Category Archives: Footwear

Ari Wrap Wristers and Boot Cuffs!


Introducing my latest pattern duo!! The Ari Wrap Wristers and Ari Wrap Boot Cuffs!! You can find your copies over in Craftsy, Ravelry, or Etsy as a direct PDF digital download.

Or if you’re in a hurry, just click the links below to purchase and get to crocheting right now! Direct digital purchase will be handled through Ravelry. NO ACCOUNT is necessary to purchase patterns. Those without a Ravelry account will have patterns emailed directly.

Ari Wrap Wristers crocheted and photographed by: As U Wish Embroidery & Crafts

Ari Wrap Boot Cuffs Crocheted and Photographed by: Blue Frog Creations

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Ari Wrap Wristers
CATEGORY: Crocheting
TYPE: Accessory
FIT: Women
ITEM: Fingerless Gloves
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:
Double Crochet; Triple Crochet

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Ari Wrap Boot Cuffs
CATEGORY: Crocheting
TYPE: Accessory
FIT: Women
ITEM: Boot Cuffs
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY:
Double Crochet; Triple Crochet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROCHET ASIAN KIMONO BABY SHOES


This morning I woke up to find a click through to my blog from another. Naturally, I followed the link and what I found was the most adorable baby slipper display all done off my basic baby shoe sole!!

I asked permission to share and here we have it! Enjoy this freebie from Chewylicious!

Loop Boots: Revisited!


September 11, 2013 Blog Update! 

PATTERN FOLLOWS PHOTOS ūüôā

You can find the VIDEO TUTORIAL for these loop boots by clicking HERE.

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A good friend of mine recently started up a blog, Jose Crochet, ¬†and she was kind enough to feature my loopy boots after crocheting several pairs of her own!¬†Aren’t these yummy!

Loopy Boots. Copyright © Jose Crochet 2012. All Rights Reserved.

I’m in love with these little booties and I’ve altered the pattern quite a bit since I blogged my original pattern. So, I thought it would be an excellent time for a pattern revisit!


Enjoy!

P.S.

Don’t forget to come visit us over at HodgePodge to share your work! Join us in HodgePodge:¬†the group for much more fun, crochet-a-longs, and chances to test upcoming patterns!

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Infant Barefoot Sandals


The latest trend in crochet baby footwear for hot summer temps is barefoot sandals–and I can see why! They are super simple to make (no soles make for WAY less work) and they are always ADORABLE!

Infant Barefoot Sandals

Materials Needed:

  • Size E or F hook
  • Sport or baby weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Note: You can make these larger by sizing up both your hook and your yarn weight.

Terms Used:

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sts = stitches
  • sk = skip

Ch 8. Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring. This will be the loop that goes around the toe.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), dc twice into ring. This forms the base of the triangle.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn, dc in each stitch across.

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn, dc in next dc, dc twice in next, dc in each of last two sts.

Row 4: Ch 2 and turn, dc in first dc, ch 2, sk next dc and sc in next dc.

Row 5: Ch 2, sk next dc,  dc in last two dc of row.

Edging: Ch 1, sc down side of triangle towards ring. 10 sc into the ring. Cont. to sc up the other side of triangle. Once you reach end of this side, ch approximately 30 and finish off (Mine measured 4 inches long when I was done), leaving a 4 inch tail.

Join yarn with a sl st into the other end of the triangle. Ch approximately 30 stitches. Finish off, leaving a 4 inch tail.

You should now have two tails. In order to make the heel, thread your tapestry needle with one tail and crisscross it to the opposite side (see photo below for reference), Attach the tail to the opposite side of the triangle. Tie with a knot and weave in. Complete for the other side.

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All that’s left is the decoration, You can stick anything on top–flowers are my personal favorites but you can do pom poms, ribbon, jewels for that bling factor!!

If you create a pair, don’t forget to share your pics on our Facebook Group!

Ladies’ Ballet Slippers


Since tackling my very first baby bootie, I’ve been working on a steady upward climb leading toward the larger sizes.

However, coming up with a uniform pattern for larger sizes is REALLY tricky when you only have one size (your own) to draw from! I’m the only lady in my house…

So, what can you do when you need to come up with a pattern that’s tested and works and is simple enough to follow?¬†You look through the free offerings online, of course.¬†There are literally hundreds–if not thousands, of free pickings to search through and my philosophy when it comes to things like this is, why reinvent the wheel?

So, in order to simplify things for all of us, I went on a hunt for the simplest pattern I could find to build on–and that was provided by Bernat.

Their pattern for Spa Slippers¬†is the perfect building block to transform into ballet slippers! However, beware that there is a TON of counting involved. Sadly, counting is something that just comes with the territory when you scale things up. Make sure you carve out a block of time to work these when you won’t be distracted by the phone, the kids, the door, or anything else that will run you off the rails.

Follow the pattern exactly for the SOLE. The pattern is written to fit ladies’ shoe sizes S (5-6), M (7-8), and L (9-10).

Important Pattern Notes:  In the pattern you will see an odd abbreviation: Rem loop. It translates to Remaining loop.

Bernat Spa Slippers
MEASUREMENTS ‚Äď To fit Ladies‚Äô shoe sizes S (5-6), M (7-8) and L (9-10).

SOLE (make 2) ‚Äď
With MC, ch 26 (M28-L30).

Rnd 1: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 21 (M23-L25) ch. 5 dc in
last ch. Working into rem loop on opposite side of foundation ch, 1 dc in each
of next 21 (23-25) ch. 3 dc in last ch. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 52 (M56-
L60) dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 21
(M23-L25) dc. 2 dc in each of next 5 dc. 1 dc in each of next 21 (23-25) dc. 2
dc in each of last 3 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of
next 4 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 dc. 1 sc in each of next 9 (M11-L13) dc. 1
hdc in each of next 4 dc. 2 hdc in each of next 10 dc (heel). 1 hdc in each of
next 4 dc. 1 sc in each of next 9 (M11-L13) dc. 1 hdc in each of next 4 dc. 1
dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in each of next 6 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3.
Fasten off (toe).

When you have finished, you should have a basic slipper sole like this one.

Before moving on, double check that your sole is the correct size. Even though I followed the Bernat pattern exactly, I still wound up with a size too small. I think that has everything to do with how tightly I crochet and the fact that the original pattern does not have any gauge information listed.

My suggestion is to take how you crochet into consideration before starting and size your hook up to an H or even an I if you crochet tightly like me!

Now, onward to the toe top. As of this writing, the ballet slipper pattern is yet untested for the size¬†S (5-6) and L (9-10). As I work them out and make a pair of each, I’ll update the blog to reflect what I’ve found and to correct the pattern where needed.

My head tells me that this pattern will work universally with all sizes but until I test it myself (or get feedback from anyone out there willing to test and report back), I can’t give you a¬†guarantee.

Ladies’ Ballet Sippers

Materials Needed:

  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook–or hook needed to get correct size
  • Any color medium worsted weight yarn (I use Red Heart Super Saver.)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Two complete soles from the Bernat Spa Slipper Pattern

Stitches used:

  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet

Decrease stitches used:

  • dc2tog:¬†Yarn over, insert the hook into the first stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook, repeat from * for next stitch, yarn over and draw through all remaining loops on hook.
  • sc2tog:¬†Insert the hook into the first stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop,¬†insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop,¬†yarn over and draw through all remaining loops on hook.

Ballet Slipper Toe Top

Attach your yarn with a sl st in the back heel of your sole. Ch 1.

Rnd 1:  Working in Back Loops only for this rnd, sc in each st around, sl st in top of beginning ch 1.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches,  **Pull your loop out and find your center line at the toe. (To find that center line, you will follow the line of your foundation chain up. Your line should fall naturally between the center two stitches that mark the exact middle of your slipper.) Once you find your center line, you will want to count 20 stitches from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working. Once you find that 20th stitch, place a stitch marker through it.** 1 dc in each st to the marker, dc2tog 20 times, 1 dc in each st around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches, **Repeat exactly what you did in Rnd 3 only this time you will find 10 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working. Once you find that 10th stitch, place a stitch marker through it.**  1 dc in each st to the marker, dc2tog 10 times, 1 dc in each st around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in the next 5 stitches, **Repeat exactly what you did in Rnds 3 and 4 only this time you will find 6 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working. Once you find that 6th stitch, place a stitch marker through it.** 1 dc in each st to the marker, dc2tog 6 times, 1 dc in each st around to the beginning ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in the next 5 stitches, **Repeat what you’ve already done in your last three Rnds finding the 3 STITCHES from the center of your toe top toward the side you are working. Once you find that 3rd stitch, place a stitch marker through it.** 1 sc in each st to the marker, sc2tog 3 times, 1 sc in each st around to the beginning ch 1, sl st in top of beginning ch 1.

Finish off and weave in your ends.

When you’ve completed your project, you should have an adorable ballet slipper! Add a strap to turn them into cute Mary Jane’s. The possibilities are endless!

If you make a pair and want to contribute to pattern corrections–or just show off your handy work, come visit us at HodgePodge on facebook.