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.
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.
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."
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.
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!
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.
Once again, I've included a printable guide for poking your holes in the PDF version of the pattern (which you can purchase here on Love Crafts or here on Etsy). 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!
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. Parts 2 and 3 are linked below. Go buy some flip flops today! 🙂
(And if you just can't wait to have the full pattern in one place, the printable PDF includes all three parts of the pattern in their entirety right this very second.)
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.
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Breckenridge Crochet Boots with Flip Flop Soles - Free Pattern
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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)"
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• 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)
• 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.
Boot Foot Base
• 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.
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.
Print “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.
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!