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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Knitted Flip Flop Strap Covers

Give your flip flops a new lease of life by knitting covers for the straps and adding a knitted flower. This is a great way to add flair to your faded old sandals. The straps had lost their colour and always looked dirty on this pair of flip flops, but the sole's are still good. Now I have a new pair of flip flops!

You will need:
1 pair flip flops
1 ball ladder yarn or yarn of your choice.
Size 4mm needles or needles to suit yarn.

Strap Covers
Cast on 10 stitches and knit 5.5 ins or as long as needed for your straps.
Cast off.
You will need 4 altogether, 2 for each flip flop.
Sew around each strap.

Toe Guard
Cast on 6 stitches and knit 2 ins or required length
Cast off.
You will nee one for each flip flop.
Sew around toe guard and secure to each strap.


Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 3 (5sts)
Row 2. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, purl 4 (6sts)
Row 3. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 5 (7sts)
Row 4. Knit front & back of 1st stitch purl 6 (8sts). Cut yarn leaving a 4’’ tail and leave on a spare needle.
Repeat 4 more times but do not cut yarn on last petal

Row 5. Join all petals by knitting across (40 sts)
Row 6. Purl 2 together across row (20 sts)
Row 7. Knit 2 together across row (10sts)
Row 8. Purl 2 together, purl 3 together, prul 2 together, purl 3 together
Thread yarn through stitches and pull tight and sew into place. Secure all loose ends.

Inspiration for this pattern came from Gritty Knits