How to Embellish Flip-Flops with Crochet

comments (12) June 20th, 2012     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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After you finish these cute flip-flops, get a pedicure and get ready for summer picnics!
Before you get started, gather your supplies.
Begin by securing the yarn around the flip-flop. I am showing it at the center of the strap for claritys sake, but you will want to start as close to the right edge as possible.
After you finish these cute flip-flops, get a pedicure and get ready for summer picnics!

After you finish these cute flip-flops, get a pedicure and get ready for summer picnics!

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Who knew you could add style and comfort to an inexpensive pair of flip-flops with simple crochet stitches? This project is simple and instantly gratifying—and the yarn really does feel better on your toes than a rubber strap. Add a fun button for the finishing crafty touch!


Before you get started, gather your supplies.

Here's what you'll need:

• A pair of plain flip-flops (I got some cheap ones at Michael's, but I suggest going with an Old Navy or Target pair for a sturdier option.)
• Small amount of yarn (Play with textured and variegated options for the most fun. I used Fiesta Yarns' "La Luz Multi" in Tequila Sunrise. It's 100 percent mulberry silk and oh so soft on the feet.)
• Crochet hook in a size appropriate for your yarn (I used size F-5, 3.75 mm.)
• Two big buttons or any other sew-on embellishment
• Scissors and a yarn needle


Begin by securing the yarn around the flip-flop. I am showing it at the center of the strap for clarity's sake, but you will want to start as close to the right edge as possible.

Fold the yarn about 8 inches in from the tail end to form a loop. Place this loop under the outer edge of the strap (as near as possible to the right side of the strap) and insert your hook. Holding on to both yarn ends, bring the hook over the strap, yarn over, and draw the loop through the starter loop. Pull the yarn end tight.


Next, bring the hook under the strap.

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Posted: 12:34 pm on November 9th
17 writes: That's really pretty!!! I am working on one myself but its with the fuzzy yarn. You did a great job!!!!
Posted: 12:25 pm on November 9th
17 writes: That's really pretty!!! I am working on one myself but its with the fuzzy yar. You did a great job!!!!
Posted: 9:34 am on November 7th
belleeven writes: Excellent! I've got some really nice new cotton yarn in beautiful colors that wasn't right for any other project - and I just happen to have an extra pair of flip flops that need perking up! :)
Posted: 5:36 am on September 6th
MaryKateP writes: These are so adorable - thanks! I think they would be so sweet to make for my niece!
Posted: 9:54 pm on July 17th
Criativa writes: Olá,
mas que ideia maravilhosa para chinelos.
Tank you very much :)


Posted: 10:22 am on July 3rd
susan72 writes: Love Love it. so many way to decorate flipflops. .50 to $1.00 wow my donation boxes can have extras now.I go to a Dollar store everything is a dollar.
Posted: 8:19 pm on June 15th
LindaPermann writes: JuleeAn- That's the retail price for La Luz (it's a luxury, hand dyed silk yarn). Of course, you are free to substitute ANY yarn you like and I am sure you can get the effect with much cheaper options. I happened to have some and it matched my flip flops, so that's what I used.
Posted: 2:36 pm on April 26th
JuleeAn writes: I am having trouble finding the Fiesta Yarn La Luz Multi- Tequilla Sunrise in my area. I was able to find it online at $30+ a skein, plus the price of shipping. Is there any place to purchase it at a cheaper price?
Posted: 6:01 pm on April 4th
LindaPermann writes: eveh- I think you can do it too! If you can't figure out the crocheting, you could probably get away with just wrapping the flip flops in a similar manner. Good luck!
Posted: 12:34 am on September 4th
eveh writes: That is the cutest thing I have seen for flip flops. I think I can handle this. I don't crochet much but this seems easy, just basic stitch. Thanks. I have an old pair actually that could use a little sprucing up. I'm thinking camel with a bronze button.
Posted: 8:06 pm on September 3rd
artlikebread writes: Hobby Lobby had a sale on flip flops for $1.00 a pair. I bought about 6 pairs! This tut came at the right time. Thanks!
Posted: 3:43 pm on July 2nd
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