Add a unique crochet granny triangle to a basic pair of plastic sandals with this easy tutorial. Crochet around the straps in cotton yarn for an even more comfortable Summer sandal.
To create these crochet sandals, I snagged a cheapie pair of flip flops from HEB, one of my favorite Texas grocery stores. They only cost $2!
My niece mentioned that she needed new flip flops. She’s also learning to crochet so I knew she would appreciate a pair of crochet sandals.
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She was so excited to wear them that she couldn’t wait for me to finish them. She wore one plain and one finished, haha. I wish everyone showed such excitement for handmade gifts.
This is a great beginner pattern if you’re new to crochet. It’s a basic granny triangle attached with single crochet stitches to a pair of flip flops. Easy peasy for everyone, read on for the full tutorial.
- 20 yds/18.3m of cotton yarn*, I used what I had on hand, I Love This Cotton in black
- 3.75mm Hook size F*
- Flip flops*
- Yarn needle
Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)
sl st=slip stitch
Finish off=cut yarn and weave in
- The granny triangle is worked in the round so you will join with a slip stitch and continue in the same direction.
- To start a round you will use a ch 3, which counts as the first double crochet stitch. I love using a ch 3 alternative for these.
Crochet Flip Flops
- 20yds/18.3m, black cotton yarn; I used what I had on hand, I Love This Cotton in black
- 3.75mm Hook size F
- Flip flops or Sandals
- Yarn needle
- Join yarn to sandal strap with a sl st.
- SC around the straps.
- Push and slide the stitches down as you go to keep them close together, not bunched, but close.
- I added a slip stitch around the center toe piece to secure it a bit more before continuing to sc around the other side. Finish off and set aside.
Basic Granny Triangle Pattern:
- Start with a magic circle, or Ch 3
- Slip stitch to first chain. You will crochet into the circle formed here.
- Rnd 1. Ch 3, place 2 DC into the circle formed from first step, then ch 1
- Continue and place 3 DC into the circle, then ch 1
- Place 3 DC into the circle, ch 1 and join to 3rd chain of the beginning Ch 3. Round 1 is complete.
- Rnd 2. Slip stitch over to the next ch 1 space and place (ch 3, 2 DC, ch 1, 3 DC) all into that space. This forms the first corner of the triangle.
- Skip to next chain 1 space and place (Ch 3, 2 DC, ch 1, 3 DC) this is the second corner.
- Skip to last chain 1 space and place (Ch 3, 2 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1), join to 3rd chain of 1st stitch. This forms the 3 corners of your triangle. Round 2 is complete.
- On the next round, slip stitch over to the next chain space.
- Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1 all in the same chain 1 space, skip to next chain 1 sp and place (3 DC, ch 1) all in this chain 1 space.
- Continue to the next chain 1 space and place (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) all in the chain 1 space, this is a corner.
- Continue to the next chain 1 space and place (3 dc, ch 1) all in the chain 1 space, this is a side.
- Repeat the last two steps one more time.
- To finish your granny triangle slip stitch to the top of the 3rd chain from the beginning of the round. This completes Rnd 3.
- My sandals were crocheted for my niece so they were womens’ size 5-6. So this granny triangle was perfect for these crochet sandals. For larger sizes you might need another round, just follow the pattern of (3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 1) for the corners and 3 DC, ch 1 on the side chain spaces.
- When your granny triangle is as large as needed, line up the top corner of your triangle with the top toe piece of your sandals to check fit.
- Start from the bottom left corner of your granny and sc the triangle to the straps.
- If your model is available check sizing and fit. Yarn stretches so you don’t want them to be too loose.
- Now repeat for the other one and eccola! Crochet sandals for your summer fun!
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