These chukka-style crochet slipper boots with flip flop soles will exponentially increase the happiness of your feet! Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, PDF with printable hole-poking ruler here.
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Whether you work from home, lounge from home or mom from home, you need these crochet slipper boots in your life! The flip flop soles keep things comfy and non-slip and the dense stitches and chunky yarn guarantee a high cozy factor.
Read on for all the yarn information, pattern inspiration and tutorial details or scroll down for the complete free pattern.
If you’re new to crocheting on flip flops and wondering how these slippers will hold up, definitely check out our FAQs post that covers this any many other burning questions!
Related: a complete guide to crocheting on flip flops ⇨
Crochet Slipper Boots, But Shorter
We’ve designed several pairs of crochet slipper boots with flip flop soles over the years. First came the Cabin Boots with cute buttons up the side, the Breckenridge Boots with “fur” trim ala Ugg-style slippers and then the Taos mukluk-style slippers. (You can see all our free crochet patterns using flip flops here.)
I wanted to take the basic concepts and comfort from those patterns and create a crochet slipper boot that was more practical to wear three or more seasons a year. These crochet chukka slippers are simple and minimalist in style and offer just the right amount of cozy to keep you comfortable.
Watch the Brief Pattern Overview
If you’d like to get a sense of whether this pattern is right for you or just check out how a pair of crochet slipper boots comes together step-by-step, watch the quick video below!
Why Flip Flops?
My curiosity about using flip flops as the soles for a crochet shoes and slippers began with these lightweight summer slippers. I’ve since come to love flip flop crochet projects for some of the same reason we all love flip flops–the soles are squishy and non-slip, which is hard to achieve with traditional crochet slipper patterns.
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How Does Crocheting on Flip Flops Work Anyhow?
To crochet slipper boots with flip flop soles, you’ll begin by poking holes around each flip flop. Then you’ll use strong, a mercerized cotton to crochet around each sole and form the base for the rest of the crochet slipper. (My favorite for flip flop slippers is Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.) From there, it’s just some rounds of single crochet stitches and some consciously placed single crochet two together decreases and you’ve got yourself some house shoes!
We’re using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for the main boot portion of this pattern because it’s thick enough to make a very dense fabric, strong enough to create really durable slippers and it comes in almost every color you could wish for. Check out all the colors of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick here.
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Make Meeting the Gauge a Cinch
Because we’re crocheting shoes and you want them to fit your feet, meeting the gauge is pretty important. In this pattern, the gauge is very heavily influenced by the number of stitches around your flip flop sole. (Holes that are too close together = more stitches in your gauge measurement. Holes that are too far apart = not enough stitches in your gauge measurement.)
I developed a printable ruler to take the guess work out of the placement of your poked holes and therefore the number of stitches you end up with. Providing a simple, printable hole-poking “ruler” ensures you have the perfect number of holes for your size flip flop, which makes meeting the gauge LOTS easier.
I’ve included the Chukka Slippers printable ruler in the ad-free PDF. This little bonus will help immensely, regardless of the size you’re making–isn’t that magic?! You can purchase the PDF of this pattern with the ruler here on Etsy or here from LoveCrafts.
Note that the ruler spacing is based on the yarn thickness and overall gauge, so a printable rulers are not necessarily interchangeable between our flip flop patterns.
Video Tutorial Support
These chukka slippers use the same base as our Breckenridge Slipper Boot pattern, which means you can follow along with Part 1 of the video tutorial to learn exactly how to make these Chukka slippers step-by-step.
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The comfort of handmade slippers with the functionality of actual shoes, these chukka-style slips are here to bring joy to your feet!
Using nothing but single crochet stitches and inexpensive flip flops, you’ll nurture your inner cobbler skills to bring your perfect pair of slippers to life. (And it may surprise you how durable these handmade house shoes can be!) Whether you’re working from home, doing a grocery pickup or taking the dog out, you’ll be cozy, comfy and stylish whenever you go.
• Tapestry needle
• Size B (2.25 mm) crochet hook or size needed to fit through flip flop holes
• Size K (6.50 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• 1 pair of flip flops (One size smaller than you wear normally. See pattern notes.)
• Sharp tool to poke holes (I use this clay tool. You can also try a thin skewer, drill bit or tapestry needle.)
• Stitch markers
• Sharp scissors
• 1-2 printed copies of the “ruler” at back of PDF pattern (OR measuring tape) + tape (Washi tape suggested)
• Strong glue such as E6000 (optional)
• Small scrap of leather or vegan leather (optional)
• Small craft hole punch or leather punch (optional)
Small – women’s shoe size 5-6 (flip flop length approx. 9.5)”
Medium – women’s shoe size 7-8 (flip flop length approx. 10)”
Large – women’s shoe size 9-10 (flip flop length approx. 10.5)”
*See Overall Pattern Notes Below
5.5 sc X 7 rows = 2”
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
MC – main color
SC – sole color
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
slst – slip stitch
Sc2tog (single crochet two together) – [Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop] two times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
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Overall Pattern Notes:
- Transforming flip flops into slippers isn’t an exact science! Unlike other crochet patterns, these slippers have some variables. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to customize the slippers to your liking. Read answers to all the frequently asked questions about crocheting on flip flops here.
- You’ll likely want to size down when buying your flip flops. Look for a flip flop that offers about .25″ of sole around your foot (more like the fit of a normal shoe). In the pattern sizing, the shoe sizes mentioned describe the shoe size you normally wear and not the sized-down size of your flip flops.
- In my experience, Old Navy’s flip flops work the best and are available year round. Walmart’s $1 flip flops can also work. Dollar Tree’s $1 flip flops tend to be a bit too flimsy and will not work as well to poke holes in.
- Pattern explains locations on the flip flop as if it’s a clock where the top of the toe is 12:00 and the heel is 6:00. (See photo below.)
- Pattern describes size small instructions with size medium and large in parentheses. (Applies to Rounds 11-15.)
- Left and right slippers are identical.
- The foot of the boot is crocheted tightly, similar to amigurumi. Make a deliberate effort to keep your stitches tighter than normal. Check your gauge to be sure.
- Slippers are worked in the round. To join each round, slst into the first sc of the round. Work first sc of next round in the same sc you joined in. At the end of each round, be careful not to work a stitch into the slip stitch from the previous round.
- While this video tutorial is describing a different pattern, it includes all the steps necessary to make these chukkas except for the final round.
Trim straps off flip flops. If you’d like to wear your boots outside, trim the mid-foot straps at an extreme angle so you can keep them in place without feeling them inside the boot. (See photo below.) Save the rubber plug from the strap between your toes.
Option 1: Print “ruler” at end of pattern PDF. Trim, rrtape pieces together and tape ruler around flip flop sole. With your sharp instrument, poke holes in each dot on the ruler.
Option 2: Using a measuring tape, poke holes 1.1 cm apart around sole.
With both options, you want the hole to go at an angle from about the middle of the way down the sole to about .25” into the top of the sole.Ensure your holes are far enough from the edge so that the yarn won’t rip through the rubber when you create your first row of crochet. Reference Part 1 of the Breckenridge Boots video tutorial for help or see the photo above in the blog post.
Using smallest hook, attach SC at the back of the heel by inserting your hook from the top of the flip flop toward the bottom of the sole, grabbing the yarn and pulling through to the top. Ch 1 through the loop you’ve created to attach the yarn to the flip flop. (Again, reference the Breckenridge Boots video tutorial for help.)
Round 1: Using size B hook and SC, sc in each hole around sole, join with a slst to first sc. Fasten off.
Using largest hook and MC, make a slip knot on hook. Insert hook at the 6:00 position of Round 1, yarn over and pull loop through slip knot to join yarn to the middle of the heel. Knot SC and MC tails together. Crochet over yarn tails as you work Round 2.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, slst to join.
Rounds 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, slst to join.
Right-handed crocheters: Place markers at positions 11:00 and 3:00, with 17 stitches between marked stitches.
Left-handed crocheters: Place markers at positions 1:00 and 9:00, with 17 stitches between marked stitches.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in next sc, [sc2tog, sc in next sc] 5 times, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in each remaining st, slst to join. (11 stitches between markers)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in next sc, [sc2tog, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in each remaining st, slst to join. (7 stitches between markers)
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 2 times, move 2nd marker to last st made, sc in each sc around, slst to join. (3 stitches between markers) Note: 2nd marker has moved out of alignment with previous decrease.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, [sc2tog] 2 times, move marker to last st made, sc in each sc around, slst to join. (1 stitch between markers)
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in each sc around, slst to join. (2 stitches between markers) Note: 2nd marker has moved out of alignment with previous decrease.
Rounds 11-13 (14, 15): Ch 1, sc in each sc to 1 st before marker, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, move marker to resulting st, sc in each sc, slst to join. (2 stitches between markers)
Size small should now include 13 rounds. Size medium should now include 14 rounds. Size large should now include 15 rounds.
Finishing Round All Sizes: Ch 1, slst in each sc around, slst to first st to join.
Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends.
Plugging Flip Flop Holes: If you plan to wear your slippers outside, replace the small rubber circle that connected your flip flop straps to the sole between your toes. Glue it in place. In my experience, the other two mid-foot strap plugs stay in place without glue as long as they’re cut at an angle as pictured above.
Adding Optional Leather Tab: Cut two 1 x 2.5” leather pieces. Use a small hole punch or leather punch to create a hole in each rectangle corner. With sc yarn and a tapestry needle, attach tab to slipper back as pictured. (Note that these are more for looks than to actually pull your slippers on as they’re not very strong.)
Slip into your new slippers and admire your cobbler skills!
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