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Not exactly Cinderella’s glass slipper, but…

No, there’s not a glass slipper in the bunch.  But these slippers will keep your tootsies nice and toasty warm on these cool fall nights and in the not-so-distant future winter months when it’s cold and snowy outside.  Mmmm…! I can smell the hot chocolate already! Marshmallows, please, and extra whip cream in mine.

I hate wearing shoes in the house, and so does everyone else under the roof we share.  But we don’t like cold feet.  And socks get worn out so fast when your walking back and forth from your bedroom to the kitchen to get a snack and then to the living room to watch that movie you’ve been waiting to see.   So I finally decided to make some crocheted slippers that will keep our feet warm and makes us happy at the same time when we wiggle our toes. 

These lovely slippers don’t take long at all to do.  And you can use leftover yarn from other projects.  You just adjust the stitch you are using and the hook size to get different looks.  I also varied the strap.  I love using contrasting colors for the edging.   Since I never throw anything away because I always think I’ll come up with a use for it somewhere down the line, I have all kinds of small amounts of yarn in tiny little balls that I can use for the edging.            

These slippers are crocheted in the round.  Make a ring first with chain stitches that you join with a slip stitch.  Then start crocheting your stitch of choice, increasing as needed till the top piece fits over your toes.  Then simply start making rows back and forth down the length of your foot.  Decrease in the middle of the last row, sew a seam with slip stitches, and then edge in contrasting color and make your strap.  That’s it!  Simple and easy.  

                      

I made the little crocheted flower for embellishment. 

Black can be edged with nearly any color.  I love these because there so soft and lightweight.  It’s more like wearing socks rather than slippers. 

I think I ‘m going to put a pair of these in a baggie in my purse so when I go to someone else’s house that doesn’t like shoes worn inside, I don’t have to be barefoot or walk around in my socks at their house.  I can just slip these on.

I love these purple ones.  I used a chunky yarn and a larger hook.  I am going to sew down the straps and put a cute little button on top once I find the ones I like.

There just so adorable and comfy!

These will make great stocking-stuffers and gifts for the girls where I work.  Good thing I got started early.  Just don’t know if I can part with any of them!

If you don’t crochet, and would like a pair of these warm and sweet slippers, just contact me (go to “About Me” page) and I’d be happy to whip you up a pair for a fair price.  You can pick the colors you would like, too.  Happy crocheting!

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5 responses

  1. Amazing pictures yet again Rita! Did you make them?

    Keep continuing the good work as always!

    Best Wishes,
    Addy

    November 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    • Hi, Addy. Yes, I did make them myself. It’s just one of the many crafts I like to do. Will hop over to your site sometime this week! Take care.

      November 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

  2. How cute! I bet those feet are sooo warm and toasty.

    November 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

  3. shoe pretty — foot candy!
    you’re sew good — can be a Christmas gift!
    🙂

    December 21, 2010 at 3:10 am

    • My hands are busy little bees right now!

      December 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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