These darling crochet baby flip flops are the perfect summer shoes/booties for baby! They are soft and comfy, but add a bit of classic style to any outfit. The toe strap and heel strap help keep these crochet flip flops in place on Baby’s soft feet! This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!  For more information, click here.  

crochet baby flip-flips free pattern for baby feet summer sandals

Crochet in the summertime can get a bit tricky. It’s hard to work under a cozy blanket in the heat of the summer, but there seems to be few summer crochet patterns. 
Enter Baby crochet flip flops!
These sweet little baby shoes only take about an hour to make and they are classically adorable. 

 

cute crochet baby flip-flops sandals for baby free crochet pattern

Oh my goodness! Aren’t baby feet the cutest!? THOSE TOES. 

crochet baby flip-flops free crochet pattern summer sandals

 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  – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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What you need: (affiliate links)
F Hook
– Medium Weight Yarn in 2
   (I suggest Knit Picks Brava, Caron Simply Soft or Mighty Stitch
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch


Gauge:
 9 sc = 2″ (alternately, you can use the small sole as the gauge, and adjust your hook accordingly to get the correct length.)

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3-6 MONTHS SIZE (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. Work 2 sc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. Join. (34 sts)

3. Ch 1. *Sc in next st, work 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). 
Tie off. Find the middle of the heel

sole of a crochet baby bootie

Body: 

1. Counting the sl sts, count 8 to the right. Join your second color.  Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next 2 sts. Ch 8. Sk 9 sts, sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.  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 in next 29 its (across the heel, up the side and all across your toe piece chain.).  Join with sl st. Tie off.
Weave in all ends. 

Toe Strap (Make 2):
Start with an 8” tail. This is a separate piece.
Ch 11

1. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 9 chs. Turn. (10 sts)
2. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in next 9 sts. (10 sts)
Leave a long tail.

BABY FLIP-FLOPS CONSTRUCTION: 

Using either tail of your toe strap and a yarn needle, 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 can even secure with a dab of hot glue) 

blue and gray crochet flip flops for baby

Are you making flip-flops for a little walker? You might want to think about making them non-slip!

Here are 7 tried and tested methods!

 

 

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  1. Love the little flip flops, I ended up doubling the sole though to make it feel firmer. Also for in between the toe I put a dc. They are very cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

      1. Hey Corrie, you have a very good question. To double up the sole, do the following;
        Crochet 2 separate sole pieces.
        Slips stitch around only one sole piece.
        And sew the second (Un-slips stitched) sole onto the bottom of the first (Slips stitched) sole
        If that doesn’t make sense, please let me know! :)

  2. When doing back strap, if you count 9 to right and sl sts and crochet 3 coming. down, ch 8, there is no way you are back around on left like in your video…you are 5 on right off from centre to your right. Plz help.

  3. Oh my goodness, I got this pattern and I am in love! I used an orange ombré and a yellow Caron simply soft and they turned out just gorgeous! I think I did the piece for inbetween the toes wrong, but that’s what first tries are for! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!!!

  4. This is super adorable, thank you for sharing a detailed video as well. I’ve shared it on my FB page, I think my audience will love it!

  5. Have another question. I’m making a pair for a 0-3 month. For the strap and other parts do I use the same pattern for 3-6 or do you have a pattern for 0-3

  6. You have a comment that says “join my tribe and get it free”. That’s what i did but I got a different pattern than the flipflops. That’s ok, I won’t use that one, but i just wanted to let you know. I just screenshot the instructions. Beautiful Baby Flip Flops

  7. So when I did the skip 9 and work the other way Mine are not way off line they are not across form each other?

  8. Oh my goodness!! I didn’t read them ALL, but holy moley! I’ll keep this comment short&sweet….. THANK YOU for posting a FREE & ADORABLE pattern!!! I can’t remember ever really reading the comments left on a post, but for some reason, this time I did, & for someone posting a pattern FOR FREE, & contributing a bit of sparkle to this world…. well – s.m.h.!! I’ll stop there.. Again, Thank You!!

    1. Totally agree. The rude comments from the entitled are absolutely mindboggling! So sad, and without appreciation of the time it takes to do a tutorial PLUS a free written pattern. Unfortunately, it happens quite often. Thank you again, Bethany.

  9. Hi! I love your pattern! I wanted to know for bigger sizes like size 5 or 6 how many chains should I do for the strap?

  10. ANother question – your pattern says to make TWO soles and TWO toe straps, but in the video you only make one of each. Which is correct?
    thanks

  11. I am a bit confused about the needle size you suggest. On the website and on the tutorial it uses size F but when I printed the pattern the size needed is an I.

    1. Oh no! That needs to be fixed, can you send me an email and I will get you an updated pattern? I suggest a size F, but you need to use the hook that allows you to achieve the gauge.

  12. I’m crocheting the 3-6 months sandals. I am confused on the body. Do you have a video on YouTube I can watch? I learn better by watching someone. These shoes are beautiful! I’m so excited and appreciate you being kind enough to share! I don’t like to say this, but I’m on disability and am trying to supplement my income. I live near an Island and they will be very popular in the kids shops over there! I’m really looking forward to making all of the different styles. Thanks in advance for your help! Anne

    1. Absolutely! This pattern was confusing to almost everyone, lol! Scroll down and just above the 0-3 months size you will find a link to youtube and an embedded video.

  13. hi! im new to making sandals and a girlfriend of mine would like me to make a pair for her daughter and she’s told me that she doesnt know anyone else to do them for her. i was wondering if you had a written instruction for size 12 and 15 month olds. she says her daughter is 9 months old, but she has bigger feet for her age.
    thank you! your help will be much appreciated!

    Kandi

    1. I don’t have a pattern for that size, I am sorry! You could try the larger size and use a larger hook and slightly bulkier yarn, the finished shoe will be larger. I suggest getting a foot measurement from your friend so you know what size to aim for.

  14. Thank you so much for posting the videos and written directions! I love these. I am new to crochet and these are great for me to follow along with and learn. They are so cute!! I love them! The first one came out a little small because I messed up my counting, second one came out much better but my daughter feet are a little too big for the 12 month ones so I just repeated the last step twice to make them big enough :). I love your website. I shared it with my friends! :) Have a great day! God bless!

      1. Thank you! I didn’t know that! I will try a bigger hook :) I think I also make mine a little too tight lol. I’m very new to crochet. :)

  15. My daughter will be a size 6 or 7 next summer (2 years old)… any way you can advise me how to make these for that size.. thank you

  16. I loved these baby flip flops. They worked up so quick. They are so adorable. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  17. Finally finished, had a little trouble with the body, had to watch video, it was because i was left handed, and i needed to go left from the heel. thank for sharing pattern.