Baby Sandals Video Tutorial!
It’s been two years since Tonya Vanoy a.k.a. Granny T. wowed us with her Loom Knit Baby Sandals. Seriously, this is one of those special patterns that I get lots of messages about. You know the ones. “PLEASE make a video for the loom knit baby sandals!” “Help! I can’t read patterns, but I have a baby shower coming up.” Well, the wait is over! Today I’m happy to give you the Loom Knit Baby Sandals video tutorial.
Actually, I’ve got two videos for you. It’s the same pattern, but with versions for both right and left handers. You may find both videos useful to get the proper shaping for the right and left sandals.
3/8″ (SG – Small Gauge) loom with at least 10 pegs.
KB Premium Round Loom used in sample. (aff. link)
40 yds. of #5 bulky weight yarn (or 80 yds. of #4 worsted weight yarn using 2 strands as 1)
Bernat Make Home Dec used in sample. (aff. link)
Crochet hooks – Size F (3.75 mm or one that fits between the pegs on your loom) and G (4.00 mm)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends and stringing on buttons)
4”x4” swatch = 11 pegs by 32 rows
Finished sandal dimensions: 2 ½” wide at the ball of foot, 4 ¼” long
Skills Taught in this Tutorial
Chain Cast On
Figure 8/Diamond Lace stitch
Increase 1 – Move last peg over 1 to create an empty peg, double ewrap empty peg and knit over.
Decrease 1 – Move loop from end peg and place on top of stitch on second to last peg. Do NOT knit over.
Crochet Bind off
Slip peg or Slip Stitch
Make 2 straps for each sandal. (4 straps total)
(Optional – If using worsted weight yarn, use 1 strand only.)
Cast on 4 pegs.
Row 1: Slip peg 1, Figure 8 2 times. (Wrap peg 3 then peg 2 in a figure 8 and knit over. Repeat with pegs 3 and 4.)
Row 2: Slip peg 4, Figure 8 2 times. (Wrap peg 2 then peg 3 in a figure 8 and knit over. Repeat with Pegs 1 and 2.)
Repeat rows 1 & 2 seven (7) more times, giving you a total of 16 rows.
To decrease move loop from peg 4 to peg 3, move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.
Cut working yarn, bring around peg 2 and up and through peg 3, bring down through peg 2, slip both pegs off and knot end of yarn, weave in ends.
Chain Cast On 8 pegs.
Row 1: Slip 1, Knit 7.
Row 2: Slip 1, Purl 6, Knit 1.
Row 3: Slip 1, Knit 7, Increase 1.
Row 4: Slip 2, Purl 5, Knit 1, Increase 1.
Row 5: Slip 1, Knit 9.
Row 6: Slip 1, Purl 8, Knit 1.
Row 7: Slip 1, Knit 9.
Row 8: Slip 1, Purl 8, Knit 1.
Row 9: Slip 1, Knit 9.
Row 10: Slip 1, Purl 8, Knit 1. Decrease 1 peg on each end.
Row 11: Slip 1 (This peg should have 2 loops on it.), Knit 7. (Last peg will have 2 stitches on it. Knit them both over.)
Row 12: Slip 1, Purl 6, Knit 1. (Last peg will have 2 stitches on it. Knit over both of these.)
Row 13: Slip 1, Knit 7.
Row 14: Slip 1, Purl 6, Knit 1.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 seven (7) more times. You should have a total of 28 rows.
Decrease 1 peg at each end.
Row 29: Slip 1 (This peg should have 2 loops on it.), Knit 5. (Last peg will have 2 stitches on it. Knit them both over.)
Row 30: Slip 1, Purl 4, Knit 1. (Last peg will have 2 stitches on it. Knit them both over.)
Row 31: Slip 1, Knit 5.
Row 32: Slip 1, Purl 4, Knit 1.
Bind off using the crochet bind off method. Make sure you leave a long tail; you are going to use this to attach your straps and heel. (I measured mine by stretching both arms out wide.)
Heel and Ankle Strap:
Make 2. One with the strap on the right and one with the strap on the left.
Thread button onto working yarn with tapestry needle before starting.
Cast on 8 pegs using crochet cast on.
Row 1: Slip 1, Knit 7.
Row 2: Slip 1, Figure 8 to end of row.
Row 3: Slip 1, Figure 8 to end of row.
Row 4: Slip 1, Knit 7, bring button to front of peg, Knit 1.
Bind off using crochet cast off. Do NOT pull working yarn through last stitch! Keep the loop on your crochet hook and chain 35 stitches. Pull working yarn through last loop and knot, leaving a long tail.
Thread your yarn needle with this tail, count down 10 stitches on your chain and bring working yarn through creating a button loop. Weave your yarn down the rest of the chain and knot off using your tail from the cast on. Weave in ends.
We’ll start by attaching the heel to the sole. Using a size G 4.00 mm) crochet hook put your hook through the first stitch at the bottom corner of the heel and through the first stitch at the base of the sole and pick up the working yarn. Pull through all stitches on the crochet hook. Crochet slip stitch the entire back of the heel section the sole.
Next we’ll work our way up the side of the sole and attach the straps. Continue slip stitch crocheting along the edge of the sole until you reach the ball of the foot (just before the increase where it widens). Attach short edge of the first strap. Work 2 more slipped stitches on the sole and then attach the second strap.
Continue around the front of the toe until you reach the other side. NOTE: Cross the straps before you attach them on this side. Attach both straps along the edge as you did on the opposite side and finish slip stitching until you reach the heel again.
Weave in your ends.
Loom Knit Baby Sandals Video Tutorials!!
Right-Handed Baby Sandals Video
Left-Handed Baby Sandals Video
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