Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Barefoot baby sandals (crochet)

This new trend of barefoot baby summer time sandals is really starting to catch on with me. I have crocheted, and sold a few pair, and hope to sell a bunch more throughout the summer. They're super cute, and everyone seems to be loving them. All you do is chain about 7 or 8, depending on the size you want to make, and slip stitch together to make a circle. Then double crochet 3 times into the circle, and turn. Then continue making rows until it is the size you want it to be, adding a stitch each row so that it makes a triangle. Then you can either chain enough to make a tie, and then join yarn on the other side to make another tie, OR just chain 12-15 and join to make a loop to go around the baby's ankle. I prefer to make a slip on loop, I feel that they stay on better this way. We all know that babies will pull at the strings and untie them if there are strings to be pulled. Then just add a flower, a heart, butterfly, or some bows. Anything to doll them up. These are a few pair that I have made.

Well this is my first post, and my first time blogging, so excuse me while I get the hang of this. I suppose my first post will be to tell you about myself. My name is Ashley, I am 21 years of age. I am engaged to a wonderful man who is also my best friend. We have a 6 month old beautiful baby girl named Abigail May, who is very sweet, tender hearted, and fun. I am starting online college classes this fall to become a high school English teacher. I hope to eventually work my way up to becoming a professor someday. I love to read, cook, and especially crochet. I value life and people very much. I have the utmost compassion for all, and make it a personal goal to do no wrong to anyone. I am deep rooted in the south, being raised in Texas, about an hour from Houston my entire life. I love all things country, and outdoors. I love to get muddy, ride fourwheelers, camp, hunt, and fish. I also love being girly at times and dressing up for a fancy night out. I'm always called versatile. That's about all I have to say at this time about myself. I hope my blog will become successful, thank you for reading!