If you're curious how to crochet on flip flops, this post will answer all your questions including if they fall apart over time. Great free tutorial on how to get started crocheting shoes and boots for spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Ravelry: Love in a Mist by Boo Knits // more lace, less stockinette
Ravelry: Decorative knitted maple Leaf pattern by Svetlana Gordon. Sewn together, these could be made into a beautiful fall runner.
Basic Socks on 12 inch circular needle: A sock miracle!
Walk in the Woods by Lisa Hannes, pattern available on Ravelry.