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Butterfly Beach Decorative Sandals For Baby

Summer decorative beach sandals for children
I bet you have seen really cute fake beach "sandals" on little chubby feet of those cherubic babies - on internet or real live - before. Those sandals make little ones' feet adorable and highly kissable. Although  there is still winter in our land even if it is already spring!!! grrrrr - but summer is approaching fast and it would be great to dress up those little toes and footsies with something comfy in that hot weather. Well how about hand-made "fake-but-highly-fashionable" crocheted sandals? If you like what I made - a simple butterfly - then follow my video and in couple hours you can have a nice "footwear" for your baby or for a baby of someone you love. Use your leftover yarns to make a beautiful gift. And your friends and family will love you back for your kindness.

It is not too difficult to make these sandals - advanced beginner should do really well too. You need to know how to crochet these stitches: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.

If you'd like to crochet the sandals (in the image below) along my "crochet along video", then click on the link to

  • the video for "Right-Handed" crocheters  HERE 
  • and the video for "Left-Handed" crocheters HERE.


You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel (with many tutorial videos) HERE

So let's spread love with knits and crochet. Enjoy.



Materials:
any cotton DK yarn - leftovers (several yards) - 2 colors
hook - US size E,  3.50 mm
scissors
sewing/yarn needle for weaving the ends in

Size:
Baby/Toddler
Pattern for these barefoot sandals is below 

Step-by-Step:

Make 2.

color #1 (in my case green)

Foundation: ch5, join

Row 1         ch3, 2 dc; ch7, 3 dc; ch4, 3 dc; ch4, 3 dc; ch7; join into ch3
Row 2         sl st along dc edge to get to ch7-space; make into ch7-space: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc;  sl st along dc edge to get to ch4-space; make into ch4-space: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc;    sl st along dc edge to get to ch4-space; make into ch4-space: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc;  sl st along dc edge to get to ch7-space; make into ch7-space: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 5 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc; join

color #2 (in my case blue)

First crochet many chains = about 12" long string, then you will proceed to crochet around the edge as such:

Row 3         Start in the left corner of 3 dc (at the top): 1 sc, then crochet 1 sc st into each of 8 sts along he edge; ch6, then starting at 3rd ch st make 4 sl sts; sl st into sc st; then make 1 sc into each of 12 following sts; ch4, then starting at 3rd ch st make 2 sl st and sl st into sc st; 1 sc sts into each of 3 sts, ch8 (loop for the toe), 1 sc into next 4 sts; ch4, then starting at 3rd ch st make 2 sl st and sl st into sc st; then make 1 sc into each of  next 12 ch sts; ch6, then starting at 3rd ch st make 4 sl sts; sl st into sc st; then crochet 1 sc st into each of 8 sts along he edge;

Finish crocheting many chains = about 12" long string, tie a knot at the ends of both strings.

Weave in all ends.


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