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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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