Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hearts Barefoot Sandals


Hey Rockers,

This pattern has been updated/edited to be a little easier to follow and create. I've also created a YouTube video to go along with the changes in hopes that it will also be an aide to creating the pattern.
 
I am sharing my first pattern of the site and I think they turned out adorable!

August is half way over, but I couldn't help creating a pair of Barefoot Sandals with Hearts!

I hope you enjoy creating your own pair as much as I enjoyed creating this simple beginner's crochet pattern. If you need any help with the pattern please send me an email via the Contact page and I'll do my best to get back to you promptly.

Hearts Barefoot Sandals

Level: Beginner

Hook: G/4.25

Materials: Caron Simply Soft (any color)

Key:
CH = chain
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
MR = magic ring (tutorial here
SL ST = slip stitch


Pattern: (Make two)

Heart #1: Start with a MR, ch 2, dc 3, hdc 3, dc, ch 15. Sl st to first chain to form toe loop. Hdc 3, dc 3, ch 2, sl st to magic ring. Pull magic ring tight.
Break yarn, weave ends.

Heart #2: Start with a MR, ch 2, dc 3, hdc 3, dc, sl st to center of Heart #1 (opposite of toe loop, see image for position), hdc 3, dc 3, ch 2, sl st to MR. Pull magic ring tight.
Break yarn, weave ends.

(Heart #3: Optional. Repeat instructions for Heart #2 if you would like 3 hearts for your barefoot sandals.)

Ankle Strap: Ch 50, sl st to back of Heart #2. Ch 50 to finish second half of ankle strap. (See images below for reference.)





And now...for my first ever video tutorial to help you create this pattern. I'm having a little trouble embedding the video here in the blog post, so here is the link to access it on YouTube. I'll keep working at it to get it fixed.

Crochet Hearts Barefoot Sandals Tutorial - http://youtu.be/p95zpgZA0ng

Note: For extra length on the ankle straps increase the number of chains. For example, if you want the straps to wrap around ankle twice ch 100, instead of ch 50 as instructed above. This pattern is very adaptable. You can add hearts for different feet sizes or subtract hearts for kids' sizes.


Enjoy your pretty summer feet!

xx

40 comments:

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    1. Yay! Stay tuned, I have more shapes to add. It doesn't stop at hearts...

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  2. I love these. I think I'm going to make a pair for my wedding!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Julie. I'm glad you like them. I am currently working on a new set of barefoot sandals that will feature several different kinds of flowers. I hope you'll come back and visit!

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    2. I think I will! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  4. Katara - thanks for trying the pattern and for finding this error. I'll have to work them up again and see if I come out the same. (Quite possible that I made a mistake, as this was one of my first attempts at writing my own pattern.)

    I really appreciate your corrections!

    Tia

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    1. ...oops...I'm sorry to say the mistake was mine...I whipped up another pair and they came out perfectly! Sorry Tia.

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    2. Hee-hee! No problem. I'm just glad you are able to use the pattern. Thanks for trying it again.

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  5. I was searching for a summer crochet project & ran across these...OMG! I love them! I'm fairly new to crocheting & these were easy & fun! Thank you so much!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this pattern! I think they are fun too. And make a quick summer gift!

      Tia

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  6. I just started crocheting a month ago. I tried this pattern tonight and was skeptical. I was quite impressed with the fact that I was able to crochet hearts! It doesn't look like the pattern exactly, but with a little more practice, I think I can master this. THANKS!

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    1. Thanks for trying the pattern Sara! I'm glad you had success with it.

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  7. These have blessed me and you have too, thanks so much!

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    1. It is my pleasure! I am so very glad you liked them.

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  8. I don't know whats wrong with me today... I've been crocheting since I was a girl but for some reason I can't get past the first stitches!!! Hellp?!

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    1. If you've followed a pattern (doily for example) and it says to chain 3 and then hdc or dc "x" amount of times in the 3rd stitch from the hook to form a circle, I'm using a similar principle to start the first heart. The first line of "Ch 54" is to form one strap of the barefoot sandal.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you still need a little more information. I enjoy helping.

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  9. I usually follow patterns pretty well, but I'm beyond confused here. I chained my 54 stitches and had to stop. A youtube tutorial would be most helpful.

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    1. Caitlin - I'm sorry I didn't see this comment sooner. Did you have any success? Do you still need help or want more information? I will look into a YouTube tutorial. I've never made one, but how hard could it be?

      Thanks,
      Tia

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  10. HI I love these and im totally stump please help mine just arnt coming out lol sorry im doing my best after i chain the 5 what do i do it just looks weird if i tc into the 4 th chain

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    1. Hi Anonymous! Do you see the little key hole in the middle of the hearts in the image? Tc'ing into the 4th chain begins to form that little hole and half of your heart. When you reach line 5 (Chain 15...) you should have 3 half hearts stuck together end to end. After you create your toe loop at line 5, you'll come back down the other side to finish the rest of your hearts. Does that make sense? Please let me know how else I can help. Another follower suggested a YouTube video - and I am looking into that too.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  11. Could you please help me? How many time going to do a tr on the Chain four from hook?

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    1. You will be working 2 tc & 3 dc into the 4th chain from your hook. Does that make sense? I really want to help you get these made in time for Mother's Day. I'll watch for your response!

      Thanks,

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  12. Thank you so much. My problem is once I form the half heart and if I do chain 5 and TC in the fourth chain, and once I am done with the second side, it looks like one side have a big space (the chain five) and the other side it looks fine cause there is no chain five but SL stitch

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    1. Perhaps try only chaining 4 and see if you like that look a bit better? Experiment with the pattern and tweak it if you want it to look tighter and less gappy...

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  13. Thank you so much, they are done!

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  14. Am I correct in the fact that you put 2 tc and 3 dc (5 sts total) all in 1 st? That is where I get a little confused..I am semi new to crochet and this is the first written pattern I have tried to make. Thanks for the pattern, they look awesome!! :)

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    1. Yes, Cheryl, that is correct. All 5 sts go in same space. It creates that rounded half of the heart. Thanks for the comment/question!

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  15. I love this pattern, easy and fun!! I'm going to the craft store tom. to get more yarn to make more of these. Thanks for posting:)

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    1. Angela, thanks for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoy this pattern! I give these out as quick gifts - and they are always a big hit!

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  16. Martha RobertsonJune 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Hi Tia!
    I'm going to make several of these for my best friend...she just loves sandals and so do I...think I'll make us a few matching pair!

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    1. Martha - I'm so glad you like them! They are so fast and easy (I think so anyway). They'll make fun little gifts too. Cheers, Tia (aka Crochet Rochelle)

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  17. Love this pattern and so easy thanks so much

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  18. I also am not new to crochet, however mostly afghans I have done and am having an issue with the hearts. They are not coming together like they should. I have tried different ways and also checked Youtube to see if i could find something similar, to no avail. Still trying..

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  19. These are so awesome!! I added this to my projects in Ravelry with a completed picture!! Such an easy pattern & very well written! Thanks :)

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  20. My hearts seem lopsided. As if there are more stitches on the 2nd half than on the first half

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    1. I also have this problem ha???

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    2. Smashley, u are right. The pattern is written wrong in that sense. But u can just reverse what u did on the first side. Its her first it says.

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  21. Hi ...I can crochet but have never used a pattern before......I have made one but it looks lopsided as I was not sure where to join the hearts when you do the second halves? Help please.

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  22. Hi Everyone! I've created a video tutorial to help with this pattern. You can find it here - http://youtu.be/p95zpgZA0ng

    I've also reworked the pattern and re-worded it in order to make the entire sandal easier to crochet. I hope you find it improved. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

    PS: I'm having trouble adding the video to the actual post but I'll get it eventually.

    Cheers!
    Tia (aka Crochet Rochelle)

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