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When I saw the pattern for these slippers I just knew I wanted to make a pair not only for myself but to give as gifts. They are really cute and very comfortable too. I usually knit slippers because I always thought the crochet stitches might be too hard to walk on, but I was wrong. These slippers are very comfortable.
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What You’ll Need to Make These Slipper
You’ll need to grab a copy of the pattern and pick out the yarn. I purchased two colors since I didn’t want striped slippers I just followed the pattern using the one main color instead of alternating colors for the stripes in the underside, toe, and heel of the pattern. I used the second color in the granny square and for the edging around the opening. If you want striped slippers you’ll need to purchase 4 colors of yarn.
I can make a pair of these slippers in about a day. They go really quick. I usually make both granny squares first and then start on one side of the granny square and work back and forth to form rows for the sole. But I did deviate from the pattern here. Instead of making a seam in the bottom and making rows back and forth from each side of the granny square. I worked the full sole from one side and then attached it to the other side of the granny square. I thought it would be better not to have a seam on the bottom.
Once the sole was attached to the granny square. I worked the toe with my main color as the pattern called for and decreased as I went along to form the toe. Then I completed the heel and sewed the back seam.
Finally in the contrasting color I added a decorative edge around the opening of the slipper. But I worked two rows of single crochet instead of just one that the pattern suggested.
If you want a little warmer slipper you could make them in wool yarn instead of a wool blend. My acrylic blend yarn lasted quite a while, about a year with regular use before the yarn started to wear out.
If you need a quick gift this is a great one to make and give. I know I almost always need a new pair of slipper each year.
What kind of gifts do you like to make and give as gifts? I would love to have you share your ideas in the comments below.
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