February 28, 2013
Let me tell you all about these...
I had about a million different slipper tutorials pinned - well, several anyways. And after looking at a few I got the concept. And I read a pattern and actually got it to work. I'm not much for pattern-reading, and I'm only a very basic crocheter, so I was excited.
I used the pattern from 2CreateInColor because she wears a size 7, same as me. Her image:
After making them, I would tweak them to be smaller and tighter on my toes and whole foot in general. After wearing them a few days, they stretched out (especially after I wore them with thick socks on). So the general idea - or way I can explain it best - is that you crochet around and around, like you are making a "hat" for your toes. Then when you get to where the hat ends, you keep going but just in a back-and-forth rectangle across the bottom of your foot. Then you connect the short side of the rectangle at the back of your foot. That's how I picture the construction in my mind - hope that helps!
Then I took it up a notch - my daughter was prepping for Pajama Day at school and just HAD to have a pair of slippers - so I modified the pattern and made a pair for her - how's that for awesome?!
Fun, matching set! The trickiest part about making them is making the second foot to match the first one - because I knew I didn't follow the pattern exactly so I wasn't sure I could replicate my changes for the second foot.
It was a fun crochet project - give it a try!!
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