Baby sandals. They were surprisingly easy, and took a miniscule amount of yarn to make them. See the tiny balls of yarn I used? I didn't even use them up.
Okay. The pattern was free, off this site: http://chrisdfriend.tripod.com/christals_crochet/index.blog/1898736/peekaboo-toes-baby-sandals/
So, here's the first round of the sole,
And the second round.
But then I forgot to take pictures of the progress until I got to...Well, this stage, where it was almost done. Haha, sorry.
After the white sole, you worked in the back loops to do the sides and top, then did a round of trim on the edge. The bottom sole was a duplicate of the first sole, slip stitched to the slipper.
They turned out a little crooked... And they looked a little plain. The ones in the pattern had these cute little star buttons on the front for decoration. I had no cute star buttons. So I improvised. I designed a tiny star motif to sew on the shoes. I don't know if there's already a pattern like this out there, but I took this off the top of my head. It was way easier than I expected. I was half asleep at the time, so maybe my hands just know crochet all by themselves. Haha.
Here's the steps (in US terms):
In a magic ring, (sc, ch3, sl st into first ch) 5 times.
Sl st into first sc of rnd. Fasten off.
SO EASY, right?
And it was fun, too. :)
I sewed the stars onto the sandals, and wove the yarn ends in.
Now they are all ready to give to my niece!