Loom Knit Baby Sandals for your new loved one! Ashley’s Sandals is a new pattern by Granny T aka Tonya Vanoy. Check out these cutie sandals for yourself! -Kristen Mangus
Ashley’s Sandals (aka Loom Knit Baby Sandals)
Pattern by: Tonya Vanoy
A friend asked me to make her new niece a pair of these and sent me a picture of a crocheted pair. Since I don’t crochet, I came up with this pattern using a loom! – Granny T.
UPDATE: Now there’s a video and updated pattern. Check them out here!
Caron Simply Soft white (I used less than 1 skein) using 2 strands as 1
KB hat loom with at least 10 pegs (using all holes), Loom hook, scissors, yarn needle, crochet hook size I and an embellishments of your choice
4”x4” swatch = 11 pegs by 32 rows
Finished sandal dimensions = 2 ½” at the ball of foot, 4 ¼”
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Crochet Bind off
Sole of Loom Knit Baby Sandal:
Chain Cast On 8 pegs working from left to right
Row 1: slip peg 8, knit pegs 7-1
Row 2: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-8
Row 3: slip peg 8, knit pegs 7-1, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 1 and move 1 peg to the left, double wrap newly empty peg and knit over)
Row 4: starting with peg 3, purl pegs 3-7, knit peg 8, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 8 and move to the right, double wrap newly empty peg and knit over) you now have 10 pegs and working yarn is on the right
Row 5: slip peg 10, knit pegs 9-1
Row 6: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-9, knit peg 10
Row 7: slip peg 10, knit pegs 9-1
Row 8: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-9, knit peg 10
Row 9: slip peg 10, knit pegs 9-1
Row 10: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-9, knit peg 10, decrease 1 peg on each end (take loop off of peg 10 and move to peg 9, do not knit over. Take loop off of peg 1 and move to peg 2, do not knit over)
Row 11: slip peg 8 (this peg should have 2 loops on it), knit pegs 7-1, (peg 1 will have 2 loops on it, also. Knit over both of these)
Row 12: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-7, knit peg 8, (peg 8 will have 2 loops on it. Knit over both of these). You should only have 1 loop on each peg now and a total of 8 pegs
Row 13: slip peg 8, knit pegs 7-1
Row 14: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-7, knit peg 8
Repeat rows 13 & 14: 7 more times. You should end with working yarn on the right giving you a total of 28 rows
Decrease 1 peg at each end (take loop off of peg 8 and move to peg 7, do not knit over. Take loop off of peg 1 and move to peg 2, do not knit over)
Row 29: slip peg 6, (this peg should have 2 loops on it), knit pegs 5-1, (peg 1 will have 2 loops on it, also. Knit over both of these)
Row 30: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-5, knit peg 6, (peg 6 will have 2 loops on it. Knit over both of these). You should only have 1 loop on each peg now and a total of 6 pegs
Row 31: slip peg 6, knit pegs 5-1
Row 32: slip peg 1, purl pegs 2-5, knit peg 6
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.)
Make 2 straps
I only used 1 strand for these and the heel, but you can use 2 if you prefer
Cast on 4 pegs
Row 1: slip peg 1, figure 8, (wrap peg 3 then peg 2, knit over. wrap peg 4 then peg 3, knit over)
Row 2: slip peg 4, figure 8, (wrap peg 2 then peg 3, knit over. wrap peg 1 then peg 2, knit over)
Repeat rows 1 & 2: 7 more times, giving you a total of 14 rows
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
Choose your button for the ankle and put this on your working yarn first
Cast on 8 pegs
Row 1: slip peg 1, knit pegs 2-8
Row 2: slip peg 8, figure 8 pegs 7-1
Row 3: slip peg 1, figure 8 pegs 2-8
Row 4: slip peg 8, knit pegs 7-2 bring button to front of peg 1, knit over
Row 5: Crochet cast off; do not pull working yarn through last hoop! Use it to continue on a crochet chain for a count of 35. 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 loop. Work your yarn down the rest of the chain and knot off using your tail from the cast on. Weave in ends
Attaching you straps and heel:
Lay your heel on your sole. using your crochet hook, go down through the sole and grab your yarn (leftover tail, only 1 thread) bring loop through, going down through the first stitch of your heel piece and your sole, grab yarn again and bring loop back up through, continue in this manner until your heel is attached. Now continue on until you reach desired location for the first strap. (I positioned this strap just before the increase at the ball of the foot) Attach only one side of strap. Work a couple of more stitches then attach the second strap. Continue working around the toe and down the other side. Attach straps on the this side in the same manner and so that they are even. When you reach your starting point near the heel, pull the working yarn through the top of the shoe (you no longer have a loop, just a long tail) Thread your needle and bring it through the shoe to the underneath, using the strand you left behind, tie off and weave in ends.
Use your imagination to embellish the top of the shoe!! I simply but a button of mine, pulling the 2 straps together.
You now have 1 sandal. Repeat!
Make 2 Loom Knit Baby Sandals and enjoy!
YAY! Your Loom Knit Baby Sandals are super cute I bet. Now share it with the world! Post a photo on the GoodKnit Kisses Facebook page or Instagram with #loomknitbabysandals or #ashleyssandals or #GoodKnitKisses and share the loomy love!
(Editors note: I hope you enjoy your Loom Knit Baby Sandals. I haven’t tested it yet, but will, and will make a video so stay subscribed to the GKK YouTube page with email options turned on! You will get the video as soon as it’s uploaded. Thanks again! -Kristen Mangus)
Alternative to straps and heel; follow below instructions:
Run the single crochet around the sandal, tie off and weave in ends. (Since you won’t be using that to attach any parts)
This part is done with a single strand of Caron Simply Soft, you can use 2 strands if you prefer.
Start by creating a crochet chain for a count of 35 (i used my fingers to do this) Put the last loop of the chain on your first peg and count this as your first cast on peg
Cast on 8 pegs (I used the method of wrapping the peg twice and knitting over before moving on to the next peg)
Before starting row 1, take the other end of your crochet chain and create a hangman’s noose. Make sure chain is not twisted and put it on the last peg of your cast on, knit over
Row 1: slip peg 1, knit pegs 2-8
Row 2: slip peg 8, figure 8 pegs 7-1
Row 3: slip peg 1, figure 8 pegs 2-8, decrease 1 peg each end, knit over (this will leave you with 6 pegs and a single loop on each)
Row 4: slip peg 6, figure 8 pegs 5-1, decrease 1 peg each end, knit over (this will leave you with 4 pegs and a single loop on each)
Row 5: slip peg 1, figure 8 pegs 2-4, decrease 1 peg each end, knit over (this will leave you with 2 pegs and a single loop on each) leave these on loom for time being.
With a new start of yarn, make a crochet chain for a count of 13, pull working yarn through last loop and knot off.
Carefully remove the 2 remaining loops from your loom and pull small crochet chain through both. Tie off and weave in ends to your sandal top
Using the tails of your 13 count crochet chain, attach sandal top to bottom of sandal. (I put this in the center and left a space so a toe could fit through) Tie off and weave in ends.
At the center of the heel, simply tie strap down and knot off, weave in ends.
Loom Knit Baby Sandals placeholder for video later.