March 31, 2015

Arachnid Barefoot Sandals -free crochet pattern-

Although I am still buried in snow, I am dreaming of summer!

I love designing barefoot sandals! I have several ideas for patterns that I'd like to write this year, and here is my first!

I really didn't know what to name them at first, so I waited until they were finished, then it came to me.

It kind of resembles a spider in the center, but I couldn't call them "spider lace", because that's entirely something else in crochet.  But spiders have eight legs, and arachnids have eight legs, thus the name.

This is an easy pattern; starting with the toe loop, you will work upward toward the ankle.  The straps are worked in one piece across the top, creating the
final row.

I've included photos to help you along the way.
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson
Skill Level:   Easy

Materials: 
  • Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread (I used South Maid)
  • Crochet Hook Size 1.5mm
  • Needle to sew in ends

Size: Adult foot, adjustable

Stitches Used: Ch=Chain, Sl st=Slip Stitch, Sc=Single Crochet, Dc=Double Crochet

Special Terms Used: 
  • Shell=(2dc-ch2-2dc) in same space.
  • Shell in shell= shell in ch 2 space of  shell from previous row


THE PATTERN

Ch 20, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), [dc-ch2-2dc] in same joining ch.



Row 2: Ch 3, turn; [dc-ch2-2dc] in space between first 2 dc's, skip ch2 space, shell in space between last 2 dc's.



Row 3: Turn, sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, ch 1, shell in last shell.



Rows 4-6: Turn, sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, ch9, shell in last shell.



Row 7: Turn, sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, ch5, work a sc around last 3 rows of chain 9, ch5, shell in last shell.



Row 8: Ch3, turn; [dc-ch2-2dc] in space between first 2 dc's, ch2, skip ch2 space, shell in space between next 2 dc's, ch3, shell in space between next 2 dc's, ch2, skip ch2 space, shell in space between last 2 dc's.



Row 9: Turn; sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, (ch3, shell in next shell) twice, ch3, shell in last shell.



Row 10: Turn; sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, ch6, 2dc in next shell, ch2, 2dc in next shell, ch6, shell in last shell.



Row 11: Turn; sl st over to 1st ch2 space; ch3, [dc-ch2-2dc] in same space, ch6, shell in next ch2 space, ch6, shell in last shell.



Fasten off. Sew in ends


Tie Up Lace

Ch 250; work a dc through the ch2 space of the shell on top right (facing you) of sandal; ...



... ch 11, work 7 sc in ch2 space of center shell, ch 11, dc in ch2 space of last shell, ch250. 



Fasten off. Make another one.

 


6 comments:

  1. Love it!!! Thank you I will be making these for my friends for our Bahama vacation

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  2. I just made your pattern. I love love love it.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this great pattern!! Very fun to make and SO pretty. I did them in black and it looks awesome. :)

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  4. This is a fun and easy pattern and it goes so fast. Thanks.

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