My baby likes to feel the tickle of the grass and the sand beneath her toes. And by allowing her feet to feel the floor or ground, going shoeless actually helps my pre-walker develop her balance, strength, and coordination. And my little girl is going to do it all in style with these crochet butterfly barefoot sandals! A fun summer accessory for babies, kids, and even adults!
Made with Lion Brand Bonbon yarn, you can actually make a couple pairs from just three tiny skeins. I used hot pink, bright orange and yellow from the “crayon” color pack. This is an Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight yarn (a light worsted weight yarn). But I think you would easily be able to use any weight or hook size with this project. Just remember the bigger the hook and the thicker the yarn, the bigger the sandal will be.
You can easily alter the length and width of the straps by chaining more (or less). My daughter is 10 months old and wears a size 3-4 shoe. Also keep in mind that yarn stretches so even the ones I made for her could have easily fit a bigger foot. The button closure is adjustable too!
– Lion Brand Bonbon Yarn in Orange, Pink, and Yellow
– Size G Crochet Hook
– Small button
– Tapestry needle
Magic Ring Tutorial
Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Butterfly Barefoot Sandals Pattern: Make 2
starting with orange yarn
Magic ring, ch 1 and make 8 SC in ring. Do not join. Chain 1, turn
Round 2: Make 2 SC in each stitch around. Do not join. Fasten off.
attach pink yarn, turn
Round 3: skip a stitch and make 6 DC in next stitch, skip one stitch, slip stitch in next, skip one stitch, make 4 HDC all in one stitch, skip one, slip stitch, skip one, 4 HDC, skip one, slip stitch, skip one, 6 DC, skip one, slip stitch to last. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach yellow yarn to bottom middle of butterfly and chain 10, join to place where you started. (This is the toe loop) do not fasten off
Join a new strand of yellow yarn on the 6th chain up from the bottom of the left side of the “loop.”
Remember that yarn stretches! Crochet tightly.