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Mayflower Summer Barefoot Beach Sandals

I had a request for adult triangular barefoot beach sandals. I wanted to make something easy, yet elegant looking. For that, I decided to incorporate costume pearl beads. I have no idea what kind of yarn I used because someone gave me a leftover from their project. But I know that this yarn is cotton, it is wound on a cone and is soft. The thickness is slightly thicker than sock yarn, but not that much thicker - I would say it is probably a "sport weight." I call these sandals "Mayflower Sandals" because the name of the cotton yarn is Mayflower - a charming pink color.

These sandals are crocheted only with six rows, which can be done very fast. All you need to know is how to crochet chain stitch, double crochet stitch, and slip stitch. If you know how to crochet these stitches you can make a very nice gift for someone. If you would like to knit these sandals for a child all you need to do is crochet lower number of rows.
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Materials:
any cotton Sport yarn - leftovers (several yards) - any color of your choice
hook - US size C,  2.75 mm
pearl beads 4 mm
scissors
sewing/yarn needle for weaving the ends in


Abbreviations:
ch - chain stitch
dc - double crochet stitch
sl st - slip stitch
bead A - slide bead all the way to the hook, make a chain, then make a slip stitch right below the bead in the third chain
bead B - crochet your third dc only through first two loops (half of the stitch), slide the bead all the way to the hook, then finish the third dc by pulling yarn through your remaining 2 loops, "locking the bead in"


Size:
Adult


Step-by-Step:

Make 2.
First string about 20 small beads onto the yarn for each sandal, or total about 40 beads.

Foundation for toes: ch20, join by overlapping first and last chain stitches

Row 1         ch3, work bead A, into the same base (= 2 ch sts) work 2 dc, then work bead B; turn (4 dc)
Row 2         ch3, work bead A, into the same base as ch3 work 2 dc; ch1 (space), into last ch st work 2 dc + work bead B; turn (two 3-dc clusters)
Row 3         ch3, work bead A, into the same base as ch3 work 2 dc; ch1 (space), 3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space),  into last ch st work 2 dc + work bead B; turn (three 3-dc clusters)
Row 4         ch3, work bead A, into the same base as ch3 work 2 dc; ch1 (space), 3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space),  3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space), into last ch st work 2 dc + work bead B; turn (four 3-dc clusters)
Row 5         ch3, work bead A, into the same base as ch3 work 2 dc; ch1 (space), 3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space),  3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space), 3 dc into next ch space, ch1 (space), into last ch st work 2 dc + work bead B; turn (five 3-dc clusters)

Note: in the Row 6 we will incorporate beads between the "3-dc clusters"

Row 6         ch3, work bead A, into the same base as ch3 work 1 dc, work bead B, push the bead through both loops, then make ch1; 2 dc into next ch space, work bead B, push the bead through both loops, then make ch1; 2 dc into next ch space, work bead B, push the bead through both loops, then make ch1; 2 dc into next ch space, work bead B, push the bead through both loops, then make ch1; 2 dc into next ch space, work bead B, push the bead through both loops, then make ch1; into last ch st work 2 dc + work bead B; (six 3-dc clusters with beads in between them); do not cut yarn off yet.

Finishing:
Continue crocheting many chain sts - this will be your strap. Make it as long as you want (1.5' - 3'). When you have your desired length, cut the yarn off and make a knot at the end.
Crochet another strap of the same length on the opposite corner of your last row and make a knot at the end of your strap. Weave in all the ends. Have fun on a beach.


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