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Crochet in the summertime can get a bit tricky. Who wants a super warm scarf, or thick, cozy slippers in the summer? Maybe someone, but not this overheated pregnant lady.
Since I love baby shoes, and I love designing baby shoes, I knew I needed to get on a new summer pattern for those little feet! These crochet baby flip-flops are a win!
Oh my goodness! Aren’t baby feet the cutest!? I am so happy when I have a baby model that will wear my crochet shoe creations. (My sweet little niece). They just convey the message so much better.
Even though these crochet baby flip flops are adorable and pink, they would definitely work for a baby boy as well. And, these actually stay on quite well; my niece had them on her feet for several hours. This is so important when designing baby shoes. I have actually had to scrap several adorable patterns because they just didn’t stay on little baby feet. If they don’t stay on, what’s the point!?
CROCHET BABY FLIP FLOPS
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Gauge: instead of working a gauge swatch, use the small sole as the gauge, and adjust your hook accordingly to get the correct length.
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The written pattern below is for size 3-6 months. You can find a PDF that includes 5 sizes, Newborn through 9-12 months, in my Ravelry or Etsy shops. The PDF is formatted for easy crocheting on-the-go or for easy printing, it doesn’t include ads or comments. Thanks for your support!
3-6 MONTHS (approx. 4″)
Sole: Make 2 (Worked in the round)
1. Ch 11.
Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, 7 dc in last ch. Working across the opposite side: dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 4 chs. Join with first sc. (26 sts)
2. Ch 1. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. Join. (34 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* work 3 times. Sc in next 9 sts. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in next 9 sts. Join and tie off. (42 sts)
With second color use a loose tension and sl st all around your sole piece. See Photo 1. Tie off. Find the middle of the heel.
1. Counting the sl sts, count 8 to the right. Join your second color. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 2. Ch 8. Sk 9 sts, sc in next st. Sc 2. Ch 16. Join with a sl st with the very first st of the round. (Make sure your chain isn’t twisted.)
2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 29 (across the heel, up the side and all across your toe piece chain.). Join with sl st. Tie off.
Toe Strap (Make 2):
Start with an 8” tail. This is a separate piece.
1. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Sc 9. Turn. (10 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 9. (10 sts)
Leave a long tail.
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BABY FLIP-FLOPS CONSTRUCTION:
Using either tail of your toe strap and a yarn needled, sew the strap in place, going in and out through both loops in the end of the strap and both loops on the side of the sole. You can place the strap up or down the shoe to suit yourself, but I placed mine directly in front of where the connector toe piece connects with the sole.
To attached the toe piece, put about 8” of yarn on your needle. For the right shoe, find 1 st to the left of the middle dc in the sole (for the left shoe, find 1 st to the right). Wrap the yarn over and under that dc st to give it a firm hold, (but keeping the yarn loose) going around that stitch with your needle and around the toe piece. I do it about 3 times so there are only 3 pieces of yarn between the toe. Tie firmly on the bottom to secure it in place.
You might want to think about making them non-slip! Here are 7 tried and tested methods!
And make a pair for YOU too! Snag the pattern for women’s crochet flip-flops here.
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