Warm weather is finally in full swing here, and we have been outside enjoying the beautiful weather. My peas, carrots, onions and broccoli have all made an appearance in my garden, so I am hoping everything will continue to go smoothly on that front. Last night I was looking at my yarn stash brainstorming patriotic ideas, and I thought of my Baby Strap Flip Flops. I thought maybe they would be cute in patriotic colors…and they are! Show off your American pride (or use your country’s colors!) with these Patriotic Baby Flip Flops.
I haven’t made these flip flops in a while. I haven’t had too many babies born in my family, and we have had a very chilly spring here for my local friends with babies. That being said, when made these last night I made a change, and I will be updating my original flop flop pattern (and video) hopefully soon.
First, the strap.
When I am in the zone designing, my brain is targeting on designing only, and sometimes I can’t see the forest through the trees. The strap is needlessly complicated.
These are size 3-6 months, and instead of doing the turning, and the sc down the side and having 2 tails on one side (yikes), I simply chained 11, sc in the 2nd chain, sc in each ch across, turned, ch 1, and hdc across again. This is so much simpler, and it leaves you with one simple tail on each end to sew it to the shoe with.
Sometimes I can be super detail-oriented and it leads to overcomplicating things.
Also, this is not a permanent change, but on the sole I worked the slip stitches from behind, so the straight stitching was on top and the two loops are on the bottom. It changes the look a bit and I like it, however, the straight stitching is more challenging to crochet through so that is something to consider before you try it.
Have a wonderful week!
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