The calendar says spring but one day it is cold and dreary and the next it feels like summer. We actually have our heater on today. By weeks end, the weather people tell us the temperatures will climb into the high 80’s. What’s a girl to do? Make some pretty footwear!
Take an inexpensive pair of flip-flops and make them extra cute by embellishing with crocheted flowers in matching or contrasting colors. Make several pair to compliment your summer outfits. The pattern for this crochet rosette flower is found below. When my etsy shop was active I sold many pair of these fun flip-flops for both children and adults.
I played around with ways to attach the flowers. I tried gluing them on with hot glue but it doesn’t work well. Perhaps you might try an adhesive suggested for plastic. I found drilling small holes in the strap allowed me to sew them on much like sewing on a button. The flowers held secure with this method. I used a small drill bit and a piece of wood behind the strap as I made the holes.
You can add any shape flower that you like. The pink pair above feature a crocheted rosette. You can make the flowers and leaves in any yarn but I prefer to use cotton.
If you want to embellish your flip-flops a little more, add crocheted leaves on the sides. You will need to drill two additional holes on each side if the strap and then sew just as you would a button. Leaf pattern below. Pattern for this flower was purchased but link to an alternative pattern is found HERE .
This little munchkin was my model way back when. I can hardly believe she will be heading to high school in the fall! You can make a matching set of flip~flops and beanie to wear to the beach, or as we say in south Jersey, “down the shore.” 😉
Here are a few options for you for the flowers. If you would like to add the flowers shown above, an easy-to-follow video tutorial can be found HERE.
This perky flower was made following a Lion Brand Pattern. Click HERE for the pattern
Just below you will find the pattern and illustrated how-to for the making a crochet rosettes like this one.
Pattern Source: Lion Brand Yarn
G crochet hook
Ch 17 (35, 53).
Row 1 Dc in 5th ch from hook – first V-stitch made, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch – V-stitch made; repeat from * across; – 7 (16, 25) V-stitches made. Turn.
Row 2 Ch 3 – counts as dc, 5 dc first in ch-space, *sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space – shell st made; repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch-1 space – 7 (16, 25) shells. Fasten off, leaving long tail for anchoring Rosette.
Thread needle with tail and weave to base of last st. Starting at that end, roll first shell tightly to form center bud; anchor at base of shell with 2 sts. Roll remaining strip to form Rosette, then secure by stitching in and out through layers of foundation ch at bottom of Rosette.
And here is the pattern and How-to Crochet for the Leaves
sc in second chain from hook
hdc in the next
double in the next
trc in the next
double in the next
3 hdc in the last
working up the other side of the chain:
dc,trc,dc,hdc,sc,slip stitch in the last and finish off and tie ends.
Whether you have a special trip planned this summer or want to chill by the pool or in the back yard, flip-flops are the foot gear of choice for many. Those with a little fashion bling are extra fun to wear.