Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crochet Makeover Flip-flops tutorial

Crochet makeover flip flops
Crochet makeover flip flops

How to prepare the slipper for crochet is demonstrated in my video on YouTube, please view here.

Pair of rubber flipflops or sandals
Crochet thread, for the sole edge, I used cotton thread size 10 for the edging; Catania cotton sportweight yarn for the strap
Crochet hook size 1.5mm and 3mm
Yarn needles for thread and for yarn
Hot-melt glue gun, or fabric glue

(Pattern for the strap is derived from my previous pattern found here.)

Instructions for crochet strap (for this makeover project):
Note: Work sl sts in back loop only.
Using sportweight yarn and 3mm hook, leave at least 6 inches tail at the beginning, ch 66,
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and on the next 7 chs, sc in the next 24 chs, 3 sc in the next ch (place marker in the middle st of the last 3 sc, move the marker up as you go), sc in next 24 chs, sl st in the last 8 chs, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in the first 8 sts, sc in the next 25 sc, 3 sc in the st where marker is placed, sc in the next 25 sc, sl st in the last 8 sts, turn.
Row 3Sl st in the first 8 sts, sc in the next 26 sc, 3 sc in the st where marker is placed, sc in the next 26 sc, sl st in the last 8 sts, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in the first 8 sts, sl st in both loops of each sc across, sl st in back loops of last 8 sts, turn.
Row 5: Work 2 sl st at the end of row to get to the opposite edge, sl st in each st across. Fasten off.

crocheted strap

Secure the middle of the crochet piece by sewing around the center joint of the flipflop strap. Do the same with the ends of the straps using the tail ends of the crochet. Apply glue on the top of the flip flop straps and position the crochet piece. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rainy days, making beach sandals...

Rainy season in the Philippines has begun, and I'm glad the hottest months of this year is over. I'm back to crocheting too! Here's my current project - half-finished :)

Beach Crochet Flip-flops
Summer Crochet Flip-flops
I've always wanted to crochet sandals or slippers that can be worn outside. Ordinary rubber slippers make a good base for most crochet shoe/slipper project. The main challenge is how to effectively make holes on the rubber sole to be able to crochet on it the design that you wish. It is only recently that I've discovered a technique that works for me, its quite easy, and you'll find out about it here.

Tutorial coming soon!