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Just Like Mommy's Sandals

How is everyone surviving the heat wave? We managed to make it through that Armageddon of a thunderstorm Friday night without losing our power, but my uncle was without air conditioning most of the weekend. He, my aunt, my kitty cousins Ra and Tink and canine cousins Zoe and Lola stayed with us a couple of days while they got it fixed.

If you're wondering why I've never mentioned Tink, Zoe, or Lola previously, it's because they're all new cousins of mine. They were all adopted after my cousin Coco la Boosh crossed the Rainbow Bridge in March. Clearly that was a large void to fill in my aunt & uncle's hearts. Tink is an old-lady cat with kidney disease, Zoe is a shih tzu breast cancer survivor, and Lola is a nervous papillon.

Little Lovely is surviving the heat well. Of course, this is only her first full summer, so she accepts things the way they are without much complaint.

Since she is on the verge of walking now (Osiris and I are in trouble when that happens--she's already discovered tail-pulling!), The Animator's Wife has been looking for a cute pair of sandals for her to wear this summer. Unfortunately Little Lovely has a bit more than her fair share of baby fat, including little fat pads on the tops of her feet, which make them too chubby to fit into pretty much any baby shoe The Animator's Wife has found.

Of course, you know what they say about necessity being the mother of invention.

Since Little Lovely isn't walking yet anyway, The Animator's Wife decided to crochet her a pair of barefoot sandals. And since she was crocheting them herself, she decided to make them to match her own flip flops.


You may recognize The Animator's Wife's flip flops. It's our Old Town Flip Flops pattern, originally published in 2007 but updated for today by being worked in a solid color. It's available for download here.

You'll find the pattern for Little Lovely's barefoot sandals for free below.

Update: Learn how to crochet over your own sandals here.


Materials
Size 3 crochet cotton thread
2.75 mm steel crochet hook
Yarn needle

Size: 0-24 months

Skill Level: Intermediate

Note: Each sandal is made up of three flowers. The instructions below are for one sandal. Repeat for the second sandal.

First Flower

Ch 6. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in flo of ea sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 petals.


Rnd 3. Ch 1, (sc, ch 6, sc) in blo of ea sc in Rnd 1. Ch 12, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. 6 petals and 1 toe ring.


Second Flower

Ch 6. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in flo of ea sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 petals.

Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in blo of 1st sc in Rnd 1, ch 3, sl st in 3rd petal of First Flower, ch 3, sc in blo of 1st sc in Rnd 1, sc in blo of 2nd sc in Rnd 1, ch 3, sl st in 2nd petal of First Flower, ch 3, sc in blo of 2nd sc in Rnd 1, (sc, ch 6, sc) in blo of ea rem sc in Rnd 1. Join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. 6 petals.

Third Flower

Ch 6. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in flo of ea sc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 petals.


Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in blo of 1st sc in Rnd 1, ch 3, sl st in 5th petal of First Flower, ch 3, sc in blo of 1st sc in Rnd 1, sc in blo of 2nd sc in Rnd 1, ch 3, sl st in 4th petal of First Flower, ch 3, sc in blo of 2nd sc in Rnd 1, sc in blo of 3rd sc in Rnd 1, ch 3, sl st in 6th petal of Second Flower, ch 3, sc in blo of 3rd sc in Rnd 1, (sc, ch 6, sc) in blo of ea rem sc in Rnd 1. Join with sl st in first sc. Finish off. 6 petals.


Ties

Join thread with sl st in 4th petal of Second Flower. Ch 45. Finish off. Join thread with sl st in 5th petal of Third Flower. Ch 45. Finish off.

Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations
blo          back loop only
ch          chain
ea          each
flo          front loop only
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rnd          round
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch


1 comment:

  1. Oh this is so sweet! Well done developing your own way around a shoe problem (that is cute but I know can't be easy to deal with!).

    Lovely is there, chubby feet are a small price to pay for a sweet little girl!

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