Type of item: Functional
Style: Casual, Cute, Holiday, Classic
Acrylic yarn, Recycle Sole
What was your inspiration?
I was about to throw away used slippers that were so easily worn out, but decided to keep the sole for reuse. So I grabbed my left over acrylic yarn, and crochet a new pair of slippers for myself. They are so soft and comfy to wear around your home - something you must have for cold feet :-)
What are you most proud of?
I made this pattern along while I crochet them, trying to reduce any unneccesary yarn's ends weaving and to make them the quickest as I could - such a lazy crocheter I am :-P & I pretty adore the color combination here, pink and lime green - feels like a sweet watermelon very much.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Work in double strand of 4 ply yarn.
Toe: Begin in oval shape, I mainly used double crochet to quicken this project. Increase during the first 3 - 5 rows until it fit your toes. Continue to work in round until reached the desired length of your feet.
Sole: Switch to work in rows, approximately 20 dc sts/row, continue working until reached the desired length.
Heel: Crochet to the middle of the row, then decrease next 6 sts into 3 sts, continue to work in single dc until you reach to end of the row. Cut yarn long enough to sew the heel close & weave in end.
Edge: 2 rows of single crochet in next 3 - 4 sts then sc2tog; you can adjust the freguency of sc2tog as you need, it should shrink your shoes opening enough to hold your feet firmly.