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Menocreatikul; Can You Stand It?

Slippers. I have discovered a small passion for them - in the crochet form! I had no idea how to approach them, but there are many 'recipes' online. I opted for this wonderful video 'workalongwith' pattern, which you saw last week. 

There is quite of variety of approaches to these sock-like slippers and the thing that struck me was how delicious they are to wear. While I have been favouring the plain crochet sole on mine, I did do a textured ribbed sole on father's and there is no reason that couldn't be done on any pair. Having practiced the basic 'recipe', I decided to get truly creative and have a go at freeform. 




This was using up some small scraps of mum's handspun, hence the 'patterning'. It worked well, but for me, they were a little slack. Mac1 is now happily wearing these ones. It started as a rectangle and then 'banded' to make the form and built up with a little ribbing around the ankle.

Other than slippers, Neighbour M requested a chair caddy similar to the one I had made father. She's very happy with it - though it is no great shakes in crochet terms, really.

On this side, I sewed an off-centre line to create two pockets.

The other side, a simple bow to tie it shut - if required.

15 comments:

  1. Well done YAM!! What a wonderful use you found for your Mom's spun yarn..Mac 1 was the winner here. I like the criss-cross too. And the chair caddy for neighbor M. Another winner that you could create something request makes it great!!
    Hugs cecilia

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  2. You are so creative. Your slippers are very nice. Maybe you should set up an Etsy account and make a little extra green papers:)

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  3. Those slippers sure look comfy. We love the chair caddy too. How nice of you to make one for your neighbor.

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  4. My mother crocheted so many slippers from the scraps of handspun she got from Jan and me. Our uncle turned in a pair annually for re-soleing.

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  5. It been a while since I picked up crochet hooks

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  6. Great pattern - have you seen the crochet slippers made out of Granny squares? You can over-size them and then felt them down to size and its makes them keep their shape and be more hard wearing.

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    1. Hari OM
      Hehe, funny enough, I only yesterday was looking those pattern styles! Wait for it... Yxx

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  7. Quite pretty, and they have come out very well.

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  8. we love the slippers... you made them extra comfy for every paw ;O)))

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  9. Bertie likes that slipper design. There are gaps through which he can access bare feet to lick!

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  10. Your slippers are so cute. I truly need to get on YouTube and re-acquaint myself with crocheting!

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  11. I'm really liking the ankle-strap sandal type slippers! Much better than just the slip-ons they look like the sandals I wear all the time. I know your neighbor appreciated that to hang on her side of her chair.

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  12. That chair caddy sounds like a great idea. I might give it a knitting go. At some point. In the future. When I have all the other things done that I want to make... (in the near future: a crocheted blanket. Hopefully)

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  13. You go, Crochet Girl/Lady. namaste, janice xx

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