I grew up on a small dairy farm just outside a little town called Plummer, MN. That was over 40 years ago. Growing up on that farm I learned how to do a lot of things with my hands, and to use my ...
I grew up on a small dairy farm just outside a little town called Plummer, MN. That was over 40 years ago. Growing up on that farm I learned how to do a lot of things with my hands, and to use my imagination. We didn't have all the high tech gadgets back then so our imagination was pretty much all we had; besides, having a good teacher, my Dad. Dad taught me mechanics and how to build things. I learned a lot from him and through his love, guidance and encouragement I found the creative side to my personality at a very young age. As I got older and started high school, home economics taught me how to sew; then at the age of 17, during a trip to visit an aunt in Maryland, she introduced me to the world of crochet, a simple single crochet stitch using the popular ripple afghan pattern. I was "HOOKED", literally.
Being a stay-at-home for the first 10 yrs. after high school, I pursued learning several crafts to occupy my time...macrame', cake decorating, cross-stitch, embroidery, sewing, baking, canning, woodworking, etc., however, crocheting seems to be the one craft that I keep going back to, as it's a craft I can take anywhere I go. I have made several afghans, scarves, hats, mittens and an occasional sweater, resulting in a rather large stash of yarn over the years. In the early 80's I tried my hand at using thread, making a few doilies for my own personal use and immediately fell in love with the delicate lace and how lovely they looked on my tables.
Then in the mid 80's, I ventured out into the world and started a career working outside the home. As a military wife, and having a husband who was deployed for most his 24 yr. career, there wasn't much time left for crafting. I still tinkered from time to time on some of my crafts; just not on a regular basis.
Now that my children are on their own, and I no longer work outside the home, I decided it was time to get back to doing what I love to do the most, crocheting with thread. Oh yeah, on occasion my grandchildren will ask me to make them a hat and/or a scarf; which of course, I am more than happy to do. After all, they take priority over everything else I do.
My youngest granddaughter was as cute as a "Bug" when she was born and ever since, she's been our little "Lady Bug". I wanted to make her a pair of Lady Bug slippers to match the Lady Bug earflap hat, scarf and mitten set I made for her; however, I couldn't find a pattern online that I liked. So my only solution, design a pair myself. If I say so myself, they turned out absolutely adorable.
So why not crochet these adorable slippers for that little "Lady Bug" in your life and put a smile on her face. These slippers will be the envy of all her friends.
Slippers are double soled with a ridged pattern created using front and back post hdc stitches. Made using Caron Simply Soft yarn in black #9727 and red #9729, with small amounts of white #9701, sunshine #9755 and dark sage #9707 for flower.
Size will vary depending on hook size used. Instructions are for child size 11-12 (ages 5-6) and young adult/women's sizes 5-6 (small) 9 inches, size 7-8 (medium) 9.5" inches and size 9-10 (large) 10 inches.
Skill level: Intermediate to Experienced. Should be familiar with front & back post stitches, decrease stitches. Pattern contains photos and written instruction for special stitches.
Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook: 19 st = 4"
Size G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook: 17 st = 4"
Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook: 15 st = 4"
Size I/9 (5.50mm) crochet hook: 13 st = 4"