While watching me make some baby slippers hubby decided that he wanted some as well. I started to make some from different patterns i came across online. One from a Japanese website and another i came across on CrochetPatternCentral.com. Both of them worked the sole in only a few rows and they came nowhere near the size of hubby’s foot that i had traced onto a piece of paper. I started to get kind of frustrated and decided to work the sole on my own just by going by his foot. Well that took me forever and i still wasn’t happy with it. After a break for a couple days i decided this wouldn’t work and looked around on Ravelry for some other ideas. I sent hubby a few links and he picked the ones he liked best.
Pattern: Crochet Slippers by Doris Chan found in Interweave Holiday Knits 2006, Knitscene Fall/Winter 2005 and you can buy it online if you don’t have either of those issues.
Made for: Hubby’s Feet 🙂
Dates: June 3-June 6, 2009
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice
Notes: I followed the pattern as written. It was very well written and i think the slippers came out great. They are also a quick project. I could do a slipper a night if i had a couple hours that i didn’t get side tracked during 🙂 i got the first one done in a night but the second one took 2 nights. I think these would make a great Christmas gift. i am thinking about making my dad some in cotton for him to walk around the house in but i will have to think about that a bit more.
The only issue that i had was the blue flap on the foot is actually supposed to fold down on its own and mine doesn’t. It also seems a little smaller then it looks in the photos. I probably could sew it down but hubby said they were fine the way they were.
He was excited about them and said that he really liked them, so it was a success.