Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sweet Little Slippers

Made this pair of baby booties last night for a baby shower this afternoon, and was remembering all the slippers I made from this pattern (mostly the larger sizes) last Christmas.
As much as I love freebies, I felt these patterns are well worth their download price. Very well written, and quick to make.
This style comes in all sizes, from baby to adult, in four patterns, which can be purchased in a group for a discount, or separately. Go here for more info.

The more boyish booties are every bit as cute, but these only come in baby sizes. If you're adept at crochet, you may be able to adapt the style for larger sizes.

Most of her slippers have a double sole, which you can do in the same yarn, but I used hemp for the outer soles to make them a little more durable, almost like shoes.

This time last year, I was madly crocheting away, making hemp soles for 10+ pairs of slippers, in a variety of sizes. One of these days, I may even make some for myself.
(I got my hemp yarn from LanaKnits)

Speaking of yarn, and freebies, and quick projects, you may want to check out all the free patterns I've linked to as I've worked through my Year of Ami challenge over at House Full of Monkeys. Every week, I choose one crochet and one knit pattern, found free online. Then I make one of each, and post about pattern issues (if any) as I go. It's been a fun challenge for me, and I've learned a lot about how to shape things in both knit and crochet, to the point that I'm starting to design toys and write up patterns.
If you're looking for something quick and easy, you might want to check it out.

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