Friday, February 15, 2013

Barefoot Sandals

I know it's only February!  I just needed a little bit of sunshine today.  All this chilly weather we have been having in Pennsylvania is making me anxious for the beach at the Jersey shore... it can't come soon enough for me!

These are some barefoot sandals I made last summer. 
In case you aren't familiar with them, they slip on your toe and tie or loop around your ankle.  They look like you have sandals on when you are actually barefoot!  I consider them foot jewelry.

Source:  Gleeful Things

They are fairly simple to make if you know how to crochet.  Some of the patterns come with a picture/sketch of the pattern.  I personally like this type of crochet pattern for these sandals since I can see exactly what it is supposed to be looking like at all times.  Gleeful Things has a beautiful pattern for sale and it is ONLY $3.00!!  You may want to start out with this pattern since it comes with detailed instructions and pictures too!!

I've made several types of sandals and this one slips around the ankle and then over the toe, so you don't have the ties up your ankles. This one is made in Adult and Child sizes...

I know this isn't the pattern I used to make the ones in the picture above, but this pattern from Tutu's and Tea Parties is very similar.  You can also alter the pattern to make them in adult sizes.

Look how adorable!!
(and the sandals are pretty sweet too!) 
~ Darlene

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  1. Those are adorable. I am so ready for sandal weather!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  2. Yes! This is super cute! You could do this for an adult too with bling! Love it! She is so darn cute too :)
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!

  3. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. Those are so cute--and look even cuter on a little girl! Thanks for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

  5. These are absolutely adorable! Love!

  6. Newest follower here! Found you on the blog hop. I look forward to reading more!
    -Melanie @

  7. These are just wonderful! Oh how my daughter would have loved a pair when she was younger. You do beautiful work! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!

  8. These are so cute. Visiting from Shades of Amber. xo

  9. These are awesome! We find a ton of these on the islands when we are in Hawaii...very popular. I love the crochet pair!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  10. Thank you for sharing these cuties at my party.


  11. These are SO cute! I would love some for my little girl! I would love it also if you shared this post on Thrifty Thursday link party tomorrow @ Hope to see you there!

  12. So cool! My little DIVA would absolutely LOVE these! Thanks for linking up at My World!


  13. Good Morning Darlene, Well, you certainly brought a smile to my face when I saw the thumbnail about barefoot sandals, I just had to pop over and pay you a visit.
    When I was a little girl in the 1950's, I lived on the Island of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean. During the summer it was very hot and the floors in our house were marble, which were lovely and cool. So, I created my own barefoot sandals, not as beautifully decorative as yours, but a child's version and I wore them all the time inside the house. Do you know I really hadn't thought about them for many years until I saw your picture. So thank you for bringing back some lovely childhood memories.
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and I found you via The Honeysuckle Bus Stop, so I have become a new follower. You would be welcome to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time.
    Best Wishes from England,

    1. Daphne, So happy to refresh a childhood memory! I love those times when that happens. I would love to see the Island of Cyprus! My husband and I ALWAYS talk about our trip to Italy someday! Problem is that we are both afraid to fly!! Maybe someday we will get to Europe!

      Happy to make you smile and I will be stopping by your blog, although I believe I am already a follower.

      ~ Darlene
      Facebook = My Honey Bunch

  14. Oh, these are so adorable! You did a fantastic job. I am so ready to pull out the sandals. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I love them. Hope you are having a great week. :)

  15. Darlene,
    Those are so cute! Love the ones with the flowers on the little girl.
    Thank you for sharing at Funday Monday!

  16. These are adorable! Found your blog through Made in a Day and I'm a new follower!


  17. Those are so cute. Nice job. I know my granddaughters and teenager will want one. I found your post at the Pin Me Linky Party #21 and will pinning it in a minute.


  18. How pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow on the next Creative HomeAcre hop!

  19. I'm featuring your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  20. So adorable.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Those are so adorable, especially the bottom pair! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!