Please excuse the dark picture but if you follow this pattern, that's what they'll look like! Working on different designs for barefoot sandals; let me know if you have any more ideas I could try out!
The first thing you'll want to do is make 3 watermelon appliques.
I used this pattern:
Special thanks to Janet!
After that it's mostly just putting them together. I used green but any matching color is welcome! You'll start with connecting the 3 appliques which can be done in many different ways. Here's mine:
Create a slip not around the hook and insert into the middle of the green part of your first watermelon.
1 sl st, 4 sc, 1 sl st into the very bottom of your next watermelon. Cut and sew in strings for security.
Repeat to connect your 2nd and 3rd watermelons.
Next is to create the toe ring part.
Once again, create the slip knot around the hook. Insert into the tip of your last watermelon and 1 sl st. Depending on the intended toe size, sc and then sl st back again into the tip of the watermelon. For me, it was about 7 sc. Then, sew in strings for security.
The last part is making the strap to wrap around your foot/ankle/leg. Once again, create the slip knot around the hook. Insert into the middle of the green part on your first watermelon and sl st. 60 Sc and then cut about a 9''-10'' string. To make the second strap, repeat this step also by inserting the beginning yarn into the same stitch. And wala!
I hope this way easy to follow. Since this is my first written pattern, I'd appreciate any feedback whatsoever concerning the writing, pattern itself, future patterns, etc. Thanks and let me know what you think and how it turns out if you try!
Signing off, Ashlee
By the way, I'm 17 so I aim my patterns towards my age group as trying to be edgy, chic, in style, etc. Thoughts on that and future projects would be appreciated as well