How to Crochet Sandals

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Okay all you crocheters out there, let’s crochet sandals! Before we begin, if you need a refresher course on the art of crochet, check out our post on 20 Tips for New Crocheters. You’ll find lots of helpful information there!

These crochet sandals for women are perfect for warm spring and summer days when you would rather not be barefoot, but socks are too warm.

Why crochet sandals or flip flops? Well, because you can, and because it’s fun! And also because they’re unique and everyone will want to know where you got them. I think they’d make great “shoes” for the pool or foot protection from the hot sand at the beach! No matter the reason, have fun with this crochet sandals pattern.

Here’s what you need to crochet the sandals pictured above:

The following pattern given is for size 8 sandals. To see other sizes, you can access the free pattern here. Note that you will use your own foot to gauge the length of the straps. As you wear the sandals, the straps will loosen some, so make them snug to begin with.

Abbreviations {in American Terms}: Ch – Chain St – Stitch Sc – Single Crochet Hdc – Half Double Crochet Dc – Double Crochet Sl st – Slip Stitch

To crochet the sole of the sandal {you will work 2}:

Ch 26

1. 4 sc in 2nd ch. Sc 16. Hdc 3. Dc 4. 7 dc in last ch Working across opposite side of chain: dc 4, hdc 3, sc 16. (57 sts) Join with sl st with first sc.

2. Ch 1. 2 sc in the next 4 sts. Sc 24. 2 sc in the next 5 sts. sc 24. (66 sts) Join with sl st.

3. Ch 1. Sc. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Sc 25. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc 24. (74 sts) Join with sl st.

4. Ch 1. Hdc. *Hdc 2, hdc 2 in next st,* work 3 times. Hdc 25. *Hdc 2, hdc 2 in next st* work 5 times. Hdc 24. (82 sts)

5. Ch 1. Hdc. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in the next st* work 3 times. Hdc 25. *Hdc 3, 2 hdc in the next st* work 5 times. Hdc 24. (90 sts) Join with sl st and tie off.

Body: Starting anywhere, slip stitch the two soles together using your 2nd color of yarn. Tie off.

Find the middle of the heel. Count 11 sts to the right. Join yarn there (same color as the slip stitches). Work from the outside (back down towards the heel). Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 22 (23 total). Ch 22. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Sc in next sl st on the sole. Sc 7. Ch 21. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Sc in next sl st on the sole. Sc 49. Ch 19. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Sc in next sl st on the sole. Sc 7. Ch 22. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch. Sc in last st. Join with a sl st with first st. Don’t tie off.

Heel: Continuing were you left off, work a sc foundation, 17 sts. Sl st into other side of shoe.

**Thanks to Crafts by Amanda for the free pattern!

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