These darling little crochet sandals have a cute pinched bow at the top and tie at the ankle! Free pattern includes sizes 3-6 months, or you can get additional sizing from newborn to 12 months in the pattern download. This post uses affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase. For more information, click here. Thanks for supporting Whistle and Ivy!

Free Crochet Pattern - Bitty Bow Baby Sandals. Adorable spring and summertime booties for baby!

With summer winding down here, I hesitated to post this pattern. I mean, Hobby Lobby already has Thanksgiving decorations up! Here in Vegas, however, we have a good 2 months of warm weather left, so I decided to post it. Plus, as summer fades away here, that means my friends in the southern hemisphere are gearing up for spring! Wherever you are,  I hope you enjoy the crochet pattern for these Bitty Bow Baby Sandals. 

Free Crochet Pattern - Bitty Bow Baby Sandals. Adorable spring and summertime booties for baby!
Free Crochet Pattern - Bitty Bow Baby Sandals. Adorable spring and summertime booties for baby!

Free Crochet Pattern - Bitty Bow Baby Sandals. Adorable spring and summertime booties for baby!


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Sandals are really fun and easy to make. These are no exception! There is a bit of construction work, but I included a full video tutorial (my video skills are developing, so please bear with the video pattern). These shoes are soft and comfy for baby. My Little gets compliments whenever she wears hers. I need some in each color!

Bitty Bow Crochet Baby Sandals – Crochet Pattern 

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What you need: 
Medium Weight Yarn in 2 colors (Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Conch and Mint; Blush and Alfalfa)
Size F Hook (or hook to achieve gauge)
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: (American Terms) St – Stitch
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc decease – Sc2tog
Dc decrease – Dc2tog
l st – Slip Stitch

Gauge: 9 sts = 2″


Size 3-6 Months is FREE below, but the PDF download includes sizing from newborn to 12 months . Where would you like to shop today?

3-6 Months (Approx. 4”)

Sole: Make 4 (2 for each shoe) (Worked in the round)
Ch 11.

1. Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 7 dc in last ch. Working across opposite side: Dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs. Place marker and move up each round. (26 sts)

2. Beginning in first sc: 2 sc in next 3 sts.  Sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. (34 sts)

3.*Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Sc in next 9 sts. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in next 9 sts. (42 sts) Sl st and tie off.

Use 2nd color. Match up your two sole pieces and starting anywhere, sl st them together, wrong sides together. Tie off. (42 sl sts)

Body: Use 2nd color. Find the middle of heel. Count 4 sts to the right. Join yarn. Making sure you are working from the outside, and working through the slip stitches.

Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 19. Turn.
Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 8. Turn.
*Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc 8. turn * work 7 times. (8 sts on each row) (Don’t turn on last row)
Sc 2 in same st (this makes 3 sts worked together in the corner).

Turn 90 degrees and sc 7 down the top of the strap, through the sides of the stiches. Sl st into the next worked sl st on the shoe. Sc 22. Join with sl st.Don’t tie off.

Heel: Start right where you joined with a sl st.

1. Ch 2. Dc in same st.  Dc 8. Turn.  (9 sts)
Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 5. Sc2tog. Turn. (7 sts)
Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 6.  (7 sts)
Ch 20. Sl st into second chain from hook. Sl st 18.  Sc 7 across the top of the heel. Ch 20. Sl st into second ch from hook. Sl st down your ch. Sl st into first st on heel. Finish off. 

Baby Sandals Construction:

Use your darning needle to attach the opposite side of your bow strap. Going in and out, sew it to the sc on the other side of the shoe. Make sure to thoroughly weave in the ends.

To make the flap into a bow, pinch it with your fingers (pinch it so the edges are going upwards, and the inside bumps up) and tie a knot of yarn using the same color leaving a long tail (Keep it a little bit loose) Make sure the knot is on the under side. Then, using the tail, wrap the yarn around the center of the strap 5 or 6 times. Tie off. You can also secure it with a dab of hot glue.

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  1. Love your videos they have been a big help. I have a question, is this pattern done the same way for both left and right foot?
    If this sounds like a silly question, I apologize I am a beginner at crocheting.
    Thank you,

      1. Ok great, thanks so much!!! You have been a lot of help and a very big inspiration!

        Take care, Lisa

  2. Bethany,

    I absolutely love your crochet work and patterns! I do have a complaint, your site loads so slow, it jumps around so bad while the ads load. Have you checked the site speed? It is really annoying trying to read a paragraph or pattern. Please, I am only letting you know about the load speed, but love, love, love your site.

    With Kind Regards,

    1. Hi Linda! I am quite surprised, I have a pretty crappy internet connection in the middle of no where and it seems to load fine for me, but I will definitely look into it! I have emailed my ad providers and hosting to see if there are some changes I can make. Thanks for your support!

      1. I do appreciate your patterns but I will say I’m only going to do this 1 pair instead of all your patterns because it’s really bad. I’ve been to a lot of them and this is the worse with the video loading and all the ads, it’s very frustrating.

        1. One more thing just so you have feedback…. it gives you the “close” option on video but you have to press it over and over again and it won’t close I have brand new s10 with high speed internet so I’m not sure what the issue is.

  3. Hey there do you have any patterns in toddler sizes for any if your baby shoes? I did find the Mary Jane ones but was hoping you had some other one’s since I love your shoes so much :=)

  4. I love these patterns and they are easy to work up. Is it possible to provide a more printer friendly version? The pictures are large and this pattern requires about 12 pages to print. It didn’t allow me to copy and paste to a word document. I hate to complain about a free pattern, but I think this would be more user friendly. Thanks!

  5. Hey,
    I need to make a bigger sole
    For a 6 month baby
    And i have 2.5 mm hook
    Can you please help me?

  6. Hi,
    I was making your soles and when I came to round 3, for some reason at the top of the toe part when you do the 2 stitches into a stitch 5 times. I seem to have quite a few stitches to go before I do the 9 sc stitches along the side. Do I repeat the 2 stitches into a stitch 5 times on the other side of the toe part? I seemed to have a lot of stitches left when I complete my rounds. I used a stitch marker and I counted all stitches for each round but the 3rd round was problematic for me…Any help would be appreciated. I also watched your video a few times too and was unsure where I went wrong. Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      It sounds like you are not working the increases correctly. You are working one single, following my 2 stitches in the next st. So each set has three stitches, worked into 2 sts from the previous round.

  7. I’m looking for the pattern for the soles. Do you still have it up? I know I must be overlooking it. Please help!! Lol

  8. I made a pair of these a few months ago and liked them so much that I came back to make another pair. Did you happen to edit your pattern, because it seems slightly different (especially the ankle tie I noticed is different.) I think your original pattern was easier to follow along, I got stuck a few times on this one (the 6-9 month pattern) and had to re-watch the video to remember what to do.

  9. Is there any reasons this patten of your sandals uses 2 sole pieces for each shoe and the others patterns don’t? Why does this shoe need two sole pieces. I just made the strap flip flop one and they only called for one per shoe. . I’m sure I can just do one each and not as thick, just wondered your reasoning. You must have decided to do two for a reason. What am missing And why?

    1. I prefer 2 soles. In fact, my flip-flops are my only sandals that don’t have two soles. With the heel being low on the flip flops, instead of tying around the ankle, they stay on better without a thicker, heavy sole. You can make these with only one sole, if you prefer.

  10. have you ever tried any other yarn other than caron ? like redheart (supersaver) or bernat (premium ) for these patterns or would you suggest more of a baby yarn?

    1. Yes, although they are all considered medium weight, I find RH and Bernat will make a bulkier finished bootie. Knitpicks Brava and Lion Wool-ease are okay. I have never tried baby yarn, simply because I don’t like the colors! But you can sure give it a try.

      1. i have never seen caron simply soft because walmart in ontario doesnt sell it, but i looked it up on yarn inspirations and it is considered a medium worsted 4
        just the same as redheart and bernat

        so are you using caron simply soft light?

        1. Don’t stress! Just use what you have and see what the finished size is. Your gauge is different than mine, so if you crochet tighter than me, it would actually work out perfect. I say give it a try and go from there.

  11. The pattern downloads, but your black and white logo covers half the pattern, so it can’t be read :(

    1. It appears to be working on my end. What is it doing when you click it? You might have programs on your computer that prevent it from opening. Do you have a current version of Adobe Reader?

  12. Hi! I LOVE this pattern! I made the baby strap flip flops and now working on this! I’m still a beginner.. so im having a few problems.. in step 3.. where you have the {} am i supposed to be doing something different? i followed along, but i’m ending the side of the shoe in an awkward spot and it doesnt look right at all! any suggestions of what i’m doing wrong? Thanks!!

    1. Hi Rachel! The first three steps are the sole, so it is the same as the flip flops. I am sorry I used {} instead of ()

  13. my computer will not get me the details of your free patterns I want “bitty bow baby sandals”. Please help. Maybe snail mail me the pattern or e. mail help they are adorable and I have a grandaughter on the way!

    1. I’m sorry Sandra! Maybe you could go to the library and print it there? I am working on getting all my patterns in a book, so readers can have a hard copy of them all! I hope to have in finished after summertime.