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This summer has been so lovely! Sis (now 8 months old!) absolutely loves being outside. She loves the leaves, and loves sitting on the grass. She will sit content in the warm breeze for a very long time, looking at the sky and watching all the things happening around her. And The Boy practically lives in his sandbox. I have had to up my vacuuming frequency to compensate for the sand I am finding everywhere. But I am so glad to have dirty, outside kids. Since summertime isn’t the time for thick, cozy baby shoes, I decided I would make some new baby barefoot sandals. These summer flower baby barefoot sandals literally take about 15 minutes to make, and are SO cute and comfy for baby. They are made with elastic yarn thread, so they are squishy, stretchy and wonderful. I made a headband with it last year, and I love the stretchy results.
When working with elastic thread, it’s important to let the thread come out on its own. DO NOT pull it out and give yourself slack. You want your elastic thread to be taut, and your yarn to be loose. Your finished pieces will look different than you are used to because the thread scrunches everything together, but they look very nice when they are worn.
Summer Flower Baby Barefoot Sandals
Green Sandal: (Start with Green)
Work with your green yarn and elastic thread together:
1. Ch 22. Sl st into the first ch, forming a loop.
2. Working through the chains in your circle:
Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 4. Ch 17 (forming the second loop). Sl st into the beginning of loop, forming a second circle. The two circles will be attached at the middle by your 5 sc sts. Tie off.
Flower: (Start with brown)
Start with magic ring.
Sc 8 in ring. Join with a sl st. Tie off.
Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Ch 4. Sl st in first ch. Hdc in next ch. Sc in last ch. Sc in next st on circle. * work 8 times (You should have 8 petals).
Join at the beginning with a sl st.
Finish by weaving in all your ends, and hot gluing the flower to the sandal at the top, where the rings meet.
The plain sandal is pretty cute by itself, I am going to spend the weekend making cute things to put on top, and I will share them with you soon. Sis has been wearing hers for several hours and they are staying put perfectly!
You may also like these adorable barefoot sandals as well!
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