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Knitted Bug Slippers by Trailbugz »
InstructionsUsing different yarns will produce different results. The little ladybugs use a bulky nubby yarn, while the grasshoppers were made from regular acryllic yarn. If using a baby yarn, I would recommend knitting with 2 strands.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Whimsical
1 ball colored yarn for the body (grass hopper green, ladybug red, bumble bee yellow etc...); 1 ball black yarn for the head (or contrast color); Size 10 knitting needles; Large eye sewing needle (darning needle); Stitch markers; 2 Buttons for Eyes; Appx. 18" of 1/4" wide elastic; 1 Roll non-slip shelf liner - (or substitute 1 Dollar Store non-slip placemat); Ruler or Tape Measure; Straight Pins or clips;
What was your inspiration?
I saw similar patterns for little bug slippers online years ago. I used a basic slipper pattern and just switched out the yarn colors to create these. I am currently knitting a black & yellow striped Bumblebee set! Am also thinking of a navy blue/black cricket!
What are you most proud of?
The look on my grandchildren's faces, when they wear these at Grandma's house. When my Grandchildren spend the night, they love to wear these cute and fuzzy slippers; sometimes even wearing them to bed! The bottom is non-slip and slightly water proof (this also prevents excess wear on the yarn sole). Placing elastic around the ankle, ensures they will not fall off of little feet.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This pattern can easily be adjusted for a smaller or larger foot, by reducing rows or knitting extra rows; or by changing the size of the knitting needles. These knit up in just a few hours. Use your imagination for color combinations, antannae and maybe little legs would also be cute.