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Monday, February 27, 2012

Crocheted Slipper Pattern Help

Occasionally I receive emails from readers who are having a problem with a particular project or stitch and ask for my help in figuring it out. Recently Ginger contacted me and said she was having trouble with a crocheted slipper pattern that she purchased from an Etsy shop. She just couldn't seem to get it right. She gave me a link to the shop and told me which pattern she had purchased. So I clicked into Genevive's Crochet Patterns shop and looked for her crochet pattern 11 which is for cute Mary Jane slippers in all sizes. You can find her shop HERE, then just scroll down to find her pattern number 11 for Mary Jane slippers. It took me a while to find the right pattern because, of course, I had to look at all the other fabulous patterns Genevive offers in her shop.

I purchased the pattern for myself so that I could make a slipper and see what I thought about the pattern. Perhaps it wasn't written well and the pattern itself was the cause of Ginger's trouble. I did not find that to be the case at all. Genevive's pattern was comprehensive and well written and included color coded instructions for all sizes. So I made one slipper and took some pictures to share with Ginger so she could compare her slipper with mine and let me know where they look different. With this information, I am hoping to be able to isolate the areas where Ginger is having trouble, and then help her understand the instructions better.

So here's my slipper...

I made one in medium since that is what I would wear, and I did not weave in the ends yet, nor did I sew on a button to close the strap.

I think this is a very nicely shaped crocheted Mary Jane, don't you?

I like how the back of the heal extends further up the ankle...I don't like cold ankles!

And here it is on my very wide foot. I'm thinking I could make a pair for each of my kids and let them slide around on the wood floors for a while instead of dry mopping them. My mother always said work is fun! That would certainly make dusting the wood floors fun!

So if you're looking for some cute crochet patterns for baby shoes, booties, slippers in all sizes, sock patterns and even a few free patterns, take a peek into Genevive's Etsy shop. She's got some great patterns.

I'll be back soon with a video which will hopefully help Ginger make her slipper successfully.

Happy Stitching!

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  • Lovely pattern and great shop - I have the same weakness you do for new crochet patterns. I have to laugh at your cleaning the wood floors - one day I was at my daughters and she was doing this exact same thing - she told me she was cleaning the floors!! Now remember she is not a child but in her mid twenties. My mother would have said "Here is the dust mop - get busy."

    By Blogger annemarie, At February 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM  

  • annemarie, we must be cousins, I've dusted floors with all sorts of slippers, even the disgusting fuzzy ones we had in the 60's and 70's which became dust bunnies in and of themselves. Shag carpets for our feet.
    Etsy is a wonderful venue! I'm a particular fan of the jewelry designs by my dear friend, Elizabeth Rintala, as well as those by Sally Cragin, -- both in Fitchburg, MA. Someday I'll listen to Elizabeth and offer my photography, I built my site, but it waits in the wings for me.
    Thank you very much for posting your comment, which brought many sweet and silly memories! Maryellen McMurray - Leominster, MA

    By Anonymous Maryellen McMurray, At February 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM  

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