We love this free barefoot crochet sandals 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 crochet 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 crochet sandals below, or if you'd like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.

You will need


Central motif measures 8x8cm (3x3in)


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet barefoot sandals pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

If you fancy giving your whole shoe closet a crafty makeover, we've got some fab patterns and tutorials to get you inspired! You could try our free embellished sandal crochet pattern to brighten up an old pair of slip on sandals. Or update your plain shoes with our how to make shoelaces from fabric scraps and How to create embroidered Converse tutorials!

Free crochet barefoot sandals pattern

how to make barefoot sandals

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. [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.

If you liked this free crochet barefoot sandals pattern, we've got load more free crochet patterns that are perfect for summer! Why not start by taking a look at our pick of the Top free festival crochet patterns or our Free flower headband crochet pattern. And if you're after summer crochet tops you could try our Free pink tunic crochet top pattern or Free V-stitch crochet top pattern

Don't forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you're looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.


Cara MedusCrochet Designer & Technical Editor

Technical editor and crochet designer Cara Medus is a verified pro in the crochet world! Cara has been the brains behind Simply Crochet magazines technical team since the very first issue, and her mathematical prowess with crochet design is unparalleled. Cara has contributed numerous designs to Simply Crochet magazine, as well as publications from Scheepjes and many others. Cara also teaches aspiring technical editors through her online training courses, and is currently working on her first book! You can find Cara on Instagram at @caramedus

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