! ha! I have purchased most of them from women on Etsy though.

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  39. Thanks for this! I'm hooked!

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    1. I would go up a hook size. Try using an F hook. You can also try using a thicker yarn...try a medium worsted weight yarn. :) If you need more help please email me @ ashleysharp34@gmail.com or leave another comment on here! :)

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  41. I was wondering the same thing as Charm!

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    1. I would try a bigger hook size or thicker yarn. :)

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  42. I absolutely love these!!! Too Cute!!!

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  43. any idea on how to make these a adult size?

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  44. Oh, I just love these! I was looking for a simple pattern and this one looks great!! So cute!

    I like your other posts and am following you now too!

    I also love your Etsy store. I have some similar items on mine...

    Looking forward to more posts from you!

    Darlene
    www.stork1.blogspot.com

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  45. made a set for my 4 1/2 month old granddaughter and just made the base of them no bling or applique. Wanted to see if she would leave them on, she loved em, she is a girl after my heart loves shoes already!!! Now I have made a butterfly applique and plan on putting a little sparkle to it. She is then going to have a pair for her Mommy and Daddy's wedding in silver should be cool. And we all love baby feet so why have bottoms. Thanks for the perfect idea for our little girl oh and the 4 yr old wants some too. :)

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  46. Taking steps and desperately difficult to keep up with his immense brother.Still so on cloud nine and the finest napper still.
    With the purpose of smilemight style a person fall taking part in be fond of with him.baby warehouse

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  47. Been desperately trying to make these over the last weeks..as a newbie to crocheting I think I may be doing something a little wrong ( maybe the turn and the stitching into the next DC) But I'm sooooo close to them looking like the picture!!!!! Thank you for a great tutorial and idea, once I've perfected the stitching (figure out what I'm doing wrong!) they will look ever so cute on my friends new baby daughters tootsies. :0)

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  48. I love you for putting this out there. I had been trying to come up with a gift for my newborn second cousin who lives a few states away, something I could make myself for practically nothing, and that wouldn't be like everyone else's gift. I've made three of them in different colors with little rose buds on them, and I'm still churning them out like a mill. This baby's feet are gonna be dressed to the nines all summer long.

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  49. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I've made 3 sets so far and I've only gotten compliments on them! Love the pattern. Quick and easy to follow! Thank you!

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial and pattern. I really appreciate it!

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  51. SO ADORABLE AND EASY!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!

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  52. I just made these for my niece and LOVE the pattern...turned them out in no time flat. THANK YOU!!!

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  53. These sandals are too too cute!! I love them and I love that it's a free pattern! I would LOVE if you would link these up at my new fiber arts link party!
    http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/06/new-link-party-hookin-on-hump-day-1.html

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  54. iiiih cantik sekali....so cute....
    Hi there from Indonesia...*winks*

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  55. I have two thumbs when it comes to this.
    Have you thought of doing blue, White flower and red "middle"? Or Tan strings, with a camo flower and red heart or flag bling? Just throwing them out there. I'll check your store in the future. :-) Thanks for the patterns so I can at least try.

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  56. Haha I came up with the same pattern myself. I prefer the non-tiy version for my 10 mo old, but I chain 6 and put it around her second toe. I've gotten a lot of compliments on them.

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  57. I just made these from your wonderful pattern for a friend's first baby, and my four year old wanted me to make her a pair, so I'm adjusting your pattern. Will post pics! Thank you!

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  58. I featured your etsy shop and beautiful idea on my blog: http://saakurkistaa.blogspot.fi/2012/07/diy-of-day-2372012.html

    Hope you don't mind:)

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  59. I LOVE these! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  60. I made a thread crochet variation of this pattern that I'm super pleased with, but I probably wouldn't have had the idea if I hadn't first seen yours! Thanks!

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  61. Thank you so much for this oh so cute tutorial! I used your pattern almost to the "T" however, I modified it just a bit and I wanted to tell you about it. Instead of just using a single stitch for the straps, i went ahead and came back down the first side and made on row of SC using each of the 30 stitches, then I just did the same on the top of the triangle to get to the other side, (haha, that sounded like a really bad "Chicken Crossing the Road joke)anyhow, once I was to the other corner of the triangle I did 30 more single crochet's and came back down to again in all 30 stitches and finished in the corner. I think it has made the "straps" a little harder for the baby's that wear them can't pull the stitches apart. I hope this helps out a little, and maybe you can pass along to those parents whom have "sticky finger kiddo's"! Thanks again for the pattern, my neice is going to look SUPER cute in these sandles!

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  62. This is soooo cute!!
    I have to try ist soon!!

    Greetings from Germany and thanks for the tutorial
    Elke

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  63. thank you so much for this! i have twin girl grandbabies and i can not WAIT to make these for them! thank you for generously sharing!

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  64. It looks like someone is selling your blog content:
    http://www.listia.com/auction/8081904-barefoot-crochet-baby-sandals-pattern

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  66. I like the way you talk about this point. This was thought out and put together. A lots blogs talk about nothing exist on the net.

    How To Make Babies Sleep

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  67. A lot of thanks for this tutorial. I just make this for a beautiful baby girl and both mother and father loved it :)

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  68. Love love them !!! Thank you sooooo much xxxx

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  69. so cute!!! ^_^ thank you so much!!! Greetings from Italy :)

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