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Summer Slippers with Flip Flop Soles – Free Crochet Pattern

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Cotton yarn and flip flops combine to make super comfy crochet slippers with soles in this free crochet pattern! These are perfect for warmer weather too! 

Cotton yarn and flip flops combine to make super comfy crochet slippers with soles in this free crochet pattern! These are perfect for warmer weather too!

UPDATE: This pattern has been completely updated with a revised toe top, new photos and a video tutorial. You can find all of that goodness here. If you’re old school and want the original pattern though, please feel free to crochet to your heart’s content using what follows below. 🙂

And you now can find all my additional free crochet patterns using flip flops here!

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers (or house shoes) pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Cotton yarn and flip flops combine to make super comfy crochet slippers with soles in this free crochet pattern! These are perfect for warmer weather too!
Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers / house shoes pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

More Free Crochet Shoe Patterns With Flip Flop Soles

If you find these crochet summer slippers fun to make and comfy to wear, then you might also enjoy these free flip flop crochet patterns from M&DC.

Free patterns for crochet shoes with flip flop soles. Includes a pair of crochet slides, crochet moccasins, crochet ugg-style boots, and crochet Lacey boots.

1. Coachella Boots // 2. Summertide Slip-ons // 3. Crochet Moccasins // 4. Cabin Boots

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

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You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, I ask that you link back to me into two places — one link to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) and one link to this post page. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Do not distribute this pattern as your own. All clear? Alright, let’s make something awesome!

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers / house shoes pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

NOTES — READ FIRST

• This isn’t an exact science! Unlike other patterns, these slippers have a lot of variables, most significant of which is the size of flip flops you use and the number of holes you poke. I’m providing general guidelines and some troubleshooting tips to help keep the process fun. For guidance on the techniques used, you can check out the video tutorial for these sweater boots with flip flop soles.

• 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 slippers.

• The slippers pictured are about a women’s size 9. I poked 69 holes in the sole of each flip flop for this size. To make slippers with bigger or smaller flip flops, just adjust the number of holes, poking them about every ¼ inch. The slipper top pattern should fit most women’s sizes. If you’re making a significantly bigger or smaller size though, you could work fewer or more rows of the slipper top pattern and even add a row or two to the sides/heel section to make it taller.

• I used a sharp tool meant for clay to poke my holes. A skewer, small drill bit or something similar could work too.

• Find $1 flip flops on Amazon or at Walmart. I’ve tried Dollar Tree’s $1 flip flops and the rubber is a bit too flimsy for this.

• Similar to some ballet flats, your slippers should curl in a bit. That’s what gets them to shape to your feet without a lot of increasing or decreasing. If you’re finding that the crocheted sides/heel/toe isn’t tapering in, it might be because you have more holes in the flip flop than are necessary (and therefore more stitches total). In this case, use a smaller hook or do a few sc-decreases on row 3 or 4 near the toe and heel to decrease the number of total stitches.

• The reason the pattern calls for a smaller hook for the first row is simply because it’s hard to fit the larger hook into the sole without stretching the holes out too much.

LIGHTWEIGHT CROCHET SLIPPERS WITH FLIP FLOP SOLES – FREE PATTERN

If you’d like to purchase an ad-free printable PDF of the updated pattern, you can do so by clicking herePerfect for crocheting on the go or mobile viewing!

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• B /2.5 mm hook (I love this affordable set!)
• G /4.00 mm hook
• Approximately 120 yards worsted weight cotton (I used “I Love This Cotton” in turquoise from Hobby Lobby)
• one pair of flip flops (One size smaller than you wear normally. See note above.)
• scissors
• 2 stitch markers
sharp tool to poke holes in the flip flops

Abbreviations – US terms

ch – chain
cluster – 3 hdc in one stitch
hdc – half double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Using your sharp instrument, poke holes every 1/4 – 1/3 inch 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” into the top of the sole. It’s important to make your holes far enough from the edge that the yarn won’t rip through the rubber when you create your first row of crochet.

SLIPPER SIDES AND HEEL

Using smaller hook, attach 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. Ch 1 through the loop you’ve created to attach the yarn to the flip flop. (Reference the photos in this boat shoes post for help.)

Round 1: Using smaller hook, sc in each hole around sole. Do not turn. Place marker in first st of round and move it up as you work each round.

Rounds 2-9: With larger hook, sc in each sc around sole. Do not turn.

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Remove marker. Place stitch markers opposite each other in the middle of each side of the last round. This is where the back heel “lip” of your slipper will taper to.

Do not turn work, continue with the rest of row 9.

Row 9 cont: Sc in each sc until 1 st remains before next marked st, sl st in next sc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sk first sc, sl st in next sc, sc in each sc until 1 st remains before next marked st, sl st in next sc, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sk first sl st, sl st in next sc, sc in each sc until 3 stitches remain before next marked st, sl st in next sc, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sk first sl st, sl st in next sc, sc in each sc until 3 stitches remain before next marked st, sl st in next sc, turn.

Round 13: Ch 1, sk first sl st, sl st in next sc, sc in each sc around entire slipper, past where this round started, until you reach the center back of the heel, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

Cotton yarn and a flip flop sole make this free crochet slippers pattern perfect for warmer weather. Click to get the full pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
SLIPPER TOP

Cluster = 3 hdc in one stitch

Position flip flop with the toe toward you and the heel away from you.

Find the approximate midpoint of the front of the slipper. Place stitch markers at the toe “corners” with 11 sc between them. Reference chart below for visual schematic of slipper top.

free pattern about how to crochet slippers with flip flop soles from MakeAndDoCrew.com

Row 1: With the toe facing toward you, sl st in first marked st, (sk 2 sc, cluster in next sc) 3 times, skip 2 sc, sl st in next marked st, sl st in next sc of Rnd 13 (up left edge of slipper), turn.

Rows 2-4: Cluster in center hdc of each of next 3 clusters, skip 1 sc in Round 13, sl st in next 2 sc of Rnd 13 (up right edge of slipper), turn.

Row 5: Cluster in center hdc of each of next 3 clusters, skip 1 sc in Round 13, sl st in next 1 sc of Rnd 13. Do not turn.

Round 6: Sc in each sc around entire slipper until you return to where you began this round. Fasten off.

Repeat pattern with second rubber sole.

Weave in ends. Tap your toes together, smile and run around your house like I did because you just made your own crocheted house slippers!

More Free Modern Crochet Patterns for Summer

If these crochet summer slippers made you excited to keep crocheting all though the heat, don’t miss these M&DC favorites for warm weather crochet patterns!

Free crochet patterns for warm weather. Includes two crochet tops, a crochet purse with fringe, and crochet slip-on shoes.

1. Afresco Crochet Top – If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this easy crochet top pattern! With very simple stitches and minimal counting, this lightweight top is a perfect mindless make to work on poolside.

2. Streetfair Boho Purse – Channel your inner free spirit with this easy crochet boho purse made from two fun circles. Easily customizable!

3. Seaside Slip-ons – These Seaside crochet shoes with rubber bottoms come together easily with cotton yarn and a pair of flip flops. Wear them to cruise the boardwalk or when frolicking on your yacht!

4. Saratoga Crochet Top – Made from two simple rectangles, this summer crochet top will take you effortlessly from music festival to BBQ to beach vaca this season.

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12 Comments

  • Sara Mullaney
    June 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Love them! This pattern was super easy to follow! I learned my lesson too about buying cheap flip flops, bought a $0.99 pair from Micheal’s and they were far too flimsy to crochet into. Old Navying haso flip flops 2 for $5 so far ON flip flops have proven to be the best for crocheting to.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Hey Sara,

      I’m so glad you had success with Old Navy flip flops. Those have been my favorite as well. I also like that they have so many color options to choose from!

      Happy shoe making!

      Jess

      PS. Old Navy has a $1 flip flop sale going on very soon. Perhaps it’s next weekend? I need to look it up!

      Reply
  • Mary
    June 5, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Jess, Great Website!!!!!! Love the ideas you have for using the flip flops.
    Mary
    Fort Worth, TX

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Mary! I’ve had such a great time making crochet shoes. As a kid, my dream was to be a running shoe designer, so I guess this is a great plan B! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kay Maughan
    June 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    where do I find the tape to mark the holes in the flip flops?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Hey Kay,

      That’s a bonus I include in the ad-free PDFs of my patterns, which you can purchase for $2.50 here. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Marlene Hovda
    June 20, 2017 at 12:10 am

    hi, i would love these patterns, but i don’t have access to my own printer, but would be glad to have you send me the printed out patterns, i would gladly pay foe them.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Hey Marlene,

      I’m so sorry I don’t offer that option at this time. If you have access to a public library though, I know they usually have printers you can use. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kyryth
    June 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I paid for the download for the measuring tool for making the holes in the flip flops, but I can’t seem to download it. I have the invoice number 1600060398 and when I try to download it just keep going to ‘blank page.’ I have Adobe. It should work.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      June 25, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Oh blah, don’t you just hate those tech issues? I’ll send the file to you right now via email. Please let me know if you don’t receive it. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Carol Langston
    July 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I would love to share this at a Prayer Shawl Retreat. If I give you credit (keep the links) can I share this at the retreat?

    Reply

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