Beaded Crochet Flip Flops
Summer is here and we are ready to shake off our shoes and socks and slip into summer flip flops. Not just any flips flops; I am talking customized beaded crochet flip flops. Sometimes a basic pair of flip flops just need that extra added sparkle, don't you think? It is even better when adding glitz is in the form of one of our favourite crafts - crochet. Any new excuse to get the crochet hook out is always a plus, especially for a fun summer upcycling project. One packet of beads really does go a long way so you could make lots of beaded crochet flip flops with the one packet.
Blog post originally from 2016 now updated in 2021.
Beaded Crochet Flip Flops - How toYOU WILL NEED
- 1 pair of flip flops
- Sirdar Cotton 4ply yarn - shade 515 an alternative would be Scheepjes Cotton 8.
Debbie Abrahams Beads size 6 (approx 34 beads for size 4 flip flop)
Beads shown Aqua, Lipstick, Neon Green
- Sewing needle and thread
Thread approximately 30cm of sewing cotton onto the needle and tie a knot at the end to create a continuous loop.
Thread your 4ply cotton yarn through the loop like so.
Now thread your beads onto the needle and push down to the yarn. For one flip flop I have used 34 beads. This is for a small flip flop, ladies size 3-4. If you require more or want to add more anyway, feel free to add more beads. It's always better to add more at this point, as you cannot add extra once you begin.
As you are adding the beads push them through onto the 4ply cotton yarn so that they are ready to use.
I have chosen 3 different shades of beads and threaded them in a repeat pattern.
To begin, fasten the yarn to the left side of the flip flop. I have tied it with two simple knots.
Wrap yarn around flip flop and join in hook with a double crochet.
Crochet 3 more double crochet stitches around the flip flop (or more if you prefer) ready to add in your first bead.
Make sure that the top of the crochet stitch is on the top of the flip flop edge so that your beads stand on top.
Continue to double crochet in the same way around flip flop.
To add in the first bead start the double crochet and catch the bead in.
Wrap yarn around making sure you pass the bead through so that it sits on the top.
Do a chain stitch to secure the bead in place. Beads are spaced 2, 3 or sometimes 4 double crochets apart; you don't need to be too accurate. When you reach the toe post, crochet without beads as close to the centre as possible before moving over to the right side of flip flop.
Ta da! One finished flip flop.
To finish off weave your needle back through your work to secure and cut off ends.
Now on to flip flop number two. With one packet of beads and a ball of yarn you could make many beautiful flip flops. They would make a great gift or why not make a different pair to wear with different outfits! With so many shades of beautiful Debbie Abrahams beads to choose from, the options are endless.