We had a big outdoor party that was approaching soon, and I needed some new sandals Read more
You will need these items to make these crochet sandals (diys you can do at home):
A pair of rubber flip-flops
Cotton yarn (in two colors dark brown for the soles and a lighter color for the heel and toe covers)
An awl or sharp tool for poking holes
Two different sized crochet hooks
Firstly cut the thongs off of the flip-flops, make sure that the tools are sharp, I used my scissors before on some diy area rugs, and I think it dulled the edges a bit, so I struggled to cut the thongs off and ended up with sore fingers. Anyway, so now that you have removed your straps, keep the stoppers that were under the flip-flops we will glue these back on. Take your awl or stabbing tool and from the hole that was made by the thong close to the heel start making quarter-inch holes from the sides into the top of the flip-flops all the way around the heel. Using your B or C sized hook, grab the dark colored yarn for your sole and start by creating a slip knot and gently start by pulling it from the top of the flip-flop through the first hole. Now you will begin to chain linking and repeating the process until the entire heel is done. When you get to the last chain stitch, you will bring out the lighter color yarn and start single stitching around the heel until you get to the other side of the sole. Repeat this process until you have a high enough coverage for the heel. Now it’s time to chain a 71 stitch cord on each side of the heel covering; this is what we will use to tie the sandals to our ankle. Now it’s time to start the toe cover, you will do that same stitch as before just to the front of the sole and only on the sides, not all the way around. Next, choose how you want to make your toe cover, I decided a straightforward rectangular design and used my tapestry needle to attach them to the sole. Don’t worry if this explanation is a bit confusing you can see step by step how I did it in my online tutorial. I hope you liked my project and share it with others!