Here is my first shared original design. I've crocheted several items that I've made up as I went along...just as I did with this pattern...but this is the first one I've ever taken the time to write down.
I decided to make these, first of all, because my cousin and aunt are moving to Orange County, CA, and I thought they would enjoy these in their new sunny home; and second, now that Christmas and New Years are behind us, the thought of creating something to enjoy on a sunny day was quite tempting.
So, here goes...please let me know if you have any questions or notice any problems with the pattern. You can find me on Ravelry, username: YarnSprite
I'd also love to see your finished objects!
SUNRISE STROLL BAREFOOT SANDALS
by Melissa Pedersen
Use Size B crochet hook and embroidery thread of your choosing (I used Prism Craft Thread, which comes in packs with 10 yd skeins…each sandal uses less than one skein). I also recommend variegated thread to give your sandals a little more dimension and interest.
TOE: ch 20, sl st to join with first ch
ROW 1: ch 8, dc back into 3 ch from hook and do 3 more dc in same ch
ROW 2: ch 10, sl st into top of 3rd dc, ch 5, dtrc into ch before 1st dc
ROW 3: ch 3, dc into top of arch, ch 3, dc again into top of arch, ch 6, dc into top of next ch 10 arch, ch 3, dc into ch 10 arch, dc again into arch.
ROW 4: ch 11, sl st into top of ch 6 arch, ch 7, dc into top of ch 3.
ROW 5: ch 5, sl st into next ch, picot, ch 5, sk 2 ch, sl st into 3rd ch, picot, ch 7, sk 3, sl st into 4th ch, picot, ch 5, sk 2, sl st into 3rd ch, picot, ch 3, dc into next ch.
ROW 6: ch 3, dc into ch 5 arch 2 times, ch 2, dc into next ch 5 arch 3 times, ch 1, dc into ch 7 arch, trc into ch 7 arch 2 times, dc into ch 7 arch, ch 1, dc into ch 5 arch 3 times, ch 2, dc into last ch 5 arch 3 times. Ch 60 to form first tie, tie off.
For second tie, sl st to join with the first ch 3 of row 6, ch 60, tie off. Weave in all ends.
To wear, thread toe loop over your middle toe and tie the ends behind your heel.
*(I used pearl beads to add a little accent to the second tie by threading the thread with 3 beads and randomly chaining them in…the pearl accented strap should be worn on the outward facing side of the foot)