Wednesday, September 30, 2009

happy feet

Last fall I learned to crochet. My first project was a granny square pillow. The original plan was to add crochet detail to the knitted projects I planned on completing. Now it is fall again, and I've yet to complete one knitted project.
I did discover that I really like to crochet.
I expressed at one point how it is just too bad I can't make shoes - as the shoes I covet are usually way out of my budget.
That's right, now I make shoes. I tried two different versions. The black version has hemp on the bottom and can be worn to the mailbox. The yellow pair has wool on the bottom and I consider it more of a slipper.
I know, hippie shoes.
I found this pattern on ravalry. It is for sale on etsy here. The pattern is well written and has lots of high quality pictures.

If only I could make them look like these.
These shoes are from anthropologie - this season

9 comments:

paisleyapron said...

Excellent job! I was only successful in making a pair of shoes patterned by the same lady that turned out too small for my dd. Then I chickened out because crocheting the hemp took some serious hand strength. OK, now I am jealous and need to go dig out my yarn.

skydramini said...

Love your slippers!!!

Karin said...

Cute slippers!

Oh yes, to be able to make actual shoes.. I love to make all of our clothing myself, but I like high heels and so that is something I just can't resist buying. :-)

gwensews said...

Cute little shoes! I love crochet also.

Cindy said...

I have been wanting to learn to crochet, but I am still working on learning to knit! I have been seeing some cute crochet shrugs/wraps this season. Love your shoes!

Shannon said...

Love these! They have been on my list for a long time, I just haven't gotten around to making them. Your lovely work has inspired me. Thanks!

glam.spoon said...

great job on the slippers! i no longer have the patience to knit or crochet...

missbmckay said...

You did such a wonderful job on these cuties! I'm still having a hard time just learning the stitches!

Kate said...

Thanks so much for this post and pattern link! These will be the perfect birthday gift. I love how you made the straps. Is there a button on the side too? Would you share how you made this part? I don't see it in the pattern.