Crochet Slippers

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Today I am spotlighting some warm and cozy crochet slippers in two styles. I made three pairs of the classic shoe style slipper for my son, son-in-law and hubby for Christmas gifts. The bootie style slipper I made for my daughter. These were quick and easy to make with bulky weight yarn.

Okay so technically I didn’t actually finish one of the pair of slippers – my son’s, but he’s a good kid and has forgiven me for putting them into the WiP pile. Which brings me back to today’s topic. I was looking at my works in progress and panicked because there are hats & slippers that are like 90% done and if I wait much longer to finish them winter will be over! So I grabbed my hook and decided today I am going to “get after it”! I will finish the slippers and I will finish the hats – I swear, I will!!

Seriously what kind of weirdo am I that I don’t finish a hat or slippers?!? They only take a few hours to make…..   I have chronic and severe CADD – Crochet Attention Deficit Disorder. 😦

Crochet Project Notes – Slippers & Booties

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WiP Slippers

For the Blue, classic shoe style slipper:

  • Yarn Used – Loops & Threads Charisma Bulky (5) in color Royal, and Loops & Threads Country Loom Super Bulky (6) in color Warm Cream. (picture on left is in Forest)
  • I used a J/10 6.00mm hook

YouTube Crochet Tutorial Links & Info

These were fairly easy. I think a beginner could tackle this project. Crochet Crowd tutorials are very good for novice crocheters because the stitches and patterns are clearly explained and demonstrated. I really like the “lambswool” look for the lining of this slipper. I used the Country Loom yarn for this – very soft feel to this yarn! The slippers are crocheted in pieces and assembled at the end. My husband just loves the ones I made for him. The bow in the front is not just an embellishment. It’s a drawstring that goes through the sides and back of the slipper to adjust the tightness of the fit.

For the Pink Booties:

  • Yarn Used – Loops & Threads Charisma Bulky (5) – I don’t remember the color – so lets just say Pink 🙂 For the trim around the ankle I used Red Heart Fur Jumbo (7) in color Polar
  • Posted by – Ani Tugushi
  • Link to Video – Crochet Slipper Boots

The video is a little different than other tutorials in the fact that it does not have any audio instructions. She demonstrates how to make the pattern and has captions with written

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Aimee kicking back in her booties playing The Sims

instruction throughout the video but she doesn’t talk. Which was fine with me – I kind of liked it. However, for that reason I won’t call this tutorial beginner friendly – but a very determined or adventurous beginner could probably make these booties.

The fur trim around the ankle was not part of the pattern. I added that because it was cute and fun! The Red Heart Fur is MACHINE WASHABLE/DRYER SAFE! I don’t know why I put that in caps, but I got excited when I saw the care instructions for this yarn – it doesn’t feel like it would be able to be put in the washer.

Slippers are always a great gift and they are pretty easy and fast to make. Maybe I should make myself a pair before winter is over.

Thanks for reading!

~Tami – Tanglewood Knots

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