Monday, September 27, 2010

Crochet Slippers

I have been very busy this past weekend catching up with friends visiting that I haven't seen for a while and enjoying a bit of a social life. I haven't been able to go the crochet class for 2 weeks so my crochet crafts have been a little lacking!

I'm still slowly plodding along with my knitted shrug, picking it up and adding a few rows here and there when I can, it's growing slowly and I just cant WAIT for it to be finished. On the crochet front I started a really cute pattern this week for some crochet slippers!

I found this super cute pattern on Ravelry and its by Oh My Good Knits! They're called Mary Jane Slippers but I modified the pattern slightly so they don't have the signature strap across the bridge of the foot to make them look like Mary Janes. As you can see I made a slight boo boo and there is a small hole gap near the button, I figure it doesn't look too bad so I'm not too phased!

Besides this, I love how they turned out! (So far I've only made the one, I got so excited about how cute they look I wanted to share them with you. I will take a piccie when I've finished the pair!!)

I used some beautiful Heirloom Colour works 8 ply fine Merino wool. It is sooo lovely to work with and just slides off the hook nicely. Its super soft and I LOVE the colour. I have a thing for this coral colour and every time I see a yarn in this colour I have to have it!! I also have a gorgeous blue in this yarn that I may make another pair of slippers out of, not too sure just yet! One of the best things about this yarn is that it is machine washable!
I think the cute little wooden button on the side sets the basic slipper off!

Once I make the matching pair to this little pretty I will move onto my next crochet project. My goal this weekend is to start (and possibly finish) a thick knitted headband for Roger. I have been promising to make him a headband to hold his dreads back for as long as I've been learning to crochet so its about time that I stuck to my promise and made him something!!

More news to come on that soon.

Happy crafting!

Ellie x


  1. I love using the colourworks yarn too, the colours are fabulous and it is lovely to work with. I made my sunburst granny rug in this wool and I am really happy how it came out. Your slippers look great!

  2. Thanks Jules! Yeah the yarn is just beautiful! I'm loving all of the colours that it comes in! I've seen a few friends making granny squares with a combo of colours and they look really nice!! I'll have to check out your Sunburst granny rug!
    Ellie x

  3. What nifty slippers !
    Lucky Roger I would think - look forward to your next post to see that :)
    Wish we could get colourworks yarn locally - yours and Jules colours are so vibrant.

  4. Hey Killiecrankie Farm, have you tried shopping online for the yarn? I get all of my yarn (including the colourworks yarn) from a local lady who also sells online. I'm not sure if she has the colourworks in her online shop just yet but I'm sure she will soon!
    Her site is
    This may help you out! :o)
    Ellie x

  5. Nice slippers! I have recently been into making Mary Janes too, check out my blog -
    I'm impressed to see another young woman interested in crochet and crafts! I'm only 23 and my family laugh about me being being so into crochet.
    Great slippers, look forward to seeing more of your creations!

  6. Thanks for commenting and following Charles, I'm glad you are also into crafty stuff especially crochet! I love it too, a lot of people do think it can be an old "granny" thing but I think its great! I will check out your blog soon and see some of your crochet goodies!
    Ellie x

  7. These look awesome Ellie!!! I'm with you, the big wooden button really sets them off and the red coloured yarn that you used is just perfect...

    Jodie :)


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