I would like to start with I love to crotchet and I have figured out how to crochet many different types of things( booties, hats, blankets, sweaters) just by studying other things. Which helps with the follow up comment of I am not particularly well versed in any way, in how to read patterns.
I have been trying desperately to make a pair of slippers for myself. The most recent pair I have purchased for myself are about 4 years old and they are warm. But they have some drawbacks which include they are too big which makes my walking not awesome. I slide easily as well as trip because when trying to step over the very large dog who is very good and does not try to stand up, my slippers slip off of my feet which then I nearly fall over every time. Also there is a really big hole along the seam on the right slipper that I have been living with for 3 years.
Making slippers for myself is hard, much harder than I first anticipated. First I tested out making a sole. It was adorable, so I made 4 because I stood on just one layer of crocheted soles and wanted it cushier. After I made all four, I combined two twice to make two cushy soles. After this was all done I measured it to my feet again. Hahahaha, they were about two inches too long for my feet. The ripping out began.
Then I put soles back together. I then stitched on one of the long strips to make the body of the slipper, it was bunching up weirdly that I didn’t like. So I ripped that off, then ripped it out. More uncrocheting. I have finally decided after doing and redoing and then more redoing that I am just going to crotchet them just like I would one of my baby booties.
Stay tuned for updates and photos.
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