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I love my flip-flops, but I must have comfort in addition to the convenience of slip-on summer shoes. My solution? To crochet a cute and comfortable cushion around the straps with a dollar store bandanna. This project is quick and easy, and only uses one simple crochet stitch that anyone can do.

Project Materials:

  • A pair of flip-flops, $1
  • One bandanna, $1
  • A crochet hook (I used a US J or 6mm hook), on hand or $1
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler OR scissors, on hand
  • Hot glue and glue gun, on hand

Total: $2

How to Crochet Bandanna Flip-Flops:

Part 1: Creating Bandanna Yarn

1. First we have to prepare the bandanna “yarn” by cutting the bandanna into 1/2″ strips.

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I used a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, but you can also just cut 1/2″ strips with your scissors, or even cut notches in the bandanna and then rip the strips.

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2. Next knot your strips together at the ends to create one continuous piece of bandanna “yarn.”

Part 2: Crochet Around the Flip-Flop Straps

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1. Knot the end of the bandanna yarn around the bottom edge of a flip-flop strap. Trim the knot and hot glue the yarn to itself to secure.

2. Place your hook behind the flip-flop strap and catch the yarn with the hook. Draw it back behind the strap so you have a loop around your hook.

3. Place your hook across the front of the flip-flop strap and catch the yarn with the hook. Draw it through the loop on your hook. You will now have a new loop on your hook.

4. Repeat this process — hooking over and under the flip-flop strap, until the entire flip-flop is covered with crochet.

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5. When you get to the end of the flip-flop, pull the yarn through the final crochet loop and pull to tighten. Glue edge of yarn to the bottom of the flip-flop strap with hot glue.

6. Trim any long pieces of bandanna knots, if desired.

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It takes about ten minutes per flip-flop to crochet.

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You can also use scrap fabric instead of bandannas. Or even yarn!

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