The warm weather has been wonderful here. Not too hot during the day with lovely warm evenings and nights. I am excited to get my kids up to the mountains for a camping trip. Since we have been spending so much time outside, I feel like I have been working less (which is good), but I had to work like a madwoman to get these Crochet Women’s Gladiator Sandals done this week.

Luckily, they don’t take too long to make. I have decided to split a fair booth with a friend this year, and I have considered making a few pairs for my table. We will see if I can find the time!

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Women's Gladiator Sandals | Perfect for lounging comfortably or enjoying the evening weather on your deck.

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Women's Gladiator Sandals | Perfect for lounging comfortably or enjoying the evening weather on your deck.

Crochet Women’s Gladiator Sandals

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What you need: 
Size K (6.5 mm) and J (6 mm) Hooks
2 balls of Super Chunky Yarn (hometown USA)
Smaller hook for weaving in ends

Abbreviations: American Terms
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Gauge- 
Sizes 6 and 8: 9 sts = 3″
Sizes 7 and 9: 8 sts = 3″ 

 

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Size 6 and 7 (Use J for 6, K for 7)

Sole:

Left:
Ch 17

1. Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 8. Hdc 2. Dc 4. 7 dc in last st. Working across the other side: Dc 4. Hdc 2. Sc 8. (38 sts)

2 . 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc 15. 2 dc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc 15.(46 sts)

3. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times. Hdc 16. 2 hdc in next st. Dc. 2 dc in next st. Dc. 2 sc in next st. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work twice. Sc 15. (54 sts)
Sl st and tie off.

 Right:
Ch 17

1. Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 8. Hdc 2. Dc 4. 7 dc in last st. Working across the other side: Dc 4. Hdc 2. Sc 8.  (38 sts)

2. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc 15. 2 sc in the next 3 sts. 2 dc in next 2 sts. Sc 15. (46 sts)

3. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times. Sc 16. *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* work twice. 2 sc in next st. Dc. 2 dc in next st.  Dc. 2 hdc in next st. Hdc 15.  (54 sts)
Sl st and tie off.

Using 2nd color, loosely slip stitch all around the sole. (54 sts)

Body:
Find the middle of the heel (with the toe oriented at the top), count 9 sts to the right. Join yarn.
Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 17. Ch 14. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next sl st on the sole. Sc 2. Ch 13. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next st one sole. Sc 28. Ch 13.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next st one sole. Sc 2. Ch 14. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in last st. Join with a sl st. Don’t tie off.

Heel:
Continuing high where you left off: Ch 15. Leaving ch loop on your hook, insert your hook in the st behind the bottom of the first strap, on the other side of the heel. Grab yarn and pull through making a slip st, and attaching the heel strap to the other side. Sl st in each ch, working back to the beginning. Sl st into first st. Tie off.

 

Size 8 and 9 (Use J for 8, K for 9)

Left:
Ch 19

1. Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 9. Hdc 2. Dc 5. 7 dc in last st. Working across the other side: Dc 5. Hdc 2. Sc 9. (42 sts)

2. 2 hdc in next 3 sts. Hdc 17. 2 dc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Hdc 17. (50 sts)

3. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times. Hdc 18. 2 hdc in next st. Dc. 2 dc in next st. Dc. 2 sc in next st. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work twice. Sc 17. (58 sts)
Sl st and tie off.

Right:

Ch 19

1. Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 9. Hdc 2. Dc 5. 7 dc in last st. Working across the other side: Dc 5. Hdc 2. Sc 9.  (42 sts)

2. 2 hdc in next 3 sts. Hdc 17. 2 sc in the next 3 sts. 2 dc in next 2 sts. Hdc 17. (50 sts)

3. *Hdc, 2 hdc in next st* work 3 times. Sc 18. *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* work twice. 2 sc in next st. Dc. 2 dc in next st.  Dc. 2 hdc in next st. Hdc 17.  (58 sts) Tie off.

Using 2nd color, loosely slip stitch all around the sole. (58 sts)

Body:
Find the middle of the heel (with the toe oriented at the top), count 10 sts to the right. Join yarn.
Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 19. Ch 15. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next sl st on the sole. Sc 2. Ch 14. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next st one sole. Sc 30. Ch 14.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in next st one sole. Sc 2. Ch 15. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each chain. Sc in last st. Join with a sl st. Don’t tie off.

Heel:
Continuing high where you left off: Ch 17. Leaving ch loop on your hook, insert your hook in the st behind the bottom of the first strap, on the other side of the heel. Grab yarn and pull through making a slip st, and attaching the heel strap to the other side. Sl st in each ch, working back to the beginning. Sl st into first st. Tie off.

 

Construction:

Finish the sandals by sewing the tips of the strap in place on the sole. Their placement does not need to be exact, but you can use this photo as a guide:

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Women's Gladiator Sandals | Perfect for lounging comfortably or enjoying the evening weather on your deck.

Using your hook and a length of yarn, bring it in and out through the stitch on the shoe and the end of the strap until you have a secure hold. Tie a firm knot on the inside, hiding the knot and securing your ends.

Sew the bottom straps in the middle stitch, between where the top straps begin on the shoe, and where they are sewn(about 3 stitched up from the top strap). Interweave them so they go over and under (or under and over).

Using your hook and a length of yarn, bring it in and out through the stitch on the shoe and the end of the strap until you have a secure hold. Tie a firm knot in the inside, hiding the knot and securing your ends.

Weave in all other ends.

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Women's Gladiator Sandals | Perfect for lounging comfortably or enjoying the evening weather on your deck.

 

So here is the chunky version. However, I am curious, would you be interested in a medium-weight version as well?

 

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56 Comments

  1. Do you think if I go up to a 7.0 mm hook and 6.5 mm hook (instead of 6.5 mm and 6.0 mm), with Bernat Home Dec, I could make these WITHOUT needing to adjust the pattern?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hey Beth! I’m confused when it comes to the body… why must we count 10 stitches to the right of the middle of the heel? Why can’t we just insert to the sl st on the edge parallel with the middle?

        1. Thanks for your reply! So I place the base on my foot, find the middle of my heel and then count 10 st down towards the back and then start from that sl st?

  2. I am excited to make tyes but may put my own twist on them for around town thinking of either the bottoms made from hemp or jute cord what do you think? I will keep you posted ;)

  3. Hi, I wonder if these could be made in a smaller size as I have small feet and always have trouble finding shoes to fit, or just use a thinner yarn with a smaller hook, would that be easier than trying to change the pattern?
    Thanks

  4. Those looking for larger sizes, I haven’t tried it, but it appears, by comparing the two sets of instructions, that some instructions are 2 stitches greater, some are 1 stitch greater, others remain the same. So logic follows that the next size up should follow the same properties. Good luck!

  5. Hi, these look awesome but can I check the sizing? I’m assuming these are US sizes? What would I need for UK size 7, euro size 40? Many thanks

      1. Thanks, I can work it out. I did a pair of 9s last night thinking they would work and they weren’t far off.

        Can I check the pattern for the straps? Start in the middle of the heel, count 10 stitches and then sc 19, that gets me way up at the top of the toe.?

  6. Please share a medium weight version :) right now Im making a pair with rh with love. Im a size 7, but using size nine and just adding extra rounds. Im still keeping it 58 stitches though that way I can hack it to fit my foot.

  7. Do you think you could use thin rope for the sole? I’d be worried about chunky weight yarn flopping or ripping…

  8. I just found this pattern through Ravelry. I am wondering how well these hold up to use. Thanks for the pattern!

  9. these look like what i need. i get gout and my feet are swollen most of time these look very comfortable. just need bigger size(9)

      1. Please add my interest for a worsted weight pattern. I live in the tropics and chunky yarn is not available here. I’m lucky if I can find worsted weight. Most of the yarn is baby or lace weight and occasionally sport weight. A worsted weight pattern would be great. Thanks for all the great slipper patterns. I don’t need them to keep my feet warm which is why I like these sandals to cushion my feet from the tile floors..

  10. Yes, I would make them if I could make them out of worsted weight yarn! I ran out of chunky yarn along time ago, but I refuse to buy more yarn until I reduce the stash I already have! 😀 If you can, will you write the same pattern for a size 10 foot? Thanks!