How To Crochet Sandal Flowers

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In today's tutorial we're going to makea six petal flower out of cotton yarn.

And let's get started right after this.

{Music} Welcome back to the Crochet Crowd, as well as Yarnspirations.

Com I'm your host Mikey.

Today we're going to do theseflowers that appear on flip-flops.

You can use these flowers for anything,including the flip flops, reefs, hats, etc.

But I got a surprise behind the paper,let me move it.

So this is the exact same pattern.

In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to do the ones that are exactly on theflip flops, and then I'm going to show you an alternative round that you canadd, too, at the end, to give it a bit of depth and a bit of layers.

I love when things are traced aroundwith white and it's just one of my go-to.

So you can change the whole look of theconcept of going from what appears to be on the flip flops to adding a wholeanother level with adding a layer of white.

So let us start diving into thispattern more.

So today we're going to be working on this pattern, it's not very complicated.

You're going to need two colors.

If you wish, they have opposite colors that you see on each side of the flip-flop, againthat's your own creativity.

I won't be using white in today'stutorial because you won't see anything.

It's like a white out, so I'm going tohave some fun with some colors that I'm going to do today.

So let's get started.

Grab your 4 mm (size G) crochet hook today and today we're also going to be using a Lily Sugar 'n Cream and/or Bernat cotton yarn.

One of the two is good.

They're both cotton yarns.

You're goingto want it for this kind of application, it will hold its shape even better.

And again you can just find this in a retailer near you.

So let's start today's tutorial.

We're going to create a slip knot to begin.

And it has to have us chain 2.

So we're just going to put this in thecrochet hook and, remember that the first loop never counts as one, it's a slip knot.

We're going to chain, and we're goingto chain 2.

So one, and two.

And what we will need to do for round number one is that we come into the starting chain that we started with, and we're going toput six single crochets around there and then join it.

So just go into the very starting chain and pull through, and pull through two.

That's a single crochet.

We want to do that six times.

So that was one, and two.

Going in again.

So you're going to want this straggler,just leave it down on top, so you get it stuck underneath.

There's three, going back in for four.

Going back in for 5 Back in for 6.

And throw that straggler behind.

So now you have to join it to thebeginning one.

The easiest way to find it is to count back from the hook, so count back – one, two, three, four, five, and six.

Sometimes it's not always obvious whichone is the sixth one.

That's just a cute little tip in order to help you.

Let's just insert and we're going topull through, and through, to create a slip stitch in order to bring it to afull conclusion.

Let's move along to round number two.

In round number two we're going to start off with the chain 1.

And in the same one, that you've attached with the slip stitch, you need to put in two single crochets.

Into that same stitch, right underneath it.

So every stitch all the way around,there's going to be two single crochets into each.

So you're making the circle bigger.

OK, so everyone is going all the way around.

What's going to happen on this onehere, you'll see in the instructions it says at the end 12 SC.

That means 12 single crochet, so we'regone from six in the last round and because we're putting 2 into each,there will be total of 12.

I want to show you where to stop on this,because most people when they're doing these kind of crochet projects, theydon't stop on time.

So I want you to count.

So, one set of 2.

Two.

Three.

Four.

Five.

And six.

So everybody always thinks this last onehere is a stitch, but it's not.

It's an extension of the first one.

So you just have to insert your hook into the very first single crochet and pull it through,and through as a slip stitch, and see it brings it to conclusion.

A lot of people add an extra stitch,therefore their count will be completely wrong.

We're now going to finish this color here, and we're going to add in another color that we want, and we're just going to trim our yarn.

About 8 inches.

And I want to just pull it through the loop.

And I want to pull it through these stitches.

So just pull it through.

This is called "weaving in the ends.

" I'm just using the hook and I'm justgoing underneath the stitches, and then I'm weaving it.

I'm doing about 4-5 of these stitches.

Once I'm satisfied with that, I'm goingto then just cut it, and so there – you'll never see it.

OK, so this is the front end, so I want the weave coming at the back-end side.

Now cut it.

And the starting one that we had, I'm going to cut that out, too.

Now, this is my my middle here,this is rounds 1 & 2.

Let's move along, we're going to startdoing the petals.

The pedals do not take very long at all.

Let's begin to do the petals.

So, thepetals are made up of doing each petal individually and then we come back.

So we do one and then we come back and do another.

So we actually have to fasten offevery time we finish the petal.

There are 12 stitches in here, thereare six petals, so therefore each petal absorbs two stitches out of the 12.

So let's begin.

We're going to start offand we're going to do the front loop only.

And we're going to slip stitch.

In crochet, there's always two strands that are considered one stitch.

If you go into the first one isconsidered the "front loop" and if you go into the back one, it's the "back loop".

What they're asking you to do is: "go into the front loop only".

And we're going to attach our yarn with a slip stitch, just like this.

We're going to chain one and we're goingto put two single crochets into that same stitch.

OK, so just coming in.

So, one.

And two.

And then we go immediately to the next one.

Front loop only.

And we're going to puttwo single crochets.

Noticing that I'm putting the straggler down on it so, that the strangler is caught in between.

This is what we have to do.

We have toturn our work and for the next three rows, we just have to do one singlecrochet into each of the single crochets as we build it higher.

So we're going to chain up one.

And going into the same stitch right underneath.

So we're going to do a single crochet across.

So one.

Two.

Three.

And four.

So that was row one of three.

OK.

We turn our work.

So we chain up one.

And one single crochet in each.

So one.

Two.

Three.

And four.

And then, finally, we turn our work again.

Chain 1, one single crochet in each, this isthe third time, and now we're ready to bring this project to conclusion forthis particular petal.

We go to our fourth, we turn our work.

So, to do the last one we have to chain up one.

And we draw up a loop of each ofthe next two stitches and then bring them together.

So we're going to come into the first one, draw up a loop and pull up.

And then we're going to go into thenext one, draw up a loop and pull up.

You have three loops on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through all two.

And then do the same thing for the next two stitches.

So in, pull through, going to the next one, pull through.

Whoops, my apologies for that! In the next one pull through.

And then you have three loops on the hook,pull through all of those and now this is good to go.

So now you're done.

So we're going tojust trim off this now, we're going to keep a little bit of an extra long tail here.

And you're going to pull through the loop, like this, and using your darning needle you're going to want to hide this intoposition underneath, so that it never comes out on you.

So I'm grabbing my darning needle nowand I'm putting my yarn through it.

All you just want to do is drag thisyarn tail three times back and forth.

So just going underneath the stitches,pulling it, pushing it through.

So, there's one.

In a different pathway, but going in the other direction, for two.

A different pathway means it's adifferent set of fibers, so it doesn't fall out on you.

And finally going back in the thirddirection for three.

Like this.

So that's done.

Now you can safely cut that out.

There.

And because you were burying in thatfirst first one underneath the stitches, you can physically cut that one out, aswell.

So there's one petal out of 6.

I'm gonna review doing this one more time.

OK, just for kicks I'm going to use adifferent color for my next petal.

It's the same thing that we've just gonethrough, we're just going to do it one more time.

So let's begin, and we're going to putour hook in and we're going to go to the next stitches that are available.

Remember, it's a front loop only.

So just attach it.

And pull through.

Chain one.

And you're going to do 2 single crochetsinto that same stitch.

So one.

And two.

And then you're going to go to the next stitch, front loop only.

And you're makingsure that this captures underneath.

There is going to be two into that one.

So for the next three rows we're going to just turn our work.

Just chain up one.

And we're going to single crochet ourselves across.

So one.

Two.

Three.

And four.

So that was one of three, turn our work, chain one.

Going into them again.

So this is the second crossing.

There's only four across.

Turn our work.

Chain one and come again.

This is the third time.

One.

Two.

Three, and four.

And finally the very last time.

We just have to then bring it to conclusion.

So we chain up one and we yarn over, pull through the loop.

Going into the next one, pull it through,pull through all three loops.

So that's two together and do it one more time in the next two.

And pull it together.

Then I'm just going to trim off my work.

Use my darning needle and then hide in my loose ends.

Hiding the loose end and then move on to the next petal.

So when I come back – I'm going to just do this off camera.

You've seen how I do it, it's that easy to do.

Making sure to go back and forth threetimes.

So right underneath the stitches.

So one.

Going back in through a differentpath.

Two.

Come back again for three.

And then i can safely trim that out.

Right to the base.

And I can trim out the other one.

And that would be petal number two.

So keep moving on and we'll see you back when we have all this completely done.

So here's what my flower will look likein the end.

You'll notice that because it's actually bigger than what the stitches will allow, it won't settle into each other.

So one kind of goes under the other, the other one kind of goes over top of the other.

It's kind of like a pinwheel that's going on in this particular pattern.

So this is a really kind of a neat idea, and if you're looking to make anythinglike this, this is a really great pattern.

But I'm going to take you one stepfurther.

So this is the pattern, let me show you what else you could do with this.

It's kind of cool.

I'm a really big fan of outlining things.

That's justone of my go-tos.

And so, you've used single crochet in every petal going all the way around, so I like the idea of actually framing this with singlecrochet.

So I'm going to use a white.

I know I shouldn't be using white on this, but every one of the single crochets, if you were to do it, it's single crochet, single crochet – every row equals a single crochet.

And at the top then would be two single crochets.

Because it was two together at the top.

So what I'm going to do is, that I'm justgoing to trace the outside of each of these petals with white.

Now, I'm not going to fasten off every time I do a petal, I'm just going to continue to go all the way around, so I'm just fastening on now, chaining one, and I'm going to single crochet myself all the way around each one of the petals.

So I just move up to the next row.

See, I'm just moving up and I'm keeping down my straggler down there, so that it gets stuck, and I'm just going to move myself around these petals using white.

If you would like a more roughly looking idea, you could do a chain one in between each one of these, and then that willmake a kind of rough looking, like more roughly.

And I'm just kind of just placing my stitches as they go.

And this will be a really kind of neatidea, so I'm going to get all the way around one petal.

Now, if you are going too tight it's gonna buckle in, like its kind of here, but again, I'm just going to just playwith it later.

And then I'm going to go right into the very last one, rightunderneath, and then I'm going to start the next petal.

So just coming right, I'm going to startin the next one that's right underneath.

And then I'm going to move up.

And the reason why I went all the way down, instead of jumping right to the next petal, is that these want to kind of sit inside each other, like they're resting.

So if you go to the next petal that'sgoing to interrupt that flow.

So you just want to go right down to the base and then restart once again.

OK, so I'm just gonna move up the side.

And if you put in an extra stitch here and there, you know what, who's really gonna know, right.

So I'm just going to continue to go.

Now, you'll see that it will kind of justwant to sit into each other, just like this.

So continue to do that, if you would like to do this, and I'll see you at the end.

And you can see what you thinkof this concept.

I just thought about it, I haven'tactually done it, so I'm doing it live here on camera with you, to see what I'm going to think of it.

And I think it's kind of a neat idea.

So try that and I'll see you back herein just a moment and you can judge whether this is for you or not.

And remember, when you get all the way down, go right to the base.

go to the next base of the next one.

So right to where the other petal'ssitting into.

And then start going up that next petal.

And I'll see you here in just a moment.

So, as you get all the way back around, just in the base the next one, I just want to join it with the slipstitch.

And then I'm going to use a darning needle to hide that in.

Just going to pull it through So, I kind of like when I outline things.

That just is my thing, may not be for you.

And, of course, you can outline withanything else – black or whatever colors that you wish.

If you would like to do this.

Again, this is not part of the pattern.

This is just me, just using creativity and just going a little extra.

Sometimes in crochet it's always that little bit of extra which gets more likes and more appreciation.

So sometimes if you just go that littleextra step, it would be amazing.

You could do like reefs with this kindof idea – it's very kind of spring-like.

I like the whole color combination,I just kind of did what I wanted.

And now that it's in.

Back and forth three times.

I can get rid of the original string, that I buried in as I went.

And then all we just got to do.

and again, I'm doing this live, on camera, I haven't done a prototype of this.

So all I'm just going to do now is, justkind of stretch things out or whatever and just get everything nice and going.

Just like so.

Just kind of repositioningthings, just like this.

And that would be how I would do a flower like this.

If you're interested in this kind of look, it's clearly available to you.

It's got tracing outside with some white and you're good to go.

Till next time, I'm Mickey.

On behalf of The Crochet Crowd, as well as Yarnspirations.

Com Have a great day, see you again real soon! Bye-bye! {Music}.

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