Monday, 8 January 2018

SPEAR EDGED BAREFOOT SANDALS


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SPEAR EDGED BAREFOOT SANDALS


When I made my first barefoot sandal or foot thong, I knew I’d come back to making more of these – It’s just been a bit longer than I thought to get to make my next set of these cute little creations.  With this amazing pattern, one can make a whole load of things – read on for ideas and inspiration.

Thank you for joining me as we work on this lovely pattern together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used some locally available unbranded 4 ply knitting cotton yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet
In general :  Use any yarn with a suitable hook to make these projects.

Abbreviations used :
sc :  single crochet                                                  dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                                    ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                   rep : Repeat


Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.



Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

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This pattern was designed as a tree ornament. Using the same pattern, and just a small tweak, I’ve made it into a foot thong / barefoot sandal. 

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Come along and let’s see how to do this.

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As you are working on this pattern, you will see that you can use this motif in several ways.  You could probably make a blanket , or a bag ; or one can use it as a coaster ; or one can hang it as a tree ornament – just bling it up a bit.  All these ideas are given on the pattern sheet.
I worked the pattern at http://thelazyhobbyhopper.blogspot.in/2013/11/spear-edged-crochet-ornament-free.html and just tweaked it a bit to make it into a foot thong.

The designer already works in a loop on one of her last rounds, so all I did was work that a little longer in such a way that it loops around one of the toes. 
For this, just place the ornament in the centre of your foot and see how long a loop you’d like.  Work the same number of chains for both feet.

free crochet barefoot sandal pattern, free crochet foot thong pattern, free crochet beautiful motif pattern, free crochet tree ornament pattern,

free crochet barefoot sandal pattern, free crochet foot thong pattern, free crochet beautiful motif pattern, free crochet tree ornament pattern,


For the side ties, I re-attached my yarn to the triangular peak closest to the ankle and worked a long chain off that.  I did this twice, i.e. one tie for both sides around the ankle/foot.  You work this chain for as long as you’d like, depending on how high up the ankle / foot you’d like to take it.  Easy enough, right?

For the ends of your tie, there are two / three ideas :
a)   either work in 3 to 4 dc in the 3rd ch from hk.  So once you work a chain length that you think is just right to go around your foot, work 3 or 4 dc in the 3rd chain from end ;
b)   or you can pop in a bead to hold that end in
c)     or do both, I guess J

Have fun creating something oh, so cute! .. and I hope the recipient loves it too.

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