Crochet sandals are extremely on-trend right now and so easy to DIY! Check out these ten amazing patterns that look like they came straight out of a fashion magazine. All of these patterns use repurposed flip flop soles for the base so that they are sturdy enough to wear wherever you like, and make for long wearing shoes that you can show off for years!
I recommend using mercerized cotton for crocheting sandals because cotton has the least stretch and will ensure that your shoes fit tightly. It’s also extremely durable and will be able to handle some wear and tear, and can withstand a quick wash if you need to pat your shoes down with a wet paper towel.
Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton has a great array of colors and is extremely sturdy. I’ve used this yarn before to make backpacks and market bags, so it’s a great bet for accessories that will be worn outside. You can find it on the Lion Brand website here!
For flip flop soles, you’ll need a pair of flip flops with a simple foam bottom that you can create holes in with a skewer or crochet hook. This just means that you shouldn’t use any pair of flip flops with a tougher exterior (a pair like this on Amazon would probably be best).
How do crochet shoes with flip flop soles hold up?
They generally hold up very well! The most critical part of each pattern is working the initial row of single crochet in the holes on the flip flop soles. Once this round is finished, the tension is evenly spread between the holes, which makes them durable.
Can I use something besides flip flops for the soles?
It’s possible to use soles of worn out Crocs or other shoes. The most important part of the pattern is poking holes the same distance apart, regardless of what kind of sole you use.
Do crochet shoes with flip flop soles stretch out over time?
If you use mercerized cotton (especially Lion Brand 24/7), slippers will stretch out slightly. When crocheting, size down your shoe size and use soles that are a little snug to begin with. You should also size down in the hook you’re using and work deliberately tight stitches (similar to the amigurumi technique).
For more FAQs answered, see Make and Do Crew’s article here!
1. Dream Catcher Crochet Sandals
This dreamy pair of sandals has a gorgeous lace toe and is extremely breathable for summer! With the slipper style construction, this pair of sandals will easily transition you from the beach to the town, and look equally stylish in both places.
2. Crochet Flip Flops Upcycle
This ingenious pattern by Whistle and Ivy uses an entire pair of flip flops for the base, which you crochet on top of to create the beautiful diamond shaped detailing between the straps. This immediately upscales your ordinary set of flip flops to beautiful and stylish sandals that you can match with a flowy top or dress!
3. Crochet Espadrilles
Natural fibers and espadrilles are so trendy right now, so why not make your own pair and save some of your hard earned cash? Make & Do Crew’s pattern is so gorgeous that everyone will be asking where you got your statement shoes from.
4. Crochet Sandals
These delicate open toes sandals feature a broad lacey strap at the front of the shoe, along with an ankle tie that secures the shoe to your foot. This pair of sandals will effortlessly add a feminine touch to any outfit.
5. Crochet Flip Flops
This sweet pair of upcycled flip flops by Petals to Picots also repurposes the entire shoe with large statement flowers and crocheted straps. This DIY project is perfect for a fun ensemble or for any floral lover. These flip flops are also so simple and quick to make that you can whip them up for your kids too!
6. Seaside Slip-Ons
This pair of slip-ons covers your entire foot and features a mesh style design. They are perfect for a casual evening on the patio or a quiet stroll along the beach at night.
7. Lightweight Crochet Slippers
Another slipper style sandal, this gorgeous shell stitch design is an amazing way to look effortlessly chic. The fan style stitches are the highlight of the show and add the perfect touch to a simple sundress.
8. Bloom Flip Flops
If you love triangle shawls, this pair is for you! This beautiful design can be made with a delightful pop of color, or it can be toned down with neutrals to create a more sophisticated shoe. Either way, this creative pattern is quick to whip up and sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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