Hawaiian Flower Baby Sandals

During the warmer months, these little sandals would keep even the tiniest toes looking extra cute and summer-y!
The sandals each feature a pair of cross over straps towards the front to give a nice, snug fit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Measurements (Sole Length) 0-6 month old [9 cm) (6-12 month old [10cm))

Pattern is made for 0-6 months with changes for size 6-12 months in parentheses.

Gauge: 5 sts and 4 rows = 1” in hdc

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Drops Muskat (100% Cotton; 109 yards [100 meters)/50 grams): 30 Vanilla Yellow (C1), 1 skein; 49 Dark Orange (C2), 1 skein; 53 Apple Green (C3), 1 skein; 61 Light Beige (C4), 1 skein.

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two 0.4” [1 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet

Special Stitches

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog) – Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull back through that stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull back through that stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook.

Pattern

Sole

Rnd 1: With C3, ch 11 (13), 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, 5 hdc in next st.

(Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.)

1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, 3 hdc in last st. Do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 26 (30) sts.

Rnd 2: Start crocheting in first st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts. Do not sl st in first hdc of this rnd – 36 (40) sts.

Rnd 3: Start crocheting in first st from the previous rnd, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st) twice, 1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st) 5 times, 1 hdc in next 8 (10) sts, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st) 3 times, sl st in first st of this rnd – 46 (50) sts.

Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

With C3, repeat Sole pattern once more. With C4, work Sole pattern twice.

(Put together one C4 and one C3 sole with wrong sides inside), twice.

Join both soles using sl st around, working in all four loops back and front – 46 (50) sl sts. C3 side of sole is the bottom of the sole.

Top of Sandal

Row 1: Using C3, ch 1, 1 sc in next 24 (26) sts across the back of Sole, (you’re crocheting on the C4 side of the sole), turn work.

For 6-12 months Size Only

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 25 sts, turn work.

Both Sizes

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 20 (22) sts, sc2tog, turn work – 22 (24) sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 18 (20) sts, sc2tog, turn work – 20 (22) sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 16 (18) sts, sc2tog, turn work – 18 (20) sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 14 (16) sts, sc2tog, turn work – 16 (18) sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 12 (14) sts, sc2tog, turn work – 14 (16) sts.

Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Straps (make 2)

Row 1: Using C3, ch 1, 3 sc along edge of Rows 1-7 of Top of Sandal, turn work.
Rows 2-16 (18): Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, turn work.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Repeat Straps (make 2) for other Sandal.

Straps Border

Attach C3 to the bottom of the Right Sandal Strap, ch 1, work a 60 (68) sc border all around the Right Strap, top/back of Sandal and Left Sandal Strap.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Right Sandal

Place Right Strap on the left side of the Sandal, 2 (3) sts away from end of Row 1 from Top of Sandal section of sandal. Sew strap in place.

Place Left Strap over Right Strap, on the right side of the sandal, 2 (3) sts away from end of Row 1 from Top of Sandal section of sandal. Sew strap in place.

Left Sandal

Place Left Strap on the right side of the sandal, 2 (3) sts away from end of Row 1 from Top of Sandal section of sandal. Sew strap in place.

Place Right Strap over Left Strap, on the left side of the sandal, 2 (3) sts away from end of Row 1 from Top of Sandal section of sandal. Sew strap in place.

Flower (make 2)

Create magic loop using C2.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 16 dc in magic loop, sl st in first dc – 16 sts.
Rnd 2: *Ch 9, sl st in front loop of next st; repeat from * around – 16 ch loops in total.
Rnd 3: Change to C1, *ch 9, sl st in back loop of next st from Rnd 1; repeat from * around – 16 loops.

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Sew 1 flower to each sandal onto crossed over straps. Sew 1 button in the center of the flower.yarn ball

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