Tuesday, 9 July 2013

On boy sandals.*e*

A few weeks ago, the following pattern was brought to my attention bow sandals opens in new window.
I made a sandal fairly easily, but haven't quite found the inspiration to make it's "twin" yet.

Most of my friends and relatives that have a baby have boys though, so bows, whilst very pretty, aren't very suitable.

Nothing in my usual pattern haunts (that is, FREE patterns) screamed "I'm for a boy, hook me McHooker!" though.

I really liked the pattern above, so out came my thinking cap.
A few (simple) modifications later and i came up with this:

My modification is as follows:
Instead of the bow:

Row 1: ch 13, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in the remaining 11 loops (12 sc)
Row 2: turn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across (12 sc)
Row 3: turn, ch 1, sc in each stitch across (12 sc)
The ch 1 does not count as a sc, it is a turning chain only.

I'm working on a bigger version of this pattern (3 - 6 months and 6 - 12 months) but to use it you will need to have a copy of  The Lovely Crow's goshalosh booties because that is the sole I am using and I can't reproduce a paid pattern, even in part, because (I personally) find it morally incorrect (and I;m not quite clever enough to make my own sole ;o) lol)


  1. Where can I find the goshalosh pattern? I want to make the boy ones for a friend. I cant figure out how to make the sole bigger.

  2. bonsoir, on pourrait pas avoir les modèles en Francais, j'aimerai en faire une paire à ma petite fille, rogerdamette@gmail.com

  3. I made a version of these myself thank you both for sharing :)

  4. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make them once i finish my blanket by that time i may need the large size. Thanks again for sharing your pattern. :)

  5. Is your boy modification for just the toe strap? I'm assuming that you used the heal backing from the lovelylifeblog. How did you get the blue strip around the sole was that ss, or was it just needle/thread.