We love this free pattern for summer – whether you’re on the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing in the garden, these pretty crochet barefoot sandals are the height of summer chic. If you’ve ever wondered how to make barefoot sandals – it’s so simple, you can make them using just chains, trebles and double crochet stitches!
You can find the pattern for these fab soleless sandals below, or if you’d like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.
You will need
- DMC Natura Just Cotton 100% cotton, 50g/155m) 1 ball of each:
- Nacar (N35)
- Aguamarina (N25)
- Tournesol (N16)
- Topaze (N19)
- A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
- A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook
- PVA glue
Central motif measures 8x8cm (3x3in)
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Crochet barefoot sandals pattern
Central motif (make 2)
With a 2.5mm hook and Nacar, ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.
Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 12dc into the ring, ss to first dc to join. [12 dc]
Fasten off and join in Aguamarina.
Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into first dc, (ch2, skip 1 dc, 3tr into next dc) repeat around, ss to top of beg ch-3. 0[6 3-tr groups]
Fasten off and join in Tournesol.
Round 3 *Ch3, dc into next ch-2 sp, ch5, skip next tr, tr into middle tr of 3-tr group, ch5, skip next tr, dc into next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, ss to first ch. [6 dc, 3 tr, 6 ch-5 sp, 3 ch-3 sp]
Round 4 Ch1 (does not count as st), *3dc into ch-3 sp, 4dc into ch-5 sp, ch5 (corner), 4dc into next ch-5 sp; rep from * twice more, ss to first dc. [33dc, 3 corner ch-5 sp]
Fasten off and join in Topaze.
Round 5 *Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr in each of next 2 dc, ch1, skip 1 dc, tr in each of next 3 dc, ch1, (3tr, ch2, 3tr, ch1) in corner ch-5 sp, tr in each of next 3 dc (make sure you don’t miss the first of these dc – it can be hidden underneath the previous tr), ch1, skip 1 dc; rep from * twice more replacing beg ch-3 with tr, ss to top of beg ch-3. [15 3-tr groups]
Fasten off and join in Nacar.
Round 6 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st and ch to first corner ch-sp, dc in corner ch-sp, ch30 (toe loop made), dc in corner ch-sp. *Dc in each st and ch to next corner ch-sp, dc in corner ch-sp, ch20 (top loop made), dc in corner ch-sp; rep from *, dc in each st and ch to end, ss to first dc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ties (make 4)
With a 2.5mm hook, work Rounds 1 and 2 of the Central Motif without fastening off either yarn. On the final joining ss, pick up both Nacar and Aguaramina on the final yrh and pull them both through the stitch, do not fasten off.
Change to the 3.5mm hook. With Nacar and Aguamarina held together, make a ch measuring 80cm long, remove loop from hook, pass the end of the ch through one of the top loops of the central motif, put the loop back on the hook and ss in the 14th and 15th ch from the hook to join. Fasten off and weave ends back into the chain. Put a small blob of PVA on the fastened off end to stop it fraying.
Repeat another 3 times, so that you have a tie joined to each of the top loops of the Central Motifs.