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First Day of Summer

butterfly flip-flops

Remember those lazy summer days of your youth? I spent my summers in Texas climbing trees, chasing butterflies, catching lightning bugs and horny toads. One summer my dad built us cages for our pet snakes and helped us catch some. My mom would get her ice cream maker out of the garage, and we would take turns churning it. She made many different flavors with fresh fruit, but my favorite was always peach. Last week I bought a peach milk shake from Chik-fil-A just for the nostalgia. It was close but not quite homemade peach ice cream.

We also had “tea parties” in the back yard with lemonade, homemade popsicles, and tuna fish sandwiches. Have your own crochet Garden Party with this amazing amigurumi bundle.

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Shannon from The Loophole Fox has rounded up 25 great summer patterns from independent designers to start your summer off right. Visit The Loophole Fox to get started on your summer crochet vacation. Use coupon code SUMMER2020 from 6/20/2020 through 6/24/2020 to receive these patterns free on Ravelry. I am proud to have my Butterfly Flip Flops included in this fabulous designer roundup. 

Butterfly Flip Flops

Butterflies have always been special to me, so I’m kicking off summer with a butterfly flip flop crochet pattern. I used I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby, but any yarn will do. It takes less than an ounce of yarn to decorate a pair of flip flops with a butterfly motif. The pattern is so quick and easy, you can make several pairs in an evening.

YouTube instructions

Materials needed:

I Love This Cotton yarn – ½ oz.

Crochet hook size H

Plastic flip flops


V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same st

Butterfly stitch: Sl st into V-stitch, working from top to bottom around post of 1st dc of V-stitch of previous row, ch 3, 3 tr, 3 ch, sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st, turn piece to work around post of 2nd dc of V-stitch, sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st.


Row 1: Holding flip flop with toe facing you, sc around line strap using 30 sc. Continue to work 30 sc around the other side of the line strap (60 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 2nd st and every other st across (30 hdc).

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 (15 hdc).  

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, sk 1st st, V-stitch in next st and every other st across. Dc in last st. Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sk dc, sc in next 3 V-st, butterfly in center V-st, ch 1, sc in remaining 3 V-st, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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More Butterfly Patterns

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This week I booked my hotel and flights to attend the CGOA Chain Link Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire in July. This will be my first time attending, and I’m excited to get to meet other crocheters from across the country. Comment here if you plan to attend so we can meet in person.

Besides crochet, and I have also dabbled in poetry since I was a teenager. This week I submitted my third poetry book to Amazon for publication. Yellow Roses is a collection of poetry with many different themes.

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