Summer is finally here, and just in time for the picnics, beach trips, and every day effort to stay cool, Old Navy is about to have their annual flip flop sale! This Saturday, June 24th, is the big day! I love this sale!! Of course, the basic Old Navy flip flops are a great price to begin with, but once a year, they lower the price to just $1.00 PER PAIR! The best part? This year, they are including website orders in this sale. Since there are limits on how many you can buy (10 pairs/customer), this is a great way to double up on the savings.
For us craft-minded folks, this is an awesome chance to stock up on flip flops for crochet projects. With that in mind, I thought I would round up some of my favorite crochet with flip flops patterns and share one of my own creations.
One of my favorite bloggers, Ashleigh at Sewrella, has many of my most favorite patterns on the internet, and she designed these lovely, lacey crocheted sandals that are perfect for dress up or dress down. They're exactly what you need for hot summer days. Ashleigh is an incredible designer and she does a great job of explaining how to turn those $1.00 flip flops into these gems. Plus, the pattern easily works for any size foot. You can find her FREE pattern here!
Jess at Make and Do Crew is the quintessential expert when it comes to creative crochet using flip flops. She has so many different patterns that it was difficult to narrow down my choices. There are cute slippers, easy slip on flats, boots, and more. I finally decided on the Espadrilles and the Coachella Boots, because I couldn't pick just one!
Aren't the Espadrilles adorable? They look fresh off the boat and so, so stylish. I'm working on a burgundy pair for myself right now, and I just know that my daughter is going to want a pair of these for her own. You can find the free pattern here. Jess gives step by step instructions and tons of pictures to refer to as you go.
I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the Coachella Boots show up on my Pinterest feed. This pattern is the reason I remembered the Old Navy Flip Flop sale! What I love about them is how airy and lacey they look, despite being "boots". I ran out and bought the recommended Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn, and I'll try to share pictures once I have completed my boots! The FREE pattern can be found here.
Before you get started on any crochet with flip flops pattern, check out Jess' awesome FAQ on the subject. She answers so many questions about durability and there's even a video tutorial on punching holes in the flip flop soles. Find it here!
I know that June (aka Wedding Month) is almost over, but these wedding flip flops were too awesome to pass up. Plus, with the variety of colors offered by Old Navy, there's got to be one that works for every possible wedding color scheme. And what bride, bridesmaids, or even wedding guests, wouldn't love to get out of their heels and into these sparkly comfort shoes to finish dancing the night away? These were designed by Jamie at Crochet Dynamite, and they're so easy that even a beginner could work these up in no time. You can find Jamie's FREE pattern here, just scroll down a bit to find it.
Just for fun, I decided to try my hand at a simple flip flop crochet pattern. I wanted something quick and easy to make, especially for beginning crocheters. I had a lot of fun whipping up these Granny Triangle Flip Flops! The Hobby Lobby I love This Cotton that I used is super soft and makes these more fun to wear than just a plain pair of flip flops. You can check out my free pattern here.
As you get ready to shop the amazing flip flop sale at Old Navy, you should keep in mind that flip flops can be used as soles for winter boots and slippers, too. With so many colors to choose from, you can stock up and then find great yarn to make perfect holiday gifts down the road!