These squishy little sandals remind us of colorful marshmallows. They’ll add the right amount of cutesy flair while still being practical for little baby feet.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 3.5” long
Gauge: 8 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc.
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! (100% Cotton; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): Pink (C1), 1 skein; Yellow (C2), 1 skein
Hook: US size F (3.75 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
The sandals are worked from the base to the top.
Sole (make 4 total; 2 in each color)
Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, 4 hdc in the last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sl st to first st to join rnd – 20 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sl st to first st to join rnd – 27 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 4 times, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, sl st to first st to join rnd – 34 sts.
Toe Strap (make 2)
With C1, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across – 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Sew Toe Strap over Sandal toe.
Place one sole of each color with wrong side together, with C1 facing you, sew the two Soles together.
Heel (both right and left sandal)
Row 1: Join C1 3 sts to right of the sl st on Sole, ch 1, sc in next 14 sts.
Row 2: Turn, sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog – 12 sts.
Row 3: Turn, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog – 10 sts.
Row 4: Turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch 10, sl st to first st of row – 8 sts; 10 chs.
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc in each ch and st, sl st to first st to join – 18 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, working in the blo, sc in each st, sl st to first st to join.
Row 7: Turn, ch 2, working in blo, 3 dc in each st across, sl st to first st to join – 54 sts.
Row 8: Join C2 in exposed loop from Row 6, ch 2, 3 dc in each loop, sl st to first st to join. Fasten off.
Row 1: Join C1 in st 4 on Toe Strap, ch 1, sc in next 2 sts.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Sew Foot Strap to middle of ankle ruffle Strap.