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.
Andrea Bennett says
So cute! 🙂
I love these! No ties to wrap around and something I can make with those adorable little Bonbons. Thanks!
I love your patterns!! I have made few and i will make this one too!! Thank you for sharing!
Pam Payne says
I have made many of your patterns, including this one. Thank you so much.
maybe it will be sunny says
Thanks for your sharing. it is so cute.
Little Crochet says
Very sweet and special, and lovely colours, too!
Alexandra Richards says
Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂
Crochet Hooks says
Bridget Utyro says
So cute 🙂 and your pattern is written wonderfully, thank you ! 🙂
Thanks again for your FREE patterns! I am making these today! So cute!
Hi! Love this pattern and have made one sandal already…just a quick question. Maybe I'm missing something, but how is the button adjustable? If it is attached to the side without the flap, then the flap has no choice but to attach to the button where it is sewn on, doesn't it? If you could help me out with understanding this, I would be very grateful – thanks! 🙂
Celeste Mettemeyer says
I think it's adjustable because you can slide the button through any of the dc spaces
Lee Ann says
These are so cute! I saw the pack of this Bon Bon yarn at our JoAnn store this year but I didn't buy any. I might now, since I've seen these cute barefoot sandals. Many thanks!
Ashley Friedman says
Does anyone have tips on how to make these in a newborn size?
Try a smaller hook.
I've made two pair since last night with the cotton bonbons. Super cute, wish I could post picture.
Rise N Shine Crochet says
So adorable!! I am making them tonight!
Lovely pattern, but this sandal looks to be too small for this foot – see how her toe is bending up? An adjustment or larger size is required. Thank you for the patterns.
Mercedes Coll says
How would you make these for an adult