You’ll need worsted weight cotton yarn, G, H and I hooks, and some crafting loops. I got my bag at Hobby Lobby for 3.99. (I used a 40% off coupon. Wahoo.)
These pictures are for the larger size, but the process is the same.
Newborn Size 0.
Use a slip knot to secure the yarn to the hook. Chain 7.
Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 3 chs. 5 sc in the last chain on the hook.
If you’d like to use the craft loops as a strap, for the left foot, crochet around the “strap” between the 1st and 2nd of the 5 stitches in the last chain; for the right foot, crochet around the strap between 4th and 5th stitch of the 5 stitches in the end.
Do not turn. Continue to work around the opposite side of the foundation chain, with a sc in each of the next 5 chains. 4 sc in the end chain. (17 sc.)
Round 2: Join with a slip stitch into the the turning chain. Ch 1. this counts as 1 sc. Sc in the next 3 stitches. Hdc in the next st. 2 hdc in the next 5 stitches around the top of the foot. The half double crochet stitches will give a gentle increase in the height and will create a more foot shaped sandal instead of just a plain oval. Yes. I can be OCD in very selective ways… Moving on… 1 hdc in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts. 2 sc in each of the 3 stitches to shape the heal portion of the base. (27 st)
Round 3: Join with a slip stitch, in the first stitch, don’t do a chain one, simply work a slip stitch in each stitch around.
Take care to stitch around the strap between the 3rd and 4th stitches on your way round and again on the opposite side.
When you get back to the beginning, you can fasten off how ever you choose, but I prefer to do an invisible fasten off. One of my favorite tutorials on Youtube was posted by Crochet Cabana.
There are several options for the strap. You can use the same yarn or a contrasting color, secure the yarn to the hook with a slip knot and simply slip stitch around the strap, alternating over the strap with one stitch, then under the strap with the next. I used 7 stitches on each side of the toe. You can also just sc over the strap. Alternating under and over, creates a nice braided texture. Here’s a shot of a pair in blue, for boys.
My favorite option is using eyelash yarn. I switch to a G hook, secure the yarn to your hook and sc 15 stitches on each side of the toe.
When you get to the end, fasten off and weave your tails under the stitches of the strap. I do some tugging to stretch and shape the strap.
Since taking the pictures, I experimented with the craft loops and tied a knot about half inch from the end. It creates an uneven figure 8 shape in the loop. I stitch into the short end for the toe and the knot gives you something to stitch around and creates a sharper point at the toe. Stitch around on the sides as in the original instructions.
You can also download the baby flip flops diagram. It includes size 3-6 month as well.
This is very versatile. You can add embellishments like flowers or buttons or both. If you find any errors or have suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.