Flip Flop Flowers

The coolest thing about crocheting is once you know a few simple stitches you can create fun shapes.

When I saw a free Lion Brand pattern for Flower Flip Flops the first person I thought of was my 7-year old niece. She loves flowers, wears flip flops all summer and really seems to appreciate handmade items.

I wasn’t sure what size flip flops she would need, and figured she might even have an old pair to dress up. So I made a couple of flowers to adorn some existing or yet-t0-be-purchased flip flops. They only took a few minutes to make (the mini pompons were another story), so I made another for a hair band:

I actually had a new band that was a good match for the green part of the flower (partially obscured by the slightly too large pompons). Of course, when my niece saw it, she suggested putting that flower onto a clip.

Naturally, I just realized I forgot to give her the rest of the blue cotton yarn to wrap the flip flops with…if she doesn’t decide to use them for something else. (She can be a pretty creative kid!)

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About Paula Hendrickson

I'm a full-time freelance writer with an addiction to yarn, cooking and all kinds of crafty things. I come from a long line of creative and entrepreneurial types on both sides of the family, making creativity almost like competitive pursuit.

Posted on July 29, 2012, in Creativity, crochet, Family, summer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Cute, Paula! I’m going to show this post to my daughter. She’s a natural at crochet (self-taught). I’m not so good – I can’t keep my stitches straight for some reason. I’m better at knitting (that’s not saying much though).

    • Paula Hendrickson

      Your daughter might wind up making lots of flowers – there are tons of simple crochet patterns out there for flowers and leaves. Let us know if she tries it!

      She might want to try making some flowers out of wool, using a slightly larger hook, and felting them! I’ve done that before and they’re a lot of fun to make and decorate things with.

      • She likes making items en mass. Bracelets/cuffs, earrings, belts, etc. This is a good project for her to keep busy. I’ll have to pass your tips along to her. I also need to pick up wool thread. I really like the idea of felting the flowers – that would really be nice!

      • Paula Hendrickson

        Check out the free patterns database at patonsyarn.com and search “felted flowers.” When I wrote for their blog one of my fellow bloggers made the felted posey bag – I think it’s knitted, but the flowers are simple and adorable. There’s also a felted crocheted tea cozy with way too many different flowers on it.

        Ooh! Look what I found! http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=5321

        It’s not felted, but I have to make that. I love the texture.

        I forgot to mention it before, but I’m so glad to hear you knit, Kimberly!

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