Barefoot Sandals A Free Crochet Pattern

Red Barefoot Sandals by The Purple Poncho

Barefoot Sandals make you feel so elegant and feminine when you wear them!  These are made out of thread for that lacy and light feel on your feet.  Make them in different colors for different occasions: white for a beach wedding, pink for a ballerina, or in lots of colors for your yoga or dance class, or how about red for poolside like these. Here we go… 

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Barefoot Sandals Free Crochet Pattern by The Purple Poncho


Aunt Lydia’s  Crochet Thread #10; 21 yards each triangle or total 42 yards for both.
Hook – Size F
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge:  One Size fits most, finished size approximately 6” triangle.
Abbreviations: (US terms)
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
Special stitch:
trc cluster – treble crochet cluster stitch

*Wrap the yarn around the hook 2 times before inserting it in the stitch. Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop through the stitch, 4 loops on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops remaining on hook),  Yarn over and pull through another 2 loops (2 loops remaining)*,  With 2 loops on hook (leaving these 2 loops on hook), repeat * * 3 more times.  Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on hook.  1 TRC cluster completed.

Row 1: Ch 5, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first stitch of trc cluster), make 1 trc cluster, ch 3, *1 trc cluster, ch 5, 1 trc cluster, ch 3*, *repeat 2 more times. Sl st to top of beginning trc cluster.  (6 trc clusters; 3 ch 3 sps, 3 ch 5 sps).

Row 3: Ch 1, *3 sc in ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc (in ch 5 sp), ch 3*, repeat 2 more times, sl st to top of beginning sc. (3 ch 5 sps, 6 ch 3 sps).

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as first sc), 1 sc in next 2 stitches, *3 sc in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc (in ch 5 sp) ch 1, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp; 3 sc in next 3 stitches, *repeat 2 more times, sl st to top of beginning sc. (3 ch 5 sps).

Row 5: ch 2 (counts as first sc), 1 sc in next 2 stitches, ch 3, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, ch 3, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, ch 3, 3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc, (in ch 5 sp), ch 3, *1 sc in next 3 stitches, ch 3,* repeat 4 more times.  In corner: 3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc, ch 3.  Repeat from *.  When going to the final corner (toe), ch 12 instead of 5 to make the opening for your toe.  Continue 3 sc, ch 3, back to beginning sc.  Sl st to beginning sc.  Fasten off, weave in ends. (6 ch 3 sps on each side, 2 ch 5 sps, 1 ch 12 sp).

Ties:  With right side facing you, attach thread to corner, ch 100.  End off, weave in ends.  Repeat for other side.

Embellish:  Add a pretty bead or button to the center of the flower.  

Congratulations, you have a new pair of barefoot sandals!  

Barefoot Sandals by The Purple Poncho

These make great gifts and are quick to make up.  They can be worn with your flip flops if the ground is hot to get to the pool or beach.  These also look great with pumps too! 🙂  Thank you for your interest in my designs. Happy Crocheting.

Have a great day!

Carolyn 🙂

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  1. Very nice! I have never thought of doing something like this. It would be a great idea for my daughters who never wear shoes in the summer. 🙂 I best get busy because summer is upon us. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for this pattern! My daughter will be a bridesmaid for a friend who is having a destination wedding next year. I can make a pair of these pretty sandals for each bridesmaid! 🙂

  3. How do you add the bead? Is if after the sandal is made or do you add it while you are crocheting it?

  4. To add the bead to the center, I leave a long tail at the beginning and use that to sew the bead on after it’s crocheted. If you add more beads to the rounds, I would string them onto your working thread before you start and crochet them into the work as you go. Hope this helps.

  5. looking at ideas for a friends beach barefoot wedding these look amazing! thanks so much for sharing, going to give them a go thank you!