Six-point Flower Barefoot Sandal

I am trying to do seasonal lines for my Etsy store (insert laughter here) and decided on barefoot sandals for summer to kick it off.  I hit up my Pinterest boards and, naturally, the ones I have pinned are no longer linked correctly or it was just a picture.  That’s kind of maddening, right?  Oh well.  I came up with my own version based loosely off the picture.  Very loosely.

Before I jump into the pattern, just a couple of general notes about barefoot sandals.  They are by and large, just triangles with a toe loop on the long point and straps on the short points.  You can turn nearly any square into barefoot sandals.  To do this, if your square has no center focus (i.e. a flower or design), deduct one pattern repeat, do not work it in the round and only work one corner pattern.  If your square has a center focus, work the entire focal point, then drop three corners and two sides, and continue per your instructions but turning each row instead of working in the round.  For toe loops, you can pretty much guess based on how you want it to lay on your foot.  For the straps, chain the length you desire and then slip stitch the chain back to the sandal.  That’s really it.  They are worn with or without flip-flops.  I personally put mine on when I’m hosting an event and don’t want to spend all day being asked ‘How can you be barefoot?!’  For whatever reason, no one notices the lack of a sole.

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I used Premier Yarns Wool Free Lace for mine, so Size 1- super fine

G hook (I crochet 

fairly tight, if you are loose, drop a hook size)

  1. Chain 7
  2. Working in 1st chain, (dc, ch2) 5 times and join to 4th chain of chain 7. 6dc and 6 ch spaces made
  3. Slip stitch into ch 2 space. (4Dc, ch2) in each chain space around.  Join with sl st to top of first dc.
  4. slip stitch to middle of 4Dc, ch 1, sc.  *skip 2, (2Dc, Tr, 2Dc) in ch2 space, skip 2, sc in center of 4Dc * Repeat from * to * around. Slip stitch to first sc.

This last round is a little rough, so I am going to give it in 2 options.  Easy and Convoluted.

Easy   Sc in first 9 stitches.  You should be at a Tr now.  (2dc, tr, ch 100, turn, sl st 100, 2dc) in tr (strap made).  Sc in next 11 stitches. Ch 30, sl stitch in 20th ch from hook, sl stitch remainder of chain.  Sc in next 11 stitches. (2dc, tr, ch 100, turn, sl st 100, 2dc) in tr (strap made).  Sc in last 2 sc. Join. Fasten off.

Convoluted     Sc in first 9 stitches. You should be at a Tr now.

  • IN TR make the round plus strap.  (2 dc, Tr, ch 6, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, 2Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 88, turn, sl stitch back down ch to dc, using the loops and not the whole bar – (sc, dc, sc) in Dc, sl st to next dc, using the loops and not the whole bar – (sc, dc, sc) in Dc, sl st back to tr, 2dc)

Sc in next 11 sts.  Again, you should be at a Tr.  For the toe strap:

  • Sl st into Tr (ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook, ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook. ch20, join with slip st to ch 4 next to tr, sl st down 10 chs, turn, 6sc between slip stitched ch and tr st, 2sc around next 2 slip stitched chs, 6sc between next slip stitched ch and tr st, sl stitch in next 20 chs, sl stitch between the legs of the closest sc, 6sc around tr st bar, sl st between the legs of the closest sc (you could skip this sl stitching between the legs. It just makes the loops look more finished, but it does lose some effect when wearing the sandals),sc THROUGH next 2 sc (or sl st them), 6sc around tr st bar, sl stitch between the legs of closest sc.

Sc in next 11 sts.

  • IN TR make the round plus strap.  (2 dc, Tr, ch 6, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, 2Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 88, turn, sl stitch back down ch to dc, using the loops and not the whole bar – (sc, dc, sc) in Dc, sl st to next dc, using the loops and not the whole bar – (sc, dc, sc) in Dc, sl st back to tr, 2dc)

Sc in last 2 sts and join with sl stitch to beginning sc. Fasten off.

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