Beach Beautiful: Crochet Barefoot Sandals

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Love the look of elegant footwear, but hate it when you get sand in your flip flops?! We’ve the perfect solution. The fabulous Mandy Cameron is back with a crafty must-make for beach lovers this summer… crochet barefoot sandals! These decorative dragonfly detailed accessories are the ideal way to dress your feet for a barefoot day at the beach; check out our free crochet pattern below, and learn how to create your own.

You Will Need:

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations:

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • tr = treble crochet
  • tr3tog = treble crochet three stitches together
  • 2trinc = 2 treble crochet into next stitch

Crochet Barefoot Sandals Pattern:

(3ch at beginning of rows acts as 1 treble stitch.)

Make an adjustable slip knot and ch12, join to first chain with a ss to form toe ring.

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Row 1: 3ch, 4tr into to ring (5sts)

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 3 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (7sts)

Row 3: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (9sts)

Row 4: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 3 stitches, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr in each of next 3tr, 1tr in top of 3ch

Row 5: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 3 stitches, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr in each of next 3 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (11sts)

Row 6: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 4 stitches, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1tr in each of next 4 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (13sts)

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Row 7: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, 7ch, miss 7sts, 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (15sts)

Row 8: 3ch, 1tr in the base of the 3ch, 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, 9ch, miss 9sts, 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, 2trinc in top of 3ch (17sts)

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Row 9: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 3tr, 1tr in each of next 4 chain stitches, 1tr in the 1ch space on row 6 working around the chains on rows 7 and 8 enclosing them in the treble stitch (called a spike), miss 1ch, 1tr in each of the next 4 chain stitches, 1tr in each of next 3tr, 1tr in top of 3ch (17sts)

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Row 10: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 6 stitches, tr3tog, 1tr in each of next 6 stitches, 1tr in top of 3ch (15sts)

Row 11: 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 stitches, tr3tog, 1tr in each of next 5 stitches, 1tr in top of 3ch (13sts)

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Make 150 chain stitches for first tying lace. Fasten off leaving 3.5cm tail of yarn to unravel and fray for tassel effect. Rejoin yarn at the beginning of Row 11 and make 150 chain stitches for second tying lace and fasten off leaving 3.5cm tail of yarn to unravel and fray for tassel effect. (You can make this chain much longer if you wish.)

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Finishing:

Sew a bead in each chain space on Rows 4, 5 & 6. Sew a bead on the front of the spike stitch in front of Row 8. Finally sew a bead in the middle of Row 9 for the head of the dragonfly.

Crochet barefoot sandals pattern step

Sew in all loose ends, and your beautiful crochet barefoot sandals are now ready for their first beach outing!

Completed project

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