So there I was yesterday morning, enjoying my hot cup of coffee thinking about how hot it’s been outside here in South Florida lately.
Naturally, I start online shopping for spring-y shoes (because what else do you do when you have a thought like that?). I fell in love with a pair of fabric sandals from Neiman Marcus… until I saw the price tag. $350! For sandals!
I don’t know about you all but that’s not the kind of chump change I carry around in my little ole pocketbook.
There’s probably more like $3.50 in there…
It was then that my wheels started a-turnin’! I’d seen several AMAZING patterns from Jess over at Make & Do Crew that involved some type of crochet shoe with a flip flop sole.
As if Neiman Marcus and Jess aren’t enough inspiration, I also had a pile of this Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton burning a hole in my stash – and it all came to me in a vision.
Crochet… Sandals… Lacy… Summery… Breathable cotton… with little scallop edging… and I could see my new shoes in my mind’s eye!
I abandoned everything on the agenda for the day, sat down to work, and didn’t leave until there was something handmade on my foot. And by golly, they’re cute too.
This pattern fits me at a Size 9-9.5 womens US size. I haven’t made them in other sizes but I’m fairly certain that the pattern as it’s written now will fit any womens US size 6-10.
I do have plans to add to this pattern both kids and plus sizing options in the near future – but I wanted to get what I had out to ya lickity split! So here’s the average woman’s size. Be sure your subscribed to my email newsletter list for updates on sizing!
Here’s the handy video tutorial & pattern, enjoy!
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-Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Ecru and Cafe Au Lait (1 skein each should make 2 pairs of shoes)
-Sizes D 3.25mm and 2mm crochet hooks
-Rubber sole flip flops 1 size smaller than you usually wear (mine are from Old Navy)
-Sharp tool for poking holes in the sole, a skewer works great
*Note: As number of stitches and number of holes poked will vary from shoe size to shoe size, I’m not including my stitch counts here. Follow the written pattern and consult the video above to be sure you’ve got the correct shape.
-Begin by cutting off the plastic piece of the flip flop, leaving only the sole.
Thumb distance from the holes at the heel, poke holes using your sharp tool in from the side and up through the top of the sole about a 1/4 inch in (it’s best to see the video for this part!)
Poke holes all the way around the heel.
Join your cafe au lait yarn with the 2mm crochet hook, Ch 1, Sc in each hole all the way around (carefully, don’t tear the sole!)
Row 2: Change color to ecru with size D hook, Ch 1, turn, Sc in each across, Ch 1, turn
Row 3: Skip first st, sl st in next, Sc in each around, Ch 1, turn
Rows 4-11: Repeat Row 3
Rows 12-13: Skip first st, Sc in each around, Ch 1, turn
Row 14: (to form straps) Ch 71, sl st in 2nd and in each ch st, sl st across heel piece, Ch 71, sl st in 2nd and in each ch st, sl st into heel piece to join, finish off and weave all ends.
With Ecru and size D hook, Ch 19, Sc in 2nd and across, Ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in first, *Ch 3, sk 3, Sc in next, repeat from * across, Sc in last, Ch 1, turn
Row 3: Sc across (working 3 Sc in each Ch 3 space), Ch 1, turn
Row 4: Sc in next 3 sts, *Ch 3, sk 3, Sc in next, repeat from * across, Sc in last 3, Ch 1, turn
Row 5:Sc across (working 3 Sc in each Ch 3 space), Ch 1, turn
Rows 6-9: Repeat Rows 2-5
Row 10: Sc in first, *sk 1, 4 Dc in next, sk 1, sl st in next, repeat across, Sc in last, Ch 1
Row 11: Hdc evenly around the perimeter of the piece until you get back up to the row of scallops, sl st into first scallop and finish off, weave ends
Line up your toe piece with where you want it on the toe of your shoe, I line my bottom row of Hdc up with the top hole in the sole.
Poke holes in the same way as the heel along the sides just where the toe piece lies.
Join cafe au lait yarn with the 2mm hook, Ch 1, Sc into the holes along one side, break yarn, and work other side.
With ecru yarn, whip stitch to sew the toe piece to these stitches.
Repeat on the other side and weave ends.
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Enjoy your new sandals!