One of the first crocheted gifts that I received was a pair of slippers from my aunt, Jennifer. This sewed the seed (or crocheted it ;-) !) in my brain and got me thinking about making things like this for myself. It was these slippers and lovely baby things that Juno’s aunt, Dee made for her when she was born that inspired me to learn how to crochet :-)
These are the slippers that I was given as a gift, the soles are worn out and need some attention! The sides and front are beautiful granny squares!
In March I decided to try and make myself a pair a slippers (since the others were worn out) and I found this video tutorial for Mary Jane Slippers from BobWilson123. (I love these tutorials, they make crocheting very straightforward especially when you are a beginner!) I decided to make ankle slippers rather than Mary Janes cos my feet like to be very cosy :)
And the result…
These were one of my very first crochet projects and I was so proud of them, they get worn a lot! But they are far from perfect.
Recently I decided to make another pair for a friend for her birthday and I asked my Aunt for the pattern she had used for my original pair. The pattern can be found here. I had to adjust and play around with the pattern a little bit because of the yarn I wanted to use and the size of my friends feet ;-) This is what they turned out like…
What do you think?
The weather is just beautiful here in Dublin at the moment! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are, Happy Friday!