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Braid your way to a chic summer wardrobe!

These braided beauties can be rustled up in under a few hours - they're uber-comfy and the stretchy jersey yarn will keep them securely on your feet - no flip flop trips or falls for you!

Try co-ordinating with your beachware for a chic summer look, or customise them to your favourite colour palette...wear them with jeans, skirts, dresses, whatever! What are you waiting for? Get making!

Posted by Knits & Brew from London, United Kingdom • Published See Knits & Brew's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your awesome materials!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the straps then chuck em away!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure out 5x lengths of jersey yarn (about 60 inches to be on the safe side)

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tie them tightly together with some cotton thread.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 5
    Step 5

    Split the threads like so: three on the left, two on the right. Now pick up the furthermost left- hand piece of yarn…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 6
    Step 6

    …and bring it over in between the other two.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now grab the middle thread and cross it over to the left (over the one you just moved)…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 8
    Step 8

    …like this!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pick up your new middle thread and move it to join the other two on the right…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 10
    Step 10

    …and repeat the process but mirrored – so pick up the furthermost right-hand thread, and cross it over the one immediately next to it…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 11
    Step 11

    …like this!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pick up the middle thread and cross it over the one to the right…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 13
    Step 13

    …like this. Now move your middle thread back to the left, and repeat. Don’t forget to tighten your plait as you go…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 14
    Step 14

    ..and you might want to stick it to a table too! (this helps you work quicker and is handy for keeping good tension all the way through).

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 15
    Step 15

    Keep going until you reach the end. Tie off with cotton thread, then divide into two (tying the new ends off tightly)…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 16
    Step 16

    …so they look like this!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pop each end of one length through the toe hole to the underside of the sole…

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 18
    Step 18

    …and tie in a big tight knot.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 19
    Step 19

    Chop off the ends...

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 20
    Step 20

    …secure with using a glue gun, and squash down into the hole. Repeat with the second flip flop.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cut some lengths of yarn to go at the sides (pop your feet in so you can check how long they should be)

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 22
    Step 22

    Tie them off, snip and secure with glue.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 23
    Step 23

    Ta dah! :) All done!

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Braided Flip Flops - Step 24
    Step 24

    Now grab a drink and congratulate yourself for being so darn clever! To the beach!

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