Bow Front Crochet Baby Sandals
Making these for a boy? Then just follow the pattern here and instead of doing the bow at the end, head over to Playin' Loopy with my Hooky for a modification (thanks Angie)!
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Worsted Weight yarn- I used I Love This Cotton
Size F hook
*EDIT: to make these a little bigger, use stitch count in parenthsis
Shoe Sole (two for each shoe)
1st Sole- worked in the round
(Rnd 1) Work 2 sc into 2nd chain from Hk. Sc 4 (5). Hdc 2. Work 8 Hdc into last chain. Working across other side of chain, Hdc 2. Sc 4 (5). Work 2 Sc into last chain. (24, 26)
(Rnd 2) Work 2 sc into the first sc from previous round. Work 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc 7 (8). Work 2 sc into each of the next 6 stitches. Sc 7 (8). Work 2 into the next two stitches. (34, 36)
(Rnd 3) Sc 2. Work 2 sc into the next. Sc 10 (11). Work 2 sc into the next two stitches. Sc 4. Work 2 sc into the next 2 stitches. Sc 10 (11). Work 2 sc into the next stitch. Sc 2. Tie Off (40, 42)
2nd Sole- worked in the round
Same 3 rounds as instructed above.
Place wrong sides of both soles together.
Ss both soles together all the way around (40, 42)
Weave in tails
Look for chain highlighted in the circle. Will be on the side of the sole right under the ss.
In dip of sole, attach yarn by pulling up a loop of your second color (pictured above).
(Rnd 1) Chain 1. Hdc in next 16 (18) stitches ending up even on the other side (pictured below). Turn.
(Rnd 2) Hdc into NEXT stitch and all stitches across. Turn. (15, 17)
(Rnd 3) Repeat Rnd 2 for (14, 16) total stitches
(Rnd 4) Repeat Rnd 2 for (13, 15) total stitches.
(Rnd 5) Chain 13 (15). Turn. Sc into 5th chain from hook (working on top of chain like a regular turn). Sc 8 (10). (9, 10)
(Rnd 6) Hdc across 12 (14) Tie off and weave in tail.
Starting on the same side of the sole as before, repeat rounds 1-4 as above turning after Rnd 4.
(Rnd 5) Hdc across (12,14) total stitches. Chain 13 (15).
(Rnd 6) Sc into bottom of 5th chain from hook (working under the chain this time). Sc 8 (10). Ss to shoe back. Tie off and weave in tail. (9,10)
Ss into first chain to form a ring.
*ch 5, Dble Treble 3 X's in ring, ch 5, ss in ring*...repeat once more (Edited 4/17/14 thanks Janet!)
Cut long tail and tie off.
Wrap yarn around middle 6 times. Using beginning tail, tie off and weave in tails.
Thread tapestry needle and leaving two stitches in between shoe back and the bow, whip stitch bow to sole in the 5 chains. When moving to other side of bow, simply slide needle in between the sandwiched sole to move to other side and whip stitch again. Tie off and weave in. Using tapestry needle again sew buttons to shoe back.
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