Crochet-Embellished Flip FlopsJune 17, 2011
I have a thing about making craft projects that are useful. And what’s more useful than a pair of shoes? I saw these on the Crochet Today blog and bought some flip flops even before the issue was out.
Adding flowers is a fun way to dress up flip flops, and covering the straps with yarn makes them much more comfortable. I don’t wear flip flops that often, but that might change!
- I started with the pattern in the July/August 2011 issue of Crochet Today magazine, previewed here. The daisy (white flower with pink center) is their pattern.
- I just wasn’t understanding how to crochet around the straps, but then I found this great tutorial that includes photos. It’s really easy to do! The tutorial also shows another idea for embellishing flip flops if you’re more of a button person than a flower person.
- I used these instructions to make the other flowers (pink with white center).
- Sew the flowers onto the covered straps and admire your handiwork!
There are lots of crochet flower tutorials online, so with a little searching, you can find just the one you’re looking for. Here’s one that shows how to decorate crocheted flowers with buttons and beads. I haven’t tried that yet, but I might for my next pair!