hand painted crocs
Hand painted crocs from Lyfe Illustration.

A new craft trend has surfaced, attracting both die-hard Croc enthusiasts and individuals who may not have previously considered donning the brand’s iconic footwear. The inherent qualities of Crocs, including their versatile materials and perforations, lend themselves perfectly to customization. From hand-painted designs that showcase individual flair to intricately crocheted covers that add a cozy charm, these once humble footwear essentials have transformed into unique statements of personal style.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite crafty Crocs in this installment of our trends series, What’s New in Craft.

Crocs with sock scraps weaved into it

Crocs Made of Socks

London Kaye/Made By London

London Kaye transformed ordinary Crocs into these extraordinary works of art. Using repurposed socks cut into vibrant, tie-dye rainbow yarn, she created platform Crocs that are both stylish and incredibly comfy. Crocheting with socks was tricky – too tight and the fabric would unravel. But after some trial and error, she perfected the technique, ensuring every stitch was just right. Using a single crochet stitch and freeform crochet techniques, London meticulously crafted each piece to fit perfectly onto the shoe. These unique Crocs aren’t just about making a fashion statement; they represent a bold fusion of creativity and innovative use of materials, inviting anyone who dares to express themselves boldly through their footwear.

Posca Colored Crocs

Javi Hdez

Whether it’s intricate patterns, whimsical designs, or bold statements, Posca markers empower wearers to unleash their imagination and add a personalized touch to their footwear. From vibrant colors to fine details, the possibilities are endless, making each pair of Crocs a true reflection of its owner’s style and personality.

hand painted crocs

Hand Painted Crocs

Donna Mays

Step into the garden in style with Donna Mays’ hand-painted Crocs. Each pair is beautifully adorned with flowers and charming patterns, transforming ordinary footwear into wearable works of art.

See a detailed tutorial on how to set up and prep for painting your Crocs.

Crocquette with Ribbon

The Crocquette is a unique Croc, distinguished by its platform clog style. It still has the trademark Croc hole pattern, making it ripe with opportunity to weave materials into it. This maker weaves in a simple ribbon to create a style that is ready for a night out.

customized crocs

Custom Crocs

TB’z Customz

At TB’z Customz, clogs are transformed into unique pieces of wearable art through dazzling customization. Specializing in adding bling like gems, chains, intricate lettering, and bespoke designs, each pair becomes a one-of-a-kind statement piece.

custom resin pins for crocs

Custom Resin Charms for Crocs

Humor Me Gifts

While Jibbitz have long been a popular choice for adorning Crocs, a new trend is emerging with custom resin charms. Whether it’s a beloved pet, a favorite hobby, or a memorable vacation, these custom charms allow you to add a personal touch to your footwear. Want to do it yourself? Grab the Jibbitz buttons backing to make your own!

crochet croc liners

Crochet Croc Liners Pattern


Indulge in the cozy comfort of your favorite Crocs and clogs year-round with this Crochet Croc Liners Pattern. With these homemade inserts, you can ensure your toes stay toasty warm during the chilly fall and winter months. Follow the easy-to-use pattern to create snug liners that fit perfectly inside your summer Crocs or clogs, or use them to replace worn-out winter inserts.

If you knit or crochet, try this cool yarn roller in your Crocs hack.

Do you have examples of customized Crocs you’d like to share? Share them in the comments below!