Rainbow barefoot sandals on a toddler.


Another year, another crochet barefoot sandal pattern!

I don’t know why I love them so much but I do. I that you enjoy making them for the little one in your life.

I have made so many barefoot sandals in the past 4 years and after having my daughter it has become almost like a tradition to make her some new ones every year. Maybe it’s because we love being barefoot during the hot summer months. OK, it’s because it’s more of an accessory than a shoe, and to be honest, who doesn’t love more accessories! 😉


I hope you enjoy them and I also included suggestions in customizing the ankle and toe hoop to better fit a couple of different child sizes.

If you want to check out my bobble barefoot sandals check them out here for the free pattern as well! Enjoy!


♡ The circle portion in this pattern is worked in continuous rounds, meaning no joining until the last slip stitch round.

♡ The reason I give instructions to leave a long tail when fastening off is so you weave it along the back because when stretched the ends tend to pop out the side if too close to the join. I hope that makes sense, just weave a long tail a couple of times in the back to reduce that.

♡ The rainbow is made using the surface slip stitch.

♡ Feel free to add more/reduce the number of chains for the ankle and toe loop to for a better custom fit. You can skip step 4 and continue if this is made for a 0-3 MO.

♡ My daughter uses a size 6 child size (2.5 yo)

♡ The circle measures 2.5 inches.


♡ H 8 – 5.00 mm Crochet Hook

♡ Worsted weight yarn (#4) – I used I love this yarn

  • 4 colors. One main color and 3 others for the rainbow.
  • For each rainbow color, you need an arm’s length of your choice of colors.


♡ Stitch marker – can be a piece of yarn.

♡ Yarn needle

♡ Scissors


Abbreviations of Stitches Used:

♡ MC – magic circle

♡ CH – chain

♡ SC – single crochet

♡ SlSt – slip stitch

♡ #SC – make the number of SC in that one stitch

Pattern: Barefoot Sandal

Notes ~ Using the MC method + Don’t forget to use your stitch marker to help you keep track of the continuous rounds. Do not join rounds.

Step 1 – Make 6 SC in the MC.

Step 2 – SC 2x in each of the 6 stitches. (12)

Step 3 – SC in the first st, 2SC in the next, *SC, 2SC. Repeat from * to the end of the round. (18)

Step 4 – SC in the first and second st, 2SC in the next. *SC, SC, 2SC. Repeat from * to the end of the round. (24)

Step 5 – Slip Stitch in each st. (24)

Step 6 – Chain 10 for the toe loop, skip 2 Slst’s, join in the next. Fasten off and leave a long tail to weave in.

Step 7 – Starting from where you last joined, skip 8 stitches, and join with the main color for the ankle loop. Chain 16, skip 6 stitches and join in the next st. Leave a long tail, fasten off and weave in the ends.


♡ Cut 6 strands of yarn two of each color about 20 inches. Leave about 1.5″ of yarn when starting out the surface slip stitch to be able to weave in later.

♡ Face the sandal towards you and find the stitch that is aligned just below the MC, making sure the toe loop is centered.

I hope you enjoy this rainbow barefoot sandal. If you do make a pair please tag me on Instagram or Facebook to see!

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Happy Crocheting!

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