So you have a pair of hi top shoes that are in need of a little personality. If you have a spare 30 minutes you can make yourself some interchangeable embellishments for your shoes. These lovelies simply button onto your existing shoes, so when you fancy a change of style you simply button on another crochet cutie.
These little flowers are quick and simple to make and the tutorial will guide you through the steps with a few pointers. Need a closer look at the action? Click in the image for a close up view. By the way, this tutorial is written in UK Crochet Terms.
For those of you just looking for the concise pattern, it is at the bottom of the post.
You will need
Ok, I will be honest this was the trickiest part and as always I stabbed myself and bleed! You need a really sharp needle to get through the canvas and some good strong thread. Sew the button firmly against the shoe. The button holds the flower tight against the shoe, so tighter the better.
Let’s get hookin’
Chain 12, join into a ring with a slip stitch into the first ch.
Chain 2, work 23 double crochet into the ring, close the with a slip stitch into top of beginning chain 2.
Chain 4 (this counts as 1hdc and 2ch), 1hdc into next dc, ch1, (skip next 2dc, then work 1hdc, ch2, 1hdc, ch1 into the next dc) repeat seven times in total, close with a slip stitch into second chain of beg ch4.
Ch2, 1hdc, ch2, 2hdc into the ch2 space below, 1dc into 1ch space below. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc into next ch2 space below, ch1, 1dc into 1ch space below) repeat seven times in total, close with a sl st into second chain of beg ch2.
Fasten off and darn in your ends, block if desired and simply pop over the button to secure onto the shoe. Make a second one for the other shoe ;)
This tutorial was for ‘Vi’, I will be publishing the other designs here on the blog over the next couple of weeks, check back for a new look for your shoes each week.
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Vi – Interchangeable crochet flowers
Finished Size: 6cm diameter
You will need:
3mm crochet hook, 4ply cotton yarn and two 2.5cm buttons, sewing needle and thread.
Using 3mm hook and 4ply yarn, Ch12, join into a ring with a sl st into first ch
Round 1: Ch2 23dc in ring, close with a sl st into top of beg ch2.
Round 2: Ch4, (counts as 1hdc, 2ch) 1hdc into next dc, ch1, (skip next 2dc, 1hdc, ch2, 1hdc, ch1 into next dc) seven times in total, close with a sl st in to second ch of beg ch4.
Round 3: Ch2, 1hdc, ch2, 2hdc into the ch2 space below, ch1, 1dc into 1ch space below. (2hdc, ch2, 2hdc into next ch-2 space below, ch1, 1dc into ch-1 space below) repeat seven times in total, close with a sl st into second chain of beg ch2.
Fasten off, darn in ends and block if desired. Simply pop over the button to secure onto the shoe.