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“Breckenridge” Crochet Boots with Flip Flop Soles – PART 1

Learn how to make UGG-style crochet boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even outdoor crochet shoes. The free pattern is below or you can purchase the printable pattern PDF in its entirety here

Learn how to crochet "Breckenridge" UGG-style Boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee." This crochet boots with flip flop soles pattern is a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

Oh boy I have a treat for your toes today! If you’ve make my original “Cabin Boots” crochet pattern using flip flops, you know how comfy and cozy the flip-flop-yarn combo can be. I wear my Cabin boots around the house as slippers daily and they are truly a little haven for my feet.

Learn how to make "Breckenridge" Boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee."Since I started crocheting on flip flops, I’ve had the idea for a pair of UGG-style crochet boots with flip flop soles in mind. Chunky, suede-colored yarn. “Sheepskin” fur trim. A squishy flip flop sole. I mean, they just make sense, right?

Five minutes with these Breckenridge Boots on your feet and you will be purring, “Yes, Jess, they just make sense, they just make sense.”

Free crochet slippers with flip flop soles pattern. Made using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in "Toffee."The Breckenridge crochet boots with flip flop soles are equally at home shuffling around your living room as they are strolling through the mall. Boots, slippers, shoes, heaven, whatever you want to call these, you can wear them just about anywhere but a snow bank.

Learn how to make "Breckenridge" Boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee."How to crochet boots with flip flop soles. Full step by step video tutorial. These boots work great as outside shoes OR slippers!As I continue to design patterns that turn flip flops into crochet shoes, I am learning new ways to improve how we do this. Thanks to all of you who have offered your creative ideas and feedback too–you’ve helped contribute to our collective understanding of how to make these fun shoes. I really appreciate you guys!

Free crochet patterns using flip flops to make slippers, boots, moccasins and kids boat shoes. | Make And Do Crew
1. Cabin Boots free crochet pattern 2. Moccasins free crochet pattern 3. Toddler boat shoes free crochet pattern 4. Lightweight slippers free crochet pattern

I’m excited for this iteration of crochet boots with flip flop soles because I think the way these are constructed will be the easiest for everyone to get consistent results and tweak them to fit your particular feet. If you struggled with getting the your Cabin Boots to be snug enough for your liking, I believe you might like the fit of these boots even more.

Learn how to make "Breckenridge" Boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee."Once again, I’ve included a printable guide for poking your holes in the PDF version of the pattern (which you can purchase here). Since the gauge of the pattern is based on how the holes are spaced on your flip flops, the printable guide is extremely helpful in ensuring your boots start off “on the right foot” (pun intended!) The printable guide makes poking the holes in your flip flops a snap!

How to poke holes in flip flops to crochet on top. Having four video players on one page for the Cabin Boots seems to have caused trouble for some people. So in an effort to get the video tutorials to play well for everyone, I’m splitting this free Breckenridge Boots crochet pattern and video tutorial into three separate posts. I hope this ensures that you can work each section of the boot (and easily view the 60 full minutes of step-by-step video tutorials!) along the way. I’ll be sharing Part 2 of this free pattern and video tutorial tomorrow and Part 3 on Sunday. Go buy some flip flops today! 🙂

(And if you just can’t wait to have the full pattern, the printable PDF includes all three parts of the pattern in their entirety right this very second.)

PART 1: Supplies, poking the holes, crocheting the boot base (below!)
PART 2: Crocheting the back and front of the ankle shaft
PART 3: Adding the “sheepskin” trim and buttons

Learn how to make crochet UGG boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee."Speaking of flip flops, I found my brown flip flops at Old Navy for less than $4. I love old Navy because they have a ton of flip flop colors, even in the winter. Walmart, Michael’s and Amazon have also come through for me when I’ve been trying to find flip flops to turn into crochet shoes.

UPDATE: Lion Brand has created a kit that includes all the yarn you need to make these boots as well as a copy of the printable pattern with the hole guide. You can even order flip flops along with your yarn! Check out the Breckenridge Boots kit here.

Learn how to make "Breckenridge" Boots with flip flop soles in Part 1 of this free crochet pattern and video tutorial. This adult-sized pattern makes super cozy slippers or even crochet shoes to wear outside. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in "Toffee."Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell or donate in small batches with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this post and credit me as the designer. You can view all my policies hereDo NOT use my photos as your own sales photos. ­­Now go make something awesome!

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post and enabling more free patterns on Make & Do Crew. All opinions and ideas are my own.  

Breckenridge Crochet Boots with Flip Flop Soles – Free Pattern
Part 1

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Sizes (see Overall Pattern Notes):
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)”

Supplies:
So you can spend more time making boots and less time shopping, this pattern contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
• Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundle – 2 skeins (300-350 yards total) – color: Toffee (MC)
• Small amount Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn in color to match flip flops (approx.15 yards) (SC) – color pictured: Barley
Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick (approx. 40 yards) (CC) – color pictured: Dove (Pearl would look great too.)
• Tapestry needle
• Size B [2.25 mm] crochet hook or size needed to fit through flip flop holes
Size H [5.0 mm] crochet hook
• Size K [6.5 mm] crochet hook
• 1-2 printed copies of the “ruler” on p. 12 of the printable pattern or a measuring tape
• 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 skewer, thin drill bit or tapestry needle.)
• 1.25″ (34 mm) wood toggle buttons
• Stitch markers
• Sharp scissors
• Strong glue such as E6000 (optional)

Gauge:
• Boot Base: 5.5 sc = 2”, 7 rows = 2”
• Boot Shaft: 4.5 sc = 2”, just under 7 rows = 2”

Abbreviations and Glossary:
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stich
ch – chain
WS – wrong side
RS – right side
MC – main color
SC – sole color
CC – contrasting color
Sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)– [Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop] two times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

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 boots to your liking. Using the hole-poking guide in the printable pattern is really helpful in achieving the gauge.
• You’ll likely want to size down when buying your flip flops. Look for a flop 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.
• Find $1 flip flops on Amazon or at Walmart. Dollar Tree’s $1 flip flops tend to be a bit too flimsy, but can work if you are careful. Old Navy has a great selection of colors.
• 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.
• Left and right boots are identical with the exception of Finishing. Clarifying notes are included within pattern for left-handed crocheters.

How to crochet on flip flops to make shoes or slippers. Free pattern and video tutorial. Boot Foot Base

Notes:
• 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 if you’re unsure.|
• This section is worked in the round. To join each round, sl st 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 sc in sl st from previous round.

To begin:
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.

How to make crochet shoes with flip flop soles. Free slipper pattern from MakeAndDoCrew.comPrint “ruler” on page 12 of printable pattern. Trim, tape pieces together and tape ruler around flip flop sole. With your sharp instrument, poke holes in each dot on the ruler. Alternatively, if you are not using the printable guide, poke your holes slightly more than 1 cm apart (about .4″).

You want the hole to go at an angle from 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 the video tutorial above for help.

All sizes:

Round 1: Using size B hook and SC, sc in each hole around sole, join with a sl st 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, sl st to join.

Rounds 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st to join.

Right-handed crocheters: Place markers at positions 11:00 and 3:00, with 17 stitches between marked stitches. See photo of “clock” positions above.

Left-handed crocheters – Place markers at positions 1:00 and 9:00, with 17 stitches between marked stitches. See photo of “clock” positions above.

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 sc around, sl st 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 sc around, sl st 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, sl st 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, sl st 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, sl st 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, sl st to join. (2 stitches between markers)

Do not fasten off.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Part 1 in the comments below. Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2 of the Breckenridge crochet boots with flip flop soles pattern and video tutorial where we’ll learn how to work the front and the back of the ankle shaft! UPDATE: Find Part 2 here!

Want to learn how to make your own crochet shoes step-by-step? In Part 2 of the free Breckenridge crochet boots pattern and video tutorial, we'll work the front and back of the ankle shaft. Made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in "Toffee."The music in this video, Marathon Man by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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23 Comments

  • Pam Rang
    February 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if you have a pattern yet for kids sweater boots . I would like to make them for my granddaughter size 1 or 2 she is ifsn 3rd grade

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Hey Pam,

      I don’t have a kids sweater boot pattern yet, but I’m hoping to make one. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, I’ll definitely send a note once I have created the free pattern!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Bev Johnson
    February 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    can’t find the wBeritten pattern for shafts and finishing. Got all 3 of the video sessions…

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Hey Bev,

      Part 3 of the written pattern will be published tomorrow (Sunday) morning!

      Reply
  • Krista
    February 21, 2017 at 6:55 am

    There is a conflict in what your pattern is typed in the video vs what you say in the video. At 24:30 for round 10, you say you are repeating the row with sc until you get to the stitch marker and then you will sc2tog, sc in 1 stitch, the sc2tog. The words on the video says that you will sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog again, then sc to join. Your pattern is also following what is written in the video, not what you say in the video. This was also done when you explain round 9 around the 24:10 mark. Which one is correct?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you for pointing this out, Krista. And great attention to detail! The narration in the video is incorrect–it should be sc2tog, sc in next 1, sc2tog for both rounds 9 and 10.

      Reply
  • Jane
    February 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Need to do a “Mary Jane” style shoe

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      I agree! I have a list of about 20 shoe ideas I’m slowly whittling away at. If you subscribe to my weekly free pattern emails, I’ll be sure to send a note when I have a mary jane style pattern. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jodie
    March 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The link to the “printable ruler” you mention takes you to the “paid” version of your pattern. In order to “print” the ruler one needs to “buy” the pattern. Did you intend on this? Or do you prefer the ruler is free. If you are going to reference the ruler perhaps make the ruler a separate link outside of the “paid” pattern.

    Love the pattern! I’ve been looking for a pair of slipper boots to make but many of the patterns I’ve run across are for crocheted soles. It is really nice to have the sturdier sole and I love the idea of using flip flops. I have a ton of flip flops that have broken straps that I hate to toss out thinking I could do something with them. Thank you!! You rescued/cured my brain fart!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Hey Jodie,

      The link is correct. I earn money that keeps the site running through displaying ads. When people print the pattern and look at a paper pattern instead of the website, I need to charge a little to compensate for the lost ad revenue. That said, you don’t have to have the printable ruler, you can measure the holes yourself as I describe above. The printable ruler just make it easier.

      Thanks for understanding!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Hollie
    March 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Any idea where I can get soles with a heel I can make these boots with?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 24, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Hmm. I’m not sure about that Hollie. Do you mean a flip flop with a heel, like a wedge, or more of an actual shoe sole?

      Reply
  • LittleConkers
    May 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

    This is a really excellent pattern/tutorial I have used to make some slippers. Thank you!

    Reply
  • Glenda Burke
    July 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You mention Washi Tape in the video and the written PDF pattern, but you do not explain how you use it. Please explain.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Hey Glenda,

      If you use the printable ruler to poke your holes, I just suggest washi tape to attach the ruler to the soles because it’s easy to poke holes through. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Eileen
    September 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I am using a larger flip flop for my daughter who wears a size 9 (size 8 flip flop). I have 23 stitches between the 11 and 3 markers. Am I doing something wrong?

    Reply
  • Jackie
    September 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Does the clock diagram stay the same for the left & right boots, or does it flip? Like, is 9 oclock on the inside of the foot for both boots or on the inside for one and the outside for the other? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Hey Jackie,

      It stays the same. 🙂 Each point in the pattern when you need to reference the clock diagram, there should be notes on how to adjust it for right/left handed. Essentially, you just think of the opposite point on the clock. For example:
      4:00 on right handed would be 8:00 left handed.

      Hope that makes sense!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Eileen
    October 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Please help. I have a size 9 flip flop from Old Navy. I used the printed guide to place the holes. I have way more than 17 stitches between the markers placed at 11:00 and 3:00. What do I do now?

    Reply
  • JEnn
    October 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    In the video tutorial it states poking holes in the flip flop sole slightly less than a centimetre apart but in the online pattern posted it states slight ly larger than one which is best?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hey Jenn,

      Are you referring to the PDF? If you purchased the PDF, I’d recommend using the printable hole poking ruler. If you didn’t purchase that though, I’d do just a hair over a cm apart.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Mary E Bross
    July 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Jess,
    Just wanted to let you know how much I loved making your crochet boots. Thank you so much for the time and effort that you put into the project. Your instructions and video are wonderful and I had so much fun making them for my daughter. It is so wonderful of you to put so much into your creations and then share them with everyone. Thanks again for your creativity. I love to knit and crochet and wish I had your creativity. Can’t wait to make my next pair.

    Reply
    • Jess
      July 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Mary, thank you so much for the sweet message! I’m glad that the instructions and video were helpful for you, and am so happy to hear how much you love the projects. Those crochet boots sure are comfy, huh?! Thank you for dropping by to share your experience with us!

      Reply

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