Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CLASSIC SNEAKERS BALLERINA VERSION
One piece, toe-up basics. 
See the Sneaker Classic low-top version HERE
Choose your favorite colors for these sporty home-shoes! 
I have attached metal eyelets for the lacing. 
Optional, but gives a real professional look! 
Even pulling the laces hard, will not distort the slipper-sides.

Playing with fabric-covered insoles and handmade labels!
Great gift-idea!
Fresh off the hook.

No out-soles yet! See pics below!

As I always do with all my basic-slippers, tailored insoles
with personalized labels are inserted, and customized
cord-soles attached to the bottoms as a final finish. 

Ready for street-wear!

Looks real good with CORD/SOLES attached!

Tied with crocheted laces.

Ready for street-wear!

The most comfy crochet shoes ever!
I have made an E.Book with the basic-slippers included the Cord/Soles.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sneaker Classics Crochet Pattern

Classic low top sneakers.
One piece, toe-up basics.
A fun and different version for your home-shoes! 
I have attached metal eyelets, optional, but gives a real professional look! 
Even pulling the laces hard, will not distort the slipper-sides.

Playing with handmade labels!

Fresh off the hook!

Without mention any brand-name, I think we all see what I  have tried to copy!

Fabric-covered insoles with labels.
Great gift idea!

Side-view. I have made the wide laces with FHdcs.

I'm real happy with these!


And as I always do with all my basic-slippers,
tailored insoles with personalized labels are inserted,
and customized cord-soles
attached to the bottoms as a final finish. 
Ready for street-wear!

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Ready for street-wear!
No need of soles if you like to wear the shoes as slippers only!


Plain Ballerina Flats Crochet Pattern.


Classic ballerina flats as slippers for the spring- and summer season!
One piece, toe-up. Simple shape, easy to make. 
Looks good in any color. With- or without lacing. 
Single Crochet stitches only.




With tailored insoles, personal labels, and customized cord-soles,
this is a huge upgrade for a pair of crochet slippers! 

This plain, the slippers are begging for some styling!
An excuse to go wild in your treasure-boxes.
I did, see pics of the black shoes!
Shirt-buttons, beads, and sparkling Swarovski crystals as decor on the toe-cap.




OPTIONAL: 
I always insert matching fabric-covered insoles in my one-piece slippers. 
As a final finish, customized Cord-Soles are joined to the bottom. 
Ready for street-wear! 



Friday, May 13, 2016

CROCHET OUT-SOLES for slippers and socks -

 PATTERN in 4 SIZES 

This is the method I use for out-soles on all my home-shoes. Perfect for one-piece slippers.
I think it’s important to have left/right foot-shape on my soles, an oval is not good enough! 

These soles are easy to make for anyone that can decrease and increase single crochet.
In order to make the soles as strong, sturdy and solid as possible, I have made them in hemp-twine. A very strong material, see material-list for other suggestions.
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• The soles protect your slippers, socks, or booties, make them warmer, sturdier, and extend their life-time.
• And it looks nice, giving a professional touch to your creations!
• Soles made of hemp or jute, can be worn on the street!
• You can also continue with stitches on top of the soles, to create your own design on the round.
WHITE LACE SHOES
Crochet-slippers turned into shoes for street-wear!
Crochet-Soles joined to the bottom of the slippers!
White Lace crochet shoes, with handmade insoles, labels, and crochet-soles.
Ready for street-wear!
This must be the most simple method to crochet a pair of slippers! 
Ever! 
The string around the top has two purposes; 
To keep the slippers on the feet, and to put one slipper into the other;
Pull string to close, put the purse-slippers into your purse!
A great last minute gift, perfect hostess-gift! 
Easy to bring visiting family and friends. 
Make a bunch of purse-slippers in different sizes and colors, keep them in a basket in your hall for guests! 

The slippers don’t have to be paired; Make them in different colors, with or without stripes. 
Great for yarn-scraps.
Crochet pattern for PURSE SLIPPERS
BUNDLED UP CROCHET PATTERNS
On Ravelry they have made a great space for featuring your patterns, or other things you'd like to bundle up and share on your Ravelry pages. 
Great for quick access to the section you're looking for.

I have made bundles of 4 collections for some of my crochet patterns. Take a peek!

COLLECTION - Sweaters-Cardigans-Coats

COLLECTION - Slippers - Shoes - Socks

COLLECTION - BAGS

COLLECTION - Dresses and Tops - Girls/Adults


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From the collection;
DRESSES and TOPS
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From the collection;
SWEATERS, CARDIGANS and COATS
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From the collection;
SLIPPERS, SHOES and SOCKS
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From the collection:
BAGS


Sunday, April 10, 2016

CUSTOMIZED CROCHET SOLES - UPDATED!!

This is the method I use for crochet soles on all my one-piece slippers. Or socks.

The soles protect the slippers, make them warmer, sturdier, and extend their life-time.  

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/any-size-customized-crochet-soles

Hemp-twine, 2 mm thick.


To achieve strong and durable soles, the bottoms are crocheted with normal hemp-twine. Packing-twine found in any hardware-store, supermarket, office-supplier, craft-store, post office, or online:
Search for twine>craft>supply
Other strong natural fibers: Jute, bast, or flax (linen).
Yarn: Achieve great soles with normal yarn too.
Yarn-weight Light/3, or Medium/4, should do.





This method is based on a copy of your foot, (or someone else’s), or any available standard foot-sizes. 



GREAT NEWS FOR STANDARD FOOT-SIZES 

Small Medium Large and Extra Large: 

Included in the pattern is now instructions for 4 different sole-sizes!
Full stitch-diagram for each size, with actual-size foot- templates in the background.

NOTE: I have resently published a pattern for the
 4 standard-sizes only! Out-Soles for Slippers

YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: Work your soles according to the Any-size sole-method, or... 

choose one of the standard sizes with instructions.
HOW TO USE THE OUT-SOLES
  • This sole-method is mostly used for one-piece slippers.
  • Continue for slippers on the round on top of edging.
  • Use the crochet-soles as out- and/or insoles.
  • For heavier and sturdier out-soles, work two soles together into one sole!
  • Insert handmade insoles, apply treatment to the soles, and you have turned your slippers into shoes for street-wear!

For street-wear I mostly use the heavier Cord-Sole method 

But as you’ll see, also crochet soles can be worn on the street!


Any size Customized Crochet Soles: 

Go to my Ravelry-store Sophie and Me, to see all the details and photos!
The pattern: 16 pages written instructions, stitch diagrams, and step-by-step pics!
Tutorials included in this pattern:
  • HOW TO USE A FOOT-TEMPLATE FOR CUSTOMIZED SOLES
  • Instructions and stitch-diagrams for 4 sole-sizes
  • How to work the edging to join the slippers
  • How to join soles to slippers
  • How to make insoles
  • How to protect the crochet-soles
  • How to turn slippers into street-shoes
  • 4 different sole-sizes with instructions: 
Small = US 2 - 4 / EU 34-36
Medium = US 5 - 6 / EU 37-38
Large= US 7 - 8/ EU 39-40
Extra Large = 9-10 / EU 41-42
The S-Size can be worn by kids: 
Shoe size about US 1-4 - EU 32-36.
Terminology: 

US - American Crochet Terms.
Conversion charts for BE terms and hooks.



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Soles for the White Lace Slippers.
The Crochet Soles for the Crochet/Knit Slippers
Crochet Soles made in Raffia!
Raffia Slip-In Sandals
Soles are normally edged with the material
for the slippers.
Hemp-Soles with cotton edging.
Detail of the crochet-edge needed to join
slippers to soles.
Use any strong material for your soles!