Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crocheted Barefoot Sandals.

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What better way to dress up your bare feet this summer with barefoot sandals. The variations are only limited by your imagination. Some lovely soft left over cotton yarn a few beads and you are on your way.
Some lovely blue pearls and small cats eye beads match this cotton yarn really well.
A sturdy pink cotton yarn and some wooden beads really give off that beachy feel.

Flowers that really grow on you, with a contrasting variegated cotton.
Mmm, pink and beads.

Made especially for Alisha, who loves green and barefoot sandals.
I really had a challenge here with the single crochet foundation row used in the ties for a much neater look. Not only is it time consuming, but at times I found it difficult finding the space to crochet into. So I used sight and feel to over come the slowness and to find the correct opening. I crocheted all of my ends in as I went along to avoid the sewing in of ends once finished. These are really quite easy and quick to make. I made a couple of pairs for a xmas gift and the pair for Alisha is for her birthday which is just after the new year.

18 comments:

Rachel G said...

love um! Glad to see you "working" again ;)

Winter can be hard on us but summer is such a great relief!

Deb Holbrook said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for just over a year now, and really love your crochet patterns. They are an inspiration to me. I love the barefoot sandals I have pre-teen and teenage granddaughters who I think would love these. My question did you use a pattern or is it one you made up as you went along. I would love to find a pattern for these, could you please point me in the right direction as to where to find one? Thanks in advance.

Sherry said...

Hey Cat!!! I love the pink with the beads and the one with the flowers. Way nice for the summer. I hope you and your family are well? How is REV too???
Happy New Year !!!!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi ya Rachel, thanks so much!!!!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi Deb Holbrook, I just made them up as I went along, they are very simple, looks like I better put down some instructions for these, thaks for reading my blog!!!

jolincountry said...

NICE! My problem would be making two that match (look the same) lol
Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanna

cats-rockin-crochet said...

jolincountry, LOL that's so funny. I never counted rows or st's as I made them so they are not so perfect either...... Thanks for stopping by.

Le-Chat said...

Too cute! Too bad it's winter and freezing cold out here now. By the way happy New Year Cat!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hey kobus hapy new year to you too!!

Sherryknit said...

I love the pink ones and the flowers. They look soo cool. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays.

Jovie said...

i love these and seeing as i am trying to use up all mycotton (i have 2 shopping bags full. lol) these are great! i have actually been croching scrunchies! i do a tube about 20stitches (using cotton and a 3mm hook) around and do it quite ong it needs to be longer than the hat elastic when it is fully stretched. these are great tho and will use alot less cotton to do so i can use ip my scraps

Anonymous said...

Great sandals !! Great to see you picking up the hook again. I look forward to more of your blog entries :-) Hugs for now, Cristina.

Lynn said...

Wow those are really beautiful, great job. I can see by your pics that you also like Betty Boop a lil bit? hehehe...Wonderful job!!!

WalkingwithHIM said...

To awesome! I hate shoes!!! These are great!!

I found you while surfing for blogs on crochet! I will be following you!

jovie said...

i have found a web site called ravelry. it is great and i thnk its just your thing. you can even put a link to your blog on it.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Lynn, I love Betty Boop! Thanks for stopping by.

Walkingwithhim, you sound so funny, i saw some of your scarves, well done!

Jovie, I'm a member of RAV, CRC is my nick name, thanks for the tip though...

Islagringo said...

By all means, please post a pattern for these. They are very creative and I know a ton of people who would want a pair.

heritage patchwork said...

Very nice idea though...very uncomfortable for some parts of the world.Looks nice...maybe could be a shoe accessory.