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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Crochet Sandals

Crochet Sandals
Now first off I would like to say that I am unsure what age child these would fit, they work out to be about a child/toddler size 8NZ/ 11US/ 28 Euro/ 10 UK, 6 ¾ inches, 17cm from heel to toe.

A great sizing chart can be found here A few women I talked to said there three year olds wore a size US11 shoe but this will obviously vary from child to child. If you know the foot measurement here is a great tutorial/pattern for making the sole.

This is what I based my sole off Have a look and while you are there take a look at the rest of her blog. Some great free patterns to be found.

Stitches used:
dc: Double Crochet
trc: Triple Crochet
sc: Single Crochet

American terms

So to start the pattern:

I used a 5mm hook and dk yarn

Sole - Make 4 (2 for each sandal)

Crochet Sandals Sole

Round 1: Ch 20, dc in 3rd ch from the hook,  15 dc, trc in next st, 2 trc in next st, 10 trc in end chain. Working other side of foundation ch. 2 trc in next st, 1 trc in next st, 15 dc, 2 dc in last st

Round 2:  2 dc in first dc of last round, 19 dc, 2dc in nxt, 1 dc, 2dc next, 1 dc, 2 dc nxt, 21 dc, 2 dc nxt x 3.

Round 3. sc around 53, Sl st into nxt st finish off

To join soles together:
With contrasting colour (cc) Sl St around to join the two soles together. I started at the heel as the join will be covered when the back of the sandal is sewed on. I also inserted a piece of cardboard between the two soles to make it less flimsy. Thinking now plastic may be better as you will be able to wash them. Something like an icecream container would work well for this.

Crochet Sandals Sole

Crochet Sandals Sole

Front Straps (make 4):

I changed to a 4mm hook here

Ch 20, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across. Finish off.

With contrasting colour sl st around

Back Strap (right shoe):
Ch 2 counts as a dc

Row 1: Ch 45, 43 dc across (44 dc) ch 2, turn

Row 2: 7 dc across, (8dc) ch 2, turn

Row 3: 7 dc across, (8dc) finish off.

Row 2: Other side,
With right side facing you, count 16 st to the right, attach yarn, ch 2, 7 dc (8dc) Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 7 dc (8dc) ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 8 sc across, ch 8, join to other side with a sl st, 8 sc. Ch 2, turn.

Row 5. 8 dc, 8 dc over chain, 8 dc,  (24 dc) finish off leaving a tail long enough for sewing onto sole

With cc, sl st around outside and around the back opening.

Back Strap (left shoe)

Row 1: Ch 45, 43 dc across (44 dc) Finish off.

Row 2: With wrong side facing. Count 20 from right end of work, attach yarn, ch2, 7 dc (8dc) ch 2, turn

Row 3: 7 dc (8dc) finish off

Row 2: Other side
Attach Yarn to short end of strap. Ch 2, 7 dc. (8dc). ch2 turn.

Row 3: 7 dc (8dc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 8 sc, ch 8, join to other side with a sl st, 8 sc, ch 2, turn.

Row 5. 8 dc, 8 dc over chain, 8 dc,  (24 dc) finish off leaving a tail long enough for sewing onto sole

With cc, sl st around outside and around the back opening.

Crochet Sandals Joining Pieces

Crochet Sandals Joining Pieces

When sewing back strap to sole ensure the strap joins (where button goes) on the outside of the shoe.

Sew front straps onto the shoes

Add buttons to secure strap.

And you're done.

Crochet Sandals

Crochet Sandals

Crochet Sandals

The front staps can be done in a variety of ways, one thick strap or you could make 4 straps for each shoe and overlap them, joining with a button. This would make the front straps adjustable to different width feet.


  1. hi, good day
    for making sole of the crochet sandal. is it possible for you to provide how many stitches for each round.
    thank you, elilla, montreal

  2. Do you have a adult pattern for these? thanks

    1. To be honest I had never thought about making them in adult sizes. I am sure if you have a look around you might find something similar.

  3. this pattern works for adult size, just use a chucky wool with a 6mm hook and voila !! I just made mine and I'm a UK size 7 and very very pleased with how it's come out. Thank you sooooo much for sharing your pattern with us <3

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