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Moccasins – Crochet Shoes with Flip Flop Soles!

Free pattern describing how to turn cheap flip flops into crocheted shoes or slippers. These are super comfortable and a really fun DIY gift idea!

Are you ready for some flip-flop-moccasin super shoes!? In this free pattern and video tutorial, I’ll show you how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles that are super comfortable, function as shoes and/or slippers and can be customized to adult shoe size. As always, the free pattern and video tutorial are below, or you can purchase an ad-free, printable pdf of this pattern here.

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins with seed bead detailing make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. How to make slippers or shoes out of flip flops. Free crochet pattern! When I was a kid, we’d go to the mountainy tourist town near where we lived and in the midst of all the candy apples, weird keychains and ubiquitous screen printed t-shirts, the only thing I desperately longed for was a pair of “real” native American moccasins. The beads. The fringe. All of it. I was obsessed. For years.

But alas, moccasins in mountainy tourist towns don’t come cheap. It wasn’t until I was about 28 that I got my first pair on a trip through New Mexico. My feet have rarely been moccasin-free since.

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins with seed bead detailing make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color.  But in all my moccasin ownership, not a single pair has been crocheted. (Hard to believe, I know!)

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. After I designed these crocheted summer slippers using flip flops for the sole, I knew a pair of crocheted flip flop moccasin hybrid super shoes was in my future.

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comSo when my sister recently arrived home from a year of traveling abroad with her husband, a pair of crocheted shoes seemed like a perfect welcome home present. (Because, why not?!)

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. I am so psyched on how they turned out. And I’m even more excited that I have a written pattern AND a detailed video tutorial to help you learn how to make your own pair of crochet shoes with flip flop soles.

They’re comfortable. They’re bohemian. They’re inexpensive. They give you some serious hipster street cred.

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. Seed beads add the perfect boho touch! I’m just going to be honest and say that editing this video took about 150 million times longer than I thought it would. This is a pretty thorough video tutorial. In it, I walk you through exactly how to make these crochet shoes.

Free crochet pattern showing how to make crochet shoes from thongs. Very detailed video tutorial for beginners.So if you’re the type of person who prefers to learn visually or doesn’t have a lot of pattern-reading experience, you should be able to watch these videos and make yourself some totally awesome crochet shoes with flip flop soles.

(And you can check out my other video tutorials here!)

UPDATE: Many readers have asked how these crochet moccasins with flip flop soles hold up over time. I’ve answered that question and many more in my FAQs about crocheting on flip flops

Free crochet patterns with flip flops from Make and Do Crew
You can find all my free crochet patterns using flip flops here. Pictured above: 1. Cabin Boots 2. Moccasins 3. Coachella Boots 4. Lightweight Slippers

If you’re the traditional-pattern-reading type, scroll down for the full written pattern!

Crochet Moccasins with Flip Flop Soles – free written pattern

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Sizes: Adult women’s 5 and up (Pattern provides details to make any women’s shoe size.)

Supplies:
So you can spend more time making mocs and less time shopping, this post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.
• Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton – 1 skein (100g/186 yds) – color: Camel
• Tapestry needle
• 1 pair of flip flops (One size smaller than you wear normally. See pattern notes.)
Stitch markers
• Size B [2.5 mm] crochet hook or size needed to fit through flip flop holes
• Size E [3.5 mm] crochet hook (I really like this affordable set!)
• Sewing needle
• Sharp tool to poke holes in flip flops (skewer, thin drill bit or tapestry needle)
• Approx 2 yards leather laces cut into 1-yard pieces
• Sharp scissors
• Monofilament (fishing line) – optional
• Seed beads – optional


Gauge:
8 sts and 7 rows/rnds = 1 inch [2.5 cm] in single crochet
Gauge will vary a bit based on distance between poked holes on flip flop sole.

Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stich
st – st
MC – main color
cont – continued

Overall Pattern Notes:

  • Transforming flip flops into slippers isn’t an exact science! Unlike other crochet patterns, these slippers have some variables, most significant of which is the size of flip flops used and the number of holes poked. This pattern provides general guidelines and some troubleshooting tips to help keep the process fun. 🙂
  • You might want to size down when buying your flip flops. Since your foot won’t be held in by the flip flop strap, your normal size of flip flops might feel a bit roomy as crocheted shoes.
  • The shoes pictured are a women’s size 8-9 and they have 89 holes poked on each sole. To make shoes with bigger or smaller flip flops, just adjust the number of holes, poking them about every .25 inches. The moccasin top pattern should fit most women’s sizes. See notes in “moccasin top” section on making it wider if necessary.
  • Find $1 flip flops on Amazonor at Walmart. Dollar Tree’s $1 flip flops tend to be a bit too flimsy, but can work if you are careful.

Moccasin Sides and Heel

Notes:
This section is worked in a spiral. Therefore there is no need to join or ch 1 at the beginning of each round.

To begin:
Use sharp instrument to poke holes every ¼ inch (.25”) around each flip flop sole. You want the hole to go at an angle from about the middle of the way down the sole to about a ¼ inches into the top of the sole. Make your holes far enough from the edge that the yarn won’t rip through the rubber. (See this pattern for more photos on this process.)

With smaller hook, attach MC yarn 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 of the sole. Ch 1 through the loop you’ve created. (See Photo B.) The resulting tail inside the flip flop marks first st of this and subsequent rows. Add a proper stitch marker here if desired.

Round 1: (using smaller hook) sc into each hole on the flip flop sole, sl st to join. Do not turn.

Rounds 2-3: (switch to larger hook) sc in each sc around. Do not turn.

Rounds 4: (See diagram below for rough placement of increases. Exact location not impt.) sc in each st until front toe area, sc 2 in one of the st near where your pinky toe will go, sc in each st, sc 2 in one of the st where your big toe will go, sc in each sc to back of heel. Do not turn.

Rounds 5-8: sc in each sc around. Do not turn.

Free pattern describing how to turn cheap flip flops into crocheted shoes or slippers. These are super comfortable and a really fun DIY gift idea!

Begin Short Rows for Heel Shaping

Notes:
Place a stitch marker on either side of the moccasin, 3/5th of the way back toward the heel. (See diagram above for placement.) The following rows are worked back and forth around back of heel. Pattern notes assume flip flop is positioned with the heel toward you and the toe away from you when the “right” or “left” stitch marker is mentioned.

Row 9: (Without turning work) sc in each st until left marked st, sl st into marked st, turn.

Row 10: ch 1, sk first st, sl st into next st, sc in each st until right marked st, sl st into marked st, turn.

Row 11: (work toward left marker) ch 1, sk first st, sl st into next st, sc in each st until 1 sc of previous round remains, turn.

Row 12: (work toward right marker) ch 1, sk first st, sl st into next st, sc in each st until 1 sc of previous round remains , turn.

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color.

Begin Rows for Leather Laces “Tube”

Notes:
Remove original markers for short rows. Place markers 1/3rd of the way back from the toe on either side of the moccasin. (See diagram above for placement.) The following round is worked in the round as 1-8 were. Work sc stitches in an even density to create a smooth edge over the “bump” where the short rows taper. Round 13 is a total of approx 1.25 laps around the flip slop sole.

Round 13: (work toward left marker and cont counterclockwise) ch 1, sk first st, sl st into next st, sc in each st around entire moccasin, ending at original marked st at back of heel. Do not turn.

Notes:
The following rows are worked back and forth. Pattern notes assume flip flop is positioned with the heel toward you and the toe away from you when the “right” or “left” stitch marker is mentioned.

Rows 14, 16, 18: (work counterclockwise) ch 1, sc in each st ending in left marked st, turn.

Row 15, 17, 19: ch 1, sc in each st ending in right marked st, turn.

Row 20: sc in each st ending at marked st at back of heel. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Finishing leather laces “tube”:
Fold the flap just created over and tuck one yard of the leather laces inside. With MC yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the laces into the tube using a whip stitch. (Reference video for more detail.)

How to whip stitch and edge to sew a crochet project together.

Moccasin Top

Row 1: (using larger hook) ch 19, turn.

Row 2: working into second ch from the hook, sc in each ch, turn.

Rows 3, 5, 7: ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next st, sc in each st until 1 st remains, sc 2 in last st, turn.

Row 4, 6, 8: ch 1, sc 2 in first st, sc in each st, turn.

Row 9: ch 1, sk first st, sc in next sc, sc in each st, turn.

Row 10: ch 1, sc in each st, turn.

Row 11: repeat row 9.

Row 12: repeat row 10.

Sizing Note:
If your foot is on the wider side, add 2 or 4 rows of sc here to make the top toe section wider. (Simply repeat row 10 twice or four times.)

Row 13: ch 1, sc 2 in first sc, sc in each st, turn.

Rows 14, 16, 18, 20: ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next st, sc in each st until 1 st remains, sc 2 in last st, turn.

Rows 15, 17, 19: ch 1, sc in each st until 2 st remain, sk 1 st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 21: ch 1, sc in each st until 2 st remain, sk 1 st, sc in last st. Do not turn. Place marker in last st of this row.

Note:
The follow round is worked around the entire top piece. Take care to keep stitches loose enough that the fabric doesn’t pucker. Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. Round 22: (Without turning) work in sc around curved toe section and up the flat side of the piece. At the corner of the moccasin “point,” sc 2 in the corner and sl st down the slant of the point and back up the other slant, sc 2 in the other “point,” sc in each sc across the last flat side ending in st before marker. (See Diagram F.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Sewing Together:
Block the top piece if desired. Identify the best looking side of your top piece–specifically look at the points because one edge should be smoothest due to the slip stitching. This side should face your foot—the points will be folded over, revealing the smoothest edge.

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins with seed bead detailing make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. Align the toe with the shoe rim and pin using stitch markers or safety pins. Using one strand of yarn (not doubled up), attach yarn inside the shoe at right corner side of the top piece. Whip stitch around toe, working from the top piece into the shoe rim as pictured. (See Photo G.) Work from the top down, going through the bottom loop of the top piece and the bottom loop of the shoe rim.)

Before tying off yarn, do one stitch through the moccasin top into each folded over “point” to keep them tacked down. Fasten off yarn.

Adding Beads:
Using a sewing needle, attach monofilament inside moccasin with a knot. Pull monofilament to outside top of slipper and add beads (you may, unfortunately, have to remove the needle for this and then rethread after adding the beads), putting the needle back into the shoe once one strand of beads has been added. Repeat for each spoke of the design. (See Photo H.)

Learn how to crochet shoes with flip flop soles with this free crochet moccasin pattern and video tutorial! These crochet moccasins make super comfortable women's shoes or slippers and can be customized however you wish. Made from Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in "Camel" color. Seed beads add the perfect bohemian touch!Party Time:
Do a little jig—you just crocheted your own shoes! High five!

Got a kid who also has feet? They might enjoy this crocheted boat shoe slipper pattern (using flip flops, of course!)

Turn cheap flip flops into crochet toddler slippers with this free pattern. The boat shoe style works well for girls and boys. Quick and easy project to make for kids!

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80 Comments

  • Bethany Simpson
    September 22, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Ooo this pattern is fab and the video is really great. My cat sat and watched it intently with me! I am going to share it on my facebook page so my followers can watch too!

    Reply
  • E White
    September 23, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I love this idea. My question is …. how well do they hold up? I don’t understand how they wouldn’t pull off the flip flop.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Hey E,

      They hold up surprisingly well! I’ve had my initial pair of slippers with flip flop soles for several months and they’re working great. I think the tension is spread between enough holes that no one hole gets all the pressure. Does that make sense?

      Jess

      Reply
  • Andre C. Howell
    September 24, 2016 at 9:04 am

    It’s so cute. Thank your guide, I will try to do a small size for my child can use in the home.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      I think these would make great house shoes! My daughter loves wearing her crochet flip flop slippers around our house.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lynne Clark
    September 24, 2016 at 9:23 am

    What did you use to cover over the holes from the flip-flop straps? Looks really finished that way

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Hey Lynne,

      I just saved the pieces from the rubber straps and then trimmed off the straps so just the rubber circles were left. Then I glued them into the holes.

      This is my first time trying it this way and I like how it looks too!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Lynne Clark
        September 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        Good Idea!! I didn’t like leaving them open. I made 1 flip-flop shoe, but I was unable to get them in my size so it was just for practice. Next season I will be looking for ones that fit so I can make the mocs.

        Reply
        • Carol Zinn
          November 21, 2016 at 6:25 am

          Check out Amazon.com. You can get them for as little as 59 cents or more if you want a better quality. They have hundreds of different sizes, etc.

          Reply
      • Jennifer
        January 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        What kind of glue do you use to do this portion?

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm

          Hi Jennifer!

          I used a glue called E6000. It’s essentially a multipurpose, really strong glue. You can find it at Michael’s and potentially even somewhere like Walmart.

          Hope that helps!

          Jess

          Reply
          • Jennifer Borchert
            January 4, 2017 at 3:04 am

            Yes thank you so much!

  • Carla
    September 24, 2016 at 9:33 am

    These are awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us, can’t wait to try to make them.

    Reply
  • gene hitchcock
    September 24, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I love your pattern for the house shoes and caint waie to try the monscons . soe for i have made six pair for christmas . i am 79 years old and have ben doing corchet about two years now to pass the time . keep sending stuf out and i will keep trying thanks .p. s. I dont sell i give away.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Hey Gene,

      How generous you are to make crocheted items for everyone! I bet they love it! I hope you enjoy the moccasin pattern. 🙂

      Happy continued crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Helen d
    September 24, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I was having trouble seeing the words in the video for the instructions. You used white on white and sometimes blue on blue. Very hard to see but I did get the pair done. Why do you use cotton yarn and not regular yarn? I am having trouble finding the color of yarn I wont in cotton. can you help me.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Hey Helen,

      Yes, I understand that issue. I’m not an expert in video creation, so I learned a lot from making this one. Next time, I’ll figure out a better way to do the type on the screen. I thought it would be okay because I’m always including voice over that describes the words on the screen. I appreciate your feedback!

      I use cotton yarn because I tend to prefer it and it makes for a breathable shoe. That said, you don’t have to use cotton if you prefer something else. This yarn is slightly thinner than a worsted weight yarn, so if you’d like to sub yarns, just keep that thickness in mind.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • darla coffman
    September 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    these moccasins are so cute. I made the flip-flop slippers from your pattern for my husbands daughter-in-law and she has told me time and time again how she loves them, so I was thrilled to see these moccasins here before Christmas. Love, love these. Thanks!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, Darla! I think these would make a lovely gift, and they’re really affordable because you can make them with one skein of yarn. (I don’t like it when DIY gifts cost more than buying something in a store. :))

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Carol
    September 25, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Very nice!! Thanks for the pattern!!

    Reply
  • marichu chapman
    September 25, 2016 at 7:21 am

    please can you tell me width leather lace is used

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Hey Marichu,

      I’m not exactly sure the width. It’ve quite thin, maybe like 1/8th of an inch. The length needed is about 2 yards (1 yard per shoe).

      Does that help?

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kathryn Lester
    September 26, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Oh my goodness! These are an answer to my prayers. I belong to a group of ladies that knit and crochet for our local community. It includes the Budget Challenged Families with the School Backpack Program, babies, the homeless shelter/soup kitchen, providing Chemo hats for locals going through treatments and we provide a Christmas gift to be opened on Christmas morning to our local nursing homes. It is unbelievable just how many do not have gifts from loved ones to open on that special day. We have provided slippers in the past, but the issue and concern has been the residents slipping while wearing them. I know, I know they are called slippers after all, but that is supposed to be from the ability to slip them on, not slipping while they are on. This should work for our group, and we should be able to also make them for the men. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Oh Kathryn, your comment makes me so happy! I’m thrilled to hear that this pattern will be useful to you and even happier that it will bring comfort to the people you are helping. It’s so generous of you to spend your time and creative energy making for others in this capacity. I deliberately tried to keep this pattern very affordable by using only one skein of yarn. I hope it means that you’re able to provide slippers for lots of folks this year. I have a toddler slipper pattern and another women’s slipper pattern, both with flip flop soles, so feel free to use those too if they’d help.

      I’d love to see a photo if your group makes any of these! Best of luck to you!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Brenda Gaboni
    September 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I love to crochet, but I have rheumatoid arthritis and it makes my hands sore. I can only do it for short periods at a time. So the simpler the pattern the better for me.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Hey Brenda,

      I understand how that could make crocheting hard. Does this pattern seem too daunting for your hands? What kinds of patterns have you had good luck with?

      I’d love to point you in the direction of some that would work for you if you’d like.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Momma
    October 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I am excited about making these. I agree you have always been obsessed with moccasins. It makes perfect sense that you would figure out a way to design these. I love them.

    Reply
  • Sue
    October 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I love these – they are so cute! Unfortunately, I do not crochet. You wouldn’t happen to have a knit version would you? I would love to make a pair!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 6, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Hey Sue,

      My mom and I have both been trying to figure out a knit version, but so far we can’t seem to find a way for the needles to curve enough around the flip flop sole for it to work. Even with double pointed needles, the whole thing isn’t flexible enough. If you have any interest in learning crochet though, you can take my Modern Crochet 101 course for 99 cents with my instructor link! 🙂

      I’ll def post a pattern for knit moccasins if we figure it out!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Judi
        March 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Jess,
        How about pulling up the first row in crochet and then using circular needles for the rest? The KnitPick needles have extremely flexible cables. Or can you not mention Knit Picks on this site because of Lion Brand sponsoring you?
        Judi

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          March 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Yes, I think that’s a great idea. I’ve wondered about that myself. I haven’t used those Knit Picks needles, but my sister in law loves them. I’ll see if maybe I can try hers. I also think I might be able to make all the “fabric” pieces separately and then sew them onto the flip flop at the end. I’m seeing my mom this weekend who is a knitting whiz, so I’ll do a little brainstorming with her too!

          Thanks for your ideas! I really appreciate them!

          Reply
  • Ivy Pitchermakeanddo
    October 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Why can’t I find the crochet flip flop slipper pattern for the white with black sole

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Hey Ivy,

      I don’t have a pattern with a white slipper and a black sole. For adults, this is the other pattern you might have seen? Otherwise, maybe it was on another site?

      Sorry I can’t be more help!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Edna Siu
    October 9, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Wow, these videos are brilliant, you are demonstrating so well and so detail-y that even the beginner like me can follow through, thanks again for these tutorials. It is awesome.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      October 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Edna! “Detail-y” is what I always aim to be (without dragging things out too much, of course.) I really appreciate the feedback!

      Reply
  • Amie
    October 11, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I love this pattern! Working on my first pair right now. I would like to make a suggestion & a request, though..
    Save yourself the headache of busting the holes on the sole by NOT trying to single crochet for the first row. Instead, try using a tapestry needle to whip stitch the yarn onto the sole… it serves the same purpose as the single crochet, in this case. I tried this after struggling to do the sc on the sole. It worked like a charm & I didn’t bust the holes on the shoe!!
    As for my request: the top part of the shoe is a pain. I’ve ripped my work 5 times for this part. I consider myself a pretty decent crocheter, as I’ve been crocheting for 30 years (not alot of patterns similar to this one, though). It would really help if each row of the top part of the shoe included the number of stitches worked in that row. Without that, at least for me, this part is pretty much guesswork as to where the last stitch on each row is… it gets confusing. Being able to count stitches for accuracy would help alot!
    Again, this is a wonderful pattern!! I can’t wait to finish my first pair & try them out! Ty!

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    • Amie
      October 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Feel free to share the suggestion, if you’d like. Never mind about the request, though… I’ve simplified the pattern, figured out the number of stitches on each row of the simplified version, & it came out absolutely perfect!! I’m a very determined person & could not let the matter rest until I figured it out! Lol
      Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern… I just know I’ll get alot of use out of it!

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      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

        Hey Amie,

        Im glad you got it working! I love the idea of attaching the yarn with a tapestry needle. I’ve done something sort of similar and it worked pretty well. I might demonstrate that in my next video tutorial!

        Were you watching the video tutorial to figure out the top? I’m just curious if it was helpful at all because they take a ton of time, so I only want to make them if people find them super helpful 🙂

        Hope you enjoy your mocs!

        Jess

        Reply
        • Amie
          October 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm

          It works sooo much easier with the tapestry needle… I hope you do add it. It took me only one pair of busted flip flops to decide using the crochet hook wasn’t worth it. Lol
          For the top I tried the tutorial & the pattern. I found it was easier to figure out if I did a decrease at the beginning & an increase at the end of rows 3, 5 & 7. And an increase in the beginning & decrease at the end of rows 4, 6 & 8. I then did a decrease in the beginning & increase at the end of rows 14, 16, 18 & 20. And an increase at the beginning & decrease at the end of rows 15, 17, 19 & 21. It came out in just the right shape.
          I also figured out how many stitches needed to be in each row… counting stitches on projects like this help me keep my work straight & save me time.
          Stitches per row:
          Rows 3-8 have 18 stiches each
          Rows 9 & 10 have 17 stitches each
          Rows 11 & 12 have 16 stitches each
          Rows 13-21 have 18 stitches each

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    • Mare
      January 20, 2018 at 6:37 am

      I agree! I need stitch counts too!

      Reply
  • carol s
    October 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I love these slippers, but have not been able to down load the pattern or view the video.Please help.Thank you,carol

    Reply
  • fritz
    October 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Thi would like to try this. Thank you for sharing. Your pattern.

    Reply
  • Amanda
    October 31, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Love these moccasins! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I see quite a few of these in my future. 😉

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

      Yay! They are so fun to make (and give as gifts!) I’d love to see a pic of what you make if you’d like to share one.

      Reply
  • Brittany
    November 2, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Hello!
    Thank you for sharing your pattern! I absolutely love this idea, only problem i have had with making these is that it seems they are always too big! I am doing a size 7 I dropped the size down which was fine, should I also drop down a size on the hook?
    This is really bothering me I need your help!

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  • Brittany
    November 2, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I have a question, my moccasins are coming out bigger! Do I need to put less holes in the sole? Or change the gauge of my needle?
    Can you help me with this problem I’m having, I am using ‘I love this cotton’ because I couldn’t find lions brand Cotton. I’m making the moccasins for a size 7/8 and Im using a size small. This is the third time I’m trying this and i don’t know what I’m doing wrong here! Please help!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Hey Brittany!

      In my experience, “I Love This Cotton” is thicker than the Lion Brand cotton. So, most likely, you’ll want fewer holes around your flip flop. If it’s too hard to achieve that at this point because you’ve already poked the holes, you could always do some single crochet decreases over the first few rows to reduce your number of stitches. I think using a smaller hook would also be a good idea to reduce the overall gauge.

      For the moccasin tops then, you might want to just chain fewer stitches to begin with so that your piece doesn’t end up a lot bigger from the thicker yarn. I’d also skip the two rows of just single crochet in the very middle of the top too. This will keep it from getting to wide with the thicker yarn.

      I hope that is all useful! Lmk if you have other questions!

      Jess

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      • Kim
        January 3, 2017 at 8:44 am

        I am in the process of making these moccasins right now. I found when I was done making the sides of the first shoe, and I tried it on to see how it fits, it was pretty big! But the flip flop was my normal size, a woman’s 9. The conclusion I came to….. the flip flop was pretty wide. I tried my foot on the flip flop that I haven’t started crocheting on yet, and it is a wide flip flop. If I try some of my other flip flops on that I have around the house, some are narrow and some are wide. So I think if I pick a narrower one next time they will fit properly. That’s what I found for myself, not sure if it’s the same issue for you. Good luck and hope you make a pair that YOU can wear soon!

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        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          January 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm

          I think that’s great feedback, Kim! I’ve had the best success with sizing the flip flops to my actual foot, since you don’t need all the extra rubber around your foot that you’d usually have with flip flops. Therefore, I bet that a narrow flip flop would work really well.

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  • Cheryl
    November 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    These moccasins are awesome! Thanks for the pattern! These will make great Christmas presents. I’m going to try making them in darker colored yarn and omitting the seed beads and make each of my sons a pair! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Oh yes, I think they’d be totally gender neutral that way. What a great idea! I’d love to see a pic when you finish. 🙂

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  • Isabel Luna
    November 8, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    To Miss Make And Do Crew,
    I came across this pattern of the Summer Crochet Slippers with Flip Flop Soles that you shared on the internet and it caught my attention. At first it was confusing and then it got easier, then I decided to make the second pair, it was a little challenging for me. I want to say Thank You for sharing the pattern and it was fun.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Hey Isabel,

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know! I’m so happy to hear that the pattern was useful for you!

      I have another flip flop pattern coming very soon that you might enjoy. 🙂

      Jess

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  • Vasanti Pereira
    November 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I wish the writing in the video was is in black cannot read it.
    Thanks

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2016 at 12:13 am

      I understand, Vasanti. I wanted the writing to be more of a supplement than the actual focus of the video, but a few people have made similar comments so I’ll do something different in future videos. My intention was that you could reference the free written pattern so that you could see all the written instructions super clearly. Either way, I think you’ll be happier with future video instructions!

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  • tamara
    December 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love these! ty ty ty making several for Christmas presents 😀

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  • Sylvia
    December 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Lovely shoes! I definitely want to try them out.

    The photos above the words “Begin Rows for Leather Laces “Tube”” and “Moccasin Top” show a hole in the flip flop with no stitch. Did that one pull through, or did you miss it?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      December 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Haha–great catch Sylvia! That one pulled through and I had to jerry-rig something to make a stitch there. It worked totally fine, but I didn’t have a second pair of flip flops in this color to photograph so I had to use these. The good news is that the moc turned out just fine! 🙂

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  • Krystle Siegfried
    January 8, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I cannot wait to try these out I have a 10 year old little girl that love homemade things and I think it’s something we could do together! If all goes well I also have 4 Aunt s that these would make great gifts for! I’m so excited thank you for your creativity

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  • Nancy
    January 22, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I think I might be able to do this! Thanks for posting!

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  • Frida
    January 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    So cute! I want a pair of those moccasins! Im a knitter, but I think I might broaden my horizons for this!

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  • Amy Asbury
    February 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Love this pattern. On my first one, the moccasin top, I watched video and followed written instructions, however it is super wide. When I look at your video your piece doesn’t look like it’s 20 rows. Do you know how many you did? Should I just adjust as I think makes sense?

    Thank you

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  • Amy Asbury
    February 8, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I am making the moccasin top and it’s way too wide. The one in your video doesn’t look 20 rows. Do you know how many you did? And if I eliminate some rows, which rows?

    thank you

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 8, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      I’d eliminate the middle few rows if it’s turning out too wide. The idea is that you want it to be symmetrical, so if you eliminate the last increase row, for example, you’d also want to eliminate the first decrease row.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

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  • Kathy
    April 21, 2017 at 7:13 am

    My son has been looking for a pair of ‘driving shoes’. I think these might work. Any comments on how these shoes work for men?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Driving shoes sound nice! Is your son nearby in a way you could try them on him as you work? I think they’d work great for men. You may decide to add a couple extra rounds around the entire sole to make it a bit higher if he has large feet. Similarly, if his feet are big, I might add a few stitches to the initial chain for the top of the foot section. Overall, I think if you just customize them a bit to his foot length and width, you should be in great shape!

      Jess

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  • Lucy Wynne
    May 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great patterns. I’m in a wheelchair and find that many shoes have a slight heal and this becomes really uncomfortable after a few hours because my legs are not in a normal position. Now I can have comfortable shoes/sandals/boots and I can match the colours to my clothes too 🙂
    Your boots I’m thinking of putting sheepskin insoles in the base and faux fur in the inside leg part folding a little over the top for extra warmth in winter.
    Also trying to work out how to adapt them so that I can have them lace up the front, great for wearing with thicker socks and giving a different look
    Look forward to more inspirational ideas 🙂
    Lucy ~England

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Hello from Colorado, USA, Lucy!

      I’m so happy to hear that you think these shoes could add some functionality and style to your wardrobe! I LOVE your idea for the faux fur. That sounds so cozy! I’m always adding more flip flop patterns, so if you’re ever interested in seeing them all at once, you can do so here.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

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  • Luz M. Valencia
    June 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Very nice pattern,I’ll want these istruccion in spanish,thank you.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Luz. Maybe I’ll come across a spanish-speaking reader who would like to translate. If I do, I’ll def share the pattern here. 🙂

      Jess

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  • Christine
    January 1, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Hi Jess –
    I made 4 pair of your moccasins for Christmas gifts this year. It was my brother’s family and they were for the 4 women in their family. I would have and still would like to make a pair for my brother. I know he would probably wear them as that is the type of shoe he wears especially around the house. Can I use this pattern to make them for him or would I need to do something different for him?
    Christine

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 1, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Hey Christine,

      How generous of you! I’m glad to hear you liked the pattern. I def think you could use it for a men’s shoe. Depending on his size, you might want to work an extra couple of rounds around the sole to make it a bit higher before you make the little flap for the laces. Then you might want to add a few extra chains to the top of the shoe flap part to create a longer piece of fabric overall. Generally, you’re just trying to make it all a bit bigger for a man’s foot. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

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  • maria elena
    May 19, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Hermoso modelo. Làstima que el video no tenga la opciòn de leer en español, lo que dificulta seguirlo cuando no se habla inglès. Saludos desde Argentina.

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