Summer footwear knitting patterns. Updated 10/13/22
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Knit sandals that are great for wearing on the beach or as summer slippers around the house. Designed by Sylvie Damey for Knitty. Pictured projects by the designer, mamalina, and ElfinKnits. Aran weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Knitty page
- See more designs by Sylvie
- View Knitty's free tutorial videos
Flip Flop Socks
These Bikinisocken liners are knit in stockinette with a separate opening for the big toe to keep your skin comfy under the sandal thong. Designed by Regia Design Team. Pictured projects by binel, ina, and irmi-M. Uses 40-50 yards of fingering weight yarn - great for scrap yarn. Sizes EU 32 - 35 / 36 - 39 / 40 - 43. Available in English and German.
Barefoot Beach Sandals
Lace footwear for the beach or poolside knit with a 2 row repeat lace stitch with an i-cord. Designed by Nicole Burgoz. Available in English and German. Pictured projects by the designer and PDamon who made some variations
Protect your feet in style with these liners. There are 2 patterns: a picot edged liner for comfort and the Breezy lace liner for keeping your feet cool. Both have ribbing to hold them on to the feet. The lace liner is knit with a 3 row repeat lace pattern. The designer doesn't give detailed instructions about the picot bind off but there are plenty of tutorials online if you searhc. Each pair of liners takes 40 yards of DK weight yarn. Designed by Marion Nowak. Instructions available in English and German.
- Get the free knitting pattern for the Picot Edge Liner (the link to English pdf is toward the end of the destination blog post in the link that begins "Instructions")
- Get the free knitting pattern for the Breezy Lace Liner (the English pdf is under the "Try this" link on the destination page)
- See the Ravelry pages
More Free Patterns
Lickety Split Socks
Split toe socks perfect for sandals inspired by Japanese tabi socks. Designed by Pinpilan Wangsai for Knitty. Pictured projects by treatyofparis and missazrael. 2 Sizes.
Showsy Toes Baby Sandal Socks
A little extra protection and lot of extra cuteness for baby feet in the summer when it's too warm for shoes. Sizes Newborn (0-6, 6-12 months). Designed by Stephanie Lotven. Uses 20-30 yards of fingering weight yarn - great for scrap yarn.
DIY Knitted Flip Flop
Create comfortable flip flops that are easy to customize with a different stitch pattern, buttons, flowers, embroidery, beads or anything else you like. Uses 22 to 44 yards of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Knight
Flippant Thong Socks
Cute lacy little thong socks in two lengths and three sizes, to pad your toes and keep them comfortable underneath thong sandals, flip flops and all your other sandals. Designed by Sivia Harding. Pictured projects by cmspe and yarndance. Uses 40-50 yards of fingering weight yarn - great for scrap yarn. Rated easy by most Ravelrers.
Beaded Barefoot Sandals
Lace floral pattern to dress up your bare feet or sandals. Quick knit with 100 yards of fingering yarn. Video tutorial and pattern. Designed by Kristin Omdahl.
Flip Flop Straps
Don’t like the plastic straps on your flip flops? Replace them with the soft knit straps of this Flippy Floppies pattern. Perfect for scrap yarn because it uses less than 25 yards. Designed by SnowBlue. With a pictured project by paintingitblue
Patterns for Purchase
Felted sandal slippers are a fast knit according to the designer. U.S. Women’s sizes Sm (6-7.5), Med (8-9.5), large(10-10.5). Designed by Kris Basta who seems to allow you to sell the finished products.
Knits for Summer Barefoot Sandals
This summer footwear pattern is one of the 10 patterns in Knits For Summer by Kristi Simpson for Leisure Arts. Other patterns in the collection include Seaside Coasters, Lacy Cape, Rosy Head Wrap, Scoop Neck Top, Anchor Pillow, Striped Tote, Long Vest, Surfside Tunic, and Fringed Hip Wrap.
- See more pics and get Knits For Summer on Leisure Arts (Digital editions)
- Get the paperback at Amazon
V-Shaped and Triangle Barefoot Sandals
Two patterns for women’s barefoot sandals, quick and easy to knit! One in a V shape, flattering to the leg, with ties that you can fix at the back or cross at the back and tie at the front. The other has more coverage and a lacy triangle which ties at the back. Designed by Celtic Babes
Summer Flippers - Felted Flip-Flop Slippers
These soft flip-flops are perfect for summer days, when it's too hot for normal slippers, but floors are still cold. The seamless slippers are easy to make and can be made within an evening according to the designer Marianne Mueller
Hearts Barefoot Sandals
Summer footwear with lace hearts and eyelets for ribbons. Two sizes, and it's very easy to adjust the size - just change needle size and/or add or remove rows where shown. The pattern includes chart and written instructions. Designed by Katrin Kolnes. Great use for DK weight scrap yarn!
Lace Barefoot Sandals Set
Knitting pattern for two styles of barefoot sandals - floral lace and mesh lace. The pattern includes chart and written instructions. Designed by Katrin Kolnes. Great use for DK weight scrap yarn!
Take basic sandals and make them sparkle with bead-and-flower-embellished toe huggers. Looks like a version of bamboo stitch. Designed by Cathy Carron. Size Small/Medium and Large (Woman’s shoe sizes 5–10). One of the 40 patterns in Happy Feet: Unique Knits to Knock Your Socks Off