April Donk from Erstell.Knots is joining us today! April is sharing her Finding Summer Barefoot Sandals Pattern with us today, for free in the post below.
Meet April from Erstell.Knots
Hello! My name is April and I have a small business, Erstell.Knots, creating crochet patterns and custom products.
I have a 1.5 year old little boy, August, and 3 cats, Keiko, Nedjem and Maeve. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I am a SAHM. I try to find time whenever I can for my business and I have a lot more design ideas in the works!
I am currently trying to learn Tunisian crochet while designing more crochet patterns. Once I have mastered Tunisian I plan on writing patterns for that style of crochet.
Eventually I hope to learn knitting as well – its been my nemesis… for now!
My long term goal is to be able to hand dye yarn and sell it. The more handmade I can be, the better because the best is handmade!
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The Finding Summer Barefoot Sandals are perfect for spring, summer, or fall weather. They are awesome to wear around the house, at the beach or anywhere you want and they are great for any age.
Depending on the yarn and hook you use you can adjust the size of your sandals as needed. This pattern works up super fast and looks fabulous in any color. You can change colors anywhere in the pattern to create an interesting effect.
The majority of this pattern is worked in one piece. The second strap is attached and then worked.
Finding Summer Barefoot Sandals Pattern
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- Yarn: Red Heart It’s A Wrap Rainbow Yarn. Sport Weight Yarn . 150 g (5.29 oz) and 570 m (623 yds). 55% Acrylic and 45% Cotton. Machine wash, lay flat to dry.
- Color: Fiesta
- Hook: 3 mm (D)
- Finished Project Yardage: 22 yds total
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Measuring Tape
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Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
14 inch for the straps (ties) and 3 inch diameter motifs
With a 3 mm hook: 9 sts and 4 rows = 1 inch square
*meeting gauge in this pattern is not necessary
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
U.S. Terminology used
2nd – second
CH(S) – chain(s)
CH3-SP – chain three space
CH5-SP – chain five space
4DC BO – 4 double crochet bobble (*see special stitches)
g – grams
HDC – half double crochet
m – meters
oz – ounces
Rnd – round
SC – single crochet
SK – skip
SL ST – slip stitch
ST(S) – stitch(es)
yds – yards
( ) Instructions in between brackets indicate those sts are worked into the same stitch, or space
( ) Information in between brackets at the end of the Rnd include the total number of stitches worked
Four Double Crochet Bobble (4DC BO)
Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook. ( 2 loops left on hook.) Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch/space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, repeat 3 more times. There will be 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
- The beginning CH of each round DOES NOT count as the first ST
- The picot is created by working a CH 5 and then making a SC in the 2nd chain from the hook. It is used in Rnd 5 and written out fully.
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Finding Summer Barefoot Sandals Pattern
The Finding Summer Barefoot Sandals are crocheted in joined rounds until we add the straps.
Using your 3 mm hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: CH 6, SL ST to the first CH to form a ring.
Rnd 2: CH 1, 12 SC in the ring, SL ST to the first SC of the rnd. (12 SC)
Rnd 3: CH 1, SC in same ST as join, CH 5, SC in next 2 STS, rep 4 more times. CH 5, SC. SL ST to the first SC of the rnd. (12 SC, 6 CH-SPS)
Rnd 4: CH 1, SK first SC, (SC, 4DC BO) in CH 5-SP, SK next 2 STS, CH 4, rep 5 more times. SL ST to the first SC of the rnd. (6 SC, 6 4DCBO, and 6 CH4-SPS)
Rnd 5: CH 5, SC in the 2nd CH from hook (this creates a picot), CH 4, 3 SC in CH4-SP, rep 5 more times around. SL ST to the first CH of the rnd. (6 CH-SPS that come to a point, 6 picots, 18 SC)
Rnd 6: (3 SC on right, CH 3 over picot, 3 SC on left) in triangular CH-SP, SC in next 3 STS rep 5 more times. SL ST to the first SC of the rnd. (54 SC, 6 CH 3-SPS)
Rnd 7: CH 2, HDC in first 3 STS, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in CH 3-SP, HDC in next 4 STS, SK 1 ST, HDC in next 4 STS, repeat 1
more time. (HDC, CH 20, HDC) in CH 3-SP, HDC in next 4 STS, SK 1 ST, HDC in next 4 STS, (HDC, CH 2, HDC) in CH 3- SP, repeat 2 more times. HDC in next 4 STS, SK last 2 STS, SL ST to the first HDC of rnd.
Do not fasten off – continue the first strap from here.
Attaching the Ankle Straps
For the first strap: CH 6, 4DC BO in the 3rd CH from hook* rep 2 more times. CH 80 or to the desired length for the strap. (I made mine 14 inches.) Tie a knot at the end and fasten off.
For the second strap: Insert your hook through the front of the right side of the motif in the skipped ST SP between
triangles 5 & 6 and make a slip knot on your hook so the working yarn is at the back of the motif. Then CH 1 tightly to attach the yarn to the motif, repeat instructions for the first strap.
Weave in ends securely.
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