Today I will do a short blog post on how to make open toe baby sandals. Keep in mind that the look and feel of them varies greatly with the colour and embellishment choices. So here, I will just cover the basic foundation of the open toe baby sandals.
How to Make Open Toe Baby Sandals
First make 4 soles. 2 upper and 2 lower soles. The open toe baby sandals have double soles.
For the soles, please refer to DC Baby Soles for the crochet chart. Note however that here, for the second row, instead of dc (double crochet), I have used sc (single crochet) to get the size I want.
We work from the back. Start and make 5dc, picking up around the post of the dc stitches from the soles (i.e. 5fpdc). Leave 15 stitches around the center curve.
11 chains, then 1fpdc (front post double crochet). Make sure it is slightly off center to accomodate where the toe is going to be. Note: when you make the other sole, this will have to be reversed. Viz. if this side is slightly off center towards the left, then the other sole will be slightly off center towards the right.
Then add your own buttons and embellishments.
When you make the other sole, remember that you need to mirror this side as baby has a left and right foot!!!!
Once you have done the upper soles, join the upper to the lower soles by slip stitching all around.
Summary Photos: How To Crochet Baby Sandals
Once you no longer to follow all the details, the following summary gallery of photos will serve as quick reminder. You can just move from photo to photo.
Credit: The credit for this open toe baby sandals tutorial goes to https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749649373721/ – a Pinterest pictorial tutorial. I have modified that tutorial and added more details.
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